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New York Times, Thursday, February 29, 1996

Author:
P. Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FGQVXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Hikers' needs : MAPS
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Place for hydrotherapy : SPA
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Marine deposits : CORALS
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One way to run : AMOK
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Trouble : AIL
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Greets the day : ARISES
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Multishot firearm : REPEATER
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With 61-Across, 1930's Cardinals All-Star (born 2/29/1904) : PEPPER
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Funeral sound : KNELL
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Guiding maxims : MOTTOS
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It might have a black eye : PEA
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Hair color : ASH
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White's partner? : SAJAK
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Like___out of hell : ABAT
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Hagar the Horrible's dog : SNERT
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Send urgently : WIRE
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Hooky player : TRUANT
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Role for Myrna : NORA
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Curie's title: Abbr. : MME
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With 41-Across, director of "Wings" (born 2/29/1896) : WILLIAM
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See 39-Across : WELLMAN
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Kimono sash : OBI
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___Rabbit : BRER
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Comic Boosler : ELAYNE
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Trompe I'___ : OEIL
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Weathered : STOOD
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Frigg's husband : ODIN
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Helps with the dishes : DRIES
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Parapsychologist's study : ESP
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L.A. law figure : ITO
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Thin : SPARSE
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About : CIRCA
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See 19-Across : MARTIN
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Generally available : INSEASON
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Five spaces, perhaps : INDENT
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Name part : NEE
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Depilatory brand : NEET
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Bags : SNARES
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Provoke : IRE
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New Year's song ending : SYNE
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Take notice of : MARK
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"It is so" : AMEN
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Excommunicator of Henry VIII (born 2/29/1468) : POPEPAULIII
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Kind of system : SKELETAL
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Posed : SAT
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Certain baker : PIEMAN
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1953 A.L. M.V.P. (born 2/29/1924) : ALROSEN
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Hook or Cook: Abbr. : CAPT
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Double Stuf cookies : OREOS
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Woodshop tool : RIPSAW
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Egyptian cobra : ASP
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See 62-Down : LEE
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Old Communist state: Abbr. : SSR
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___mode : ALA
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Shawl : THROW
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Noted bandleader (born 2/29/1904) : JIMMYDORSEY
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Italian designer : ARMANI
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Actor___Ivory Wayans : KEENEN
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"The Circle Game" poet : ATWOOD
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Party to payola : BRIBER
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Big shots : STARS
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Cornered : TREED
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Quill point : NIB
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Nothing but : ALL
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Olympics length : METER
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Thai neighbors : LAOTIANS
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"Otello" composer (born 2/29/1792) : ROSSINI
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Economist Thurow : LESTER
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Key : OPENER
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Hardcover part : SPINE
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Guarantee : ICE
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Some queens : ANTS
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"Barton Fink" director Joel : COEN
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Two chips, e.g. : ANTE
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Start to understand? : MIS
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With 12-Down, founder of the American Shakers (born 2/29/1736) : ANN
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Vitamin abbr. : RDA
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Date : SEE

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

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