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New York Times, Thursday, March 2, 1995

"The Owl and the Pussy Cat" writer

Author:
Raymond Hamel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Raymond Hamel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JMQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Hamel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times3/2/95 ( No. 16,550 )

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Across
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Elephant boy of film : SABU
5
Hero-worshipers : CULT
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Stringed instruments : CELLI
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Shell : HULK
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Polo ground? : ASIA
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Echo was one : OREAD
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Garfield's bane, in the comics : ODIE
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Trapshooter's shout : PULL
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Hardly robust : FRAIL
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Get the gold : WIN
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Bowling team? : STRIKEFORCE
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Drink in a bottle : SODAPOP
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Awaken : STIR
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Give a deposition : AVER
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Big Band saxophonist Al : COHN
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Underhanded throw : LOB
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Eagle model : TALON
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Pitcher's achievement : SAVE
34
Kind of sandwich : TUNA
35
Bowler's home? : SPLITLEVELRANCH
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___ Piper : PIED
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Passage for Paulus : ITER
40
"As You Like It" locale : ARDEN
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For example : SAY
42
Lunkhead : CLOD
43
Auto racer Granatelli : ANDY
44
How-to : PLAN
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Swallows : INGESTS
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Bowler's winnings? : SPARECHANGE
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Singer ___ Minogue : KYLIE
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River through Pisa : ARNO
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Let out one's emotions, maybe : BAWL
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Chain gang restriction : IRONS
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Salacious look : LEER
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Wallet fillers : ONES
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Calvin of the P.G.A. : PEETE
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Byron poem : LARA
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Gymnastics coach Karolyi : BELA
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Broadway fare : SHOWS
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Sound : AUDIO
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Bowler's dead end? : BLINDALLEY
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Luau entertainer : UKE
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Paris, to Helen : CAPTOR
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Seize : USURP
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1953 Leslie Caron film : LILI
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Discusses : TALKSOVER
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Dracula's resting site : COFFIN
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Ball field bobble : ERROR
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"The Owl and the Pussy Cat" writer : LEAR
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Not clerical : LAIC
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"Monty Python" troupe member : IDLE
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Exhausted : SPENT
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Aunt of Caroline : ETHEL
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Steer clear of : AVOID
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___ in (yielded) : CAVED
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Bowler's battle site? : LUNDYSLANE
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John Berger's "___ in Europa" : ONCE
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Rheinland road : BAHN
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Recipe amts. : TSPS
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Samoan capital : APIA
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Pirates of the N.C.A.A. : SETONHALL
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Late: Sp. : TARDE
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Purple bloomer : LILAC
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Cattle drive locale : RANGE
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Partner of 13 Down : CLEESE
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Sweater material : ANGORA
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Not electronic : PRINT
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Type of tube : INNER
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Hand-held dryer : TOWEL
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Taco salad topping : SALSA
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Pass up : SKIP
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Fiery stack : PYRE
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Shampoo ingredient : ALOE
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Precinct : AREA
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Move up and down : BOB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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