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PERUSE THE CLUES

New York Times, Sunday, February 5, 1995

Author:
Frank A. Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0205 ( 16,525 )
Across
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Needled : RIBBED
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Neighbor of Ala. : FLA
10
Where to 'ang one's 'at : OME
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Its capital is Dispur : ASSAM
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Tempt : ALLURE
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Create a new look : REMODEL
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More platitudinous : STALER
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I-beam projection : FLANGE
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Lightweight cotton fabric : ETAMINE
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Like an August day : SULTRY
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CHALTUPID : STOPINTHENAMEOFLOVE
29
Island in a river : AIT
31
Helpful PC key : ESC
32
Light rowboat : GIG
33
Magazine founded 11/23/36 : LIFE
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VISSADAGE : BLUEINTHEFACE
39
'60s Tarzan : ELY
40
Song syllable : TRA
43
Tree trunks : BOLES
44
Cylindrical buildings : SILOS
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Computer storage acronym : ROM
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Jezebel's husband : AHAB
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Kind of clock : ANALOG
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Thimbleful : SIP
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JASOWB : PIGINAPOKE
54
Mouth off : SASS
55
Relief : ALMS
57
Multicolored : PIED
58
Lively intelligence : ESPRIT
59
Second-century date : CLI
60
Saintly ring : HALO
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Printings : EDITIONS
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SNILTIR : MUCHADOABOUTNOTHING
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Raconteur : NARRATOR
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Lhasa _____ (terrier) : APSO
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Bearded revolutionary : CHE
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"The Graduate" role : ELAINE
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Grub : EATS
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Artifice : RUSE
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Parade passageway : ARCH
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GAINBEAK : WINBYANOSE
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Barbarian : HUN
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The Joker, on TV : ROMERO
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Old French coins : ECUS
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Like: Suffix : ISH
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Donnybrook : MELEE
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The "L" of L. Frank Baum : LYMAN
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_____ gestae : RES
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Judge Lance : ITO
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BEDORISING : ADAYINTHELIFE
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Lulu : ONER
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Dudes : MEN
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Philosophical universal : TAO
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Mudhole : STY
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SPORETAFF : READBETWEENTHELINES
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Hospital worker : EXTERN
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Fan : ADMIRER
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"Flash Gordon," e.g. : SERIAL
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Seaport on the Loire : NANTES
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Tractable : FLEXILE
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Vacuum tube type : TRIODE
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Temperamental : MOODY
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One-handed Norse god : TYR
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Curious : ODD
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Browning work : SONNET
Down
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British pilots' grp. : RAF
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Unsatisfactorily : ILL
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Metazoan stages : BLASTULAS
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It can be a sacrifice : BUNT
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So : ERGO
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Intensify : DEEPEN
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Gallic characteristic : FRENCHISM
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Riga native : LETT
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Oriental pram-pusher : AMAH
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Warlike : ODINIC
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Carnival exhibit : MENAGERIE
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First sch. : ELEM
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Pardon, once : ASSOIL
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Pompous : STUFFY
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_____ à manger (dining room): Fr. : SALLE
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Kind of clef : ALTO
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First name in TV talk : MERV
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Bulova rivals : OMEGAS
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Kind of flour : RYE
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Adherents : ISTS
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Fragrant resin : ELEMI
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Coptic bishops' titles : ABBAS
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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Electricity generators : EELS
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Prefix with bar or bath : ISO
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_____ Cook Jr. of "The Maltese Falcon" : ELISHA
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Beau Brummell : FOP
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Radon isotope : THORON
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Garden work : RAKING
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Does lookout at a heist : ABETS
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It's south of Brigham City : OGDEN
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Ancient Rome's _____ Forum : APPII
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Raphael's "Triumph of _____" : GALATEA
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God-loving : PIOUS
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Reply to a bad choice : NEITHER
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"_____ World Turns" : ASTHE
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Famous beach : LIDO
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Sits heavily : PLOPS
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Siberian salt lake : CHANY
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Slacken : ABATE
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Medics : DOCS
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Factor in sentencing, perhaps : MALICE
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Discovery of March 13, 1781 : URANUS
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Swipes : CRIBS
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Hydrox alternatives : OREOS
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Insects' antenna sockets : TORULI
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More novel : NEWER
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With embarassment : ASHAMEDLY
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Intact, as a pharaoh's tomb : UNENTERED
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Univalent chemical group : AMYL
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Amnesty : REMISSION
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Macramé, e,g, : CRAFT
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Pooh's prize : HONEY
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Capital of Deux-Sèvres : NIORT
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"Yo!" : HEY
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Flamenco cheer : OLE
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Mike Connors role : MANNIX
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List ender : ETAL
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Connate : INBRED
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Wee : TEENSY
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Judge : DEEMER
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Uses a crane : HOISTS
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Keats' "_____ Psyche" : ODETO
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Nickelodeon cartoon character : REN
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Term finisher, often : EXAM
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Words before time or expense : ATNO
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Float : WAFT
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Rock's Salt-N-Pepa, e.g. : TRIO
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Embraced : HELD
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Claudius' successor : NERO
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Actress Gray : ERIN
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American fabulist : ADE
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Give the go-ahead : LET

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 11 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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