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New York Times, Wednesday, December 28, 1994

Author:
Gerald R. Ferguson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gerald R. Ferguson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {GJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Ferguson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 1228 ( 16,486 )
Across
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"X" denotes it : THESPOT
8
Swiss abodes : CHALETS
15
Continental, e.g. : AIRLINE
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Regular : HABITUE
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No-_____ (easy decision) : BRAINER
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Radius, e.g. : ARMBONE
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Defeats : BESTS
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Brit. legislators : MPS
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Posts : SENDS
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Debtors' notes : IOUS
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Runs amok : RIOTS
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Bit of Livorno lucre : LIRA
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It's north of Afr. : EUR
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Petrarch products : SONNETS
30
Crow's cry : CAW
31
Move back (from) : STEPAWAY
33
Make _____ at (try to pick up) : APASS
35
Felt the heat : SWELTERED
37
Soviet cooperative : ARTEL
39
Demonstrated via charades : ACTEDOUT
43
Baden-Powell offshoot org. : BSA
44
Besmirched : DEFILED
46
Computer's heart: Abbr. : CPU
47
Off-road conveyances, for short : ATVS
49
Handed (out) : DOLED
50
Suffix with slug or song : FEST
51
Old hat : TRITE
53
Trojans' sch. : USC
54
_____ the good (beneficial) : ALLTO
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Tiniest : MINIMAL
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Arranged in rows and columns : TABULAR
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"The flower of my heart" in song : ADELINE
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Office of a Muslim leader : IMAMATE
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Fit in perfectly : NESTLED
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Emergency indicator : CODERED
Down
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Female felines : TABBIES
2
Take on a freelance job : HIREOUT
3
Deletion : ERASURE
4
Narrow openings : SLITS
5
Bowling targets : PINS
6
Washington bill : ONE
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Bus depot : TERMINAL
8
Squeaky clean : CHASTE
9
Start of a Ralph Kramden laugh : HAR
10
Airborne defenses, for short : ABMS
11
Smear : LIBEL
12
Alternatives to Nikes : ETONICS
13
Frozen expanses : TUNDRAS
14
Playground apparatus : SEESAW
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Easy-maintenance hairstyles : PONYTAILS
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Urged on with spurs : ROWELED
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Began : STARTED
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Cut (off) : SAWED
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Something to get up to : SPEED
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"Hey, you!" : PST
34
Annex : ADD
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Wide-ranging, as tastes : ECLECTIC
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In the saddle : ASTRIDE
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Gulches : RAVINES
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Having eyelike spots : OCELLAR
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Like Albany vis-à-vis New York City : UPSTATE
42
Coached : TUTORED
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Top film of 1989 : BATMAN
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Bumped illegally : FOULED
48
Clown's prop : STILT
50
Water channel : FLUME
52
Actor Jannings : EMIL
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Have _____ hair day : ABAD
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Dijon donkey : ANE
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Te _____ (cigar brand) : AMO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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