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New York Times, Wednesday, April 23, 1997

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0423 ( 17,333 )

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Across
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Jim at the bar : BEAM
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Long Island town : ISLIP
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"Want to hear a secret?" : PSST
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It's tender in Turin : LIRA
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Actress Gia : SCALA
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Bar assoc. member : ATTY
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Like a gemologist's drinks? : ONTHEROCKS
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Kisser : TRAP
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Migrants' advocate Chavez : CESAR
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Sans mixers : NEAT
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Latest thing : RAGE
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Carafe quantity : LITER
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Fictional hotel hellion : ELOISE
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First-rate : CHOICE
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Static ___ : CLING
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Film director Wertmuller : LINA
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Adventure hero ___ Williams : REMO
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Grateful? : ASHES
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Tailward, on jets : AFT
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Sangria container : PITCHER
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Gentle handling, initially : TLC
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___ dicit (legal refusal) : NIHIL
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Ike's onetime singing partner : TINA
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Luau entertainment : HULA
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Skip over : ELIDE
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Worker with a scythe : REAPER
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"The Song of the Earth" composer : MAHLER
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Highly hackneyed : BANAL
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Baseball's Jesus : ALOU
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Gin flavorers : SLOES
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Asset : PLUS
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Like a platform diver's drinks? : WITHATWIST
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Mislay : LOSE
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Fur source : OTTER
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Sparkling wine spot : ASTI
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Baa-maids? : EWES
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In the poorhouse : NEEDY
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Two semesters : YEAR
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Voting group : BLOC
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Deutsche article : EINE
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Song and dance, e.g. : ARTS
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Gospel's Jackson : MAHALIA
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Mt. Carmel site: Abbr. : ISR
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Treat with tea : SCONE
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One who spikes the punch : LACER
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Chase of "Now, Voyager" : ILKA
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Drawing that's easy on the eyes : PASTEL
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Bar regulars, e.g. : PATRONS
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Like an astronaut's drinks? : STRAIGHTUP
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Deer sirs : STAGS
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Melville adventure : TYPEE
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Lexicographer Partridge : ERIC
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TV's Hatcher : TERI
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Detector target : LIAR
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Scotch family : CLAN
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LP player : HIFI
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Like a roofer's drinks? : ONTHEHOUSE
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Lawyer Roy : COHN
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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Sprint rival : MCI
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Word for a madame : ELLE
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Lasting impression : SCAR
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Barre room bend : PLIE
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Bring home : EARN
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Mistreats : ILLUSES
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Vestibule : HALLWAY
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Tap : DRAWON
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Part of SEATO : EAST
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Fudge flavor : MAPLE
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Let have : ALLOW
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Davis of "Now, Voyager" : BETTE
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Hurt : ACHED
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Miller beer option : LITE
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Seine feeder : OISE
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"Como ___ usted?" : ESTA
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Do a bartending job : STIR
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It may finish second : ARY

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

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