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New York Times, Tuesday, March 21, 1995

Mendacious salesman of old car ads

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times3/21/95 ( No. 16,569 )
Across
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Beat, as wings : FLAP
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Biblical symbol of patience : JOB
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Spain's Bay of ___ : BISCAY
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Civil rights figure Parks : ROSA
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Unlatch, poetically : OPE
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Skewer : IMPALE
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"___ Breaky Heart" : ACHY
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Still, to Steele : EEN
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Short stops : PAUSES
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Intense interrogation : THETHIRDDEGREE
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International traveler's need : VISA
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Norse chief : ODIN
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Artery clogger : FAT
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Pirate's sword : CUTLASS
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Lived : WAS
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Lover of Narcissus : ECHO
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Albee's "The ___ Story" : ZOO
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Romeo's rendezvous : TRYST
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Journalists, collectively : THEFOURTHESTATE
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Ionian island : CORFU
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___ with (tease) : TOY
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To be, in Paris : ETRE
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Clod buster : HOE
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Picked up the dinner tab : TREATED
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Gyroscope's cousin : TOP
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Counterfeit coin : SLUG
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Stairway component : STEP
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Refusing to testify : TAKINGTHEFIFTH
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Minor task : ERRAND
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Old World deer : ROE
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___ vision (Superman skill) : XRAY
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Prattle : NATTER
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30's home run king : OTT
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See 30 Down : EARP
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Fast : SPEEDY
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Like: Suffix : ISH
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Guitar's ancestor : LUTE
Down
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Sigma Chi, e.g. : FRAT
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___ Ness : LOCH
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Ace-serving Arthur : ASHE
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Programs for purchase : PAYTV
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Mendacious salesman of old car ads : JOEISUZU
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O, on a telephone : OPERATOR
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River curve : BEND
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They stand on their own two feet : BIPEDS
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Ezra Pound and Amy Lowell, e.g. : IMAGISTS
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Reject with disdain : SPURN
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Four six-packs : CASE
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Away from the weather : ALEE
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Oui or ja : YES
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Here: Lat. : HIC
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___ good turn : DOA
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Go get : FETCH
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Sneeze sound : ACHOO
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When repeated, a comforting phrase : THERE
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1970 hit "Whole ___ Love" : LOTTA
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With 65 Across, Dodge City lawman : WYATT
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Houston player : ASTRO
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Brew in a teapot : STEEP
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Not working : OFF
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Rd. or hwy. : RTE
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Summarized : OUTLINED
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Flamboyant successes : HOTSHOTS
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Upper canines : EYETEETH
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Become depleted of water : RUNDRY
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Omelet need : EGG
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Rock's ___ Leppard : DEF
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Slide on ice : SKATE
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Computer dot : PIXEL
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Catch animals : TRAP
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"Verrrrrry interesting" Johnson : ARTE
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"Star Trek" counselor : TROI
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Haus wife : FRAU
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Small pastry : TART
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Preposterous publicity : HYPE
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Nav. rank : ENS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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