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New York Times, Monday, March 4, 1996

Author:
S. B. Whitten
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stanley B. Whitten

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Whitten. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0304 ( 16,918 )
Across
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Skiing or skin diving, e.g. : SPORT
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Gossip bit : ITEM
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Molecule component : ATOM
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More aged : OLDER
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Golfer's cry : FORE
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Conserve : SAVE
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One of the Judds : NAOMI
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Doesn't draw, in draw : STANDSPAT
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Try hard : STRIVE
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Italian wine region : ASTI
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Summer, in St.-Denis : ETE
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Done by oneself : SINGLEHANDED
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Traditional Christmas drink : WASSAIL
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"___scale of 1 to 10..." : ONA
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Mrs. Peron : EVA
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Block traffic, in a way : DOUBLEPARK
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Intravenous fluids : SERA
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Ocean of N.C.'s coast : ATL
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Guy with an Irish Rose : ABIE
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Large marine fish : TRIPLETAIL
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Ron of "Tarzan" : ELY
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Charged particle : ION
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Separable components : MODULES
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Dimwitted cartoon dad : HOMERSIMPSON
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Son___gun : OFA
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Verdi opera : AIDA
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Upstate New York city : ELMIRA
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Aliens : STRANGERS
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"Amo, amas, amat," e.g. : LATIN
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Disclose : TELL
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Catch : NAIL
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Decree : EDICT
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It can close clothes : SNAP
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Murder : SLAY
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Classroom furnishings : DESKS
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TV's "My Three___" : SONS
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Bit of real estate : PLAT
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What the nose knows : ODOR
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Negligent : REMISS
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"Jeopardy!" info : TRIVIA
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Suppositions : IFS
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Sum : TOTAL
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Clear the board : ERASE
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Smoker's choice : MENTHOL
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Nincompoop : ASS
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Recorded : TAPED
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Egg-shaped : OVATE
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Allotted : METED
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Newswoman Sawyer : DIANE
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Oklahoma city : ENID
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Be a bad winner : GLOAT
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California's___Valley : NAPA
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Sunset direction : WEST
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Allege : AVER
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Mrs. Gandhi's garb : SARI
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Goodyear flier : BLIMP
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Brother in "Am I my brother's keeper?" : ABEL
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Irk : RILE
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Low islands : KEYS
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"...baked in___" : APIE
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Ship's guidance system : LORAN
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Naval banners : ENSIGNS
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Be Beaten : LOSE
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Fancily dressed, with "up" : DOLLED
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Like beds before a maid : UNMADE
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Emcees : HOSTS
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Frequently : OFTEN
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Actress Gibbs : MARLA
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Perfect : IDEAL
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"Ave___" : MARIA
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"Tell it like___!" : ITIS
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Barry of basketball : RICK
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Formicary residents : ANTS
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Swiss peak : ALP
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Foxlike : SLY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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