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New York Times, Thursday, December 5, 1996

Author:
B. Jorgensen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.4900069
Betty Jorgensen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 76 for Ms. Jorgensen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1205 ( 17,194 )

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Across
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Broker's security : MARGIN
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Disappoints : LETSDOWN
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Reluctant : AVERSE
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Abyssinia, today : ETHIOPIA
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Start of a quip concerning a Hitchcock film : TOGETTOTHEBATES
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Radials : TIRES
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Massenet opera : THAIS
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Site of the tree of life : EDEN
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Hammer parts : PEENS
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Employer watchdog: Abbr. : OSHA
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Q-U link : RST
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20's hit "___ Get By" : ILL
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Carer for horses : STABLER
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One of 150 : PSALM
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Beauty's swain : BEAST
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Middle of the quip : MOTELYOUGOBYWAY
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Developed : AROSE
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Starts of some pranks : DARES
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Usurper : DEPOSER
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One-striper: Abbr. : ENS
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___ Zeppelin : LED
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Whiffenpoofs : ELIS
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Sturdy stocking stuff : LISLE
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Tomato type : ROMA
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Former enemy capital : HANOI
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River to the Rio Grande : PECOS
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End of the quip : OFTHEPSYCHOPATH
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1942 U.S. victory site : CORALSEA
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Mary's home, in an old song : TRALEE
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Like steppes : TREELESS
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Ceremonial dinners : SEDERS
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Concern : MATTER
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Dodges : AVOIDS
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"What if" feeling : REGRET
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Village center : GREEN
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Followers : ISTS
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Basketball champions' "trophy" : NET
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River of forgetfulness : LETHE
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Allen and Frome : ETHANS
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Devout one : THEIST
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Brothers and others : SIBS
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E.R. letters : DOA
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Choose : OPT
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"___ geht's?" (German "How are you?") : WIE
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TV's "Emerald Point ___" : NAS
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Opera set in Cyprus : OTELLO
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Cavort : PLAY
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Toes the line : OBEYS
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Chopped cabbage : SLAW
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"For ___ jolly..." : HESA
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Bohemian : ARTY
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Byron's "the ___ of Greece!" : ISLES
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French clerics : ABBES
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Mexican money : PESOS
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Kind of pie : MUD
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Cooked : MADE
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City south of Moscow : OREL
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Sun hat : TOPI
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Mary Macleod wrote in it : GAELIC
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Alencon's department : ORNE
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Pass : ELAPSE
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Salon tasks : RINSES
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Site : LOCALE
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Ham : EMOTER
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Track events : DASHES
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Nutritious beans : SOYAS
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Fix, as a worn cushion : REPAD
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Site of 7-Down : HELL
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Sweat source : PORE
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Beerfest time: Abbr. : OCT
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In place of : FOR
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Certain numero : TRE
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"Some ___ meat and canna eat": Burns : HAE
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Lofty address abbr. : HTS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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