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New York Times, Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Independence achievers of 1991: Abbr.

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JVXZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times4/26/05 ( No. 20,258 )

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Across
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Replaceable shoe part : HEEL
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Construction girder : IBEAM
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$ dispensers : ATMS
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Morales of "La Bamba" : ESAI
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Paul of "Hollywood Squares" : LYNDE
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Hatchery sound : PEEP
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Two, to four : SQUAREROOT
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Yes-___ question : ORNO
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___-Rooter : ROTO
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George Meany's org. : AFLCIO
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Like some risers : EARLY
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Holiday dinner insert, perhaps : TABLELEAF
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"… ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Next in line? : HEIR
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Guys' partners : DOLLS
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Easy-to-prepare, as cheesecake : NOBAKE
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Gambling mecca : RENO
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Troupe member's "closet" : WARDROBETRUNK
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"Livin' la Vida ___" : LOCA
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On the decline : WANING
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Country singer Tucker : TANYA
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One taking tel. messages : ASST
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Honoree's spot : DAIS
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Medulla's place : BRAINSTEM
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Hostess Perle : MESTA
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Daniel of Nicaragua : ORTEGA
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Sharif of film : OMAR
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Amer. counterpart : NATL
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Where 10-Across may be found : BANKBRANCH
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Changed locks? : DYED
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Nine: Prefix : ENNEA
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Reason for an R rating : GORE
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Independence achievers of 1991: Abbr. : SSRS
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Orchestra group : REEDS
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Old Harper's Bazaar illustrator : ERTE
Down
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Cock and bull : HES
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Atty.'s title : ESQ
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___ de vie : EAU
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1997 Jim Carrey film : LIARLIAR
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"___ a song go out …" : ILET
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How times tables are learned : BYROTE
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Brian of ambient music : ENO
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Commotion : ADO
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Rock genre, informally : METAL
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Classic Harlem theater : APOLLO
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Bygone Toyota model : TERCEL
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Like a McJob : MENIAL
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"S.N.L." skits, e.g. : SPOOFS
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Cowboy Rogers : ROY
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Felt topper : FEDORA
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Velvet finish? : EEN
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Get one's ducks in ___ : AROW
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Country's McEntire : REBA
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Flyboy's place : AIRBASE
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Jane's role in "Klute" : BREE
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Deli product : HERO
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Frequent duettist with Tony Bennett : KDLANG
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Food package amt. : NTWT
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One-___ (old ball game) : OCAT
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Bounceable? : UNDERAGE
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Vardalos and Peeples : NIAS
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Make a sweater : KNIT
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Fed. property manager : GSA
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Some gov't issues : TBONDS
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Lines up neatly : ARRAYS
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Yak, yak, yak : NATTER
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Rates of return : YIELDS
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Utterly defeated, in slang : SMOKED
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Rattled weapon? : SABER
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Scratch : MAR
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New corp. hires : MBAS
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Suffix with meth- or eth- : ANE
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Vane dir. : NNE
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Fish/fowl connector : NOR
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PC hookup : CRT
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Bray starter : HEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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