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New York Times, Wednesday, May 17, 1995

Police announcement: "This is ___!"

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times5/17/95 ( No. 16,626 )

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Across
1
Starting four : ABCD
5
Nicholas or Peter : CZAR
9
Not fat : SLIM
13
Side-splitting comedy : RIOT
14
Benoit ___ of the N.H.L. : HOGUE
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London's ___ Park : HYDE
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Emaciated : ALLSKINANDBONES
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Under the weather : ILL
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Make sure of, as a victory : ICE
22
Holly trees : ILEXES
23
Did business (with) : DEALT
25
More nuts : DAFTER
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Waste : DROSS
30
Require : NEED
31
Two cups, basically : BRA
34
Fugue master : BACH
35
Outmoded : OLD
36
Asset : PLUS
37
With nothing in reserve : FROMHANDTOMOUTH
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Eye part : LENS
42
Spanish chess piece : REY
43
River to the Ubangi : UELE
44
Shelley tribute : ODE
45
Noodle : BEAN
46
Rapunzel feature : TRESS
48
Some tableware : PEWTER
50
Kind of gum : ESTER
52
First U.S. spacewalk mission : GEMINI
55
Koch and others : EDS
57
9 or 66, e.g.: Abbr. : RTE
58
More than ready for battle : ARMEDTOTHETEETH
62
Manipulator : USER
63
Ohio college : HIRAM
64
French Sudan, today : MALI
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Minus : LESS
66
Bell ___ : LABS
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Timetable, for short : SKED
Down
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Police announcement: "This is ___!" : ARAID
2
Like pelicans and hospital patients : BILLED
3
Shoulder part : COLLARBONE
4
Skid row woe : DTS
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Stylish : CHIC
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Like most city land : ZONED
7
___ Khan : AGA
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Baseball score : RUN
9
Stable worker : SHOER
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___ eyed (sharp-sighted) : LYNX
11
French notion : IDEE
12
Imbroglio : MESS
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Deleted from galley proofs : EDITEDOUT
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Hardly fine art : KITSCH
19
Extorted from : BLED
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Covers with rich soil : LOAMS
26
Pain allayer : ANODYNE
27
Hat material : FELT
29
Show generosity to : SHAREWITH
31
Very fast talk : BLUESTREAK
32
Gully : RUT
33
Eruption fallout : ASH
36
Frigid spots : POLES
37
Mr. Ziegfeld : FLO
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Bloodshot : RED
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Adroit : NEAT
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Least : MEREST
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Deep knee ___ : BEND
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Come to terms : SETTLE
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Harbor structures : PIERS
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Kind of center : REHAB
51
Concealed again : REHID
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Ancient France : GAUL
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European language : ERSE
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Sras. across the Pyrenees : MMES
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G.O.P. opponents : DEMS
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Slippery stuff : OIL
60
Song syllable : TRA
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Printer's measures : EMS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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