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New York Times, Wednesday, May 21, 1997

Author:
John D. Leavy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John D. Leavy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GJQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Leavy. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0521 ( 17,361 )
Across
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Bouquet holder : VASE
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Bouquet makers : FLORA
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___ Offensive : TET
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Deejay Don : IMUS
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Two-time Grand Slam winner : LAVER
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Missile housing : SILO
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"Relax!" : DONTHAVEACOWMAN
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___ gratia artis : ARS
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"I have half ___ to..." : AMIND
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Part of a bouquet : PEONY
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The Beatles' last movie : LETITBE
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Brush, so to speak : BEARD
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Baseball's Charlie Hustle : ROSE
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Meager : SCANT
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Monopoly token : IRON
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Mall component : STORE
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Legal matter : RES
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"Relax!" : TAKEADEEPBREATH
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Be in hock : OWE
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1977 U.S. Open champ : VILAS
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Likable : NICE
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Manipulate : WIELD
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Predominant : MAIN
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Chiseler : CHEAT
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James Bond backdrop : COLDWAR
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Not so bold : SHYER
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Former Soviet First Lady : RAISA
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Guinness specialty : ALE
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"Relax!" : KEEPYOURSHIRTON
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Cravings : YENS
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"The Brady Bunch" housekeeper : ALICE
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Flying eagle, e.g. : CENT
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Old polit. cause : ERA
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Novelist Dostoyevsky: Var. : FEDOR
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Trojan ally, in the "Iliad" : ARES
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"Myra Breckinridge" author : VIDAL
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That's a subject for Dean Martin! : AMORE
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Summer ailment : SUNSTROKE
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Therapy fad : EST
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Like a plum pudding : FLAMBE
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"C'est ___" : LAVIE
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Kenmore product : OVEN
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Crack the books : READ
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Semicircle : ARC
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Indonesian island : TIMOR
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Cousin of a gazelle : ELAND
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June award : TONY
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Work like a slave : SWEAT
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Items at a lost-and-found : HATS
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First game : OPENER
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With 49-Down, "Say Anything" co-star : IONE
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Cutting remark : BARB
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Lieu : STEAD
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True-crime TV series : COPS
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Simpson's criminal-case judge : ITO
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Vulgar : RAW
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Peddle : SELL
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It's found in a runoff : RAINWATER
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And so on : ETC
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1967 Monkees song : SHE
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Zoo section : AVIARY
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Dr. Atkins's plan : DIET
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Oklahoma town : ENID
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Blubbers : WEEPS
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Participant at a 90's dance club : MOSHER
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Root on : CHEER
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One raising a howl? : HYENA
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Pancho's amigo : CISCO
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Going stag : ALONE
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Signs a lease : RENTS
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See 23-Down : SKYE
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Preside over : RULE
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Bone-dry : ARID
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Clod : OAF
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Admiral competitor, once : RCA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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