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New York Times, Monday, February 19, 1996

Militaristic city of ancient Greece

Author:
T. W. Schier
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Thomas W. Schier

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Schier. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times2/19/96 ( No. 16,904 )
Across
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Actress Theda of the silents : BARA
5
Fall flower : ASTER
10
Girl- or boy-watch : OGLE
14
Greek war god : ARES
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Laminated rock : SHALE
16
"QB VII" author : URIS
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Attacks from hiding : BUSHWHACKS
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Mr. Republican of the old G.O.P. : TAFT
20
Giant star in Scorpius : ANTARES
21
Gnaw at corrosively : EATINTO
23
___Carlo : MONTE
25
Desire : WANT
26
Colorado ski resort : ASPEN
29
Lumberjack's tool : AXE
31
Architectural arch : OGIVE
34
Bit of dental work : BRIDGE
36
Yo-yo, e.g. : TOY
38
Condescending type : SNOB
39
Suffix with doctor or elector : ATE
40
Holy sites : SHRINES
43
Hirt and Gore : ALS
44
Bowwow : BARK
46
D.C. V.I.P. : SEN
47
Fresca competitor : SPRITE
49
Broad necktie : ASCOT
51
Take steps : ACT
53
Actor Quinn : AIDAN
54
The "E" in Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Dancer Twyla : THARP
58
Sherry-like wine : MADEIRA
61
Shock : ASTOUND
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En route on the QE2 : ASEA
66
Throat part : ADAMSAPPLE
68
"The Chinese Parrot" detective : CHAN
69
River embankment : LEVEE
70
To be, in Brest : ETRE
71
Not his : HERS
72
Build___egg (save) : ANEST
73
Heads, in slang : NOBS
Down
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Rum cake : BABA
2
Give___for one's money : ARUN
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Conclude one's case : REST
4
Humiliated : ASHAMED
5
Pale, as a face : ASHEN
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California mount : SHASTA
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Tic-___-toe : TAC
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
9
Spotted again : RESAW
10
Picnics or barbecues : OUTINGS
11
Money for a scholar : GRANTINAID
12
London elevator : LIFT
13
"___perpetua" (Idaho's motto) : ESTO
18
Inequities : WRONGS
22
Chinese principle : TAO
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Like the dodo : EXTINCT
26
Addis___ : ABABA
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Spanish misses: Abbr. : SRTAS
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A hole in the head? : PIERCEDEAR
30
Untold centuries : EON
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Upper___ (Burkina Faso, once) : VOLTA
33
Buddy of "The Beverly Hillbillies" : EBSEN
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Querying sounds : EHS
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"You bet!" : YES
41
New Deal prog. : REA
42
Militaristic city of ancient Greece : SPARTA
45
Seoul mates? : KOREANS
48
Unwrap roughly : RIPOPEN
50
Mai___(drink) : TAI
52
River by Westminster Palace : THAMES
55
Song syllables : TRALA
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It's a plus : ASSET
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Airspeed unit : MACH
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Tennis's Arthur : ASHE
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Yemen port : ADEN
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___no good : UPTO
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Strike-monitoring agcy. : NLRB
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Barely passing marks : DEES
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Blvd. : AVE

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