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New York Times, Saturday, December 7, 1996

Author:
R. H. Burns
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rand H. Burns

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Burns. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1207 ( 17,196 )
Across
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Person in a cast : ACTRESS
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Salts : SEADOGS
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Product of the mountains of Italy : CHIANTI
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One who can't get a seat : ALSORAN
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Obsolescent symbol : HAMMERANDSICKLE
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Head lock : TRESS
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Press : MEDIA
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Embattled funding org. : NEA
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Caesar's sidekick : COCA
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Kin of "-kin" : ULE
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Fax button : SEND
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High-tensile steel product : PIANOWIRE
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Tikal dwellers : MAYAS
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Show fallibility : ERR
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Inability to smell : ANOSMIA
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Colorful pottery : REDWARE
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It's usually inadmissible : HEARSAY
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Arctic sheet : ICEFLOE
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Indiana humorist : ADE
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Byrd book : ALONE
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Entry mode for full gainers : FEETFIRST
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Yap : BARK
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Overseas relative : TIA
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Chronicle : SAGA
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"Take On Me" pop trio : AHA
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Prefix with surgery or transmitter : MICRO
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Blown-up area : INSET
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Snug joint : TONGUEANDGROOVE
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Like some alkaloids : ERGOTIC
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Subject of Newton's first law : INERTIA
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Lot : DESTINY
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Catholicon : CUREALL
Down
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Zwei cubed : ACHT
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Burn : CHAR
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It gets punched : TIMECARD
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Garlic variety : RAMSON
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Menuhin's mentor : ENESCO
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Gibr., for one : STR
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Famous twins' birthplace : SIAM
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Two-tone oxford : SADDLESHOE
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Dinsmore of children's literature : ELSIE
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One of seven big things : ASIA
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One of seven small things : DOC
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___ Islands (Scapa Flow locale) : ORKNEY
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PbS : GALENA
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Slammin' Sammy's family : SNEADS
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Prefix with surgery or transmitter : NEURO
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Informed : AWARE
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Mosel tributary : SAAR
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A head : PER
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Dudgeon : IRE
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Futility : INEFFICACY
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War stat : MIA
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Fulfills : MEETS
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Subtle signal : WINK
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Crack : ACE
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Site of Florida's first golf course : SARASOTA
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Deuce followers : ADS
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Nonetheless : YET
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Absorb : LEARN
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Died down : ABATED
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City in Kipling's "Kim" : LAHORE
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Arboreal apes : ORANGS
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Like Snow White, vis-a-vis the Queen : FAIRER
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Bypass : IGNORE
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Link : TIEIN
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Ormandy's successor in Philadelphia : MUTI
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Lyrical : ODIC
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Base : EVIL
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Shade of blue : TEAL
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Fetched : GOT
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Brindled beast : GNU

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

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