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O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN

New York Times, Sunday, June 11, 1995

Author:
Coral Amende
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Coral Amende

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Amende. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0611 ( 16,651 )
Across
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"Little" person : RASCAL
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Qualifies : ENTITLES
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Calyx division : SEPAL
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To land : ASHORE
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Brownish-yellow to the extreme : TAWNIEST
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Astronaut Schirra : WALLY
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"I may be _____, but..." : BIASED
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Captain Kirk : SPOCKSSUPERIOR
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Excommunicates : BANS
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Binders : TIES
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Say it's so : ALLEGE
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Whole : INTACT
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Peter of rock's Kiss : CRISS
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Clever remark : SALLY
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Ancient X : CHI
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San _____, Italy : REMO
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Cookout fare : RIBS
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Other : ELSE
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Captain America : MASKEDSUPERHERO
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_____-flow turbine : AXIAL
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Suffix with magnet or meteor : ITE
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Grew aware of : SENSED
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Once more or no more : OVER
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Lick : SPANK
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Common side dishes : SLAWS
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Waiting period, seemingly : EON
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Captain Bligh : BOUNTYBLOKE
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Moon phenomenon : HALO
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Novelist _____ Easton Ellis : BRET
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Scratches (out) : EKES
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"Old MacDonald" syllables : EIO
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Kind of name : ASSUMED
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Happy as a lark : GAY
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Less happy : ANGRIER
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Nanny's charge : KID
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Green scene : PARK
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Hires a crew, perhaps : MANS
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Linen hue : ECRU
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Captain Hook : PANSNEMESIS
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Health care lobby, for short : AMA
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Aunt Jemima or Uncle Ben's, e.g. : BRAND
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Subject of "The Last Command" : ALAMO
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Put up : ANTE
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Brio : ENERGY
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Not dawdle : HIE
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_____ Orbiter (1960s craft) : LUNAR
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Captain Nemo : SCIFISUBMARINER
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Barbra's "Funny Girl" co-star : OMAR
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So-so : FAIR
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Sports org. : NCAA
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Bundle of money : POT
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Be behind : TRAIL
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Days-old : STALE
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Muffs : SNAFUS
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Less of a struggle : EASIER
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It should be even : KEEL
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Pocket liner : LINT
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"Captain Blood" : FLYNNMELODRAMA
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Manifest : EVINCE
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Docked, in a way : FINED
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Without a doubt : PATENTLY
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Bygone flag symbol : SICKLE
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Keeps in : STETS
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"Mean Streets" director : SCORSESE
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Whole bunch : PASSEL
Down
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Browning's "_____ Ben Ezra" : RABBI
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Flu variety : ASIAN
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Obsolescent contraction : SHANT
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Famed horseman : COSSACK
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"Be" conjugate : ARE
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Forewent : LED
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Connections in old Rome : ETS
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Fluff : NAP
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Cheated on : TWOTIMED
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Denture part : INCISOR
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Tots: Var. : TIKES
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Take away, in a way : LESS
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Double-hook shape : ESS
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Erwin of old TV : STU
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Fab : SWELL
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Captain Cook : EARLYEXPLORER
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Balletic bend : PLIE
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Sleep like _____ : ALOG
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Swan's neighbor, in the night sky : LYRE
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Is friendly, with "around" : PALS
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1988 Tim Rice musical : CHESS
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It comes after Easter : TIDE
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Fictional mariner from York : CRUSOE
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Word in a street-corner sermon : REPENT
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"The Divine Comedy" creatures : SIRENS
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"Stop it!" : ABORT
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Vaudeville offering : REVUE
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Manchurian river : LIAO
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Settled : SANK
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Baryshnikov, to friends : MISHA
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Road _____ : ATLAS
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Shuts up : SEALS
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Mortimer the dummy : SNERD
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It's never played in school : HOOKY
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Of equal size : ASBIG
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Captain Queeg : WOUKSMARTINET
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Schnozzes : BEAKS
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Cravings : YENS
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Early English historian : BEDE
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Student's declaration, maybe : MINOR
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"Good _____!" : GRIEF
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Cost _____ and... : ANARM
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Airline exec Carl : ICAHN
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"Sesame Street" regular : ERNIE
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More of a boor : RUDER
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It may be mechanical : PENCIL
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About : ASTIR
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Repairman's reading : MANUAL
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Marine biology subject : AMEBAE
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Stick: Sp. : PALO
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Styptic substance : ALUM
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1934 film seductress : NANA
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Kenyan native : MASAI
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Lord of poetry : BYRON
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Step up : ESCALATE
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Breaches : GAPS
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"ER" sights : INTERNS
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Emphatic type : ITALICS
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Croft : FARM
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Splits : RENDS
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Stoolies : FINKS
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Tom or Sam, e.g. : UNCLE
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Bluish-gray : STEEL
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Report card woes : EFFS
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Got off : ALIT
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Auld lang _____ : SYNE
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Instrument with 13 strings : KOTO
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Mini-albums, for short : EPS
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Varnish base : LAC
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Metric volumes: Abbr. : MLS
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"Yes, sir!" : AYE
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Wordless communication : ESP
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Through : VIA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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