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New York Times, Monday, May 12, 1997

Author:
Hugh Davis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Hugh Davis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JWXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Davis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0512 ( 17,352 )
Across
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Mad dog worry : BITE
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Spy ___ Hari : MATA
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Aware, with "in" : CLUED
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Water color : AQUA
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Valentine's Day matchmaker : AMOR
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Hawaiian veranda : LANAI
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"Brilliant idea!" : ASTROKEOFGENIUS
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Ice Follies venue : RINK
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Maid's cloth : RAG
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Veteran : OLDHAND
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Pennilessness : POVERTY
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___ Strait (Russia-Alaska separator) : BERING
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Confront : FACE
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Wide shoe specification : EEE
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Police operation : STING
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Knob : NODE
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Nos. on a road map : RTES
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Classic Bill Clinton phrase : IFEELYOURPAIN
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Giant Mel et al. : OTTS
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Jazzy Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Remove, as a knot : UNTIE
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Award for a knight: Abbr. : OBE
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Neighbor of Vietnam : LAOS
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Like some kisses and bases : STOLEN
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Novelist Hesse : HERMANN
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Sentimentalists, maybe : MOONERS
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Superlative ending : EST
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Subject of psychoanalysis : SELF
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1962 Cary Grant/Doris Day movie : THATTOUCHOFMINK
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Actor Bruce of radio's "Sherlock Holmes" : NIGEL
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Chess finale : MATE
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"God's Little ___" : ACRE
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Lachrymose : TEARY
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Hardly any : ATAD
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Rural carriage : SHAY
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Sheep's sound : BAA
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Stats for eggheads : IQS
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Egyptian boy king : TUT
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Barber's obstruction : EAR
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Cooking up : MAKING
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Change, as a motion : AMEND
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Swiped : TOOK
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Comic dog's bark : ARF
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Split asunder : CLEAVE
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Jessica of 1976's "King Kong" : LANGE
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Prefix with cycle : UNI
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___ de vie : EAU
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Insult, in slang : DIS
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Pumpkin-colored : ORANGE
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Food seller : GROCER
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Out-of-date: Abbr. : OBS
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Last Beatles album : LETITBE
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Gadabout : DRIFTER
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Jazzman "Fatha" : HINES
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"The Taming of the Shrew" locale : PADUA
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Change names : RETITLE
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Even smaller : TEENIER
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"You bet!" : YES
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April ___ Day : FOOLS
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Parachute material : NYLON
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Babbled : RANON
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Shanty : LEANTO
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Delay : PUTOFF
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Aah's partner : OOH
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U.S.N. officer : ENS
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Summing-up word : LASTLY
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Flew alone : SOLOED
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Olympic race unit : METER
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Conductor Zubin : MEHTA
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"Get outta here!" : SCAT
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Explosive inits. : TNT
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Hasten : HIE
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___ Khan : AGA
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Thurman of "Pulp Fiction" : UMA
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Mothers : MAS
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"___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH
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Gun enthusiast's grp. : NRA
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Codebreaker's discovery : KEY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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