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New York Times, Friday, March 24, 1995

Author:
Christopher Hurt
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Christopher Hurt

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Hurt. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0324 ( 16,572 )
Across
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BBC competitor : ITV
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Spoils : SWAG
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Furry swimmers : OTTERS
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Curtain : SHOWTIME
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Business group : CARTEL
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Depressions : MALAISES
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Emergency processing : TRIAGE
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Antiperspirant's target : WETNESS
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Best of all possible worlds : UTOPIA
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This may have come first : EGG
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K.G.B. predecessor : OGPU
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L.I. clock setting : EST
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Like some juices : CITROUS
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_____, Bravo, Charlie,... : ALFA
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Like a bump on _____ : ALOG
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Boss's last words : YOUREFIRED
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Gull-like birds : SKUAS
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Italian artist _____ Bartolommeo : FRA
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Notched : EROSE
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Humankind : EARTHLINGS
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Frame part : JAMB
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Brian Boru's land : ERIN
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Makes hard to read : ENCODES
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Noun after a verb: Abbr. : OBJ
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Without a clue : ASEA
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Factory second: Abbr. : IRR
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Crotchety folk : GRUMPS
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Took up residence : MOVEDIN
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Mardi Gras mask : DOMINO
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Hunter : PREDATOR
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Badge : EMBLEM
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Religious title : HOLINESS
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Improvise, in music : NOODLE
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Educational org. : INST
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Ran into : MET
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You can believe it : ISM
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Warm up : THAW
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Field mouse : VOLE
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"Sophie's Choice" role : STINGO
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Flippant fellow : WISEGUY
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Iowa State's home : AMES
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Surface for painting : GESSO
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Eightfold : OCTUPLE
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Molière hypocrite : TARTUFFE
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Fates, e.g. : TRIO
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Troop encampment : ETAPE
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First name in TV talk : REGIS
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Sound between Skye and Scotland : SLEAT
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1973 news topic : WATERGATE
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Breezeway terminus : GARAGE
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File object : CASE
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She was Sylvia in Broadway's "The Women" : ILKA
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The rounds : TOUR
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1959 Fiestas hit : SOFINE
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Popular sneaker : AIRJORDAN
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Coffee container : URN
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It may have broad shoulders : ROAD
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Salinger girl : ESME
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Five-time Presidential candidate : DEBS
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Dangerous debris : SHRAPNEL
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Supple : LISSOME
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Mewls : SNIVELS
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Acknowledge : CREDIT
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Chicago's first mayor William : OGDEN
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Fizzy remedy : BROMO
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Family-size : JUMBO
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On both sides: Prefix : AMPHI
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Easy to take : MILD
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"Straight _____ the rocks?" : ORON
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Detail : ITEM
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Airplane part : NOSE
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Alphabet snippet : RST

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

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