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New York Times, Thursday, February 13, 1997

Author:
F. Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0213 ( 17,264 )
Across
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Raises : ERECTS
7
Coal-mining waste : SLAG
11
Interruption : GAP
14
Cores : NUCLEI
15
Grand Prix, for instance : AUTORACE
17
One of the lanthanides : CERIUM
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Accumulates : STORESUP
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What's NEW? : UPTOTHEMINUTE
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Hugs, symbolically : OOO
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Spanish dramatist ___ de Vega : LOPE
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What's KNEW? : HADINMEMORY
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Fragrant resin : ELEMI
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Member of the flock : EWE
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Spill the beans : BLAB
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What's GNU? : AFRICANANTELOPE
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Opposite of bless : DAMN
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River to the Mississippi : RED
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Provincial pronoun : YOUSE
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What's NU? : GREEKLETTER
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Athens's home : OHIO
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Suffix with libel : OUS
50
What's NOUS? : FRENCHPRONOUN
56
"A Raisin in the Sun" writer Hansberry : LORRAINE
57
Quiver contents : ARROWS
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Support : UNDERLIE
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Where to get fast service? : TENNIS
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Derek and Diddley : BOS
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Honky-___ : TONK
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Ancient Qumran inhabitant : ESSENE
Down
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Abbr. at the bottom of a letter : ENC
2
Curse the day : RUE
3
Brown shade : ECRU
4
Illegal block : CLIP
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German : TEUTONIC
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Violent Saharan wind : SIMOOM
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Pane's place : SASH
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Pear-shaped instrument : LUTE
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Fermi's fascination : ATOM
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How horror scenes are often depicted : GORILY
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Refuel : GASUP
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Intense : ACUTE
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"___ Le Moko" (1937 Duvivier drama) : PEPE
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Slots site : RENO
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Water tester : TOE
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Intellect : HEAD
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___ Romeo : ALFA
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Skin: Suffix : DERM
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"___ love!" : IMIN
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Gettysburg victor : MEADE
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Have the rights to : OWN
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No longer active: Abbr. : RET
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Stain : BLOT
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Ill-mannered one : LOUT
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Basilica section : APSE
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Cold one : BEER
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Opposite of dep. : ARR
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Obit word : NEE
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Trash bins, graffiti, etc. : EYESORES
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Track speedster : GOCART
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Chinese diplomat Wellington ___ : KOO
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Crescent-shaped : LUNATE
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Down East college town : ORONO
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Zebra groups : HERDS
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Pertaining to : INRE
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Bungle : FLUB
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Seat of Hawaii County : HILO
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Nabokov novel : PNIN
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Stench : REEK
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Tomb items : URNS
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Not a lick : NONE
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Carry the day : WIN
59
Wind dir. : SSE

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

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