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New York Times, Saturday, February 1, 1997

Entertainer whose given names were Wladziu Valentino

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JKQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Burns. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times2/1/97 ( No. 17,252 )
Across
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Entertainer whose given names were Wladziu Valentino : LIBERACE
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Break : ESCAPE
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Glutton's opposite : ANOREXIC
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Klink's clink : STALAG
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Music to ease the second-job blues? : MOONLIGHTSONATA
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Tempers : ANNEALS
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Saw again : REDATED
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Cardinal's insignia : STL
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They create a sensation : TINGLERS
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The old man in "The Old Man and the Sea" : SANTIAGO
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Piston's place: Abbr. : CYL
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Flap : ADO
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Temple ___ : ORANGE
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Touch of acrimony : EDGE
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Language for the masses : LATIN
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Small buzzer : BEE
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Practice : DRILL
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Bootleggers' bane : TMEN
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Executorial concern : ESTATE
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Hero : SUB
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Spanish replies : SIS
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Betting option : TRIFECTA
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Royalty payer : LICENSEE
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Squirt : TOT
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Rap sheet list : ALIASES
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On the line : WAGERED
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Colonel Sanders at a hen party? : PERSONANONGRATA
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Sentence shortener : PAROLE
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Floor decoration : ORIENTAL
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They're served at Fortnum and Mason : SCONES
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Cut : DECREASE
Down
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Shangri-La cleric : LAMA
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Sharing : INON
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Godsend : BOON
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Tubb, "The Texas Troubadour" : ERNEST
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Blood : RELATION
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Pertaining to the armpit : AXILLAR
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They come in a pack : CIGS
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Level of hierarchy: Abbr. : ECH
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Quiddity : ESSENCE
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Victorian, in a way : STODGY
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Bargeman : CANALLER
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Sporting wings : ALATE
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Charles, to William : PATER
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"Holy moly!" : EGADS
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Prefix with state : TRI
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Simple flute : TONETTE
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Ionic compound : SALT
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1910 Rodin sculpture at the Met : ADAM
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Quaver, e.g. : NOTE
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Yaks : GABS
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Duds : GEAR
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Platter : DISC
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Nimiety : GLUT
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Napoleon's empire of 1814-15 : ELBA
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Available : INSEASON
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Visibility aid : DEFOGGER
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Presumed authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls : ESSENES
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Subject of a Clive Cussler best seller, with "the" : TITANIC
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Bottom part of a pump : INSOLE
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Perpetual, in poesy : ETERNE
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They're pulled in pulkas : LAPPS
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Of the small intestine : ILEAC
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Meteorologist's prefix : CIRRO
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Hockey's Tikkanen : ESA
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Abraded : WORE
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Greek letters : ETAS
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___ Arden, Flash Gordon companion : DALE
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Signal at Sotheby's : NOD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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