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New York Times, Thursday, May 16, 1996

Author:
F. Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0516 ( 16,991 )

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Across
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St. Louis hrs. : CST
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Daughter of Zeus : ERATO
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Essential : MUST
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Suffix in taxonomy : OTA
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Straw-colored : FLAXEN
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Informed about : ONTO
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Head, in slang : NOB
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Basketry twigs : OSIERS
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God's___ (churchyard) : ACRE
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See 54-Across : GOLFBALLCATTLE
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River in Hesse : EDER
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Clockmaker___Terry : ELI
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Snack : EAT
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See 54-Across : AUTOMOBILESTAKE
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Records that may be broken? : LPS
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Class head : PROF
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___Minor : URSA
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Train by oneself : SHADOWBOX
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Cuatro doubled : OCHO
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"Maude" producer Norman : LEAR
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Editorial reading: Abbr. : MSS
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See 54-Across : NAILHARDBARGAIN
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Canvases : ART
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Popular card game : UNO
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Car part : AXLE
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Theme of this puzzle : THINGSYOUDRIVE
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Kin of "wham!" : BOOM
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Opera set in Cyprus : OTELLO
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Debussy's "La___" : MER
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Gambol : ROMP
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Put on again : REWEAR
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"We___Not Alone" : ARE
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Change, often : ONES
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Burning desire? : ARSON
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Barrett of rock's Pink Floyd : SYD
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Solidify : CONGEAL
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Didn't meet : STOODUP
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School supplies : TABLETS
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Old radio host Maxwell : ELSA
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Form of transportation : RAIL
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Skating maneuver : AXEL
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Toyota model : TERCEL
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Discounted : ONSALE
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Fortress surrounder : MOAT
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Fuzzy : UNCLEAR
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Window washer's leavings : STREAKS
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Sock part : TOE
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Palm (off) : FOB
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Curly coif, for short : FRO
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"Deck the Halls" contraction : TIS
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It may be in the bag : TEA
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Speed letters : MPH
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"...man___mouse?" : ORA
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Physique, slangily : BOD
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Poker player's comment : IFOLD
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Often-rented item : TUX
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Another name for Phoebus : SOL
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Entanglement : WEB
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Cotswold's call : BAA
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1949 Peace Nobelist John Boyd___ : ORR
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___slow boat to China : ONA
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It comes from a drawer : CARTOON
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Be personally meaningful : HITHOME
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Some Nissans : MAXIMAS
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Lustrous, in a way : SILVERY
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Turned up one's nose (at) : SNEERED
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Ancient Mongol : HUN
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Goat type : ANGORA
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Mustered roll? : ROSTER
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Needlefish : GAR
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Troublemakers : IMPS
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Woods used in cabinetmaking : YEWS
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Ersatz butter : OLEO
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___Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
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Golden: Fr. : DOR
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Good buddy : BRO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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