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New York Times, Friday, May 23, 1997

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {KVXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0523 ( 17,363 )
Across
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Personal things? : ADS
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It's full of roots : SCALP
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Rocky Mtn. highs? : ALTS
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Takes home : NETS
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___ Conferences of 1899 and 1907 : HAGUE
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___ Maar (Picasso mistress and subject) : DORA
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Some Havanans : AFROCUBANS
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Round rolls : BIALIES
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Sentimentality : GOO
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Outer limit : END
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Pizza topping : ONION
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One that's over due? : TRE
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1969 Hoffman role : RATSO
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Author ___ Yutang : LIN
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"Independence Day" actor : QUAID
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Fleetwood Mac's "Walk ___ Line" : ATHIN
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Mason attachment : ITE
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Commercial prefix for many cold-weather products : SNO
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Comic actor John : CLEESE
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Like a shake roof : CEDARED
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Mollycoddles : COSSETS
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Military demolitions expert : SAPPER
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Shoot the breeze : JAW
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Take a bough : LOP
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Nursery items : TREES
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Monthly service : CABLE
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Trip : ERR
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French story : ETAGE
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Long ___ : AGO
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Millionths of a meter : MICRA
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Singer Ocasek of the Cars : RIC
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Old-fashioned contraction : TIS
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___ one's welcome : OUTSTAY
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Noted name in newspapering : OCHS
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Hospital helper : NURSESAIDE
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"___ Three Lives" (TV oldie) : ILED
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"The Pirates of Penzance" heroine : MABEL
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Roulette bet : NOIR
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___ Jr. (acting son, familiarly) : DESI
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Beethoven dedicatee : ELISE
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Antis : NOS
Down
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Body builder? : ANABOLICSTEROID
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One usually precedes 15-Across : DEFINITEARTICLE
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Infant's dessert, maybe : STRAINEDPEACHES
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"Leaving Las Vegas" co-star : SHUE
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Hack's place : CABSTAND
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Palindromic title : AGA
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Took a stab at? : LUNGED
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Colombian coin : PESO
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"The Sultan of Sulu" writer : ADE
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Fall short in votes : LOSETHEELECTION
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50's innovation : TRANSISTORRADIO
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Hoped for salvation : SAIDONESPRAYERS
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Whist variety : SOLO
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Roulette bet : CINQ
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They're all talk : ORALS
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Capital city till 1960 : RIO
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Chemical suffixes : ATES
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Mouse manipulator : USER
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Hood : COWL
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Take down ___ : APEG
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Right, in a way : RESET
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Crews' quarters : CABOOSES
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Bender : JAG
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Invitation notation : CASUAL
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CPR pros : EMTS
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"No man ___..." : ISAN
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"Trust ___" (1937 hit) : INME
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Ubangi tributary : UELE
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80's Pentagon letters : SDI
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Diamond stat. : RBI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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