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KLUTZ

New York Times, Sunday, April 9, 1995

In a final desperate move the klutz ___

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 79 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times4/9/95 ( No. 16,588 )
Across
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Jackson 5 hit of 1970 : ABC
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Mexican dictator Porfirio : DIAZ
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Get with the tines : SPEAR
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Ernie Banks' team : CUBS
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Exclamations from Ebenezer : BAHS
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Oxford's "Gloomy Dean" : INGE
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Lamented : MOANED
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___ were (so to speak) : ASIT
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Every morning the klutz ___ : SLIPPEDONHISROBE
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California wine region : NAPA
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Cite : QUOTE
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Got down : ALIT
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Address : ORATION
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Drink rudely : SLURP
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At dance marathons the klutz ___ : BROKETHERECORDS
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Holdup : HEIST
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Hardly feisty : TAME
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Looped crosses : ANKHS
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Work on a submarine : EAT
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Rotund plus : OBESE
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Book with St. Paul's story : ACTS
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Average : PAR
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One by one the klutz ___ : DROPPEDHISFRIENDS
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Suffix with fail : URE
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Application : USE
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Press : IRON
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Decked : ADORNED
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Comedian Mort : SAHL
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As a day-care worker the klutz ___... : FELLDOWNONTHEJOB
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Faultily : AMISS
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Chow mein chaser : TEA
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Foreign market, for short : EEC
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Florida city : OCALA
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...and in so doing the klutz ___ : UPSETTHECHILDREN
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Sanction misdeeds : ABET
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Mosaic piece : TESSERA
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Whit : IOTA
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Music center? : ESS
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Poetic preposition : ERE
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On the way home the klutz often ___ : RANINTOHISBROTHER
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But: Lat. : SED
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Ones: Abbr. : SGLS
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Opponent of Tom and Harry in 1948 : STROM
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Eggs : OVA
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Wagon alternative : SEDAN
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Color of le ciel : BLEU
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Dogpatch denizen : ABNER
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At surprise dinners the klutz ___ : SPILLEDTHEBEANS
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Freetown money : LEONE
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"Guernica" painter : PICASSO
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Epithet of Athena : ALEA
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Peeping Tom : SPIER
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Café addition : LAIT
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In a final desperate move the klutz ___ : KNOCKEDOVERABANK
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Archer of film : ANNE
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Become understood : SINKIN
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Mauna Loa locale : HILO
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Mr. Rubik : ERNO
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Threads : TOGS
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"Bells Are Ringing" composer : STYNE
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Bollix (up) : MESS
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"Sure!" : YES
Down
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Tummy muscles : ABS
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Cotillion: Fr. : BAL
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Little boy, in Barcelona : CHIQUITO
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Losing proposition : DIET
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Obliged : INDEBTED
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Past : AGO
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Satori-seeking sect : ZEN
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Canine show? : SMILE
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Assume as fact : POSIT
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Her day is April 22 : EARTH
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It ends in diciembre : ANO
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Like some Christians : REBORN
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Unfinished Pound epic : CANTOS
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Allegheny, today : USAIR
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Rifle stand, e.g. : BIPOD
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Athletes Mikita and Musial : STANS
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Incites : SPURS
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Moore's "10" co-star : DEREK
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Ring tab successors : POPTOPS
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Cod kin : HAKE
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"Alas" in Augsburg : ACH
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Get rid of : SHED
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Cordelia's father : LEAR
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Impulsive : RASH
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Buddhists' sacred peak : OMEI
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Lessen : EASE
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Complain : BEEF
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Place for a pick : AFRO
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Brag : CROW
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Plated, in a way : TINNED
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State of India : PUNJAB
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Anatomical ring : AREOLE
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Certain chiropter : REDBAT
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Beats : PULSES
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Rock's ___ Vicious : SID
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John ___ Garner : NANCE
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Banned insecticide : DDT
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Noted art district : SOHO
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Phrase in an entirely new way : RECAST
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Stir-fries : SAUTES
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Volt-___ (watt's equivalent) : AMPERE
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Sounded angry : HISSED
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Revolutionary Allen : ETHAN
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Shelter, on ships : LEE
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Shoestrings : LACING
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National anthem contraction : OER
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Suffix with trick or prank : STER
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Song syllable : TRA
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Off-Broadway's "___ Baltimore" : HOTL
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Skater Midori et al. : ITOS
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___-di-dah : LAH
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Stout's sleuth Wolfe : NERO
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1990s peacekeeping site : SOMALIA
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"___ It a Pity?" : ISNT
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Mallorca, e.g. : ISLA
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Filmdom's Anna : STEN
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Vegetable capital? : BRUSSELS
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Like some memberships : HONORARY
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Fair : EVEN
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One-in-a- million : RARE
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Schedules : SLATES
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Chicago Loop group : ELS
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They get into rows at school : DESKS
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Aphrodite's beloved : ADONIS
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Droplet : BEAD
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Pioneer bathyspherist William : BEEBE
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Water balloon sound : SPLAT
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It provides a sounding board : PIANO
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Aeronautical worry : ICING
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___ Sack (beanbag toy) : HACKY
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"The Magic Kingdom" novelist Stanley : ELKIN
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Designer Geoffrey : BEENE
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Specialists : PROS
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Mich. neighbor : ONT
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Resistance unit : OHM
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Contend : VIE
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Compass point : NNE
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Bests, in bouts : KOS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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