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New York Times, Monday, February 6, 1995

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FWXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0206 ( 16,526 )

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Across
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Office note : MEMO
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Buss : SMACK
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Fiddler, for one : CRAB
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Gung-ho : AVID
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It's grasping : TALON
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Catcher's base : HOME
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Margaret Rutherford film portrayal : JANEMARPLE
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Skin cream ingredient : ALOE
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Peculiar : ODD
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Goddess of discord : ERIS
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Apprehend : ARREST
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Part of R.O.T.C. : RESERVE
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1963 Pulitzer biographer Leon : EDEL
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Gettysburg general : LEE
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1984 Tom Selleck film : LASSITER
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Author _____ Chandler Harris : JOEL
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Tartan wearer : SCOT
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Succintly worded : TERSE
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Worrier's woe, they say : ULCER
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Weed digger : HOE
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Vista : SCENE
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Tiny: Prefix : MICRO
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Poet Sexton : ANNE
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Canine command : HEEL
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Utah banned it in 1882 : POLYGAMY
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Doctors' org. : AMA
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Wisecrack : QUIP
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Lobbed explosive : GRENADE
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Polemist : ARGUER
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Humanities : ARTS
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Checkers side : RED
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Auto racer Yarborough : CALE
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Mickey Spillane film portrayal : MIKEHAMMER
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Quiz choice : TRUE
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"The Tempest" sprite : ARIEL
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"Earth in the Balance" author : GORE
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Detected : SEEN
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Mary Poppins, e.g. : NANNY
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Hoarse horse? : MRED
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Thatcher's successor : MAJOR
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Dodge : EVADE
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In one's _____ eye : MINDS
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Pindar product : ODE
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Goes on a crash diet : STARVES
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One of the Osmonds : MARIE
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Heidi's home : ALPS
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Newspaper feature: Abbr. : COL
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Prepares dough : KNEADS
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Warner Oland film portrayal : CHARLIECHAN
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Part to play : ROLE
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Andy's pal on old radio : AMOS
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Sugar source : BEET
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Only : MERE
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Takes five : RESTS
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Ralph Bellamy film portrayal : ELLERYQUEEN
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Chowed down : EATEN
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Bonkers : LOONY
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Nest site : TREE
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Anglo-Saxon worker : ESNE
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Lively dance : REEL
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Start, as a dead battery : JUMP
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Mishmash : OLIO
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Book after Proverbs: Abbr. : ECCL
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_____ at the bit : CHAMP
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Scalawag : ROGUE
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Temporal : EARTHLY
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Eddie Rickenbacker, e.g. : AIRMAN
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Arizona city : MESA
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Environmentally-minded : GREEN
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Knight's suit : ARMOR
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Plow man : DEERE
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King Edmund's successor : EDRED
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"Hamlet" has five of them : ACTS
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Pink, as steak : RARE
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Borden product : GLUE
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Analogous : AKIN
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Kin of a Keogh plan: Abbr. : IRA
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Selznick studio : MGM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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