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New York Times, Friday, December 8, 1995

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQW} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 88 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1208 ( 16,831 )
Across
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Gulf sheikdom : BAHRAIN
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Ship deck : ORLOP
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City shortage in bad weather : CABS
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"The Time Machine" race : ELOI
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Like an ingénue : NAIVE
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Garfield's foil, in the comics : ODIE
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Pick up, as interest : EARN
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Reached, in a way : GOTAT
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English estate feature : MAZE
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Peals : RINGSOUT
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Came down in buckets : TEEMED
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Aloofness : CHILL
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Vegetates : EXISTS
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Site of Gen. Wainwright's stand : BATAAN
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Friesland Museum site : EMDEN
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Bust ____ (laugh hard) : AGUT
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Dotty : GAGA
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"Understood" : ROGER
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Ballet ____ : RUSSE
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Like a whiz kid : BRAINY
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Bridal veil material, often : TULLE
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Mending process, informally : REHAB
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Without delay : ASAP
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Wee one : TYKE
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False : NOTSO
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Big name in trains : LIONEL
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Hawk : PEDDLE
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Hardly erudite material : FLUFF
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Evangeline's home : ACADIA
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Make hospital-clean : SANITIZE
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Movie dog : TOTO
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Pirate's "last mile" : PLANK
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Climax : HEAD
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Viking prince of Kiev : OLEG
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Scale unit : OUNCE
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First name in whodunits : ERLE
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Capone's nemesis : NESS
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Helped, with "over" : TIDED
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Prince ____ : RAINIER
Down
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Suds : BEER
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Jai ____ : ALAI
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Telephone, slangily : HORN
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Pouring : RAININGCATSANDDOGS
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Like some investigations : ONGOING
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French artist Dufy : RAOUL
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Land's components, in a children's verse : LITTLEGRAINSOFSAND
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Genetic lab supplies : OVA
9
Canoodled : PETTED
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Sensible people do it : COMEINOUTOFTHERAIN
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Hemingway's Nick : ADAMS
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"Les pêcheurs de perles" composer : BIZET
13
Starting points : SEEDS
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____ Na Na : SHA
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Wield : EXERT
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Roseanne, once : BARR
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Jungle fever : AGUE
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"Oh, pshaw!" : TUSH
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Poet Angelou : MAYA
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"____ le roi!" (1792 cry) : ABAS
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"Three Weeks" author Elinor : GLYN
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Sommer of "The Prize" : ELKE
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Stagger : REEL
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Levi's "Christ Stopped at ____" : EBOLI
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Put (down) : PLUNKED
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It's left holding the bag : TEAPOT
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"As ____ care!" : IFI
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"Too Late the Phalarope" writer : PATON
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Élève's place : ECOLE
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Circled items : DATES
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Tilting weapon : LANCE
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"____ son salita" (Puccini aria) : IERI
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Middleweight champ Tony : ZALE
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Fulda tributary : EDER
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Elle's partner : LUI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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