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New York Times, Friday, December 27, 1996

Author:
B. White
Editor:
Will Shortz
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406/1/19915/2/20180
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1.5451211
Bryant White

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQXY} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. White. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1227 ( 17,216 )

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Across
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Amassed, with "in" : RAKED
6
English channel : BBC
9
Org. founded in 1890 : DAR
12
Shaped like a May apple : OVATE
13
Swede's name : LARS
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Design style, informally : DECO
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International copyright center : BERNE
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Word with military or heating : UNIT
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12/24 and 12/31 : EVES
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Slots : ONEARMEDBANDITS
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Voting day: Abbr. : TUE
23
"Holy smokes!" : MAN
24
Young women, Down Under : SHEILAS
25
Ming the Merciless, e.g. : EMPEROR
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It's also called Plexiglas : LUCITE
29
Nancy's opposite number, once : RAISA
30
Out of port : ASEA
31
They hang around in the tropics : TWOTOEDSLOTHS
36
Small fastener : BRAD
37
Full of pep : ALIVE
38
Erasure, in Rouen : RATURE
41
Places in control again : REVESTS
44
Gelid : ICECOLD
46
Like some verbs: Abbr. : IRR
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Group with the hit CD "Monster" : REM
49
Field day contest : THREELEGGEDRACE
52
Eye drop : TEAR
53
Nanking nanny : AMAH
54
Eastern prince : RAJAH
55
Doesn't keep up : LAGS
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Number of shoes? : SIZE
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Lover, in Le Havre : AMANT
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Ample shoe width : EEE
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Shaver : TAD
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1911 song "I ___ Girl..." : WANTA
Down
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Gog, of film sci-fi : ROBOT
2
Means of access : AVENUE
3
Lew, after 1971 : KAREEM
4
Lab item : ETNA
5
Popular game : DEERMEAT
6
Nickname for a Nova Scotian : BLUENOSE
7
Range of frequencies : BAND
8
Plagiarizes : CRIBS
9
Infernal : DEVILISH
10
Protective overlays : ACETATES
11
Site of the Bay of Whales : ROSSSEA
14
"60 Minutes" correspondent : STAHL
15
Commits : DEDICATES
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Video game hero : MARIO
21
Opposite of alt : NEU
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They'll make a play for you : PRODUCERS
27
Scientific breakthrough of the 30's : RADAR
31
Windpipes : TRACHEAE
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Delivery of goods by ship : WATERAGE
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Journeyed through snow : SLEIGHED
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Bibliotheque item : LIVRE
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Lose one's balance? : OVERDRAW
36
Nutty confection : BRITTLE
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Lobster coral : ROE
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Greek name for Greece : ELLAS
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Nerva's successor : TRAJAN
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Intersecting line : SECANT
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Relinquish : DEMIT
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Bombay-born conductor : MEHTA
50
Mideast zone : GAZA
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1961 hit "___ Lama Ding Dong" : RAMA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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