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New York Times, Friday, May 17, 1996

Took the foot off the accelerator

Author:
J. DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {BFJKQ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. DiPietro.
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© 1996, The New York Times5/17/96 ( No. 16,992 )
Across
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___de Mallorca : PALMA
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Unsteady : DODDERING
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Studio light : ONAIR
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Certain bunny : ENERGIZER
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Brief job : STINT
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Poe refrain : NEVERMORE
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Author Sheldon : SIDNEY
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Emerson's "___to Beauty" : ODE
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Financial average : DOW
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Prefix with -derm : ECTO
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Apes : ORANGS
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Took the foot off the accelerator : SLOWEDUP
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Certain account : ESCROW
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Newton, for one : SIR
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Found fault with : RAPPED
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Titian's "The___of Europa" : RAPE
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John Ciardi's "___Man" : IMETA
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Electric swimmer : EEL
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Ways : MODES
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Wide-mouthed vessel : VASE
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Part of an electric eye : SENSOR
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Bank statement abbr. : INT
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Living : EXTANT
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Tell : DISCLOSE
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Takes off : ERASES
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Phone abbr. : OPER
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Not to mention : AND
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Locks that can be picked? : WIG
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Deserted animal : ORPHAN
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Kind of income : PERCAPITA
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Strike___(model) : APOSE
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Like some Christians : EVANGELIC
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Domingo, for one : TENOR
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Utmost : DAMNEDEST
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Anthony and Barbara : EDENS
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Mine, for instance : POSSESSIVE
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It goes pfft! : ANTICLIMAX
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Buried : LAIDTOREST
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"Gilligan's Island" boat : MINNOW
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"De___ Poetica" : ARTE
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Hideout : DEN
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Ticket request : ONE
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Cow of English origin : DEVON
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Unearthed, with "up" : DREDGED
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Way out : EGRESS
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Outer limit : RIM
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First name in fashion : IZOD
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"Quo Vadis?" character : NERO
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Developed : GREW
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"Star Wars" sage : YODA
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100 cents, abroad : RUPEE
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Attaches : APPENDS
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Baseball stat : ERA
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Ship's communication device : RADIOPHONE
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Good time to take shots? : OPENSEASON
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Coloradans, Utahans, etc. : WESTERNERS
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Cow of ads : ELSIE
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Kind of service : TEA
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"Happy Days" dad, informally : MRC
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Lineate : STRIPED
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___buco (Italian dish) : OSSO
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Denoting some modern music : NEWAGE
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Cut (off) : LOPPED
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Moving quickly and freely : AGILE
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Mirrored : APED
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St. Petersburg's river : NEVA
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Apothecary's measure : DRAM
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Word with prime or cut : RATE
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"Moneyline" network : CNN
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Las' followers : TIS
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Routine : ACT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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