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Times Past

New York Times, Sunday, March 12, 1995

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles M. Deber

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 90 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: March 14, 1995 marked the 50,000 issue of the New York Times
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0312 ( 16,560 )
Across
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'60s labor leader : HOFFA
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Aristotle treatise : ETHICS
12
They're no gentlemen : CADS
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Filmmaker's special effects shot : MATTE
21
TV comic Degeneres : ELLEN
22
Fit to till : ARABLE
23
Mule Sal's canal : ERIE
24
Literature Nobelist Canetti : ELIAS
25
Headline of #36,683 (Ju1y 1, 1958) : ALASKATOJOINUNION
28
Explosive liquid : NITRO
29
Motley : RAGTAG
30
Nightclothes, informally : PJS
31
Fragrant compound : ESTER
32
Gym wear : SWEATS
33
Controversial James Lovelock book : GAIA
35
Marks left : SCARS
36
Proust hero : SWANN
37
Headline of #6,256 (Oct. 9, 1871) : FIRESINCHICAGO
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Holiday stamp : SEAL
44
Language suffix : ISH
47
Eared seals : OTARIES
48
Proboscis : NOSE
49
Be gracious to : THANK
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Ancient Chinese dynasty : CHI
51
Sang like a crow : CAWED
52
Bull: Prefix : TAUR
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It has many feet : POEM
55
Assault : ONSET
57
Headline of #31,545 (June 6, 1944) : ALLIEDARMIESLAND
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Slowpoke : SNAIL
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Part of L.A. : LOS
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"The Cocktail Party" playwright : ELIOT
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Roofer's concern : EAVES
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Alters : EMENDS
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They can be grand : SLAMS
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Where clothes spin : DRYER
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Ziegfeld, to pals : FLO
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Hootchie _____ : KOO
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Baseball historian Burns : KEN
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Vandals : HUNS
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Tiny openings : PORES
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Song sung singly : SOLO
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Variety show since 1975: Abbr. : SNL
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Uganda's Amin : IDI
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Dortmund dessert : EIS
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Pipe root : BRIAR
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Point count bidding pioneer : GOREN
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Socials : MIXERS
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Anthony or Elmo, e.g. : SAINT
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Dolphin sense : SONAR
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Alphabet trio : RST
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Mellow Mel : TORME
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Headline of #48,377 (Oct. 3, 1990) : TWOGERMANYSUNITE
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Party line : CONGA
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Iran's Bani-_____ : SADR
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Hardly trustworthy : OILY
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"All right" : ROGER
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Eight-time Norris Trophy winner : ORR
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Cooper's Bumppo : NATTY
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Box : SPAR
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Comic strip originally called "Li'l Folks" : PEANUTS
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Mao follower : TSE
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Swing around : SLUE
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Headline of #26,212 (Oct. 30, 1929) : STOCKSCOLLAPSE
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Biological bodies : SOMAS
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Unwilling : LOATH
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Hit obliquely, as a nail : TOED
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Stage actress Martin et al. : LEILAS
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Malaysian export : COPRA
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Comet's path in the sky : ARC
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Eras : EPOCHS
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"Ragged Dick" writer : ALGER
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Headline of #27,710 (Dec. 6, 1933) : PROHIBITIONREPEAL
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Kind of boom : SONIC
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"Beloved" author Morrison : TONI
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Actress Dorothy : LOUDON
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Olga's successor : NADIA
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CBS exec Laurence : TISCH
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Church part : APSE
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City on the Willamette : EUGENE
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With it : ALERT
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Learn via the grapevine : HEAR
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Stew : OLLA
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Ross national product : FLAG
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Song or slug follower : FEST
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"Puppy Love" singer, 1960 : ANKA
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Sup : EAT
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Capricorn, e.g. : TROPIC
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Palindromic Yemeni city : HAJJAH
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Nigerian people : IBOS
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Year in Ptolemy's life : CLI
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Iroquoian Indians : SENECAS
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Il _____ di gravita : CENTRO
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Bygone Dodge : ARIES
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New Look designer : DIOR
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D.C. V.I.P. : SEN
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Headline of #40,721 (July 21, 1969) : MENWALKONMOON
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Highly unusual : ALIEN
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Headline of #19,806 (April 16, 1912) : TITANICSINKS
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Not bland : TART
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Those, in Tegucigalpa : ESOS
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Texas A&M player : AGGIE
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Grammarian's topic : USAGE
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Ugly Duckling, actually : SWAN
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
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It may be tied : SCORE
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Tuxedo junction : SEAM
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The "f" in f-stop : FOCAL
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_____-Turkish War, 1911-12 : ITALO
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Singer Lou : RAWLS
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"..._____ saw Elba" : EREI
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Up-down connector : SIDE
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Eskimo people : INUIT
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Wood stock sites : SHEDS
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Author Sidney : SHELDON
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Diamond datum : HIT
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Color tester : TONER
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Cuts away : TRIMS
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"My Michael" writer _____ Oz : AMOS
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Smooths the way : PAVES
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Not, to a Scot : NAE
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"Cannonball Run" co-star : DELUISE
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Mathematician Turing et al. : ALANS
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Put teeth into : SERRATE
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Productive hen : LAYER
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They've got the goods : SELLERS
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Monetary unit of Peru : SOL
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Headline of #4,110 (Nov. 25, 1864) : SHERMANSMARCH
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"What's _____?" : DOING
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Brief incursion : FORAY
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Kipling youth : KIM
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Copyholders? : EDITORS
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Headline of #42,566 (Aug. 9, 1974) : NIXONRESIGNS
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Rap sheet info : PRIOR
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Any lad : SONNY
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Off-color : BAWDY
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Ideal : GOAL
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Energy unit : ERG
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Washington _____ : STATE
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Brat's look : SMIRK
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Equip : RIGUP
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Proofreading marks : STETS
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To the point : TERSE
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European freshwater fish : ROACH
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Caspian tributary : URAL
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Pop singer Hendryx : NONA
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Rustic house : COT
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Actor Erwin et al. : STUS
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"Woe is me!" : ALAS
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"First _____ see..." : STARI
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Drink : POTABLE
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"Israfel" writer : POE
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Senior Mormon : ELDER
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Meryl Streep's 1982 title role : SOPHIE
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Comfortable gait : STRIDE
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Caterpillar's quarters : COCOON
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Type of acid : OLEIC
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Grebes' cousins : LOONS
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Z-like : LAST
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"The Time Machine" people : ELOI
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Cut short : CROP
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Give _____ (pull) : ATUG
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Catcher Tony : PENA
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Solitaire item : OPAL
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Turn over : CEDE
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Bangs, e.g. : HAIR
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Chair support : SLAT
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Educ. grp. : PTA
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Cash alternative : IOU
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From N.M. to N.D : NNE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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