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New York Times, Saturday, April 27, 1996

Author:
F. Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.63110881
Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 90 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0427 ( 16,972 )
Across
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Billy Budd's affirmatives : AYES
5
Cio-Cio-San's marriage broker : GORO
9
Land in the Rub al Khali : OMAN
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Almost red : RARE
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One may be found near a cloverleaf : MOTEL
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Mental barrier : BOGY
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Start of a tribute to the Metropolitan Opera's James Levine : TWENTYFIVEYEARS
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Like soap operas : EPISODIC
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Sgt. Bilko : ERNIE
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E.T. carriers : UFOS
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Ship of myth : ARGO
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More of the tribute : ISTOUGHTOIGNORE
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Hawaiian "gathering place" : OAHU
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Points of difficulty : RUBS
33
Met guest artist DeLuise : DOM
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Ship ropes : TYES
35
Detroit Dark Red and others : BEETS
37
Flag : TIRE
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Additionally : AND
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Kind of dance : BARN
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Regretful one : RUER
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More of the tribute : SOATOASTTOJIMMY
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Maximum degree : HILT
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Letters from Greece : ETAS
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Expect : AWAIT
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Expiate : ATONEFOR
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End of the tribute : HEKNOWSTHESCORE
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"Der fliegende Hollander" tenor : ERIK
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___Park : ESTES
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Singer's concern : TONE
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Department store department : MENS
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Walton opera, with "The" : BEAR
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Coast : SLED
Down
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"Vissi d'___" (Puccini aria) : ARTE
2
Squawk : YAWP
3
"...___saw Elba" : EREI
4
Like Salome's dance : SENSUOUS
5
Card game similar to Authors : GOFISH
6
Of the ear : OTIC
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Pastor, informally : REV
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Cheer for Escamillo : OLE
9
Weber opera : OBERON
10
Loud complaint : MOAN
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Rural prefix : AGRI
12
Stock page heading : NYSE
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Me's partner, in a 1936 song : MYDOG
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Modern protein source : TOFU
18
Safecrackers : YEGGS
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Month of l'ete : AOUT
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Cookout fare : RIBS
24
Minute amounts : IOTAS
25
Refuse : SAYNO
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Vamp Bara : THEDA
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16th-century council site : TRENT
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Abhorrence : ODIUM
29
Composer of "Miss Julie" : ROREM
30
Manicurist's board : EMERY
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Object of Canaanite worship : BAAL
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Once : ERST
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Cuts geometrically : TRISECTS
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"Mefistofele" composer : BOITO
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Speculates : THINKS
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Utmost extent of one's strength : TETHER
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Western tribe : OTOES
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Peerce and Smuts : JANS
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"Pardon..." : AHEM
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Had being : WERE
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Related : AKIN
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Boy preceder : ATTA
52
Silly billy : FOOL
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Author Sarah ___Jewett : ORNE
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Sax or oboe : REED
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Spider's parlor : WEB
57
Compass point : SSE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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