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New York Times, Friday, February 7, 1997

John ___, California gold rush figure

Author:
R. Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Norris.
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© 1997, The New York Times2/7/97 ( No. 17,258 )
Across
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Certain party : SLEEPOVER
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Floats : WAFTS
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End of a routine : PUNCHLINE
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Mall forerunner : AGORA
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Embryological layers : ECTODERMS
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Former Chiefs' coach Hank : STRAM
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
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Businessmen, slangily : SUITS
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Send : SHIP
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Words of warning : DONOT
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Postponement : STAY
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Unfavorably : ILL
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John ___, California gold rush figure : SUTTER
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Calendar periods: Abbr. : YRS
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Manitoba native : CREE
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Lipton alternative : TETLEY
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Some artists : ETCHERS
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"Crimes and Misdemeanors" actor : ALDA
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Prefix with space : AERO
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Mainstay : BULWARK
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Is suspicious : SMELLS
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Most eligible, once : ONEA
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AAA's opposite? : EEE
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Late Mexican-American vocalist : SELENA
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Alicia of "Falcon Crest" : ANA
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Poker choice : STUD
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Some spreads : PATES
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Guns : REVS
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Al-Assad's land : SYRIA
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Abbr. next to a telephone number : RES
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Fancy : DREAM
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Hog with erect ears : YORKSHIRE
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Madonna role : EVITA
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Talents : APTITUDES
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"Walk Away ___" (1966 hit) : RENEE
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Convention figures : KEYNOTERS
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Zips : SPEEDS
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Get a break : LUCKOUT
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Triple ___ : ENTENTE
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"Green": Prefix : ECO
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Scholar's goal : PHD
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Motivation for Manolete : OLES
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Bug : VIRUS
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Rancor : ENMITY
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Turnpike locales : RESTAREAS
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Used to be : WAS
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Govt. employees : AGTS
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Available : FORHIRE
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Kind of park : TRAILER
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Salesman's load : SAMPLES
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Kind of analysis : SYSTEMS
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Capital on the Rideau Canal : OTTAWA
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"I cannot ___ lie" : TELLA
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Satisfaction : REDRESS
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Spiny cactus : CHOLLA
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1958 #1 song : YAKETYYAK
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Undesirable : CREEP
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Transient : BOARDER
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Shake up : UNNERVE
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Do not delete : LEAVEIN
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Not make an issue of : LETRIDE
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Villain, at times : SNEERER
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Land on the Mediterranean : EUROPE
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Size up : ASSESS
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Epithet for Harry Callahan : DIRTY
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Fill : SATE
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Similar : AKIN
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Pearl Bailey's middle name : MAE
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I stand: Lat. : STO
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Shack : HUT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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