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New York Times, Saturday, March 11, 1995

Mr. ___ of "The Wind in the Willows"

Author:
Nancy Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JKQWXZ} This is puzzle # 70 for Ms. Joline.
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© 1995, The New York Times3/11/95 ( No. 16,559 )
Across
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Impasses : STALEMATES
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Southern senator : ROBB
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Yielder : CAPITULANT
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Fashion shade : ECRU
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Baloney : APPLESAUCE
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Bottom of the barrel : LEES
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Connection : TIE
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Muff : ERR
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Boxer Griffith et al. : EMILES
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Mr. ___ of "The Wind in the Willows" : TOAD
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Detailed computer instructions : MICROCODE
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Plaudits : ECLAT
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Game for the record books : NOHITTER
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One of a poetic eightsome : DASHER
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Ransom ___ Olds : ELI
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Soc. Sec. recipients : SRS
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Look : SEEM
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Vitamin C drinks : ADES
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Pizzetti opera "___ Gherardo" : FRA
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Ad ___ : HOC
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Bars : ESTOPS
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Empathize with : RELATETO
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___ Land (northern Greenland) : PEARY
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Not really that good : OVERRATED
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Critic's bestowal : STAR
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Union : MERGER
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C.E.O., e.g. : VIP
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Year in the Middle Ages : MII
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Countertenor : ALTO
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"Star Wars" or "Alien" : SPACEOPERA
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The Bee ___ : GEES
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Like some vehicles : ALLTERRAIN
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Swirl : EDDY
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Trojans' home base : LOSANGELES
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Took off : SCATTED
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Cook's thickener : TAPIOCA
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Routes to the Supreme Court : APPEALS
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Count Basie's "___ Darlin'" : LIL
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Vacances time : ETE
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Ruminate : MUSE
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Morning sound : ALARM
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Bullish : TAURINE
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Letter abbr. : ENC
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Type of leather : STEERHIDE
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Survivor : RELICT
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Wild cats : OCELOTS
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Strain improver : BREEDER
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Some restaurant workers : BUSSERS
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Miss Piggy's query : MOI
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Morse code dashes : DAHS
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Fizzy drink : COLA
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Kickoff point : TEE
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Practice : REHEARSAL
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Early feminist Lucretia : MOTT
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Subj. of psychological study : ESP
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Genevieve and others: Abbr. : STES
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Roquefort, e.g. : FROMAGE
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Celebrated : REVELED
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Put on guard : ALERTED
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Contemporaries : COEVALS
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Haggis ingredient : OATMEAL
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Steppe : PRAIRIE
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Aleppo residents : SYRIANS
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Fleet : ARGOSY
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Sei halved : TRE
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Pronouncements : DICTA
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Hammer part : PEEN
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Hamas rival : PLO
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Assn. : ORG
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Grand ___ ("Evangeline" locale) : PRE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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