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New York Times, Monday, April 7, 1997

Author:
Teresa M. Hackett
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Teresa M. Hackett

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JPQWZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Hackett. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0407 ( 17,317 )
Across
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Hairdo : COIF
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Inquired : ASKED
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Surrender : CEDE
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Stratagem : RUSE
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"Mars Attacks!" genre : SCIFI
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They can take a yoke : OXEN
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Cake finisher : ICER
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Guardian of Crete, in classical myth : TALOS
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Actor Arnaz : DESI
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Agatha Christie title : THEMIRRORCRACKD
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"All ___ day's work" : INA
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Legal thing : RES
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Keats's work on melancholy : ODE
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Biased : SLANTED
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Grp. that oversees I.C.B.M.'s : SAC
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Ironworker's workplace : FORGE
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Decree : FIAT
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Kent's state : OHIO
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Investigative tool : FINETOOTHEDCOMB
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"EZ Streets" actor Ken : OLIN
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Mars: Prefix : AREO
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Playful aquatic animal : OTTER
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Old TV comedian Louis : NYE
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Hi-fis : STEREOS
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Aegean, e.g. : SEA
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Worker with a stethoscope : DOC
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Ex-G.I. : VET
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Dismiss lightly : GIVETHEBRUSHOFF
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Work over Time : EDIT
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Profit : AVAIL
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687 days on Mars : YEAR
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Bridge site : NOSE
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Jeune ___ (girl, in France) : FILLE
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Word repeated in "It's ___! All ___!" : MINE
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Russian autocrat : TSAR
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Skedaddles : FLEES
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Word ending a threat : ELSE
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Lit ___ (college course, informally) : CRIT
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"That hurts!" : OUCH
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Words of enlightenment : ISEE
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Physicist Enrico : FERMI
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Stellar : ASTRAL
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Old wound mark : SCAR
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Drug shipment, maybe : KILO
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___ effort : EFOR
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Separate : DISCRETE
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Musical finales : CODAS
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Prez : EXEC
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Where a student sits : DESK
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Geraint's lady : ENID
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Miniature map : INSET
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Scarlet : RED
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Go ___ a tangent : OFFON
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Frilly place mat : DOILY
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Bert's "Sesame Street" buddy : ERNIE
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Ere : AFORE
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Gunpowder ingredient : NITER
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California-Nevada resort lake : TAHOE
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Some immunizations : SHOTS
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Evangelist McPherson : AIMEE
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Army attack helicopter : COBRA
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Powell or Westmoreland, e.g.: Abbr. : GEN
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Halloween mo. : OCT
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Grain byproduct : OATCHAFF
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Units of medicine : DOSES
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Drunkard : SOT
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Seeds-to-be : OVULES
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Restrain through intimidation : DETER
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Mint family member : THYME
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Lady's escort : GENT
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Altar vows : IDOS
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MasterCard alternative : VISA
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Wicked : EVIL
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Cotton quantity : BALE
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Make angry : RILE
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Trompe l'___ : OEIL
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Pre-air conditioning coolers : FANS
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Gratis : FREE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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