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New York Times, Monday, April 25, 1994

50-Down : Protected, as the feet

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bernice Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 127 for Ms. Gordon.
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© 1994, The New York Times4/25/94 ( No. 16,239 )
Across
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Like some eagles or tires : BALD
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Poker Flat chronicler : HARTE
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Price : COST
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"Now ___ me down..." : ILAY
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Dillies : ONERS
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Patron saint of physicians : LUKE
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In need : DOWNANDOUT
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"Miss ___ Regrets" : OTIS
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Former Washington nine : SENATORS
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Journalists Joseph and Stewart : ALSOPS
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Bog : MIRE
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Dutch painter Jan : STEEN
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Actor Peter : OTOOLE
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Fleet cats : CHEETAHS
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Comic Costello : LOU
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___ incognita : TERRA
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Psalms word : SELAH
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"Bon" words : MOTS
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Appears : SEEMS
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Flintstones pet : DINO
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Bit of clowning : ANTIC
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Soup ingredients : LEEKS
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Cattle call : MOO
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Newborns : NEONATES
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Shortly : INABIT
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End of a tunnel, proverbially : LIGHT
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Came in horizontally : SLID
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Manhandler : ABUSER
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Fellow crew member : SHIPMATE
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Have an itch for : WANT
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"Fantastic!" : OUTOFSIGHT
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1949 hit "___ in Love With Amy" : ONCE
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Sky-hued flower : BLUET
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Shoe support : TREE
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Glassmaker's oven : LEHR
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Broadcasts : SENDS
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Asserts : SAYS
Down
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Invitations : BIDS
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A lily : ALOE
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Mowing site : LAWN
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Ball of fire : DYNAMO
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Feted ones : HONOREES
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Tennis's Agassi : ANDRE
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Collectors' cars : REOS
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Robert Morse stage role : TRU
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Subject of a will : ESTATE
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Shut up : CLOSETED
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In a tenuous position : OUTONALIMB
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Leave hastily : SKIP
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1994 film "Guarding ___" : TESS
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Like Pisa's tower : ATILT
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Sediment : LEES
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Humiliate : SHAME
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Broadway tune "___ River" : OLMAN
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Ten-___ odds : TOONE
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Not with it : OUTTOLUNCH
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Northern Indians : CREES
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Vietnam's capital : HANOI
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"Darn it!" : SHOOT
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Rent out again : RELET
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Presaging trouble : SINISTER
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One-way transporters : SKILIFTS
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Zoo fixture : CAGE
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Cuts : SNIPS
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Pulses : THROBS
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Owns up to : ADMITS
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Protected, as the feet : SHOED
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Subject to court-martial, maybe : AWOL
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Curse : BANE
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Bedaze : STUN
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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"___ also serve who ..." : THEY
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Hot times on the Riviera : ETES
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Little: Suffix : ULE

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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