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New York Times, Friday, April 26, 1996

Author:
W. Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Wesley Johnson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJKVW} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Johnson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0426 ( 16,971 )

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Across
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Sanction : AUTHORIZE
10
Elements found once each in 1-, 15-, 57-, 62-Across, and 30-Down : AEIOU
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Pulmonary problem : PNEUMONIA
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Tots' cries : DADAS
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To the point : PERTINENT
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Heated and then some : IRATE
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___squares (statistical method) : LEAST
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Untouched by time : AGELESS
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Summer D.C. clock setting : EDT
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Consumer Reports feature : BESTBUY
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Brazil's biggest city : SAOPAULO
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Wraparound dresses: Var. : SAREES
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Fort Peck site : MONTANA
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Kind of cup : DIXIE
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Together : ASAUNIT
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Set of dishes : CUISINE
40
Words before "diamond" and "pearl" in an Irving Berlin song : GOTNO
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It's directly south of the White House lawn : ESTREET
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Old store counter : ABACUS
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Commuter country : SUBURBIA
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Catches : ENTRAPS
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Response: Abbr. : ANS
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River port in Kentucky : PADUCAH
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Political societies : BUNDS
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Run into a hitch? : ELOPE
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Harem woman : ODALISQUE
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Helicopter part : ROTOR
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Works by Plato : DIALOGUES
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Generation Y : TEENS
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Dressmakers' materials : YARDGOODS
Down
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Trick-or-treaters' treats : APPLES
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Old biscuit brand : UNEEDA
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Tumorous growths : TERATOMATA
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Shacks : HUTS
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Pass over : OMIT
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80's White House name : RON
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Like Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 : INE
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California wine, familiarly : ZIN
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Worry greatly : EATAT
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"The Sound of Music" farewell : ADIEUADIEU
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Probably not a night owl : EARLYRISER
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Zoological name suffix : IDAE
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Haggis ingredient : OATS
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Applications : USES
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Literary monogram : GBS
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"___have promises to keep": Frost : BUTI
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Gladden : ELATE
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Jesus Christ, with "the" : SON
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Seize with alacrity : POUNCEUPON
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TV employees : ANNOUNCERS
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"Macbeth" stage direction : EXITBANQUO
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Die Zeit article : EIN
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Grasp : SEE
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Misbehave : ACTUP
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Turkish leader : AGA
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Cry : SOB
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City, to Cato : URBS
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Sender of monthly checks: Abbr. : SSA
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L.A.'s Union, e.g. : STA
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Provided: Var. : INDUED
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Evaluate : ASSESS
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Little___ (state nickname) : RHODY
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Sassy : PERT
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Drug-yielding plant : ALOE
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Spoil, with "on" : DOTE
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Literary genre: Abbr. : BIOG
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"Let___then, you and I": Eliot : USGO
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24 hours, to Diego : DIA
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Alpine river : AAR
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Legal deg. : LLD

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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