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New York Times, Saturday, June 15, 1996

12-Down : Second shots

Author:
R. Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 1 Average word length: 6.43 This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Ross.
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© 1996, The New York Times6/15/96 ( No. 17,021 )
Across
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Comparison maker : ANALOGIST
10
Rain check? : TARP
14
Monazite, e.g. : RAREEARTH
15
Plantation worker : BALER
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Woolworth's e.g. : DIMESTORE
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High as___ : AKITE
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Suggestions : OVERTONES
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Free to attack : LETAT
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Turn black, then blue? : REDYE
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Date : SEE
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Hanukkah dish : LATKE
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Sight at Dulles : SST
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Foldable furniture : TVTABLES
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Fusses : TODOS
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Most rundown : SEEDIEST
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Cry of success : IVEDONEIT
33
Gothic typeface: Var. : SANSERIF
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Spectacle : SCENE
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Like some motions : PRETRIAL
40
Feed bag morsel : OAT
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Tart : ACERB
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Second of three X's : TAC
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Magna___ : CARTA
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Spokes : RADII
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Small chapels : ORATORIES
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Order : EDICT
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Jubilation : MERRIMENT
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Lucky numero : SIETE
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Propagandist : IDEOLOGUE
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Besmirches : TARS
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Fall events : COLDSNAPS
Down
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Spirits : ARDORS
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Least artful : NAIVEST
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___the teeth : ARMEDTO
4
Chary : LEERY
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Durango direction : OESTE
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Catarina's cat : GATO
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von Bulow portrayer, 1990 : IRONS
8
1949 remake of "The Texas Rangers" : STREETSOFLAREDO
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"Men of honest report," in Acts : THESEVEN
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Sample : TAKEABITE
11
Somewhat : ALITTLE
12
Second shots : RETAKES
13
Practice exam : PRETEST
15
Like Sinatra songs : BALLADIC
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Driver's needs : TEES
27
Precincts : DISTRICTS
28
Dental problem : OVERBITE
29
Bandar___ Begawan (Brunei's capital) : SERI
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Structured like sodium chloride : DIATOMIC
33
Most meager : SPAREST
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Pastoral land of ancient Greece : ARCADIA
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Comparatively poor : NEEDIER
37
Prisoner taken 1/3/90 : NORIEGA
38
Gone : EATENUP
41
Samples : TASTES
44
Dutch painter___Fabritius : CAREL
45
Heating elements : COILS
46
Put the___(intimidate) : ARMON
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Repressed, with "on" : TROD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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