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New York Times, Tuesday, April 9, 1996

Author:
M. E. Skolsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Elliot Skolsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Skolsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0409 ( 16,954 )
Across
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F.D.R.'s predecessor : HCH
4
Florida city : OCALA
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Make into law : ENACT
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The Greatest : ALI
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Lexicon: Abbr. : VOCAB
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Literary style : GENRE
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Tombstone letters : RIP
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Slated for court : ONTHEDOCKET
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Tile work : MOSAIC
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See 25-Down : RAE
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Painter Paul : KLEE
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Opposite of modern : OLDEN
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Spots for Christmas decorations : MANTELS
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Mobil rival : ARCO
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Plunder : ROB
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French law : LOI
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Senator-astronaut Garn : JAKE
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1982 Jeff Bridges cyberfilm : TRON
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Prefix with -hedron : TETRA
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Breakfasted : ATE
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Kettledrums : TIMPANI
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"Ben-___" : HUR
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Hoffman role ___Rizzo : RATSO
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Opera set in Egypt : AIDA
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Lane co-worker : KENT
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"Holy smokes!" : WOW
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Small bite : NIP
51
Work units : ERGS
52
Early Allen flick : BANANAS
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Loverboy : ROMEO
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"Get___!" ("Start working!") : ONIT
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___Na Na : SHA
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60's-70's TV western : LANCER
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1976 James Taylor album : INTHEPOCKET
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Roller skate accessory : KEY
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Seduced : LURED
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"Do I dare to eat a peach?" poet : ELIOT
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Baseball stat : ERA
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Iditarod racers : SLEDS
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"True Confessions" novelist : DUNNE
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Quite a load : TON
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Injure : HARM
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Advertising award : CLIO
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It helps you shake a leg : HIPSOCKET
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Egg-shaped : OVOID
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Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," e.g. : CONCERTI
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Pretense : ACT
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Bert of "The Wizard of Oz" : LAHR
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At right angles to the keel : ABEAM
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Freudian focus : EGO
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Absence at "dress-down days" : NECKTIE
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Leg support : ANKLE
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Angler's basket : CREEL
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Heads, in Le Havre : TETES
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Poker command : DEAL
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Skin softener : ALOE
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With 22-Across, title role for Sally Field : NORMA
27
Reply to the Little Red Hen : NOTI
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Slightly open : AJAR
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Pro___ : RATA
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Arrive casually : BOPIN
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Low point : NADIR
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Rod Laver's nickname : THEROCKET
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Crosspiece : RUNG
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These may be fine : ARTS
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Roger Rabbit, e.g. : TOON
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Creamy pastry : NAPOLEON
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Enveloped : SWATHED
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Peachy-___ : KEEN
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Kind of waist : WASP
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Seethes : BOILS
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Make void : ANNUL
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Saltpeter, in Salisbury : NITRE
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With oxfords : SHOED
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Photo finish : MATTE
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Org. that defends freedoms : ACLU
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Actor O'Neal : RYAN
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Mag. workers : EDS
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Relation : KIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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