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New York Times, Saturday, December 27, 1997

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {BFKQ} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1227 ( 17,581 )
Across
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Groomed : READIED
8
Change in Toledo : PESETAS
15
World War I battle site : ARGONNE
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Part of a table? : ELEMENT
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Demand : STANDON
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1987 Daryl Hannah title role : ROXANNE
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Bug's bugbear : PESTICIDE
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___ a secret : INON
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Jerk : SCHMO
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"Christ of St. John of the Cross" artist : DALI
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Germane : APT
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Don't go : WAIT
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Rapid transit? : SST
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Sleeping aid? : CLEARCONSCIENCE
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Bunkers : AIRRAIDSHELTERS
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Latvia and Estonia, once : SATELLITESTATES
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Hair color : ASH
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Director Wertmuller : LINA
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Literary inits. : TSE
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"___ Prayer" (1990 hit) : SAYA
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Major Czech export : GLASS
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Dear guy? : JOHN
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Thick fog : PEASOUPER
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Popular retirement destination : ARIZONA
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Plot : CONNIVE
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Protective wall : PARAPET
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Gas guzzlers : ENGINES
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Office holder : ELECTEE
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Final order : DESSERT
Down
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Croak : RASP
2
Romain de Tirtoff's nom d'art : ERTE
3
Foreign military leaders : AGAS
4
Cousin of "It's rude to point!" : DONTSTARE
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Sanskrit's language group : INDIC
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Cain's eldest : ENOCH
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Casual attire : DENIM
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II, to III, par exemple : PERE
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"Turn to Stone" grp. : ELO
10
Kind of symbol : SEX
11
PC post : EMAIL
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Lets touch these : TENNISNETS
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Part of a cornerstone inscription : ANNO
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Gun that uses nine-millimeter ammo : STEN
20
Actor's area : DOWNSTAGE
23
Cubes : DICES
24
Not straight : ATILT
25
The Jackal, e.g. : ALIAS
26
Former county in central Scotland : PERTHSHIRE
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1968 U.S. Open champ : ASHE
30
Detritus on the side of a mountain : SCREE
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"Red River" woman ___ Millay : TESS
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Huelva house : CASA
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Bull's delight : RALLY
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Eyelashes : CILIA
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Frigg's husband : ODIN
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Amérique : ETATSUNIS
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Down Under soldier : ANZAC
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Added a wallop to : LACED
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United : ASONE
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Donne's "___ and Sonnets" : SONGS
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Quip : JAPE
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Mouthy? : ORAL
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Head : PATE
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Air freshener option : PINE
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Relentlessly : EVER
53
Quietus : REST
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Stop waffling : OPT
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Name tag? : NEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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