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New York Times, Monday, April 28, 1997

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVXYZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0428 ( 17,338 )

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Across
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Comedian Mort : SAHL
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Small dent on a fender : DING
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Picket line crossers : SCABS
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Margarine : OLEO
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Cookie with a creme center : OREO
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Diamond weight : CARAT
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Vegas card game : BLACKJACK
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Dress style : ALINE
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Bullfight bull : TORO
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Marx who wrote "Das Kapital" : KARL
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Flue residue : ASH
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Suffix meaning "approximately" : ISH
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Lucille Ball, e.g. : REDHEAD
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Where the Eiffel Tower is : PARIS
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Feed bag contents : OATS
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Distinctive doctrines : ISMS
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Fast-growing community : BOOMTOWN
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Housebroken animal : PET
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Savior : WHITEKNIGHT
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Till bill : ONE
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Yearned (for) : HUNGERED
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Weapon in a silo, for short : ICBM
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Found's partner : LOST
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Muse of love poetry : ERATO
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Organized absenteeism of police officers : BLUEFLU
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Turf : SOD
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"The ___ in the Hat" (rhyming Seuss book) : CAT
57
Writer Fleming : IAN
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Greek letter : IOTA
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Ark builder : NOAH
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Greek letter : SIGMA
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Stew vegetable : GREENBEAN
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Build : ERECT
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Indonesian island : BALI
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Appears : SEEMS
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Christmas carol : NOEL
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Settled, as on a perch : ALIT
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Cry loudly : SOB
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Start (and end) of the Three Musketeers' motto : ALL
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London airport : HEATHROW
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Kooky : LOCO
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Martial arts schools : DOJOS
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Rhymester Gershwin : IRA
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Giraffe's prominent feature : NECK
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Racing vehicle : GOKART
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Burn with hot water : SCALD
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Baseball's Ripken : CAL
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Gets up : ARISES
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Small chicken : BANTAM
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Spirited horses : STEEDS
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Actress ___ Scott Thomas : KRISTIN
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Set a top in motion again : RESPIN
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Police radio alert, briefly : APB
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Inventor Elias : HOWE
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___ and yon (in many places) : HITHER
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"Hi, honey!" follower : IMHOME
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Egyptian symbols of life : ANKHS
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Verdi opera based on a Shakespeare play : OTELLO
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Incited : EGGEDON
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Kooky : NUTS
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Of the windpipe : TRACHEAL
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Greek letter : ETA
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"i" piece : DOT
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Long-billed wading birds : IBISES
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Actress Bloom : CLAIRE
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Jumper's cord : BUNGEE
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Exceed in firepower : OUTGUN
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Decrees : FIATS
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Basketball's Shaquille : ONEAL
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Woody Guthrie's son : ARLO
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Rhyme scheme for Mr. Eban? : ABBA
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1900, on a cornerstone : MCM
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Opposite WSW : ENE
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Rhyming boxing champ : ALI
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Annual basketball event: Abbr. : NIT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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