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New York Times, Sunday, April 20, 1997

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles M. Deber

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0420 ( 17,330 )
Across
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Appears : SEEMS
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Tackle : TRY
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Certain apartment : LOFT
13
Fly out of a jungle : TSETSE
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Implied : TACIT
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Like a bairn : WEE
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"Are you ___ out?" : INOR
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Terrigenous rocks : SHALES
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Ballet dancer's cookout? : YSHNIKOVSBECUE
26
Sublet : RERENT
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Polaris, in Paris : ETOILE
28
Bottle contents, perhaps : MODELSHIP
30
Lao-___ : TSE
31
Not dorsal : VENTRAL
34
Applications : USES
35
Feather's partner : TAR
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Rations : METES
39
Litter's littlest : RUNT
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Most like sphagnum : PEATIEST
43
Hit man : ICER
44
Biblical no-no : SIN
45
Special-interest grps. : ORGS
48
"The Day the Earth Stood Still" star Michael : RENNIE
49
Timeline division : ERA
50
X years before Hastings : MLVI
51
Wash. Sq. campus : NYU
52
Quiescent : ATREST
53
Showman's good buys? : NUMSGAINS
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Certain skirts : MIDIS
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Finds an easy chair : PLOPS
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Where basketball and volleyball were first played : YMCA
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"Yer darn ___!" : TOOTIN
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Position : STANCE
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Envelope abbr. : ATTN
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Sir Charles's pet fish? : KLEYSRACUDA
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V-neck garment : VEST
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Unruly hair : SHOCKS
74
The "A" of A&M Records : ALPERT
75
Its pitch is high : OBOE
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Orange ___ : PEKOE
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Provokes : STIRS
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Silent screen star's drink makers? : ASTENDERS
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Oxford's skyline : SPIRES
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Mother of Zephyrus : EOS
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"B.C." cartoonist : HART
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Stadium sound : RAH
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Glycerol-based solvent : ACETIN
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Congenial song ending : SYNE
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Apr. addressee : IRS
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Single out for praise : CITE
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Beat against : LASHEDAT
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Wood stack : CORD
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Spiked staffs : MACES
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Camera type, for short : SLR
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Big name in games : SEGA
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Kind of shopping : ONESTOP
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Exclamation of surprise : OHO
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Scrapes : ABRASIONS
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Codeine, for one : OPIATE
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Tell : RELATE
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French sculptor's weather-front detectors? : THOLDISOMETERS
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It's a fault's fault : TREMOR
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High water alternative : HELL
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Average fellow? : DOW
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Day to remember : DORIS
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"___ Fables" : AESOPS
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Drifting : ASEA
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Ogle : EYE
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Acclivity : SLOPE
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Palpebral swelling : STYE
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How the Amazon flows : EAST
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Effect in the recording studio : ECHO
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Cheevy of Edwin Arlington Robinson verse : MINIVER
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Old rural sights : STILES
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Tangoing number : TWO
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Prepare to drag : REV
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Rubber stamp : YESMAN
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Played fast and loose with the facts : LIED
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As soon as : ONCE
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Boners : FOULUPS
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Braid, to Brigitte : TRESSE
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Simpson attorney? : TSRISTER
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Nickname for a big dog : SHEP
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Canal site : EAR
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Quotation compiler's singer? : TLETTSITONE
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Feeling : SENSATE
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Benzocaine, for one : ESTER
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This guy's a doll : KEN
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"How Can We Be Lovers" singer : BOLTON
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Favorite game of President Clinton : HEARTS
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Nugatory : TRIVIAL
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Tiff : RUNIN
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Manner : MIEN
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Beige hue : ECRU
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Pair with a plow : TEAM
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Bumbling : INEPT
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Bound : ENSLAVED
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Pants : SLACKS
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Noted acting family's nobleman? : RYMORESON
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Fandango accompaniment : GUITAR
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Thalberg's studio : MGM
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Hokkaido native : AINU
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Phonetic contractions : SYNCOPES
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Pens and needles : STYLI
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Pronouncements : DICTA
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Desktop pub. items : PCS
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Match maker? : SET
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Fish hawk : OSPREY
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Warmongers rattle them : SABERS
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Cleo's undoing : ASP
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Useful article : THE
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Hungarian composer's boat songs? : TOKSCAROLES
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Chow : EATS
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Senile ones : DOTARDS
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The "K" of RKO : KEITH
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Neighbor of Minn. : ONT
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Transmitter : SENDER
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Queen's county : SHIRE
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Language maven Partridge : ERIC
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Interest level : RATE
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"___ a Woman" (Beatles tune) : SHES
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Scottish playwright's haircutters? : RIESBERS
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Silver category : SECOND
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Like the gang, in song : ALLHERE
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Stores : STASHES
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Lawmaking locale : CAPITOL
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Hercule's creator : AGATHA
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Behind the line of scrimmage : ONSIDE
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Power bikes : MOPEDS
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Rather, informally : SORTA
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Tabby's mate : TOM
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On : ATOP
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Maiden loved by Hercules : IOLE
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Pueblo pot : OLLA
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Dynamic introduction : AERO
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Junket : TRIP
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To be, to Brutus : ESSE
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"Yo te ___" : AMO
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Tofu base : SOY
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Have markers out : OWE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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