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New York Times, Friday, February 21, 1997

Capt. E. J. Smith's command, with "the"

Author:
C. E. Gersch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles E. Gersch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJQUVX} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Gersch.
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© 1997, The New York Times2/21/97 ( No. 17,272 )
Across
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Certain pitch : HARDSELL
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Bills : CASH
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White House lectern adornment : GREATSEAL
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Are expecting : AWAIT
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Desert : WASTELAND
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Capital of Western Australia : PERTH
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Host : EMCEE
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Emphatic denial : NOSIR
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Public order : ALE
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It's spoken in Vientiane : LAO
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One of the leagues: Abbr. : NATL
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Bus stations? : TABLES
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100 kurus : LIRA
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Racket : NOISE
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Sammy Davis's "___ Can" : YESI
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Picturesque : SCENIC
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How some shall remain : NAMELESS
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Waxed : GREW
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Polynesian pendant : TIKI
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"Little Claus and Big Claus" writer : ANDERSEN
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Babbitt's home town : ZENITH
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Rod's companion : REEL
49
Loin steak : TBONE
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Welland Canal outlet : ERIE
52
Sun Bowl site : ELPASO
54
Carnival attraction : RIDE
56
Pac.'s counterpart : ATL
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Barcelona bear : OSO
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Best rate : PRIME
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Hardly scintillating : BANAL
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Schlemiel : LOSER
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1942 Jimmy Dorsey hit : TANGERINE
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"West Side Story" role : ANITA
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Harbor, as thoughts : ENTERTAIN
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Command to Spot : STAY
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It could be several years : SENTENCE
Down
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"The Food of the Gods" novelist : HGWELLS
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Language spoken by Jesus : ARAMAIC
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Do the tally again : RESCORE
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Prom partner : DATE
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One of the Dutch Masters : STEEN
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Immigrant's course: Abbr. : ESL
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Shed : LEANTO
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Ointment ingredient : LANOLIN
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Three-time Oscar-winning director : CAPRA
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Thunderstruck reaction : AWE
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Nobody doesn't like her : SARALEE
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Like some wonders : HITLESS
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The Mormons, initially : LDS
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Master's requirement, usually : THESIS
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Used Schedule A : ITEMIZED
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Forebear : ANCESTOR
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Cub reporter's dream : BYLINE
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Jessica's longtime portrayer : ANGELA
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Served on a jury : SAT
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Clothing tag abbr. : IRR
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___ out a living : EKE
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The Internet, familiarly : WEB
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Anatomical ring : AREOLA
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1950's TV family : NELSONS
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Plant : DEPOSIT
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1066 battlers : NORMANS
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Farsi speaker : IRANIAN
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Capt. E. J. Smith's command, with "the" : TITANIC
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Greek : HELLENE
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This means nothing in Napoli : NIENTE
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Floral arrangement : SPRAY
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Man who's all thumbs? : EBERT
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Mineral suffix : ITE
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"Vissi d'___" : ARTE
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J.F.K. info : ETA
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Col.'s superior : GEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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