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New York Times, Friday, May 24, 1996

Goddess whose name means "chosen one"

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJWXZ} Spans: 4, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times5/24/96 ( No. 16,999 )

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Across
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"Dennis the Menace" girl : MARGARET
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Word on a door : PUSH
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Taskmaster : OVERSEER
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Bring about : INDUCE
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Goodbye abroad : SAYONARA
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Photographer's chemical : QUINOL
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Former Mideast inits. : UAR
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Sidekick : CHUM
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Italian number : TRE
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Econ. figure : GNP
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Nail site : TOE
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Goddess whose name means "chosen one" : HERA
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Kind of pack : MUD
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Decrease? : IRON
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"Gigi" star : CARON
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Adapt, in a way : DOASTHEROMANSDO
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Pulsar studier : RADIOASTRONOMER
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Every which way : INALLDIRECTIONS
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___d'Aosta (region of Italy) : VALLE
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Stygian : DARK
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Up-to-the-minute : HOT
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Kindergarten learning : ABCS
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___juris (legal term) : SUI
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Pink lady ingredient : GIN
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Jungle climber : BOA
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24-Across's opposite : HEEL
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Seasoning for pommes frites : SEL
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Took a stab at? : LUNGED
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List ender : ETCETERA
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Another list ender : ETALIA
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Put two and two together : REASONED
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Bereft : LORN
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Play to the balcony : SERENADE
Down
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Calendar divs. : MOS
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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Alfonso, e.g. : REY
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Foundation timbers : GROUNDSILLS
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Child's play : ASNAP
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Bring up : REAR
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Alway : EER
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Excite : PIQUE
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U.S. coin word : UNUM
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Much-debated defense prog. : SDI
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Late September or early October event : HUNTERSMOON
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Caustic : CORRODENT
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Actress Parker and others : ELEANORS
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Respectful one : HONORER
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"___Diary" (1943 movie) : GUADALCANAL
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Onetime P.O.W. site, slangily : HANOIHILTON
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Lament : MOANABOUT
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"If___a nickel..." : IHAD
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Dregs : RESIDUE
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Oblique line : CANT
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Working, as a car : DRIVABLE
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Lacquered metalware : TOLE
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Pseudo : MOCK
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City on the Meuse : SEDAN
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Ninnies : GEESE
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One may be apparent : HEIR
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Deface : SCAR
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Day-___ : GLO
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Mark aimed at in curling : TEE
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Alfonso's queen : ENA
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Rosy : RED
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Drink suffix : ADE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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