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New York Times, Saturday, December 30, 1995

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1230 ( 16,853 )

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Across
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Publicizes : SPREADS
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Start the ball rolling : LEADOFF
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Alert : HEADSUP
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Type of moth : EMPEROR
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Welcome guest : INVITEE
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Boat akin to a canoe : PIROGUE
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Indication of contempt : SNEER
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"Take Me Home" singer : CHER
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Altar in the sky : ARA
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Kind of party : HEN
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Lancaster, e.g. : ACTOR
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Capital of Belarus : MINSK
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Promotional piece : BLURB
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Seattle attraction : SONICS
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Prefix with meter or sphere : ATMO
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_____ City, Ariz. : SUN
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Ethnic ball : MATZOH
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Victuals : CHOW
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Getty rival : AMOCO
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Houston athlete of yore : AERO
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Arousing : EROTIC
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_____ choy (Chinese cabbage) : BOK
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Workers : CREW
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Deficit : REDINK
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Endowed (with) : BLEST
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"Raspberry ______" (Prince song) : BERET
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Squalid : SEEDY
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See 29-Down : HAM
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True successor to the prophet, in Shiism : ALI
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Swards : SODS
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It's seen on Peru's coat-of-arms : LLAMA
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It's a wrap : TINFOIL
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Less than neat : LIVEDIN
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Make a pig of oneself : ENGORGE
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Nutty : ASININE
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Lose heart : DESPOND
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Bric-a-brac : WHATNOT
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Meat skewer : SHISH
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Trattoria offering : PENNE
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Shade of black : RAVEN
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Lou's ex-wife on "Mary Tyler Moore" : EDIE
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Stellar : ASTRAL
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Directly : DUE
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Rainbow coalition? : SPECTRUM
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Unpopular person : LEPER
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Big name in Ajman : EMIR
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Calendar abbr. : APR
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_____ gratias : DEO
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Back-to-school purchase : ORGANIZER
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"Address" starter : FOURSCORE
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Wacky exhibition : FREAKSHOW
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Was palsy-walsy : HOBNOBBED
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John of filmdom : CUSACK
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Extinct cousin of the kiwi : MOA
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All there : INTACT
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Type of pasta : BOWTIE
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With 48-Across, deli item : SMOKED
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Made sour : ACERBATED
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Like a haiku : THREELINE
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Bygone jewelry : MOODRINGS
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Common side : COLESLAW
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Bankbook abbr. : INT
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Nicole Hollander comic strip : SYLVIA
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Put bottoms on : SOLED
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_____ stock (carried) : HADIN
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Relating to NH2 : AMINO
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"Olympia" painter : MANET
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An auction bidder might give a high one : SIGN
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Time to give up? : LENT
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Dandy : FOP
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Spanish playing card : ORO
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Devil follower : ISH

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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