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THE STARS ARE OUT

New York Times, Sunday, May 19, 1996

Author:
C.M. Deber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles M. Deber

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0519 ( 16,994 )
Across
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W.W. II female fliers : WASPS
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Rice dish : PILAF
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Sub sinker, maybe : BERG
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Equestrian need : CROP
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Fully up-to-date : AWARE
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Answer to "Who's there?" : ITISI
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Grounds : AREA
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Symbol on Pakistan's flag : LUNE
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SC* : RECONNOITER
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CL* : INFLUENCE
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Ones going to court : BEAUS
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Alternative to Prell : PERT
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Relative of the zebra : ONAGER
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Has consequences on : IMPACTS
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___time : ATNO
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"___With Love" : TOSIR
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Basque port : BILBAO
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B* : PRIZEFIGHT
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K.C. zone : CST
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Artist Steinberg et al. : SAULS
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"You Don't Mess Around With Jim" singer : CROCE
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Urban scavengers : ALLEYCATS
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Prize for Oprah : EMMY
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Surf : FOAM
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Things tied up in knots? : MILES
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"Present" : HERE
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Penpoint : NIB
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UNC*H : ILLMANNERED
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___were : ASIT
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Key : ISLET
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"Stagecoach," e.g. : OATER
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Where some drives end : TRAPS
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Dakota Indian tribe : SANTEE
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Horror film staples : SPIDERS
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Stowe villain : LEGREE
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Beat by a nose : EDGED
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Scandinavian gods : AESIR
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They may be shafted : MINES
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Noose maker : ROPE
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R*ES : INTERSTATES
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Typewriter key : TAB
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Asia's ___Sea : ARAL
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Icelandic literary works : EDDAS
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Squeezes : HUGS
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Like some orders : TOGO
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Year-after-year : PERENNIAL
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"Come back, ___" (1953 movie line) : SHANE
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Barbecues badly : CHARS
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Presidential inits. : HST
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Y*H : ADOLESCENT
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Intergalactic distance : PARSEC
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"Awake and Sing!" dramatist : ODETS
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River past Interlaken : AARE
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Grants : DONATES
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Throat soother : HOTTEA
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Word with look or back : INTO
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Large halls : SALAS
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DEV* : OBSERVANT
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C*URE : HIGHFASHION
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Take off : SOAR
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Architect's curve : OGEE
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___the line : ENDOF
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Brief : TERSE
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Actress Austin : TERI
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Board go-with : ROOM
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New Hampshire town : DERRY
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"Got___With an Angel" (1931 song) : ADATE
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"The Red Badge of Courage" topic : WAR
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Paralyze, in a way : AWE
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Pouch : SAC
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Not for sure : PROBABLY
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Iroquoian people : SENECAS
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Epithet for Louis I, with "the" : PIOUS
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End of an affliction : ITIS
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Eng. course : LIT
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Hospital-clean : ASEPTIC
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Home of the Medicis : FIRENZE
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Fish food : BAIT
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Directional suffix : ERN
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Officiate : REF
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Snow shoes : GALOSHES
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Remove trees from : CLEAR
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Pealed : RUNG
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How some cousins are removed? : ONCE
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Duke, e.g. : PEER
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Kind of forces : NATO
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Kwanzaa principle : UNITY
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Eggs : ROE
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"The Master Builder" playwright : IBSEN
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Super Bowls VII and VIII champs : MIAMI
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SP* : PLUMBINGPART
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Spice, e.g. : AROMA
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Farmhands : TILLERS
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Closely observed : OGLED
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Buggy : PRAM
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Comparatively cloudless : FAIRER
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CR*ON : CAESARSTOAST
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Magnetic card feature : STRIPE
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Trypanosome carrier : TSETSE
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.45, e.g. : COLT
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Bugle's signal : CHARGE
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Disappear : FLEE
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Coin takers : METERS
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Early TV's "___Three Lives" : ILED
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Ruckuses : NOISES
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It's the pits : NADIR
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Brosnan TV role : STEELE
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Jacks take them : TENS
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Milton's Abdiel, e.g. : SERAPH
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Likes a lot : ADORES
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Flip-flops : SANDALS
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Fleur-de-lis feature : PETALE
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Fabrications : LIES
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Bank deal: Abbr. : MTGE
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Dolt : IDIOT
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Clan head, of old : THANE
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Reuniongoer : AUNT
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Square (with) : AGREE
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Certain pears : BOSCS
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Undertaking : ENDEAVOR
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Clobbered : THRASHED
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1996 third party organizer : NADER
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Blistered : SCATHED
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Anne of Green Gables, e.g. : HEROINE
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Game with 12 wild cards : CANASTA
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___Lorenzo : SAN
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Vamp Negri : POLA
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Actress Cheri of "Saturday Night Live" : OTERI
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Fast talking duck : DAFFY
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Central computer : HOST
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___d'amour : OBOE
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Mikhail, e.g. : TSAR
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Paragraph : ITEM
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Renowned restaurateur : SHOR
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"Give it___" : AGO
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Revivalist, of sorts : NEO
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Former Warsaw Pact member: Abbr. : GDR
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C.P.A. recommendation : IRA
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German direction : OST
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Born : NEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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