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New York Times, Thursday, March 21, 1996

Charlotte of "Diff'rent Strokes"

Author:
H. Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQVX} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times3/21/96 ( No. 16,935 )
Across
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"Gone With the Wind" locale : ATLANTA
8
Cousin of a terrarium : HOTBED
14
Area of early exploration : SEACOAST
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Senator Daniel : INOUYE
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Maj. Strasser in "Casablanca" : HEINRICH
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Hung around : STAYED
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Cigar tip : ETTE
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Ages : ERAS
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Mustachioed artist : DALI
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Backward : SHY
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Coal porter : MINER
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Ambrose Bierce, notably : CYNIC
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Communicate through channels : SENDWORD
29
Some trial evidence : DNA
30
Realty sign : SOLD
31
Ed of Mingo fame : AMES
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"Wanna___?" : BET
33
Employs pupils : SEES
35
Radii parallels : ULNAS
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"Yeah, right" : SURE
38
Ky.-to-Okla. direction : WSW
39
Passed beautifully : ACED
40
Alternative to Le Bourget : ORLY
42
Polluter-busting org. : EPA
43
Arm on a saucer : DEATHRAY
45
Ball's beau : ARNAZ
47
"On the Beach" author : SHUTE
48
Sgt., e.g. : NCO
51
Objects of a 1950's scare : REDS
52
Wheat center : GERM
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Eve's counterpart : MORN
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Harden : OSSIFY
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Springs (from) : EMANATES
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Depleted : USEDUP
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Suckle : WETNURSE
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Skyscrapers : TOWERS
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Most condensation-covered : DEWIEST
Down
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Lenten forehead smudges : ASHES
2
You put them in your food : TEETH
3
Churchgoers : LAITY
4
Oxy-5 target : ACNE
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Common conjunction : NOR
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Mai___ : TAI
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Get higher : ASCEND
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Sound like thisss : HISS
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Neighbor of Minn. : ONT
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Sycophant : TOADY
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Presently, to a shopaholic? : BUYANDBUY
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Part of a makeup kit : EYELINER
13
Set aside for some purpose : DEDICATE
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Completely, to a pitcher? : THREWANDTHREW
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Scent : AROMA
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Country singer McDaniel : MEL
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Bring about : INDUCE
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Record replacers : CDS
27
"___your old man!" : SOS
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Vacation spot : RESORT
30
Scoundrel, to Betsy Ross? : SEWANDSEW
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Initiate, as a warrant : SWEAROUT
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After-dinner order : ESPRESSO
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Certain car deal : LEASE
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Artful : SLY
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Carpenter's tool : ADZ
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Charlotte of "Diff'rent Strokes" : RAE
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Showed busyness : HUMMED
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Words to the audience : ASIDE
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___Dame : NOTRE
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Salad green : CRESS
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Start : ONSET
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Works a deal on : GYPS
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Kahului's locale : MAUI
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Animal enclosure : FUR
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Noshed : ATE
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90 degrees from 38-Across : NNW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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