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New York Times, Tuesday, February 20, 1996

Author:
D. Trombley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Deborah Kathryn Trombley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Trombley. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Twitch : SPASM
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Dispenser candy : PEZ
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Mumblety peg item : KNIFE
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When repeated, an Evergreen State city : WALLA
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Dweller on the Mekong River : LAO
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Countryish : RURAL
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Book filled with legends : ATLAS
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W.W.II tour sponsor : USO
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Leave___on (influence) : AMARK
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Pirate's exclamation : SHIVERMETIMBERS
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Sweetie : HON
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Country dance : REEL
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Maiden name preceder : NEE
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Sweet potatoes : YAMS
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Digs tunnels : BURROWS
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March 17 celeb : STPAT
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"___Rheingold" : DAS
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One of Frank's exes : MIA
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Pirate's situation : WALKINGTHEPLANK
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Two___time : ATA
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1948 pact: Abbr. : OAS
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Filmdom's Dr. Kildare : AYRES
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Robbers : BANDITS
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Fairway warning : FORE
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Opposite of a ques. : ANS
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Lascivious : LEWD
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The Beatles'____Pepper : SGT
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Pirate's destination : DAVYJONESLOCKER
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Upper crust : ELITE
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Horse's morsel : OAT
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Threat for a Wild West outlaw : NOOSE
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"So long, amigo" : ADIOS
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Arthur Godfrey played one : UKE
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Drawbridges cross them : MOATS
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Barely noticeable : FAINT
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U.A.R. member : SYR
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Cherbourg shes : ELLES
Down
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Swagger : SWASH
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Prefix with logical or genic : PATHO
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Tuckered out : ALLIN
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Bulgarian, e.g. : SLAV
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Pricey Italian car : MASERATI
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Feathers : PLUMES
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Writing pad support : EASEL
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Kind of suit : ZOOT
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"Seinfeld" neighbor : KRAMER
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Show song : NUMBER
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Dies___ : IRAE
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Co-star of 55-Down : FARR
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Lodge members : ELKS
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Dreamy acronym : REM
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Lavatory sign : INUSE
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Prattle : YAK
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Scrooge exclamation : BAH
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Gen. Bradley : OMAR
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Beef bourguignon ingredient : WINE
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Fifth Avenue name : SAKS
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Hit the deck? : SWAB
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"Bye!" : TATA
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Strategize : PLAN
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Sot's woe : DTS
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"___fast!" : NOTSO
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High-test, e.g. : GAS
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"So sorry" : PARDONME
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Liquid in drums : LYE
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Scopes trial locale, 1925 : DAYTON
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Kiddingly : INJEST
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Rankle : FESTER
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One who gives a hoot : OWL
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Not watertight : LEAKY
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Drinker's toast : SKOAL
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Beau___ : GESTE
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Lock : TRESS
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Heedless : DEAF
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He was Pierce on "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
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Hour on a grandfather clock : VIII
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We, oui? : NOUS
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Hip : COOL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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