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New York Times, Wednesday, February 14, 1996

Author:
C. Lundberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cliff Lundberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Lundberg. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0214 ( 16,899 )
Across
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Practical joke : JAPE
5
Malice : VENOM
10
Opera house box : LOGE
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Kind of history : ORAL
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Southwest home : ADOBE
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During : AMID
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Cluckers : HENS
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More than angry : LIVID
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Rankle : RILE
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What the N.B.A.'s Thurmond did in Lhasa, palindromically? : NATEBITATIBETAN
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Gum unit : WAD
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England's F.B.I. : CID
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Bank statement entry : DEBIT
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Pen name : BIC
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Wackos : KOOKS
35
Big birds : EMUS
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Threaten : MENACE
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Logical prefix : GEO
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Like Napoleon, palindromically? : ABLEROFFFORELBA
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Itinerary section : LEG
43
Idolized : ADORED
44
Spring : LEAP
45
Rendezvous : TRYST
47
Di-Gel target : GAS
48
80's top-rated TV star : COSBY
49
Winter woe, in Wittenberg : EIS
51
Ages and ages : EON
52
Wallop Nebraska tycoons, palindromically? : SLUGOMAHAMOGULS
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Soup ingredient : TOFU
62
Buzzer : ALARM
63
Land east of the Urals : ASIA
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Succulent plant : ALOE
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Spread out : SPLAY
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Seven-foot, e.g. : TALL
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McCartney's instrument : BASS
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Scornful cries : HOOTS
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Small amphibians : EFTS
Down
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One of 21 popes : JOHN
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Zone : AREA
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Puff : PANT
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Differently : ELSEWISE
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Legal : VALID
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Revise : EDIT
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Bygone Chevy : NOVA
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Notice of departure : OBIT
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Front-line physician : MEDIC
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Texas city on the Rio Grande : LAREDO
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Elide : OMIT
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Arizona river : GILA
13
Sir Anthony : EDEN
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Be up : BAT
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Cycle enthusiast : BIKER
25
Distributed : DEALT
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Fire remnant : EMBER
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Not flat : BULGY
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Obscure : BEFOG
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Prefix with red : INFRA
30
Sidewalk umbrella sites : CAFES
32
Eyes : OGLES
33
Shish___ : KEBAB
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Needing a rinse : SOAPY
36
60's fashion plate : MOD
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Oil source : COD
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2:1, e.g. : RATIO
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Stretch : ELONGATE
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Transitions : SEGUES
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Lover's sound : COO
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Big hit : SMASH
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September TV special, with "the" : EMMYS
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Pierce : STAB
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Gwen Verdon role : LOLA
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Subjects of 58-Down investigations : UFOS
55
Rival rival : ALPO
56
Light ring : HALO
57
Smell___ : ARAT
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Fliers' mil. branch : USAF
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Sing with grace : LILT
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Mineo and others : SALS

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

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