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New York Times, Thursday, February 22, 1996

Author:
C. Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chuck Deodene

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0222 ( 16,907 )
Across
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Conventions : MORES
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Take, as testimony : HEAR
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Doctrines : ISMS
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Phrase of clarification : IDEST
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"Memories___" (Billy Crystal film) : OFME
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Set of races : MEET
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Astronomical Willy Ley book : CONQUESTOFSPACE
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Museum pieces : ART
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Drive insert : DISK
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Flinch : WINCE
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Sprite, to Spenser : FAERIE
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Item removed at the pump : GASCAP
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Napoleon decreed its construction : ARCDETRIOMPHE
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Terminate : CEASE
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Lieutenant of Fidel, once : CHE
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Painter Gerard___Borch : TER
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Some moisturizers : LOTIONS
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Jamboree org. : BSA
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"Ulalume" penner : POE
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Vermont Senator Patrick : LEAHY
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Home-front plot of W.W.II : VICTORYGARDEN
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Some microwaves : AMANAS
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Sock style : ARGYLE
51
Blanches : PALES
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"Even___speak..." : ASWE
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Satyajit Ray hero : APU
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Considerations in yachting : PREVAILINGWINDS
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Malta moolah : LIRE
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Carpenter's aid : VISE
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Actress MacDowell : ANDIE
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Indentureship unit : YEAR
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Hubbub : STIR
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Shocked reactions : GASPS
Down
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Foliate mineral : MICA
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Unscented : ODORFREE
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Business traveler's booking : RENTACAR
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Bar member's abbr. : ESQ
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Good name for a cook? : STU
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L'eggs employee : HOSIER
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Lizards, old-style : EFTS
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Rampaging : AMOK
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Ring official : REF
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Bratty : IMPISH
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Spirited gathering : SEANCE
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Birthplace of Mohammed : MECCA
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Precipitous : STEEP
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Touch up : EDIT
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Give and take : SWAP
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Bradley and O'Neill : EDS
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Film amount : REEL
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Feds : GMEN
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Shtick : ACT
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Less demonstrative : ICIER
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Exultant cry : OHO
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___out (withdraws) : OPTS
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Overly : TOO
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Molten waste : SLAG
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1978 Springsteen song : BADLANDS
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Pre-shearing bath : SHEEPDIP
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Author Rand : AYN
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Suffix with eat or boot : ERY
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Irish statesman Eamon De___ : VALERA
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"Well,___!" (huffy phrase) : INEVER
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Durango abode : CASA
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Tedious affair, slangily : YAWNER
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Baseball's Luzinski : GREG
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Administer : APPLY
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1842 story "The Mystery of___Roget" : MARIE
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Stepped down : ALIT
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"Yes, indeed," in Madrid : SISI
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Benefits : USES
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E.R. hookups : IVS
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Jokester : WAG
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___nutshell : INA

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

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