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New York Times, Tuesday, February 27, 1996

With 36- and 59-Across, words of Alexander Pope

Author:
J.L. Beatty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James L. Beatty

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVXYZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Beatty. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times2/27/96 ( No. 16,912 )
Across
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Fight (with) down and dirty : RASSLE
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Low in pitch : BASS
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Merchandise: Abbr. : GDS
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Enfeeble : IMPAIR
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Rights org. since 1920 : ACLU
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Meadow : LEA
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With 36- and 59-Across, words of Alexander Pope : FOOLSRUSHIN
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Strike caller : UMP
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Autumn occurrence : FROST
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Exigency : NEED
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Post-sunburn experience : PEEL
23
Actor Cariou : LEN
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Draft letters : SSS
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Go by : ELAPSE
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To be, to Tacitus : ESSE
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Ballet step : PAS
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Manacles : IRONS
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Skill : CRAFT
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Hams it up : EMOTES
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See 17-Across : WHEREANGELS
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Visitors from afar : ALIENS
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Succinct : TERSE
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French pronoun : CELLE
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Part of a shepherd's flock : EWE
43
Seven___ : SEAS
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Changes the decor of : REDOES
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Sorority letter : ETA
51
Born : NEE
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Class in which Keynes is taught : ECON
53
One Miss America measurement : HIPS
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Military group : CADRE
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"Caught you!" : AHA
59
See 17-Across : FEARTOTREAD
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Obtain : GET
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Big name in little blocks : LEGO
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Have relevance : RELATE
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Superman's symbol : ESS
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At the apex of : ATOP
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Worshiper : ADORER
Down
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Mix up, as a deck of cards : RIFFLE
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Ovid work : AMORES
3
Fishing lures : SPOONS
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Actor Mineo et al. : SALS
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Organizers' aids : LISTS
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Blunder : ERR
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Morally low : BASE
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Yearn (for) : ACHE
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Baseball runner's tactic : SLIDE
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Baltimore paper : SUN
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These have sticky sticks : GLUEPOTS
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Land for a manor house : DEMESNE
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Dry, as a plant : SAPLESS
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Liable to cause injury : UNSAFE
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Springs from a pen : PAROLES
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Boxes : SPARS
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7-Up flavorers : LIMES
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Level of authority : ECHELON
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Part of many university names : STATE
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Tennis player Richards : RENEE
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Plumed heron : EGRET
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What the dissolute sow : WILDOATS
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Most recent : NEWEST
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Farmland, e.g. : ACREAGE
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Spongers : LEECHES
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Make beloved : ENDEAR
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Charge with gas : AERATE
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Farm machine : SEEDER
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Linen item : SHEET
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Trod the boards : ACTED
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"Othello" villain : IAGO
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Support : PROP
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Singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Site of many keys: Abbr. : FLA
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___pro nobis : ORA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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