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New York Times, Friday, February 23, 1996

Prolonged sittings, as for reading or relaxation

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.52404185
A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QWXYZ} This is puzzle # 211 for Mr. Santora.
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© 1996, The New York Times2/23/96 ( No. 16,908 )

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Across
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Unpretentious : JUSTFOLKS
10
Took off on : APED
14
At risk : ONTHELINE
15
Kind of cactus : AGAVE
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Was noncommittal : STRADDLED
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On again : RELIT
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St. Paddy's Day girl : ERIN
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Defraud : FLEECE
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Lime cooler : ADE
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Baby seal : PUP
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Charles, e.g. : ROI
24
Friars invitee : ROASTER
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Cautious one : HEEDER
28
Dehiscent : BURSTING
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Its motto is "Crossroads of America" : INDIANA
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Derby : RACE
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Dance Style : DISCO
35
Annual sports event at 47-Across : NIT
36
In bundles : BALED
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Land in the sea : ISLE
38
Divulges : LETSOUT
40
Dark : STARLESS
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Daring assassins : BRAVOS
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Strongmen : SAMSONS
47
N.Y.C. venue : MSG
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Until : ERE
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"Hansel___Gretel" : UND
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Burnsian, e.g. : POETIC
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Show amusement : GRIN
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Battery : ABUSE
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Be a rat : NAMENAMES
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Challenges for buggies : DUNES
58
Hoop skirt : CRINOLINE
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Wayleaves, at law : EASEMENTS
Down
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Famed Nez Perce chief : JOSEPH
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Disloyal : UNTRUE
3
Insignia : STRIPE
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In comparison with : THAN
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Sustained : FED
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Model T, e.g. : OLDFORD
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Palmer of "The Boys From Brazil" : LILLI
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Prayer joint : KNEE
9
Prolonged sittings, as for reading or relaxation : SEDERUNTS
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21, after "of" : AGE
11
Grand : PALATIAL
12
Clues : EVIDENCE
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Cleansed : DETERGED
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Tracts : AREAS
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"The Last of the Mohicans" girl : CORA
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The Battle of Little Bighorn major : RENO
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Layers : STRATA
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Cheese cutters : DICERS
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Taunts : BAITS
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Basically : INESSENCE
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Talk out of : DISSUADE
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City of the Golden Horn : ISTANBUL
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Complete and dramatic success : SLAMDUNK
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One-horse town : BURG
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NBC star : LENO
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Offensive : OBSCENE
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Moves leisurely : LOPES
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Scoundrels : VERMIN
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Polo grounds, with "the"? : ORIENT
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Sanity : SENSES
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Soprano Benzell and others : MIMIS
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O'Hara place : TARA
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Kind of force : GALE
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Match, in a way : SEE
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Rene, for one : NOM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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