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New York Times, Saturday, February 24, 1996

Author:
M. Shenk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Shenk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Shenk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0224 ( 16,909 )
Across
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Was a dud : MISFIRED
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Sect's manuals? : TRACTS
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Out early : ONPAROLE
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"Wayne's World" town : AURORA
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Like Henry Sweet's alphabet : PHONETIC
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"Cabaret" setting : BERLIN
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Electronic drug in Shatner books : TEK
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Church events : SOCIALS
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Getting on : OLD
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Like most testimony : ORAL
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Fingerprint part : RIDGE
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Eye of the wolf? : OGLE
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Needle holders : PINES
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Concert souvenirs : TEES
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Humdinger : ONER
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Dump outputs : STENCHES
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Packing : ARMED
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Gaggle:goose::knot:___ : TOAD
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Turn on the lights, in a way : CLAP
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Move with stealth : PROWL
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Jitterbugs : CUTSARUG
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Gallant : BEAU
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Scandal : FLAP
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Singles player : PHONO
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Wax bananas? : RANT
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Kernite component : BORON
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Sir Charles and chums, in basketball : SUNS
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"___in hoary winter's night": Southwell : ASI
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Balloon : GROWFAT
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Draw upon : TAP
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Year, symbolically : CANDLE
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Never : ATNOTIME
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Admission : ENTREE
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Orlando paper : SENTINEL
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Psyched up : STOKED
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Slickers' counterparts : HAYSEEDS
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Fab Four features : MOPTOPS
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Come into : INHERIT
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Inland Empire capital : SPOKANE
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Summer cooler : FAN
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Ticks off : IRES
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Wankel engine part : ROTOR
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Brought out : ELICITED
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Gets off the fence : DECIDES
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Cellar contents : TABLESALT
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Plan de Paris lines : RUES
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Dep.'s opposite : ARR
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Christmas gift for a man : COLOGNE
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Sang like a bird : TRILLED
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Plane's kin : SANDER
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Minor drinking problem? : AGE
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Not in the stacks : LENTOUT
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Brass band sounds : OOMPAHS
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Refuse transport : SCOW
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1973 hit for Cher : HALFBREED
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Its teeth are conical : RASP
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Forte : CUPOFTEA
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Robert Burns, the___Bard : PEASANT
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Met : RANINTO
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Compact cleaner : CARWASH
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Everyday : ROUTINE
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Left to the imagination : UNNAMED
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Father's reading : GOSPELS
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Readies for impact : BRACES
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Forfeit-paying game : LOO
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Billy's partner : NANNY
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18th-century part song : GLEE
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Wee bits o' whisky : TOTS
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Dwight Gooden moniker : DRK
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Deuce, for example : TIE

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

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