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New York Times, Tuesday, March 11, 1997

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKX} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0311 ( 17,290 )

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Across
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Certain drapes : SWAGS
6
Atlantic food fish : SCUP
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Gator's kin : CROC
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Cop ___ (confess for a lighter sentence) : APLEA
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White-tailed flier : ERNE
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Deli offering : HERO
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Colt 45, e.g. : MALTLIQUOR
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List member : ITEM
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"That's a lie!" : UNTRUE
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Household : MENAGE
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70's-80's robotic rock group : DEVO
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The United States, metaphorically : MELTINGPOT
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Uris hero : ARI
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Dance, in Dijon : BAL
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Member of the 500 HR club : OTT
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Rock impresario Brian : ENO
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Surgical fabric : GAUZE
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Ant, in dialect : EMMET
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"Texaco Star Theater" host : MILTONBERLE
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Cut down : PARED
40
Brilliance : ECLAT
43
High dudgeon : IRE
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Mai ___ : TAI
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Go on to say : ADD
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"Bravo!" : OLE
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It once settled near Pompeii : MOLTENLAVA
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Part of a whole : UNIT
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Kangaroo movements : BOUNDS
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Hayfield activity : BALING
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Prefix with China : INDO
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Kind of cereal : MULTIGRAIN
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Shade of red : BEET
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Conception : IDEA
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Bronte heroine : EYRE
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Pre-1821 Missouri, e.g.: Abbr. : TERR
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He had Scarlett fever : RHETT
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Uncle of note : SAM
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New Deal prog. : WPA
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Stream deposit : ALLUVIUM
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"I can't ___" (Stones refrain) : GETNO
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Morton product : SALT
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"Rocky II," e.g. : SEQUEL
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Diabolical : CRUEL
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Due halved : UNO
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Words of assistance : PERMITME
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"I ___" (ancient Chinese text) : CHING
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Record again : RETAPE
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Where to find Eugene : OREGON
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Awaken : COMETO
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Early Shirley role : IRMA
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Signed up for : ENTERED
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U.N.'s Hammarskjold : DAG
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Former polit. cause : ERA
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___ of the Unknowns : TOMB
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Like some greeting cards : BELATED
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Nine-digit number, maybe : ZIP
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Ultimate point : END
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R.N.'s offering : TLC
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Send : TRANSMIT
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Trompe l'___ : OEIL
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Stretch : ELONGATE
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He KO'd Quarry, 10/26/70 : ALI
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Asian holiday : TET
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Tipple : IMBIBE
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"Didja ever wonder...?" humorist : ROONEY
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Successful escapee : ELUDER
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Incarnation : AVATAR
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Spanish Surrealist : DALI
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Certain investment, informally : TNOTE
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More competent : ABLER
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Jesse who lost to Ronald Reagan in 1970 : UNRUH
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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Ending with quiet : UDE
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N.Y.C. subway : IRT
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Modern information source, with "the" : NET

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

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