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New York Times, Thursday, December 4, 1997

Liz Taylor movie "___ County"

Author:
Eileen Lexau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eileen Lexau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Ms. Lexau.
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© 1997, The New York Times12/4/97 ( No. 17,558 )
Across
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Flattery : SOFTSOAP
9
Cottonwood trees : ALAMOS
15
Song thrush : THROSTLE
16
Teatro alla Scala site : MILANO
17
Liz Taylor movie "___ County" : RAINTREE
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Kid-helping org. : UNICEF
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Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
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Combat : OPPOSE
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On a roll : HOT
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Tongues do it : WAG
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Take on : HIRE
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Current administration : INS
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Future viewers : SEERS
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Zip : NADA
32
Kabuki kin : NOH
33
Plan : DESIGN
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Pool party? : STENO
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Made an effort : STRIVEN
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River to Lake Ontario : GENESEE
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Declaim : ORATE
43
100 agorot : SHEKEL
45
Worthless amount : FIG
46
Make a video : TAPE
48
"Wall Street" theme : GREED
51
Credit-tracking co. : TRW
52
Ramble : ROAM
54
Collarless shirt : TEE
56
Very early : WEE
57
British bishops' headdresses : MITRES
59
Checked item : COAT
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One-cellers : AMEBAS
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Rather high : STEEPISH
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Fixed over : REDONE
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Spread disinformation : TOLDALIE
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Lamb output : ESSAYS
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Low-pressure pitch : SOFTSELL
Down
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Backbreaker? : STRAW
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The Wilkeses' neighbors : OHARAS
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Periphery : FRINGE
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Up ___ good : TONO
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J.F.K. lander : SST
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Other, to Pedro : OTRO
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Hebrew starter : ALEPH
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Taking a glimpse : PEEPING
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Smiling, evidently : AMUSED
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Betting odds : LINE
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"When We Were Kings" subject : ALI
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Luddites' targets : MACHINES
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Mano a mano : ONEONONE
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Some dancing : SOFTSHOE
21
Poet's least favorite fruit : ORANGE
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Go over proofs : EDIT
28
Build an embankment : REVET
29
Compass pt. : SSE
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"The Bronx Zoo" star : ASNER
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Popular place : INSPOT
36
TV part : TELE
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Programming : SOFTWARE
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Galleys of yore : TRIREMES
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Troublesome plants : RAGWEEDS
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Hosp. test : EKG
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Father and son publishers : HEARSTS
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Rebels : ARISES
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Prima ballerina : ETOILE
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Clockwise : DEASIL
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"Ditto" : METOO
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One of the Kennedys : ETHEL
57
Umpteen : MANY
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Women's magazine : SELF
59
I.R.S. employees : CPAS
61
Long squeezer : BOA
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D.C. summer setting : EDT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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