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QUESTIONS FOR THE PHARMACIST

New York Times, Sunday, April 7, 1996

Author:
C. Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 81 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0407 ( 16,952 )
Across
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Sweetly, in a suite : DOLCE
6
Jambalaya, for one : STEW
10
Very shortly, shortly : ASAP
14
Put one past : ACED
18
Provinces : AREAS
19
Like L'eggs containers : OVOID
21
Count, in England : EARL
22
Blues singer Big___Thornton : MAMA
23
What's your favorite opera? : DRISTANANDISOLDE
26
Side in a 1980's war : IRAN
27
Japanese cult leader Shoko : ASAHARA
28
Part of a "Mikado" refrain : TRALA
29
Famous 12-book story : AENEID
31
How do I get these tablets out of the bottle? : BANGTHETUMSSLOWLY
35
Clueless : LOST
39
The Way : TAO
40
Loci : SITES
41
Logic truths : AXIOMS
44
Candied : GLACE
48
Staff of Life : EDITORS
53
In what state are many of your customers? : PERPETUALMOTRIN
57
Ragtime's Blake : EUBIE
58
"Alfred" poet Henry James : PYE
59
Guy Fawkes Day mo. : NOV
60
Famed baseball family : ALOUS
61
Helen of Troy's mother : LEDA
62
Uncut : ENTIRE
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What's your favorite old TV show? : BJANDTHEBAYER
68
New York and New Jersey river : RAMAPO
70
Offs : DOESIN
71
What should I keep locked in a cabinet? : FAMILYSUCRETS
77
Numb : ASLEEP
80
Mr. Trebek : ALEX
81
Loewe output : SCORE
82
Civil War combatant : REB
83
Mead : LEA
85
Fossil, e.g. : RELIC
87
Which Wharton novel would you recommend? : THEAGEOFANACINS
91
Deliverance : RELEASE
93
Game with a 40-card deck : MONTE
94
Epoch in the Cenozoic Era : EOCENE
95
Tiff : SCRAP
98
Mike Hammer, for one : TEC
100
Jejuna neighbors : ILEA
101
What would you cry if you found some pills in your mixed vegetables? : BUFFERINSUCCOTASH
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Melodious : ARIOSO
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Pope John Paul II, originally : KAROL
112
Layette pair : BOOTIES
117
Disney's Simba and Nala : LION
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Where's the other pharmacist? : ONALEVEOFABSENCE
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Enraptured : SENT
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Listerine target : GERM
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Stand in some studios : EASEL
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Frill : EXTRA
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Word of regret : ALAS
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Homeric H's : ETAS
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Salad plate scoopful : TUNA
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Dauntless : STOUT
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Man Ray's art : DADA
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Hockey's Bobby et al. : ORRS
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"Star Wars" role : LEIA
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Change, e.g. : CASH
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Founded: Abbr. : ESTAB
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Audible : SONANT
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New Deal agcy. : TVA
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Unspecific duration : EON
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Furniture measurement : WIDTH
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Greek god of the winds : AEOLUS
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Sub stratum : SALAMI
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Suffix with drunk : ARD
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Gratified : PLEASED
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Part of PABA : AMINO
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Seven-time A.L. batting champ : CAREW
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Alternative to the post office : EMAIL
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Splendiferous : DANDY
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Pressing : DIRE
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Neighbor of Scorpius : ARA
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Exam for the U.-bound : SAT
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Stage actress ___Janis : ELSIE
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Enraptured : GAGA
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Exaction : TOLL
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Anna of "Nana" : STEN
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Northern nomad : LAPP
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Small round window, in architecture : OXEYE
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Wailer : SIREN
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Crown : TOP
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Servile : MENIAL
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Kind of relationship : STORMY
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Key to Mozart's 21st: Abbr. : AMAJ
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Caffeine source : COLA
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Kind of jacket : ETON
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Green Wave's school : TULANE
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Observe : OBEY
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Lift : RIDE
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Cauterize : SEAR
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Eye parts : UVEAS
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TV newsman Hughes et al. : RUDDS
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Analogy words : ISTO
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"Hi and Lois" baby : TRIXIE
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Italian ball game : BOCCE
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The Supremes' "I___Symphony" : HEARA
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Ancient mystic : ESSENE
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Spanish port : BILBAO
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Word on a door : PUSH
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Actress Felicia : FARR
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Out of the wind, on windjammers : ALEE
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Pell-___ : MELL
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Range : ROAM
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"Tantum___" (hymn part) : ERGO
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Youth magazine : TEEN
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Architect Saarinen Sr. : ELIEL
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Tubular pasta : PENNE
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Not on land : ASEA
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Sheaths : CASES
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Actress Hatcher : TERI
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One of the Ringling Brothers : OTTO
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Podia : FEET
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Third-century date : CCI
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Miser : SCROOGE
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Capital of ancient Galatia : ANKARA
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Job follower : PSALMS
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Occult doctrine : CABALA
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Model wood : BALSA
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An archangel : URIEL
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Actress Fullerton : FIONA
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Church receptacles : FONTS
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Suffix with press : URE
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Little bay : COVE
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Footing facilitator : CLEAT
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Cry in gasps : SOB
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Hydrant hookups : HOSES
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Sermon's basis : TEXT
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Dividend preceder : INTO
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Sandy shade : ECRU
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Ticket specification : SEAT
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Snood : NET
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Columbus sch. : OSU
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Swamp : FEN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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