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New York Times, Saturday, February 15, 1997

Author:
J. Clonick
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Clonick

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 32 Missing: {GJKQUXZ} Grid has super symmetry. This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Clonick. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0215 ( 17,266 )
Across
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Key setting : FLORIDA
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Labour, in England : THELEFT
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Holds in awe : REVERES
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Jean Baptiste Poquelin's pen name : MOLIERE
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78's composition : ACETATE
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Asmara is its capital : ERITREA
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Bears : CARRIES
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Loathsome little creatures : NASTIES
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Is behind : TRAILS
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Smile trigger? : CHEESE
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Picks up : ARRESTS
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Generic greeting : DEARSIR
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NASA vehicles : LEMS
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Expels : SPEWS
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Depots: Abbr. : STAS
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Fissure filler : ORE
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Small barracuda : SPET
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Kind of music or lightning : SHEET
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Storied Big Apple nightclub : COPA
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High and low : ALLOVER
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Romantic and melancholy : BYRONIC
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"Would you not ___ breathed?": Shak. : DEEMIT
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Cave : RELENT
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Components : FACTORS
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Ticked off about : HOTOVER
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The lily maid of ___ (Tennyson's Elaine) : ASTOLAT
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Rodgers and Hart's "Johnny ___" : ONENOTE
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Home wrecker : TERMITE
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They're spent in Spain : PESETAS
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Actor who's a crossword fan : EDASNER
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Stable work force : OSTLERS
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Irregular mathematical shape : FRACTAL
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"The Russia House" author : LECARRE
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Like a baseball pitch : OVERARM
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Puts in the dock again : RETRIES
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Some tracks : IRAILS
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Can't stand : DETESTS
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"___ Death" (Grieg work) : ASES
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1947 docudrama : TMEN
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"___ Satires & Epistles" (classical Roman work) : HORACES
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Inventor Otis : ELISHA
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Befouls the path : LITTERS
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Most inexplicable : EERIEST
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Variety of iris : FREESIA
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Film snippets : TEASERS
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Ludwig who wrote nine symphonies : SPOHR
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Loser : DWEEB
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Afore : ERE
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Tragic end : SADFATE
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Content : PLEASED
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Sister of Orestes : ELECTRA
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Rain dance accompaniment : TOMTOMS
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Fixed charge : SETRATE
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Family in O'Neill dramas : TYRONES
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Eagle wearer : COLONEL
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Each man's entitlement, per the saying : ONEVOTE
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Bat application : PINETAR
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Arthur or Monroe, e.g. : ACTRESS
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Instrument played by 24-Down : VIOLIN
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Take back to the lab : RETEST
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Trick ending? : STER
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___-my-thumb : HOPO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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