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New York Times, Thursday, May 25, 1995

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0525 ( 16,634 )
Across
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Latin dance : CHACHA
7
Trees in "The Little Prince" : BAOBABS
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Perform perfectly : DOTOAT
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"Billy Budd" writer : MELVILLE
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Spectators' seating : STANDS
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Move, as with difficulty : GETABOUT
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Runs roughshod over : STEAMROLLERS
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"Act your _____!" : AGE
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Rowers grip it : OAR
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157.5 degrees : SSE
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Begin a fall : TRIP
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Brother's title : FRA
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East Asian prefix : SINO
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Marking with ridges : WALING
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Hand-me-down : USED
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Head of the House, once : TIP
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Dessert duo : ICECREAMANDCAKE
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Stretch the truth or stretch out : LIE
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A Guthrie : ARLO
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Dictator from Gori : STALIN
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Yakutsk river : LENA
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Branch : ARM
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Angler's luck : BITE
52
Untrustworthy sort : CAD
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Grp. of swingers : PGA
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Train part : CAR
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Haunt : WATERINGHOLE
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Choral piece : ORATORIO
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Water temperature tester, maybe : BIGTOE
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Division division : REGIMENT
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Messengers from afar : ANGELS
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This may get 40 lashes : MASCARA
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Marquis _____ : DESADE
Down
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S&L offerings : CDS
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Roasting : HOT
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_____ glance : ATA
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Takes for a ride : CONS
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Couldn't get out of it : HADTO
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On the ocean : ATSEA
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Suds, so to speak : BEER
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Low-voiced ladies : ALTOS
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Round figures : OVALS
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Confirmation class gifts : BIBLES
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Skin smoother : ALOE
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Fast runner on slow film : BLUR
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Hardens : SETS
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Theater threesome : MGM
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Sandy's line : ARF
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Freely : ATWILL
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Allen of comedy : GRACIE
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Doreen of "Private Benjamin" : EILEEN
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Photo : PIC
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Unconfirmed info : RUMOR
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Nutty-fruitcake center : ASA
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Slanted : ITALIC
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Leonid predecessor : NIKITA
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First game : OPENER
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Depression fighter: Abbr. : NRA
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Luther's lang. : GER
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Nuts to editors : ENS
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Mantis killer : DDT
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Chef's phrase : ALA
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Truck front : CAB
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Vinegary : ACETIC
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Pitched ball stat : MPH
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Bouquet : AROMA
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More critical : DIRER
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Turn : GOBAD
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With a flared bottom : ALINE
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Tequila additive : WORM
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Domain : AREA
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Does like "it" : TAGS
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Ship of 1492 : NINA
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"I've _____ a Secret" : GOT
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Spurs : EGGS
67
Indian export : TEA
68
Familiar : OLD
69
Jargon suffix : ESE

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

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