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New York Times, Saturday, March 8, 1997

Nickname for actor/singer Benjamin Crothers

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {GJQUWZ} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Norris.
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© 1997, The New York Times3/8/97 ( No. 17,287 )
Across
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Represents : SPEAKSFOR
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Pop singer McLachlan : SARAH
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Rough stuff : HORSEPLAY
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Poplar variety : ABELE
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Zap : IRRADIATE
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Papers, etc. : MEDIA
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Its slogan was once "We'll open your eyes" : RCA
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Take from the top : SKIM
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Dispatcher : SENDER
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Neck problem : KINK
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Take, as a course : ELECT
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Salon service : TINT
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Over : ENDED
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Greek ___ : SALAD
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Call : SEE
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Longing : DESIRE
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Gave generously : LAVISHED
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Biological classifications : TAXA
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Zoroastrian spirit : DEVA
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Jumble : MISHMASH
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Twinkled, as rays of light : DANCED
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Business abbr. : INC
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Assume the role of : ACTAS
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Cahn collaborator : STYNE
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First-rate : NEAT
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It holds the sun and the moon : TAROT
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Long : ACHE
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Lot employees : EXTRAS
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Kind of appeal : SNOB
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Word with top or dog : LAP
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Frosty : RIMED
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Some supervisors : CHAPERONS
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"___ flowing with milk and honey": Exodus : ALAND
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Reserve : RETICENCE
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Advances : LENDS
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Interscholastic competition : TRACKMEET
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Dodged : SHIRKED
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Chubby : PORCINE
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Saturday jobs, typically : ERRANDS
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Simile phrase : ASA
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Reebok alternative : KEDS
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Net feat : SPIKE
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Waves wildly : FLAILS
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Fiber source : OATMEAL
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Deli offering : RYE
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Bar order, with "the" : SAME
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Has ___ for (is skilled at) : ABENT
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Flushed : REDDISH
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Title recipient : ALIENEE
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Word with tender or chicken : HEARTED
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Held (off) : STAVED
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Jarrett of jazz : KEITH
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Decked : CLAD
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Tension : DRAMA
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Sutherland et al. : DIVAS
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Squeezes (from) : EXACTS
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Worker always seen in a suit : SANTA
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Hammett hound : ASTA
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Old quiz show category : MINERAL
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Banished : INEXILE
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Nickname for actor/singer Benjamin Crothers : SCATMAN
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More bitter : HARSHER
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Amusement park attraction : CYCLONE
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Intensify : ENHANCE
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Like some eyes : DEEPSET
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Liszt's ___ in B minor : SONATA
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Current : TREND
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Seminar focus : TOPIC
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Puts together : ADDS
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Chip of the P.G.A. : BECK
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PC part : CRT
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Rock group with whom Dan Rather once jammed : REM

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

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