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GOING ABROAD FOR A SPELL

New York Times, Sunday, February 25, 1996

Author:
D. Niles
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dean Niles

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 71 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Niles. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0225 ( 16,910 )
Across
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Some "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" renditions : SCATS
6
Sleeper's easer : PAD
9
Sleeper's woe : BEDBUGS
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Wrap up : SWATHE
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Media exec Roger : AILES
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Turn off : ALIENATE
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Unpaid activity, generally : LABOUROFLOVE
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Unobtrusive way in : SIDEDOOR
24
Get___of : AHOLD
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Ho-hum : PROSAIC
27
Steal : COP
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Alphabet string : LMN
29
Six-string : VIOL
30
Subject of Shelley's "Adonais" : KEATS
31
3-D coordinate : ZAXIS
33
Certain cuisine : THAI
34
High ways? : ELS
35
Contract's contents : TERMS
36
To___mildly : PUTIT
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X'ed, in a way : CHOSE
38
Hymnal standard : DIESIRAE
40
Modern Persian : FARSI
41
Chinese premier, 1949-76 : CHOU
42
Eyes, in poetry : ORBS
43
"Candid Camera" sound : BLEEP
44
60's Canadian P.M. : PEARSON
47
A lot of "Deck the Halls" : LALAS
49
Yale Bowl hosts : ELIS
50
Things sailors bring back : YARNS
52
Testing org. : EPA
53
Like some solutions : SALINE
54
Ruination : BANE
55
One-liner, e.g. : JEST
56
Mojavelike : ARID
57
Even more tasteless : CRUDER
58
Minn. neighbor : ONT
59
Family V.I.P.'s : MAS
60
Helen Hunt Jackson romance, 1884 : RAMONA
62
CD-___ : ROMS
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People in Germany : VOLK
65
Emmy-winning show host, 1955-56 : COMO
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Draws forth : EDUCES
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"Just___thought!" : ASI
68
Formerly besieged Bosnian town : BIHAC
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Pronto! : ASAP
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Kin : FOLKS
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Crazies : MANIACS
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Maximizes effectiveness, as of skills : HONES
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Like some losers : SORE
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Lay off : IDLE
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Look-alike, maybe : DECOY
78
Striking out : DELETING
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Word with sign or time : EQUAL
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Brimless topper : TOQUE
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Thrills : SENDS
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The "S" in R.S.V.P. : SIL
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Autumn bouquet : MUMS
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Big shot : MOGUL
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Roman martyr of A.D. 304 : AGNES
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Ascetic : YOGI
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Lummox : OAF
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Helping hand : AID
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Of vivid mental imagery : EIDETIC
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Like Cheerios : OATEN
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Sweltering : TROPICAL
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Much-decorated W.W.I. hero : SERJEANTYORK
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Drain of color : ETIOLATE
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The Supremes and others : TRIOS
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Goddess whom Milton called "heavenly born" : URANIA
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Tipsy : SLOSHED
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Name part : NEE
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"Sailor's Song" start : TOSEA
Down
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Literally, coast people : SWAHILI
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Limited end? : CABOOSE
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Wake Island, e.g. : ATOLL
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Sound of collapse : THUD
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Indian weight : SER
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American workers : PILOTS
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Throw for___ : ALOSS
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Vedic deity : DEVA
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Many college grads : BAS
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Bring to light : ELICIT
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Pranks : DIDOS
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Page sound : BEEP
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Berlin connection : UND
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1957 Elvis hit : GAOLHOUSEROCK
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Leaf apertures : STOMAS
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Toiled : SLAVED
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Skiers' rental, maybe : AFRAME
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Fit : SEIZURE
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Football Hall-of-Famer Stautner : ERNIE
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Wagner oeuvres : OPERAS
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Humdinger : CATSPYJAMAS
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Carhop's offering : KERBSERVICE
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I's predecessor, at times : XII
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Cartoon superhero : THOR
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Balkan capital : TIRANE
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Bel___cheese : PAESE
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Cartoonist Addams : CHAS
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Some patients' intake : SOLIDS
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Fire starter : FLINT
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Places for bunnies? : CENTREFOLDS
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Dishonest person's temptation : BLANKCHEQUE
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7 on a dial : PRS
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Reckons : OPINES
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Nothings : NADAS
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50's singer Julius : LAROSA
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Restaurant roll? : ALUMINIUMFOIL
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"The Hot Zone" virus : EBOLA
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Early moralist : AESOP
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Beat it : SCRAM
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Gri-gri : AMULET
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Stroll : MOSEY
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Worships : ADORES
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Cries at a circus : OHS
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Birchbark : CANOE
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"Cinderella" event : BALL
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Castor's slayer : IDAS
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Iris fancier? : OCULIST
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Philosopher implicated in a conspiracy against Nero : SENECA
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Nipper or Checkers : DOG
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Disallows : DENIES
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One of a related set of atoms : ISOTONE
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OPEC member : NIGERIA
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"Ivan Susanin" composer : GLINKA
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Gush feeling : EMOTE
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Dairy deliveries : QUARTS
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So far : TODATE
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___Friday : SGTJOE
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Book after Jonah : MICAH
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Mountain home : AERIE
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"Get Yer___Out" (Rolling Stones album) : YAYAS
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Is bedbound : AILS
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Bruce of "That Championship Season" : DERN
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Other, to Ortega : OTRO
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Nanki-___ (Mikado's son) : POO
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Fronted : LED
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Kook : NUT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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