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New York Times, Thursday, April 11, 1996

Author:
R. Hamel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Raymond Hamel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Hamel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0411 ( 16,956 )
Across
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Bad golf shot : BAFF
5
Stuff : CRAM
9
"Apollo 13" co-star : BACON
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Epithet for Athena : ALEA
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Ready for picking : RIPE
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Kind of artery : ILIAC
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Site at the end of "Romeo and Juliet" : TOMB
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Satanic : EVIL
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Cabal : JUNTO
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Aviary? : HOMETWEETHOME
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Search (out) : FERRET
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Marker : IOU
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Rustic parents : MAS
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Buck Rogers player Gerard : GIL
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Monopolist's amount : ALL
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Covenant : PACT
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Bowling alley button : RESET
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Junior Dumas : FILS
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Sgt. Snorkel's bulldog : OTTO
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Bird call competition? : ACHEEPIMITATION
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Modern music maker : MOOG
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Antilles, e.g. : ILES
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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First name in fashion : OLEG
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Antiquity, old-style : ELD
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"Wanna___?" : BET
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Bird's beak : NEB
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Start of many Quebec place names : STE
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Bodies of law : CANONS
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Why the crow wouldn't sing? : ITHADJUSTCAWS
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Girl of a Beatles title : JULIA
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Sharer's word : OURS
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Attacks weeds : HOES
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Made goo-goo eyes at : OGLED
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Bring to ruin : UNDO
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"___Her on Monday" (1942 song) : IMET
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Domineering : BOSSY
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Mrs. Dick Tracy : TESS
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Low state, with "the" : PITS
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Serious business loss : BATH
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Cold : ALOOF
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"Cherchez la___" : FEMME
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Russian royal treasure : FABERGEEGG
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Embroidery yarn : CREWEL
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Construction fastener : RIVET
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"...blackbirds baked in___" : APIE
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"Coca-Cola Cowboy" singer : MELTILLIS
9
Small, exquisite ornament : BIJOU
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Reunion attender : ALUM
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Of the movies : CINEMATIC
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Kind of bran : OAT
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U.S.O. user : NCO
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Shopworn : TRITE
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"The Planets" composer : HOLST
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Cast member : ACTOR
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What "litho-" means : STONE
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Pointed : AIMED
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Picnic bite : POTATOCHIP
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Novarro of "Ben-Hur" : RAMON
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Moliere's "L'___des femmes" : ECOLE
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Nile birds : SHOEBILLS
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Got plumper : FILLEDOUT
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Michelangelo marble : PIETA
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Concerning : ANENT
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Low singers : BASSOS
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Darkened : SHADY
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Part of Miss Muffet's diet : CURDS
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Model Campbell : NAOMI
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Darling : SWEET
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Connections : TIES
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Part of summer : JUNE
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Sonic boom creators : SSTS
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Task : JOB
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Italian dramatist ___Betti : UGO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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