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WITH COMPLIMENTS

New York Times, Sunday, February 4, 1996

Author:
D. J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0204 ( 16,889 )
Across
1
Deception : SCAM
5
"This Gun for Hire" star, 1942 : LADD
9
Fires : CANS
13
Story, sometimes : ALIBI
18
White-spotted rodent : PACA
19
"O.K." : ISEE
20
Cowboy's lasso : RIATA
22
Bringing ruin : FATAL
23
Compliment for Ken Griffey Jr.? : ONTHEBALL
25
Killer whales : ORCAS
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Bigger than big : OBESE
27
Volunteer's words : IWILL
28
Air conditioner abbr. : BTU
29
Compliment for Mickey Rooney? : WELLGROOMED
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Compliment for Frankenstein's monster? : LEVELHEADED
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Disinclined : LOATH
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Unsteady on one's feet : AREEL
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Not beyond : INSIDEOF
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School founded in 1440 : ETON
43
Dig in : EAT
45
Missile launcher : SLING
47
First name in TV comedy : REDD
48
Brief : MINI
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Classical meeting sites : STOAS
52
Block houses? : IGLOOS
54
Pacify : APPEASE
57
Board game form India: Var. : PARCHESI
60
"At Seventeen" singer Janis : IAN
61
10-stringed lyre : ASOR
62
Kind of center : REC
63
Attack : STORM
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Expect : ASK
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Sum total : AGGREGATE
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Compliment for Wyatt Earp? : STRAIGHTSHOOTER
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Noted Corsican family name : BONAPARTE
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"The Crying Game" actor : REA
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Bartender's supply : LIMES
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Mirror : APE
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"___the calmly gathered thought": Whittier : UNTO
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"Roll___bones" : DEM
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Capable of changing : ADAPTIVE
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Queen's Cup, e.g. : REGATTA
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French wine center : RHEIMS
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Rush hour shortage : TAXIS
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___Fox : BRER
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___-Japanese War : SINO
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Hamelin helper : PIPER
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Kind of brain : PEA
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Reliever's goal : SAVE
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Computer access code : PASSWORD
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The time being : NONCE
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Testifies : AVOWS
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Compliment for E.T.? : DOWNTOEARTH
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Compliment for Alessandro Volta? : APOWERHOUSE
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Hotel ending : IER
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Early TV drama sponsor : ALCOA
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Father-in-law of Jacob : LABAN
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"The Wild Duck" dramstist : IBSEN
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Compliment for Steffi Graf? : FAULTLESS
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Public enemy No. 1, 1933 : FLOYD
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Rose and others : PETES
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Biol. subject : ANAT
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"What___!" : AMESS
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Libertine : RAKE
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"N.Y.P.D. Blue" offs. : DETS
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Eyelid problem : STYE
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Indulge : SPOIL
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"___talk?" (comedy line) : CANWE
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Chemical catalysts : ACTIVATORS
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"The Song of the Earth" composer : MAHLER
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Canadian pol. label : LIB
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Clear___ : ASABELL
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Fourth in a series : DELTA
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Fooling : DELUDING
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Puts pressure on : CROWDS
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Yorkshire river : AIRE
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Ocean compound : NACL
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Played for time : STALLED
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Under way : AFOOT
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Debut at Turin, 2/1/1896 : LABOHEME
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Particular : ITEM
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Low : BASE
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TV's "___Three Lives" : ILED
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Compliment for Mary Lou Retton? : ASGOODASGOLD
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Glamour rival : ELLE
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W.W.II heroes: Abbr. : RAF
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Men : HES
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Spin : ENGLISH
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Caddie's offering : IRON
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Composer___Pres : DES
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Miss topper : TIARA
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Attack : ONSET
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Family reunion member : NIECE
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Psychic's field : ESP
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___standstill : ATA
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Name add-on : III
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___part (role-plays) : ACTSA
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Olympics event : SHOTPUT
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Ribbon holder of song : OAKTREE
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Bassanio's love : PORTIA
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Take for oneself : PREEMPT
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Off-base : ERRANT
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Compliment for Marquis de Sade? : SMARTASAWHIP
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Before the present : AGO
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Archeological datum : AGE
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"So!" : AHA
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Actress Scacchi : GRETA
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"Am___blame?" : ITO
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Minor-league, maybe : SEMIPRO
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Zingers : BARBS
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Milieu of 99-Down : OPERA
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Israeli region : NEGEV
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Sales tax in some states : SIXPERCENT
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Lateen-rigged boat : DHOW
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Its scientific name is Naja haje : ASP
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Go (for) : VIE
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That: Sp. : ESA
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Sunken spaces : AREAWAYS
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Hosp. personnel : RNS
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Assisted, in a way : MIDWIFED
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Practices teetotalism : ISSOBER
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Commit : ENTRUST
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Down Under bounder : ROO
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___favor : POR
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Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace : ODENSE
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Litter-free : NEAT
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"Master Class" subject : CALLAS
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Sells by machine : VENDS
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Fraser of 50's-60's tennis : NEALE
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___nothing of : TOSAY
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Dispatch : HASTE
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Code word for "A" : ALFA
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Conceal, as a card : PALM
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Kind of pipe : OBOE
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Racketeer's org.? : USTA
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Request : SEEK
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Nice article : LES

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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