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New York Times, Saturday, May 20, 1995

"___ I had heard of Lucy Gray": Wordsworth

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {VZ} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 1995, The New York Times5/20/95 ( No. 16,629 )
Across
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Back up : SECOND
7
Assess : CRITIQUE
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Police foiler : ELUDER
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Big hits : HOMERUNS
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Ancient galley : BIREME
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They keep things together : ELASTICS
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Left : EXITED
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Jokesters : WAGS
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One of Webster's articles : THE
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Gaucho's ropes : RIATAS
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Nautical heading : ENE
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"I'd consider ___ honor!" : ITAN
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Alien's goal : GREENCARD
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Mus. passage : CRESC
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Places for M.D.'s : ORS
29
El Salvador Jose Napoleon ___ : DUARTE
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Asian city of 8 million : JAKARTA
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They give comeuppances : NEMESES
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Margay look-alike : OCELOT
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Salon creations : DOS
38
Loser to Taft in 1908 : BRYAN
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Caught in lying, e.g. : TRIPPEDUP
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Word with pool or pit : CESS
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Casa lady: Abbr. : SRA
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Verdi opera : ERNANI
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"___ I had heard of Lucy Gray": Wordsworth : OFT
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On a bias: Abbr. : DIAG
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Formula : RECIPE
51
Based on : ROOTEDIN
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Unaccented, as syllables : ATONIC
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Metropolitan Opera star, 1918-37 : PONSELLE
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Shoot in and out : DARTLE
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Least gradual : STEEPEST
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Some daisies : OXEYES
Down
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Star of "Breathless" : SEBERG
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Potent potable : ELIXIR
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Amicus ___ (friend of the court) : CURIAE
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"Swan Lake" role : ODETTE
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Pindar's "___ Odes" : NEMEAN
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Subject of an 1857 Supreme Court decision : DREDSCOTT
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Some bubble makers : CHEWERS
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Casualty at Roncesvalles, in ballad : ROLAND
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What a scanner scans : IMAGE
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Dick Tracy's wife : TESS
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N.Y.C. subway line : IRT
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Deserters : QUITTERS
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Immoral : UNCHASTE
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Hearts : ESSENCES
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Of wrath, in a hymn : IRAE
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Constellation north of Norma : ARA
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___ grano salis : CUM
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Billy the Kid was one : DESPERADO
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Employment program since 1964 : JOBCORPS
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Unit of irrigation : ACREFOOT
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___ comedy (farcical episode) : KEYSTONE
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"Poor me!" : ALAS
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Secretariat rider Turcotte : RON
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We: Ital. : NOI
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Police action : DRAGNET
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"Happy ___" : TRAILS
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Before government cuts : PRETAX
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Come again : ENCORE
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Exquisite : DAINTY
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Separate : UNPILE
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Shards : PIECES
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Edge : SIDLE
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Thought-provoking : DEEP
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Initials in poetry : TSE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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