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New York Times, Thursday, December 26, 1996

Author:
R. H. Burns
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rand H. Burns

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Burns. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1226 ( 17,215 )

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Across
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Egg holder : OVISAC
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Male cat : TOM
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Weisshorn and others : ALPS
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Having more butter and cream : RICHER
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Managed-care option, for short : HMO
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Tropical food staple : TARO
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Asia Minor capital : ANKARA
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Kinsman : RELATION
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Quit : LAYDOWNONESARMS
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Joe ___ : BLOW
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Hit the slopes : SKI
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Garcon's list : CARTE
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Allen of "Home Improvement" : TIM
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Hearth : INGLE
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ET carriers : UFOS
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Eminence : RENOWN
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Maya ___ (Vietnam Wall designer) : LIN
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Quits : GIVESUPTHEGHOST
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Lionel Richie's "You ___" : ARE
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Female fowl : PEAHEN
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Author Gardner : ERLE
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Short-winded : TERSE
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B.A. or Ph.D. : DEG
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Dinner bird : FRYER
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Standard : PAR
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Filled tortilla : TACO
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Quits : STRIKESONESFLAG
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1995 Masters Tournament winner : CRENSHAW
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Aspire : STRIVE
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Adjutant : AIDE
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Bio bit : AGE
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Part of a service : TEAPOT
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Sphagnum, for one : MOSS
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___ Paese cheese : BEL
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Illegal firings : ARSONS
Down
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Grueling exam : ORAL
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___ del Mar, Chile : VINA
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Highly distasteful : ICKY
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Source of roe : SHAD
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Oxygen-dependent bacterium : AEROBE
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Rush-hour pace : CRAWL
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Quit : THROWINTHETOWEL
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Harbinger : OMEN
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Infiltrators : MOLES
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Reach : ATTAIN
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Place to hibernate : LAIR
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It's a ball : PROM
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Charlie Chan's #1 and #2 : SONS
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Kind of price : ASKING
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Tablet : NOTEPAD
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Bandleader with the 1943 hit "Brazil" : CUGAT
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Burning : AFIRE
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Itinerant : ROVER
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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New England Indian : MOHEGAN
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Exult (in) : GLORY
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Hard-twisted cotton thread : LISLE
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Come in : ENTER
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Regret : RUE
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Benign growth : WEN
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Barks on cue, as a dog : SPEAKS
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Old what's-___-name : HER
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Porcupine quills : SPINES
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Encourage : FOSTER
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Recovery regimen, for short : REHAB
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Jai alai basket : CESTA
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Con : SCAM
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Rap music's TLC, e.g. : TRIO
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1990 World Series champs : REDS
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Guru : SAGE
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Abbey figures : FRAS
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Prefix with suction : LIPO
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Stratford's river : AVON
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Comprehends : GETS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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