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New York Times, Saturday, March 23, 1996

Author:
R. Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQW} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0323 ( 16,937 )
Across
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Dish made with sour cream : STROGANOFF
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Athens's___of Hadrian : STOA
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Megadeth's music, e.g. : HEAVYMETAL
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Name of six popes : PAUL
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Subject to omission : EXCEPTABLE
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Stage beginning : ACTI
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Classic Maugham short story : RAIN
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Strip (of) : DEPRIVE
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Some dashes : ENS
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Big fans : ZEALOTS
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Whole lot : TON
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Cause resentment : ESTRANGE
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Base gesture : SALUTE
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Appointed by an interested party, in Roman law : OPTIVE
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What Babe Ruth wore : THREE
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Kind of end : FAG
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Popular Christmas gifts : SLEDS
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What's more : AND
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Signs of organization : PILES
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Choice segments : ELITES
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Opposite of love : LOATHE
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Brings up : ELEVATES
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Subject of a Keats poem : URN
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Fanatic : EXTREME
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Back-road hazard : RUT
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30's-40's force : GESTAPO
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Europe's Gulf of___ : RIGA
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Twist : SLUE
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Reeling : ONTHEROPES
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___de la Societe : ILES
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Colorful marine creature : SEAANEMONE
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Bite : NOSH
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Scenic walkways : ESPLANADES
Down
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Actress North : SHEREE
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Football's Chiefs, originally : TEXANS
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Intolerant one : RACIST
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Thermometer site : OVEN
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Kind of joint : GYP
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Invoice abbr. : AMT
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King Features competitor : NEA
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N.Y.C. parlor : OTB
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1989-90 Masters champion : FALDO
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Companies' trucks : FLEETS
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Boom : SPAR
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Tight-lipped : TACITURN
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In the minority : OUTVOTED
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Title recipient : ALIENEE
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Jr.'s exam : PSAT
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Delete, as a file : ZAP
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Tolkien creatures : ENTS
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Mentally quick : AGILE
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Landscaping machine : LEVELER
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Man of many words : ROGET
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Buddhist sacred city : LHASA
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Ancient Roman official : EDILE
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1959 Bock-Harnick musical : FIORELLO
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"Laugh-In" sportscaster : ALANSUES
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Originate : STEM
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Activates, in a way : PLUGSIN
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Queens park : SHEA
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"___of Destruction" (1965 hit) : EVE
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Investigative report : EXPOSE
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Shooting aid : TRIPOD
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City on the Willamette : EUGENE
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Stoppages : STASES
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Sounds : TONES
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"Entertainment Tonight" co-host : TESH
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Piazza di Spagna site : ROMA
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Utilize : TAP
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"2001" name : HAL
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Alfonso's queen : ENA
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Bacon's "Footloose" role : REN

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

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