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New York Times, Thursday, May 29, 1997

Author:
Gilbert H. Ludwig
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gilbert H. Ludwig

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ludwig. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0529 ( 17,369 )
Across
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Thriving time : BOOM
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Make meek, in a way : SHAME
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Bring down : UNDO
15
Kierkegaard, e.g. : DANE
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Poolside turban : TOWEL
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Scene of W.W. I fighting : YSER
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"Black Beauty" author : ANNASEWELL
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Mourning : SITTINGSHIVA
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"Keep it up, fella!" : ATTABOY
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Don't believe it! : MIRAGE
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Pond dwellers : TEALS
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Ice ___ : FLOE
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___ populi : VOX
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Sighting off the California coast : SEALION
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Spiffy : NEAT
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Noone : SINGERPETER
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Newscaster Paula : ZAHN
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Relents : EASESUP
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Prefix with propyl : ISO
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Screen : SIFT
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Can't take ___ an answer : NOFOR
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Play by 21-Down : GHOSTS
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Film maker? : ACETATE
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Knight : TITLEDBRITON
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Slapstick, e.g. : COMICSTYLE
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Falkirk citizen : SCOT
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Harry Connick Jr.'s "___ and a Smile" : AWINK
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Lots of bucks : DEER
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Some story : TALE
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Brisk : PERKY
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Lith. and Azer., once : SSRS
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Suffix with huck : STER
Down
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Patronizes : BUYSAT
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At the scene : ONSITE
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One-named folk singer : ODETTA
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Subject for St. Thomas Aquinas : MORTALSIN
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Hersey's bell town : ADANO
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Tall and wiry : RANGY
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Places to overnight : INNS
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Rachel's sister : LEAH
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Singer Nicks : STEVIE
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Author Barbara of "Laughing All the Way" : HOWAR
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It's inspired : AWE
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Football Hall-of-Famer Blount : MEL
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Wing : ELL
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Writer de Beauvoir et al. : SIMONES
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See 46-Across : IBSEN
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Maintain : AVER
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Former part of Portuguese India : GOA
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Inside no. : EXT
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Blue-ribbon : FIRST
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Unhurried gait : LOPE
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Unfair employers : AGEISTS
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Word after over or clover : LEAF
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Family providers? : NEPOTISTS
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"Git!" : SHOO
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Piano pro : TUNER
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Move to the side : ZIG
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Soda ___ : ASH
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Hard to open : STICKY
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Contributor of big bucks : FATCAT
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Mr. Chips portrayer, 1969 : OTOOLE
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Flat dweller : RENTER
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Perform lousily : STINK
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Freud contemporary : ADLER
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Many teamsters : CBERS
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Former Fords : LTDS
52
They fit in sockets : EYES
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Tube top : CAP
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Take credit? : OWE
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Earth orbiter : MIR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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