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New York Times, Wednesday, February 15, 1995

Word in an Oscar acceptance speech

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {GJQXZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Estes.
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© 1995, The New York Times2/15/95 ( No. 16,535 )
Across
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Noted Lyceum instructor : ARISTOTLE
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Policy postscript : RIDER
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Mexican dance musicians : MARIACHIS
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Dicken's ___ Heep : URIAH
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Say "WHAT!?" : OVERREACT
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Itsy-___ : BITSY
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Funnyman Caesar : SID
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Center of interest : BANK
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Organizational need : SYSTEM
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Yarn measure : HANK
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Opening in the ice : AIRHOLE
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Splotches : BLOBS
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Sweaters? : PORES
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Frightful, in slang : HAIRY
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Evel Knievel, e.g. : DAREDEVIL
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Sea birds : ERNS
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Pub missiles : DARTS
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Garr of "Tootsie" : TERI
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Alexander's home : MACEDONIA
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Be an ecdysiast : STRIP
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Charges (at) : TILTS
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Collar victims : FLEAS
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Cause to jump : STARTLE
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Bartlett, for one : PEAR
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Synagogue scrolls : TORAHS
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Wilderness home : CAMP
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Tender spot? : BAR
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Give the slip to : ELUDE
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Sewing machine's inventor : ELIASHOWE
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Bowling Hall-of-Famer Dick : WEBER
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Like Poe's "Letter" : PURLOINED
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Twinklers : STARS
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They're not there : ABSENTEES
Down
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Book after Joel : AMOS
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Plenty mad : IRED
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Army address : SIR
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Uncle Remus story, with "The" : TARBABY
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Sinatra film "___ Eleven" : OCEANS
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Word in an Oscar acceptance speech : THANK
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Shellac : LICK
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"C'___ la vie!" : EST
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Carmine : RUBYRED
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Hunting dog : IRISHSETTER
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The same : DITTO
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Canvas prop : EASEL
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Ditty : RHYME
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Fathers : SIRES
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Wheeler-dealer : HORSETRADER
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Cardiologist's concern : AORTA
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Femme fatale Theda : BARA
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___ Hayes of TV's "Mod Squad" : LINC
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Helen's abductor : PARIS
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Dress's bottom : HEM
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Infernal writer? : DANTE
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Novelist Brittain : VERA
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Showy flower : IRIS
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Edge : LIP
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Guys' partners : DOLLS
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Bumstead's boss : DITHERS
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Affixes quickly : SLAPSON
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Having two X chromosomes : FEMALE
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Does a slow burn : STEWS
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For rent : TOLET
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Caribbean isle : ARUBA
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Figure skating event : PAIRS
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Putter, for one : CLUB
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Paleontologist's discovery : BONE
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"Just ___ bit" : AWEE
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1981 Beatty film : REDS
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Ecol. org. : EPA
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Top 40 song : HIT

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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