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New York Times, Monday, December 30, 1996

Author:
C. F. Murray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Murray. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1230 ( 17,219 )
Across
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Wood-turning tool : LATHE
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Welcome smell : AROMA
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Undergrad degrees : BAS
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Disney mermaid : ARIEL
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Site of golfing's Ryder Open : DORAL
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Genetic trait carrier : RNA
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Make an error : DROPTHEBALL
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Consume : EAT
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Part to play : ROLE
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Teacher in a turban : SWAMI
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Conciliate : APPEASE
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Gotten back, as land in battle : RETAKEN
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Villain : MEANIE
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Capital of Tasmania : HOBART
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Welles of "Citizen Kane" : ORSON
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Golden Horde member : TATAR
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Premium cable channel : HBO
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Diana of the Supremes : ROSS
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Munchhausen's title : BARON
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Lima, e.g. : BEAN
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Suffix with superintend : ENT
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Rubbernecker : GAPER
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Fanny ___ of the Ziegfeld Follies : BRICE
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Area of Manhattan : HARLEM
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Lighthouse light : BEACON
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Artist's studio : ATELIER
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Make manhattans and such : BARTEND
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Ear parts : LOBES
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Is up : BATS
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Zoo bird : EMU
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Be outrageous : TAKETHECAKE
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___ room : REC
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Deceive : LIETO
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Charge : RUNAT
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"For shame!" : TSK
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Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
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Nairobi's land : KENYA
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Terhune's "___: a Dog" : LAD
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Opposite of "Dep." on a flight board : ARR
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Tijuana uncle : TIO
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With it, 40's-style : HEP
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It loops the Loop : ELTRAIN
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Dancer Astaire : ADELE
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Caftan : ROBE
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"... man ___ mouse?" : ORA
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___ de mer : MAL
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Selected athlete : ALLSTAR
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Get a party going : BREAKTHEICE
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"What's in ___?" : ANAME
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Luxurious sheet material : SATIN
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Hydrant hookup : HOSE
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Card game for two : WAR
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Dean Martin song subject : AMORE
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Juan of Argentina : PERON
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Not take responsibility : PASSTHEBUCK
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1961 space chimp : ENOS
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Copter part : ROTOR
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Israeli statesman Abba : EBAN
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Quarters in a sultan's palace : HAREM
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Grow narrower : TAPER
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Breakfast sizzler : BACON
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Upturned, as a box : ONEND
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Cotton bundle : BALE
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Baby sitter's nightmare : BRAT
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Chewy part of meat : GRISTLE
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Bananas : BERSERK
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Hearty drink : ALE
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Alternative to a shower : BATH
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With ears pricked : ALERT
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Weighty books : TOMES
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Ulan ___, Mongolia : BATOR
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___ carotene : BETA
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Help : AID
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Beer barrel : KEG
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Feed lines to : CUE
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Massachusetts cape : ANN
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Braggart knight of the Round Table : KAY
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H, to Greeks : ETA

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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