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New York Times, Thursday, May 11, 1995

Swiss city on the Rhine, in old spelling

Author:
Wayne Robert Williams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Wayne Robert Williams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {HJKWX} Scrabble average: 1.91 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Williams.
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© 1995, The New York Times5/11/95 ( No. 16,620 )
Across
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Revolutionaries : REDS
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Improvises on the piano : VAMPS
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Patrick White novel : VOSS
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Lateral beginning : EQUI
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Shakespearean sprite : ARIEL
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Suffix with refer or prefer : ENCE
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Former capital of the Philippines : QUEZONCITY
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Panetta of the White House : LEON
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News bit : ITEM
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Split hairs differently : REPART
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Black bird : ANI
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Saddam Hussein, e.g. : IRAQI
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Nitrogen : AZOTE
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Apollo's Eagle, for one : LEM
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Bean paste : TOFU
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Elemental state : LIQUID
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"Yes, that's clear" : ISEE
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Inventor's initials : TAE
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Responsibilities : ONUSES
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Rock variety : QUARTZITE
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Steeply inclined : ABRUPT
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"___ alors!" : ZUT
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Runner Budd : ZOLA
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"If you would..." : PLEASE
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Pub potables : ALES
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One in the middle of a fight : REF
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Swiss city on the Rhine, in old spelling : BASLE
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Drink impolitely : SLURP
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Slug : BAT
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Wayside shelter : SPITAL
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"And the Lord set a mark upon ___" : CAIN
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The gamut : ATOZ
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Person with the answers : QUIZMASTER
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Molecular biology topic : GENE
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Fully anesthetized : UNDER
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Poi base : TARO
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Chances : ODDS
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Greek contests : AGONS
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Furthermore : ALSO
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Necessary: Abbr. : REQ
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Horses : EQUINES
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Eventually, with "in" : DUETIME
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Dimension : SIZE
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Small-business vehicle : VAN
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Semicircle : ARC
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Pair of 501's : MII
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Culture dish : PETRI
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Leonard ___, alias Roy Rogers : SLYE
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"Surrender of Breda" artist : VELAZQUEZ
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Oppressive : ONEROUS
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Terrier : SCOTTIE
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One in a hundred: Abbr. : SEN
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Delete : OMIT
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Whitewash : PAINT
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The Lion of God : ALI
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Take turns : ROTATE
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From a distance : AFAR
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Bird of the Aztecs : QUETZAL
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Mag. staffers : EDS
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Hand around : LOITER
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Squares up : EQUALIZES
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Big sports news : UPSET
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Bantu language : ZULU
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Police call letters : APB
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Wrote a scathing review of : BLASTED
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Answer : RESPOND
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Like satellites : ORBITAL
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Horseshoe points : LEANERS
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Sternward : AFT
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Watchdog watchdog: Abbr. : SPCA
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Suspended : SLUNG
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Sea shade : AQUA
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Cinema pooch : ASTA
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In the past : AGO
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Altar assent : IDO
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Branch of Buddhism : ZEN
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___ Calabash : MRS
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Milne's Baby ___ : ROO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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