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GATHERINGS

New York Times, Sunday, February 6, 1994

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Arthur S. Verdesca

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Verdesca. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 0206 ( 16,161 )
Across
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Scrooge's sign? : CRAB
5
Some miniseries : SAGAS
10
Polonius's hiding place : ARRAS
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Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
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"City of Kings" : LIMA
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Lack of harmony : CLASH
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Flirt : TEASE
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Monokinis lack them : BRAS
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Appropriate gathering #1 : ACOLLECTIONOFPACKRATS
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Playbill names : PERSONAE
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Brought a cigar back to life : RELIT
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All gone : EATEN
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Yemen's second-largest city : ADEN
31
Walking stick : STILT
32
Beaver Cleaver portrayer : MATHERS
34
Amiens's department : SOMME
37
Smelting dross : SLAG
38
Goal of many travelers : MECCA
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Appropriate gathering #2 : AMASSOFHIGHCHURCHMEN
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Gawain's title : SIR
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Comfortable dress : ALINE
48
Bigot : HATER
49
Person with a whistle : REF
51
Word with ware or winder : STEM
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"Stride Toward Freedom" author : KING
54
Peal of laughter : GALE
55
Bookcase site : ALCOVE
58
Minister : AGENT
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Got off : ALIT
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Infamous mosquito : AEDES
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Appropriate gathering #3 : ASTRINGOFBASSFIDDLERS
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Kapellmeister's group : CHOIR
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Billy of show biz : ROSE
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Home : ABODE
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Photographed again : RETOOK
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Jihads : WARS
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It has a head and hops : BEER
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"Oklahoma!" prop : BALE
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U.K. award : OBE
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"Maria _____" (1941 hit) : ELENA
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Turkish palace : SERAI
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Impressario Hurok : SOL
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Appropriate gathering #4 : AMINEOFKLEPTOMANIACS
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_____-arms : MENAT
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Marriage, e.g. : RITE
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_____ mutantur (all thing change) : OMNIA
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Gone by : ELAPSED
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Go down : ABATE
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Browbeat, in a way : CARP
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Go _____ for : TOBAT
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Ridge : ARETE
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Devil's home : TASMANIA
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Appropriate gathering #5 : ANASSEMBLYOFMECHANICS
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Becomes definite : GELS
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Stereotype : LABEL
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Elbow connectors : ULNAE
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"Waiting for the Robert _____" : ELEE
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First name in mysteries : ERLE
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Safe deposit box item : LEASE
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Floor covers, informally : LINOS
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Helen of Troy's mother : LEDA
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Storm sound : CLAP
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"Lasher" writer : RICE
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'44 Crosby hit : AMOR
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Soothers : BALSAMS
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Script description : SCENE
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Road to Fairbanks : ALCAN
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Mountain pass : GATE
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"_____ was saying..." : ASI
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Deficit : SHORTAGE
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Lagoon locale : ATOLL
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Make ready for use again : REFIT
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Absorbed : RAPT
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Hebrew for "healer" : ASA
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Like zinfandel : SEC
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Oscar winner for "Amadeus" : ABRAHAM
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Danger for high heels : GRATE
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Judge : RATER
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Orgs. : ASSNS
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Deposits : LODES
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Dobbin's vote? : NEIGH
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Fore-and-aft vessel : KETCH
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Cast : SLING
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Slight : MERE
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Capital east of Abidjan : ACCRA
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Teen talk? : SASS
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Cut out : OMIT
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Dream, in combos : MARE
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Literally, "way of the gods" : SHINTO
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Trombone device : MUTE
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Hard, in a way : OAKEN
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Spirited dance : FLING
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Two-wheeled carriage : CHAISE
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Stops : HALTS
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Lose support : ERODE
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1985 hit by Heart : NEVER
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Actor Parker : FESS
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N.H.L.'s Lemieux : MARIO
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Salinger family : GLASS
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"This Gun for Hire" star : LADD
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People Weekly profile : CELEB
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Copter kin : GIRO
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Away from the mouth : ABORAL
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Kind of phobia : ACRO
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Inge puppy : SHEBA
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Clan symbol : TOTEM
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Ball-park dinner : FRANK
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Denmark's _____ Islands : FAEROE
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Skyscraper support : IBEAM
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Andrea _____ : DORIA
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City on the Ashuelot : KEENE
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Filling : WEFT
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1981 Higham film biography : BETTE
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Slippery _____ eel : ASAN
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Points : LOCI
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"Lohengrin" heroine : ELSA
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Burden : LOAD
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Vindictive : SPITEFUL
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Full stop : IMPASSE
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Tree houses : NESTS
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One of Zeus's daughters : ERATO
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Bellini opera : NORMA
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Form a jury : IMPANEL
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French story : ETAGE
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Homebody, perhaps : LONER
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Have _____ (frolic) : ABALL
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Van Gogh's "Bedroom at _____" : ARLES
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Stendahl's real name : BEYLE
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Chocolate source : CACAO
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Some fertilizer : ASHES
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Israel's Eban : ABBA
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N.C. neighbor : TENN
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Christie murder locale : NILE
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Froze : ICED
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Drifting : ASEA
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Old cloth measure : ELL
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Fannie _____ : MAE
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CDXLII + DCIX : MLI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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