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New York Times, Wednesday, April 3, 1996

Author:
M. Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0403 ( 16,948 )

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Across
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Horace volume : ODES
5
"Cabaret" name : LIZA
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Door fasteners : HASPS
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Volcanic flow : LAVA
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Give___for one's money : ARUN
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West African capital : ACCRA
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Film director Reitman : IVAN
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Washington medical center : WALTERREED
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Traitor to Norway : VIDKUNQUISLING
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Best : IDEAL
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Nitpicker : PEDANT
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Source of a biblical jawbone : ASS
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Involuntary muscle spasm : TIC
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Unspecified number : ANY
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Bleachers cry : RAH
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Vermont-born President : ARTHUR
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Penalty : FINE
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Traitor to Christ : JUDASISCARIOT
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Hearty laughs : YUKS
39
Shakespeare hero : CAESAR
40
Aussie bird : EMU
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Alphabet sequence : IJK
43
Bomb of a bomb : DUD
44
Dupin creator : POE
47
Do technical film work : SPLICE
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City known for rubber products : AKRON
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Traitor to the United States : BENEDICTARNOLD
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Disasters : CALAMITIES
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Enterprise competitor : AVIS
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"Maria___" (1941 song) : ELENA
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O.K. Corral fighter : EARP
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Say no to : VETO
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Actor Merlin : OLSEN
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Pops' mates : MOMS
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Place of temptation : EDEN
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Singer Newton-John : OLIVIA
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Wales's St.___Cathedral : DAVIDS
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Gets around : EVADES
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Decaf brand : SANKA
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White House area : LAWN
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Invader of 1990 : IRAQ
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African language : ZULU
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Con : ANTI
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Motorcycle maker : HARLEY
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Bitter : ACRID
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Hypothetical chain of events : SCENARIO
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Expecting : PREGNANT
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Pathetic : SAD
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Cable staple : ESPN
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Extreme : ULTRA
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More and merrier preceder : THE
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Not his or hers : ITS
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You may get a peep out of this : CHICK
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Like a pendulum's path : ARCED
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Paid spots : ADS
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___Today : USA
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Cone bearer : FIR
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Basketball showdown : JUMPBALL
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Kahoolawe instruments : UKULELES
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Tempe sch. : ASU
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Traffic tracker : RADAR
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Oui or si : YES
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He cometh : ICEMAN
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"Star Wars" knight : JEDI
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Showed : PROVED
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Sea rock : OOLITE
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Finishes with : ENDSON
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Ridiculous : INANE
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Scamp : KNAVE
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Agenda part : ITEM
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"Bye" : CIAO
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Time for a President or a convict : TERM
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Mean snakes : ASPS
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Corp. honcho : CEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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