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New York Times, Wednesday, June 14, 1995

Like Lucky Strike, per old ads

Author:
Richard Hughes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Hughes.
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© 1995, The New York Times6/14/95 ( No. 16,654 )
Across
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First name in talk radio : RUSH
5
Garbed : CLAD
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Angry with : MADAT
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Story starter : ONCE
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Kibitzer's bit : HINT
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Practice piece : ETUDE
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Old Glory : STARSANDSTRIPES
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One grieving : SORROWER
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Soften : RELENT
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"Cloudy and warm," e.g. : FORECAST
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High boot : BUSKIN
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Sticking point? : RUT
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Roman goddess of abundance : OPS
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Dimethyl sulfate, e.g. : ESTER
33
Mom's mom : GRAM
35
Taj Mahal site : AGRA
36
Old Glory : THEAMERICANFLAG
39
Stitched : SEWN
40
Defraud : ROOK
41
Mountain crest : ARETE
42
There are 100 in a cen. : YRS
43
___-Cat : SNO
44
Mushroom features : SPORES
45
Got a big head : FOAMEDUP
48
Like some lawns : UNMOWN
51
Vitamins' partners : MINERALS
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Old Glory : REDWHITEANDBLUE
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Nabisco's ___ Wafers : NILLA
59
"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
60
Indolent : IDLE
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Preferred group : ALIST
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Colored : DYED
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Polio vaccine discoverer : SALK
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See 24 Down : ROSS
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"Do ___ others..." : UNTO
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Dueling memento : SCAR
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Mister, in Munich : HERR
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Eat none too daintily : CHAWON
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Queen Elizabeth, e.g. : LINER
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Wrestling's "Giant" : ANDRE
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The shakes : DTS
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Least : MEREST
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Slanted : ATILT
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Trick : DUPE
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Gulf near Yemen : ADEN
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___ match (cricket event) : TEST
18
Like Lucky Strike, per old ads : SOFIRM
19
Accident aftermath : TRAUMA
23
Whip sound : CRACK
24
With 1 Down, Old Glory V.I.P. : BETSY
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Wedding party member : USHER
26
Frets : STEWS
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Union, N.J. college : KEAN
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Wolf, in a way : OGLER
30
Jabber : PRATE
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Savants : SAGES
33
Get ready : GROOM
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___ de la Plata : RIO
35
60's hair style : AFRO
37
Verdi opera : ERNANI
38
Caught some Z's : NAPPED
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"Who cares!" : SOWHAT
44
Caught some rays : SUNNED
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Chickens and turkeys : FOWLS
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Abrasive powder : EMERY
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Sam's love on "Cheers" : DIANE
48
Jug in old Rome : URNA
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Astronaut Armstrong : NEIL
50
16th-century date : MDLI
52
Willie Mays stats : RBIS
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"California Suite" star : ALDA
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Soothe : LULL
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Look for : SEEK
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Just a bit : TAD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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