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New York Times, Friday, May 13, 1994

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
Unsanctioned class communicators
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Ross. Friday freshness: 93%
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© 1994, The New York Times5/13/94 ( No. 16,257 )
Across
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Juice obstruction : POWEROUTAGE
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Calligraphy : FINELETTERING
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Adds picturesque details (to) : LENDSLOCALCOLOR
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Canaanite people : ARKITES
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Lower part of the pistil : OVARY
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Dive : GAINER
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Belittle, in slang : DIS
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Indy winner Luyendyk : ARIE
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Sidelong look : LEER
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Encroaches : IMPINGES
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Arnold and others : ROSEANNES
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Swinging star : TRAPEZEARTIST
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Some bank offerings : HOMELOANS
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Blood derivatives : HEMATINS
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Soil combiner : AGRO
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Rent-- : ACAR
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Middle grade : CEE
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Inguinal parts : GROINS
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Morrison and Tennille : TONIS
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Vixen's mate : PRANCER
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Had a big mouth : SPILLEDTHEBEANS
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Mouth waterer : SALIVARYGLAND
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Unsanctioned class communicators : NOTEPASSERS
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Kind of ring : PINKIE
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Giraudoux play : ONDINE
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Storm from the Pacific : WESTER
4
"Oklahoma!" aunt : ELLER
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Classic cars : REOS
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Wall St. initials : OTC
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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___ Aviv : TEL
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With a bow, musically : ARCO
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John, at the Vatican : GIOVANNI
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Swells : ENLARGES
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Wild : FERAL
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Bloody to the max : GORIEST
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Fall behind : LAG
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Baker's offerings : RYES
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Epidemiologist's concern : DISEASE
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"That is to say..." : IMEAN
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Yards : SPARS
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Passbook abbr. : INT
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Archeological find : RELIC
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Kind of layer : OZONE
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Phrase after "Cheese it!" : THECOPS
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Dracula, e.g. : ROMANIAN
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Texas town : AMARILLO
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Dear one : PET
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Boaters : HATS
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Good for growing : ARABLE
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Approach : GONEAR
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Puerto ___ (Caribbean natives) : RICANS
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Erect : ONEND
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Golfer Norman and others : GREGS
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S.A.T. takers : SRS
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Skirt feature : SLIT
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___ ed. : PHYS
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First lady : EVE
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Fish lightly : DAP
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La-la lead-in : TRA

Answer summary:
7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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