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New York Times, Monday, May 13, 1996

No longer be able to escape the facts

Author:
S. L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sidney L. Robbins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 195 for Mr. Robbins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times5/13/96 ( No. 16,988 )
Across
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Boner : GAFFE
6
Horse's gait : TROT
10
Jacob's first wife : LEAH
14
Pooped : ALLIN
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Dublin's home : EIRE
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Res___ loquitur : IPSA
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Follow strict rules of politeness : STANDONCEREMONY
20
Bunny movements : HOPS
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Victory sign : VEE
22
Made an incursion : RAIDED
23
Screwball : NUT
24
Underground reservoir : CISTERN
25
Fir : BALSAM
29
Hay storage site : LOFT
30
Signature on a bad check, maybe : ALIAS
31
18-wheeler : SEMI
32
Swank : POSH
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Not miss an opportunity : JUMPATTHECHANCE
39
Electrical units : AMPS
40
Historic periods : ERAS
41
Award for "Braveheart" : OSCAR
42
Old TV host Jack : PAAR
43
Does tailoring on : ALTERS
44
41-Across bestower, with "the" : ACADEMY
48
Foxlike : SLY
49
They're needed for organ transplants : DONORS
50
More than admiration : AWE
51
Actress Moreno : RITA
55
No longer be able to escape the facts : RUNOUTOFEXCUSES
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"This___outrage!" : ISAN
59
Arthurian lady : ENID
60
To whom Muslims pray : ALLAH
61
W.W. II newsman Ernie : PYLE
62
Set system : ROTE
63
Landlord's paper : LEASE
Down
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Knife wound : GASH
2
Quartet member : ALTO
3
Envelope part : FLAP
4
50's car features : FINS
5
Pass receiver : END
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Belief : TENET
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Houston university : RICE
8
Silver container : ORE
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"Wow!" : TERRIFIC
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"___one to a customer" : LIMIT
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Lyric poem : EPODE
12
Ed of "Lou Grant" : ASNER
13
"Surprise Symphony" composer : HAYDN
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Egg : OVUM
19
N.F.L. conference : EAST
23
Cape Canaveral org. : NASA
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Arrives : COMES
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___California : BAJA
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Graduate, for short : ALUM
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Like a wet noodle : LIMP
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Schmos : SAPS
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"The Merry Widow" composer Franz : LEHAR
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Err : STRAY
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Kind of tense : PAST
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Fairy tale start : ONCE
34
Capone feature : SCAR
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Word on a towel : HERS
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Jimmy Hoffa follower : TEAMSTER
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Sacred : HOLY
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Lima's land : PERU
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Trebek of "Jeopardy!" : ALEX
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Leaky, as a faucet : ADRIP
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Basketball great Bob : COUSY
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Historical record : ANNAL
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"Lorna___" : DOONE
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Stockholm native : SWEDE
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Throw___ (rant) : AFIT
51
Straight line : RULE
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Mallorca, e.g. : ISLA
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Socials : TEAS
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Late tennis V.I.P. : ASHE
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Warbler Yoko : ONO
57
Pres. Coolidge, informally : CAL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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