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New York Times, Saturday, February 3, 1996

Author:
W. R. Williams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Wayne Robert Williams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {KVX} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Williams. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0203 ( 16,888 )
Across
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Varnishes : JAPANS
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Mormon councilmen : APOSTLES
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Hatred : ANIMUS
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Squash : ZUCCHINI
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Having belts : ZONATE
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Merchant : RETAILER
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Utopias : ZIONS
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Part of a locomotive : CAB
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Unprocessed grain : GRIST
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Atahualpa, for one : INCA
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Former Cleveland Symphony conductor : SZELL
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Prefix with liter : DECI
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Numerical suffix : ETH
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Fervent : ZEALOUS
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"Help!" : SOS
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Popular mixer : SELTZER
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Kind of alert : SMOG
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Candies : TREATS
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Proceed easily : BREEZE
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Lounger's perch : SOFA
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Flower with colorful leaves : BEGONIA
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Avant-garde sculptor : ARP
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Executioner of 22-Across : PIZARRO
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Family docs : GPS
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Uris's "___18" : MILA
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Guardian of Crete, in myth : TALOS
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Sensitivity : TACT
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Hackers and others : USERS
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Frequent tabloid subject : LIZ
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Actor Max von___ : SYDOW
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Contemporary panhandler's prop : SQUEEGEE
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Mock or knock : DERIDE
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Like Istanbul : EURASIAN
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Does community service, e.g. : ATONES
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Give more thought to : REASSESS
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Most sound : HALEST
Down
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Flashy in the extreme : JAZZIEST
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Consecration performer : ANOINTER
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Jack of diamonds and queen of spades : PINOCHLE
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KitchenAid competitor : AMANA
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Excessive buffs : NUTS
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Pilot's dir. : SSE
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Angel of death, in Judaism : AZRAEL
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Brick homes : PUEBLOS
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Calendar abbr. : OCT
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Heroin, to addicts : SCAG
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It precedes home : THIRD
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Easter decor : LILIES
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"Romanian Rhapsodies" composer : ENESCO
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Marina of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" : SIRTIS
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Drug___ : CZAR
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Considers proper : SEESFIT
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Walks clumsily : LUMBERS
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Texas-based rock trio : ZZTOP
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Forage grass : SORGO
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Future profs : TAS
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Storm maker : GEO
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Swiss valley known for its resorts : ENGADINE
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Delivery aids : ZIPCODES
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Kind of relations : EASTWEST
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Blooming shrubs : AZALEAS
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Last name in Communism : BROZ
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Entertainer : AMUSER
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Blue : RISQUE
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Chest cavity membrane : PLEURA
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1986 James Cameron thriller : ALIENS
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Sectors : AREAS
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Innsbruck is its capital : TYROL
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Shrink time: Abbr. : SESS
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Bristle : SETA
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Hand over, to Angus : GIE
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Morse bit : DAH

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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