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New York Times, Friday, April 29, 1994

"Wanna buy ___?" (old radio comedy line)

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York Times4/29/94 ( No. 16,243 )
Across
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___ temple : MASONIC
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Grippers : TALONS
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Like the White Rabbit : INARUSH
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Unrefined metal : PIGIRON
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Hawk's home : ATLANTA
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Benedictine, e.g. : EREMITE
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Bar servings : SHOTS
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December 31 event : GATORBOWL
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Biblical writing on the wall : MENE
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Seasons : SALTS
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Diamond girl : LIL
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Uru. neighbor : ARG
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___ Lama : DALAI
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Supports : ABETS
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Cable alternative : SATELLITEDISH
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"Double Fantasy" singer : ONO
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Bit of reproof : TUT
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Tabloid topics : FLYINGSAUCERS
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Throw for ___ : ALOSS
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1980 fadmaker : RUBIK
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Cutup : IMP
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Pop hit "Da ___ Ron Ron" : DOO
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Nice nights : SOIRS
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Crystalline rock : SPAR
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Diamond point : HOMEPLATE
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Coast : SHORE
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Version : EDITION
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Not a run-of-the-mill entertainer : ARTISTE
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Milk-curdling agents : RENNETS
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Dock : SHORTEN
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Awards for P. D. James : EDGARS
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Letterman lists : TOPTENS
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Effluvium : MIASMA
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Pollen bearers : ANTHERS
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The original Miss Saigon : SALONGA
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Speak to the Senate : ORATE
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They have their orders : NUNS
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Practitioner's suffix : IST
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"12 Tribes" painter : CHAGALL
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TV transmitter in space : TIROS
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Cause of gray hair : AGER
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Extension : LIMB
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Camden Yards ennead : ORIOLES
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Against : NOTWITH
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Tackle box items : SNELLS
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N.B.A. Hall of Famer Bob : PETTIT
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Kyrgyz range : ALAI
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Permanent place? : SALON
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Patron saint of France : DENIS
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"Wanna buy ___?" (old radio comedy line) : ADUCK
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Snack : BITE
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Robin Williams film : TOYS
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Notions holders : ETUIS
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Overwhelmed : FLOODED
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On the horizon : LOOMING
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Sounds of strain : GROANS
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Prove acceptable to : SUIT
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Bow to bow, perhaps : ABREAST
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Comeback : RIPOSTE
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Polish, with "up" : SMARTEN
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Stick : ADHERE
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Acts foppish : PREENS
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Vegas equipment : SLOTS
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Top : SHIRT
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Lab vessel : ETNA
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Landing : PIER
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Red's signification : STOP
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Sorority letter : RHO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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