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New York Times, Monday, February 3, 1997

Author:
M. E. Brindamour
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mary E. Brindamour

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Brindamour. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0203 ( 17,254 )

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Across
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Ravioli base : PASTA
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Numbered hwys. : RTES
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Nicholas was one : TSAR
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Sour : ACERB
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The Emerald Isle : EIRE
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"What's ___ you?" : ITTO
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18-wheelers : SEMIS
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Communication means for computer-phobes : SNAILMAIL
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Grotesque imitation : TRAVESTY
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Eat like a rabbit : NIBBLE
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Trees with cones : PINES
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Tries again : RETESTS
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Cornell's home : ITHACA
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Passover event : SEDER
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Spanish gold : ORO
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Moral principle : ETHIC
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Convened again : REMET
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Eggheady sort : NERD
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"Cheers!" in Cherbourg : SALUT
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Dumb ___ (scatterbrain) : DORA
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Length of yarn : SKEIN
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Spud : TATER
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Q-U link : RST
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Agrees (with) : SIDES
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Bang and buzz, e.g. : NOISES
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Graphed : CHARTED
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"Lorna ___" (1869 romance) : DOONE
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Reddish brown : AUBURN
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Comes to light : SURFACES
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Communication means at the office : GRAPEVINE
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Eat away : ERODE
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Once, once : ERST
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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"The Thinker" creator : RODIN
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Henna and others : DYES
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Old newspaper section : ROTO
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Sugary : SWEET
Down
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Auld lang syne, with "the" : PAST
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Perfect server : ACER
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Communication means at sea : SEMAPHORE
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"Jeopardy!" staple : TRIVIA
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"___ makes the heart..." : ABSENCE
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Takes five : RESTS
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Minuscule : TINY
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Period of history : ERA
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Trawled : SEINED
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Having trees : TIMBERED
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Knifes : STABS
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Like Pisa's tower : ATILT
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Parts : ROLES
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Pepsi bottle size : LITER
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Train reservations : SEATS
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Split the cards again : RECUT
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Charged particles : IONS
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"Star ___" : TREK
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"___ Marner" : SILAS
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More than disliked : HATED
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Communication means for emergencies : MORSECODE
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Language spoken in Dingwall : ERSE
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Does lacework : TATS
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Upsets : DISRUPTS
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Jose Carreras, for one : TENOR
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British fertilizer : NITRE
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Ones at the top of their business? : ROOFERS
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Stapleton Airport site : DENVER
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Lined up : INAROW
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Pent up : CAGED
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"Faster!" : HURRY
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Belittle : ABASE
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Because of : DUETO
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Tizzy : SNIT
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Actress McClurg : EDIE
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Faxed : SENT
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Bachelor's last words : IDO

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

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