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New York Times, Wednesday, May 8, 1996

"The Purple People Eater" singer Wooley

Author:
R. Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {VX} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times5/8/96 ( No. 16,983 )

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Across
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Biblical verb ending : ETH
4
Dress : ATTIRE
10
Logician's abbr. : QED
13
Biblical pronoun : THEE
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Confiscates : SEIZES
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"What's the___?" : USE
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Really solid : HARDASAROCK
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Boor : APE
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"Love Story" co-star : ONEAL
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Change colors : REDYE
22
Phys ed : GYM
23
Tar : SEAMAN
25
Put in an all-nighter : CRAM
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Operating at capacity : INFULLSWING
33
Singer McEntire : REBA
37
Bud Grace comic strip : ERNIE
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___da capo : ARIA
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Goofs : ERRS
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Handicapper's hangout: Abbr. : OTB
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Retained : KEPT
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Broadcast : EMIT
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Hog hangouts : STIES
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Former name at the pumps : ESSO
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Acknowledged responsibility : FACEDTHERAP
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Zone : AREA
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Big name in typewriters : CORONA
55
Position : JOB
57
Military muckamucks : BRASS
61
Fleet : RAPID
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Scull : OAR
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Similar but unspecified things : ALLTHATJAZZ
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Cash in, as chips : REDEEM
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Not aweather : ALEE
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PC panic button : ESC
69
Visit : STOPBY
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Grads-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
Down
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System of beliefs : ETHOS
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Title for Macbeth : THANE
3
"___cow, there a cow..." : HEREA
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Beast of burden : ASS
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Rip : TEAR
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Kind of pump : TIRE
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___Lacoste : IZOD
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Environmental buzzword : RECYCLE
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Geological ridges : ESKERS
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Swamps : QUAGMIRES
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Wordsmith Willard : ESPY
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Reckon : DEEM
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Mild cheese : EDAM
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Jai___ : ALAI
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Vane dir. : NNE
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With eyes open : AWAKE
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Suds : FROTH
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Let loose : UNTIE
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Legal record book : LIBER
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Bites : NIPS
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Cat, in Castile : GATO
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Cause of grounding : REEF
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Writer Bombeck : ERMA
35
Curios : BRICABRAC
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Fall bloomer : ASTER
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Budding actress : STARLET
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Pouch : SAC
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Excludes : DEBARS
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Dessert wine : PORT
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Hindu nobility : RAJA
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October birthstones : OPALS
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"My Life in Court" author : NIZER
54
Cutting tools : ADZES
55
Canseco of baseball : JOSE
56
Feedbox filler : OATS
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Actor Ray : ALDO
59
Measure : STEP
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"The Purple People Eater" singer Wooley : SHEB
64
Irving of "Micki & Maude" : AMY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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