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Literary Top Ten

New York Times, Sunday, April 23, 1995

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 164, Blocks: 85 Missing: {JKZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0423 ( 16,602 )
Across
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Prospective : UPCOMING
9
Air Force facility : BASE
13
Peaches' singing partner : HERB
17
Kind of number : MACH
21
Writer's voice : NARRATOR
22
"To Autumn" and others : ODES
23
Colleague of Jimmy and Bjorn : ILIE
24
Western Indian : OTOE
25
Kurt Vonnegut novel : SLAUGHTERHOUSEFIVE
28
Lady of Spain : DAMA
29
Many, many years : EON
30
Eastern prince : EMEER
31
First name in morning TV : REGIS
32
Rang : PEALED
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"What _____!" : AMESS
37
Prefix with system : ECO
38
Confessed : SANG
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Lodges troops : BILLETS
40
Archaelogical site : TARPIT
42
Louisa May Alcott novel : EIGHTCOUSINS
46
Bank deposit? : ORE
47
"Three men in _____" : ATUB
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A small one is white : LIE
50
Denouement : ENDING
51
Verb tense: Abbr. : FUT
52
Discounted : CUTRATE
55
Autos since 1989 : GEOS
57
Funny : ODD
58
It may have several scénes : ACTE
60
Anna Quindlen best-seller : ONETRUETHING
63
Put aside, in a way : ESCROW
65
Lang of comics' Smallville : LANA
66
_____ Canals : SOO
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Earned status : RATED
71
Like a used car : RESOLD
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Certain joint : ELL
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A.A. Milne title : NOWWEARESIX
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Observant type : NOTICER
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Miss Piggy's pronoun : MOI
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Per team : ONASIDE
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One way to rest : INPEACE
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Hardly friendly : ICY
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Kind of political party : ANTITAX
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J.D. Salinger collection : NINESTORIES
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Whip : TAN
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Some doubles players : NETMEN
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Feast of Saint _____ (January event) : AGNES
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Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
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Term of address at court : SIRE
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Embellished : LARDED
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Chekhov work, with "The" : THREESISTERS
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British levy : CESS
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_____ Lingus : AER
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Scott of "Charles in Charge" : BAIO
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Opens for viewing : UNCASES
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_____-disant (self-styled) : SOI
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Addison's partner : STEELE
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Scale meas. : LBS
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Exam for jrs. : PSAT
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White-tailed flier : ERN
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T.S. Eliot opus : FOURQUARTETS
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"M*A*S*H" protocol : TRIAGE
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Made sense : ADDEDUP
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Debate arguments : PROS
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G.I. address : APO
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Nape : SCRAG
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Historic German city : WEIMAR
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Put out : EVICT
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Paul Anka's first hit : DIANA
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Yeoman's yes : AYE
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Kyrgyzstan's _____ Mountains : ALAI
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Aeschylus tragedy : SEVENAGAINSTTHEBES
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It gets a brushoff : LINT
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By means of : OVER
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Melody : TUNE
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One for the road? : MOTORIST
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Female sweetheart : LASS
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_____ a one : NARY
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Assists, e.g. : STAT
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Reconnaissance craft : SPYBOATS
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Defeat an incumbent : UNSEAT
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Picasso's daughter : PALOMA
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Rubbernecker : CRANER
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Tulsa sch. : ORU
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S.I. or TV Guide : MAG
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Spillane's "_____ Jury" : ITHE
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Words of denial : NOTME
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Alexander's home : GREECE
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1922 Physics Nobelist : BOHR
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Fuss : ADO
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Subject of "Sunday in the Park With George" : SEURAT
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Cores : ESSENCES
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CD player ancestor : HIFI
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Some Ivy Leaguers : ELIS
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"6 Rms _____ Vu" : RIV
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Paging : BEEPING
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Most common, statistically : MODAL
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Dickens classic : ATALEOFTWOCITIES
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Eventuate : COMETRUE
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Disk jockey's need : HEADSET
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Do a second lube job : REOIL
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Prod : EGGON
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Loop loopers : ELS
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"In the Heat of the Night" setting : SPARTA
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Pear-shaped instrument : SITAR
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Radiance : SHEEN
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Handcuffs : BINDS
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Projecting skirt : TUTU
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Oscar-winning musical : GIGI
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Japanese vegetable : UDO
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Weatherized a house : SIDED
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Candle contents : BEESWAX
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Broadway composer Cy : COLEMAN
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Accompanied : UNALONE
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Agatha Christie mystery : TENLITTLEINDIANS
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Grimm character : OGRE
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Mountain ridges : ARETES
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When repeated, middling, in Milano : COSI
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Trucks for hire : TOWS
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Garden work : HOEING
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"Operator" singer : CROCE
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Garage sale caveat : ASIS
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TV control knob : TINT
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Uncover : EXPOSE
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Smiley's creator : LECARRE
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Cause of cough : DRYNESS
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Diarists : NOTERS
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_____ off (sporadically) : ONAND
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Score after deuce : ADIN
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Art Nouveau jeweler Lalique : RENE
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Seals, as a crate : NAILSUP
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Buffalo's county : ERIE
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"_____ blue as blue..." : IMAS
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"¿Cómo _____ usted?" : ESTA
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"Doe, _____..." : ADEER
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Interference : STATIC
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Enjoy thoroughly : EATUP
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Sword handles : HILTS
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Ring wear : ROBE
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Scholarly org. : INST
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Battle souvenirs : SCARS
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The "Her" of "Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low" : CORDELIA
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Must-take coll. course : REQ
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University of Cincinnati team : BEARCATS
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Hurricane protection : SEAWALL
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Loses a liking for : SOURSON
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Plant of the pea family : LUPIN
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Bad mark : STAIN
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Medicine testing agcy. : FDA
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Bad booze : ROTGUT
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Involuntary actions : SPASMS
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Boot-shaped land : ARABIA
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Most happy-go-lucky : GAYEST
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Discharges : EGESTS
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Discharges : EMITS
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Victorious : ONTOP
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By any chance : EVER
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Mucho : VERY
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Regular fare : DIET
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A.B.A. member : ATTY
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Foerster opera : EVA
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Literary collection : ANA
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Fireplace shell : HOB
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Ranch suffix : ERO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 10 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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