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MAYDAY!

New York Times, Sunday, May 1, 1994

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 0501 ( 16,245 )
Across
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"Mayday!" : SOS
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M.Sgt.'s inferior : SFC
7
D.E.A. worker : NARC
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"#," to a proofreader : SPACE
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Tear to shreds : RIPUP
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Mideast airline : ELAL
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Expression of trouble : UHOH
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Natalie played her : MARIA
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau work : EMILE
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City on Norton Sound : NOME
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Part : ROLE
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Noble, in a way : INERT
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Ibexes : GOATS
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Simon & Garfunkel's first hit, with "The" : SOUNDSOFSILENCE
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Torn to shreds : INTATTERS
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Clear : NET
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Refinery : SMELTER
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Spotted : SEEN
35
_____ polloi : HOI
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Marvy : RAD
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Collect : AMASS
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Treated unfairly : SHAFTED
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First name in fashion : OLEG
42
Wiesbaden, for example : SPA
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Answers : REJOINS
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Escapes alive : SAVESONESSKIN
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Up : ALOFT
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Mess of hair : MOP
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Not working : IDLE
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L'chaim, e.g. : TOAST
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More plump : FLESHIER
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Building block maker : LEGO
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Encase : SHEATHE
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How dogs kiss : WETLY
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Resident's suffix : ITE
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Pricey : STEEP
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Triple Crown winner War _____ : ADMIRAL
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Female lobsters : HENS
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Sites of many brawls : BARROOMS
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One-twelfth of a pica : POINT
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"Later" : TATA
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Felix, for one : CAT
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More or less vertical, to a sailor : APEAK
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Book before Isaiah : SONGOFSOLOMON
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With bated breath : EAGERLY
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Physics unit : ERG
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Workers in Detroit make a dash for it : AUTO
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Pickled : UNSOBER
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Grand Canyon transportation : BURRO
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Sports club : BAT
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Dr Seuss's "_____ Ran the Zoo" : IFI
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Out of the wind : ALEE
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Orchestrate : ARRANGE
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White House brass? : SAX
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Value judges : ASSESSORS
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Military moves carrying a warning : SHOWSOFSTRENGTH
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Travel guide : ATLAS
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Oeuf layer : POULE
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Computer symbol : ICON
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Kitchen tubful : OLEO
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Bluffer's ploy : RAISE
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Stage direction : ENTER
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Like praseodymium : RARE
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Hired soldier, in slang : MERC
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Comic Johnson and namesakes : ARTES
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Sine qua nons : NEEDS
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Oscar's cousin : EMMY
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"For shame!" : TSK
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Lugubrious : SAD
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Italian painter Martini : SIMONE
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Narcotic : OPIATE
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Dire Straits' first hit : SULTANSOFSWING
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Dog's gift : SENSEOFSMELL
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Go all out : FLOORIT
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"Caligula" author : CAMUS
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Helped get well : NURSED
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Give _____ (care) : AHOOT
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Place-kicker Benirschke : ROLF
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Kings and queens : CHESSMEN
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Says "cheese" : SMILES
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Expert groups : PANELS
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Isn't for a lot of people? : ARENT
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Medea's aunt : CIRCE
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Diner : EATER
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"Live" host : REGIS
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Nudge : PEST
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Football Hall of Famer Dawson : LEN
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"The Selfish Gene" topic : DNA
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Effigy : IMAGE
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Ricky Nelson's "Sweeter _____ You" : THAN
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Vitamin bottle abbr. : RDA
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Hand lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Until now : HITHERTO
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Clairvoyant's skill : ESP
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City south of Hamar : OSLO
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32-card game : SKAT
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"Nonsense!" : PISH
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Penny _____ : ANTE
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Battle of Britain grp. : RAF
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Wing, perhaps : ELL
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Average guy : JOE
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Where Caodaism is practiced : VIETNAM
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Outlines : EDGES
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Cheap accommodations : STEERAGE
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Susan Lucci and John Beradino, for two : SOAPOPERASTARS
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Jazz's Kid _____ : ORY
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Link for give and go : ITA
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Deceive : LIETO
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Astounded condition : STATEOFSHOCK
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She's possessive : HER
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Fed. loan agcy. : SBA
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Basilica part : APSE
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"Let's Make a Deal" option : DOOR
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Chinese dynasty, 1368-1644 : MING
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Nimbus : HALO
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Poet's contraction : OER
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Bad, in Barcelona : MAL
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Light blue : SKY
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Movie pooch : TOTO
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Arnett's net : CNN
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Seat of Cass County : FARGO
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Unstoppable, as a plan : SUREFIRE
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Unsafe? : OUT
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Character created by Anne Nichols : ABIE
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TV series about the Reeds : SISTERS
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Boohooed : BAWLED
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Racing brothers : UNSERS
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"_____ Miller" : BARNEY
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Chop : AXE
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Humbert Humbert's passion : LOLITA
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Cleared : ERASED
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Whistling sounds : ESSES
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Poplar tree : ASPEN
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River from the Alps : RHONE
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Paperboy's path : ROUTE
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Assault : STORM
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Shoelace tip : AGLET
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F.D.R.'s mother : SARA
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Ponzi scheme : SCAM
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Michelle, par exemple : NOM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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