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New York Times, Saturday, March 16, 1996

Author:
G. R. Ferguson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gerald R. Ferguson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQWXYZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Ferguson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0316 ( 16,930 )
Across
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Husband one's resources : SCRIMP
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Take stock : ASSESS
13
1980's sitcom : VALERIE
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Getting nowhere : INARUT
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Cruise ship sighting : ICEBERG
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Big name in desserts : SARALEE
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Letters in an F.B.I. file : AKA
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One of the orig. 13 : DEL
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Dispatched : KILLED
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Refusals in Rouen : NONS
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Numb : DEADEN
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The Lion of God : ALI
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Because of : DUETO
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Chuck wagon fare : GRUB
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"___it" (delayed reaction to a joke) : IGET
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Pearl collection : STRAND
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Glistens : SHIMMERS
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May Day pace : GOOSESTEP
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Sneeze cause : ALLERGEN
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Click beetle : ELATER
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Hopper : TOAD
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Cannon sound : PEAL
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Group of three : TRINE
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No-good : BUM
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Famed assassin : CARLOS
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Clue finders : TECS
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Glorified : ADORED
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Half of a 1955 merger : CIO
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Something often sweetened : POT
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Encumbers : RETARDS
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Wardrobe : ARMOIRE
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The Spectator writer : STEELE
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Erudite : LEARNED
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Top of a cornstalk : TASSEL
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Kind of fracture : STRESS
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Hit the hay : SACKOUT
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Janitor : CLEANER
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Graycoat : REB
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Hot : IRED
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Up to the hubs : MIRED
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Pirate's feature, sometimes : PEGLEG
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Sloths : AIS
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Drink of half hard cider and half beer : SNAKEBITE
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Lethal gas : SARIN
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Of historic time : ERAL
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Waste matter : SULLAGE
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Terry Bradshaw, for one : STEELER
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Victuals : VIANDS
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Cuts and splices : EDITS
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Not spontaneous : STAGED
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Place for powder : ARSENAL
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Morons' comments : DUHS
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___about (legal phrase) : ONOR
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Communicate : IMPART
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Just keep one's head above water : DOGPADDLE
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Dissolve : MELT
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Person of the future : SEER
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Practicing law : ATBAR
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Most eye-catching : LOUDEST
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1980 De Niro role : LAMOTTA
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Men's jewelry items : TIEPINS
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Showstoppers? : ENCORES
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Not overworked : RESTED
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Tavern habitues : LOCALS
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Astronomical discovery of 1801 : CERES
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River to the Danube : SIRET
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Explorer John et al. : RAES
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Versifying astronomer : OMAR
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Bifteck seasoning : SEL
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Nev. neighbor : ORE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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