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New York Times, Sunday, June 22, 1997

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {Z} Spans: 3 Scrabble average: 1.71 This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0622 ( 17,393 )
Across
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Sleeping spots : ROOSTS
7
Rats : FINKS
12
Mark of official approval : CACHET
18
White-knuckled : ANXIOUS
20
Pointless : INANE
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Breathing aid : AIRHOLE
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1944 film : MEETMEINSTPERIODLOUIS
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See 45-Down : SAY
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With 60-Down, bid : MAKE
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Blasted a hole in : SANK
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Boots : OUSTS
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"The Road Runner" background sights : MESAS
33
"___ mud in your eye!" : HERES
35
Pitcher Fernandez : SID
37
Fan letdown : TIE
38
"The First Wives' Club" members : EXES
40
Latin clarification : IDEST
42
Make an outstanding design? : EMBOSS
45
1965 film : HELPEXCLAMATIONPOINT
51
Skirt : AVOID
52
English churchyard features : YEWS
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Dealer in piece goods : DRAPER
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Literally, "goddess" : DIVA
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They're toasted at luncheons : BLTS
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Shooting match : SKEET
58
Domingo y lunes : DIAS
62
Word of encouragement : OLE
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City of northern Finland : OULU
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Certain drop : TEAR
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Singer Jackson : BROWNE
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1986 or 1994 film : NOBODYAPOSTROPHESFOOL
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Habituates : ENURES
73
"James and the Giant Peach" author : DAHL
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Dole's Senate successor : LOTT
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Intl. air hub : JFK
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Big name in video games : SEGA
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Golden ___ (seniors) : AGERS
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Ball throwers : DEBS
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It played the Platters' platters : HIFI
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Hoglike animals : TAPIRS
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Auto with models 900 and 9000 : SAAB
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Locale of ancient Ur : SUMER
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1951 film : QUOVADISQUESTIONMARK
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Unfair shake : BUMRAP
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Relaxation in 63-Across : SAUNA
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Exciting experience, in slang : TRIP
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En-graved letters? : RIP
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"That feels good!" : AAH
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Was in knots : ACHED
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Recesses : APSES
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If A = B and B = C, then A = C, e.g. : AXIOM
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"Serpico" author Peter : MAAS
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Glass-___ Currency Act, 1913 : OWEN
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Impolite reply : LIP
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1948 film : SORRYCOMMAWRONGNUMBER
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Helmsman : STEERER
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Like some walks : BRISK
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Successful person : SOMEONE
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Bootlicker : YESMAN
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Theroux's "The Happy ___ of Oceania" : ISLES
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Bay, county or city of Ireland : GALWAY
Down
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Super Bowl XIV participants : RAMS
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Late bedtime : ONEAM
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Daisy variety : OXEYE
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Request to a guest : SIT
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Kenyan independence leader ___ Mboya : TOM
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Look for damages : SUE
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Former Chief Justice Harlan ___ Stone : FISKE
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Breaks : INTERIMS
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More than nod : NAP
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Contentious political assembly : KNESSET
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Antivenins : SERA
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British F.B.I. : CID
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First name in folk : ARLO
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Third Chinese dynasty : CHOU
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Two-time president of Texas : HOUSTON
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Snob : ELITIST
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Actress Harper and others : TESSES
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Computer game ___ City : SIM
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Isao ___ of the P.G.A. : AOKI
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Slangy turndown : NAH
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Coming up : INSTORE
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Crayola color : SEPIA
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Canceled : AXED
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Questionnaire datum : SEX
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Author LeShan : EDA
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"Edward Scissorhands" star : DEPP
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Strait of Messina menace : SCYLLA
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Iron: Prefix : SIDERO
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"The Simpsons" bartender : MOE
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With 111-Down, vulture or hawk : BIRDOF
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With 25-Across, voiced an opinion : HADONES
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Satanic moniker : EVILONE
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Southern swarmer : LOVEBUG
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Lull : LETUP
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Sympathetic sounds : AWS
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A Turner : NAT
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Pays the price for : BUYS
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Namesakes of a son of Adam : SETHS
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Swiss theologian Barth : KARL
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Site of a famous flag-raising : IWOJIMA
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See 26-Across : ANOFFER
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Real-life sailor on whom Crusoe was based : SELKIRK
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Words of praise : ODE
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Paul I, e.g. : TSAR
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Pot contents : BETS
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18, 19 and 20 of a series : RST
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Henry Clay, for one : ORATOR
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West-central Texas city : ODESSA
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Double fold : PLEAT
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Challenger of the dragon Smaug : HOBBIT
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Boost : AID
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"The Pelican Brief" author : GRISHAM
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Case workers, for short : DAS
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Arches : HUMPS
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90's film autobiography subtitled "My Story" : AVA
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Bear of literature : PAPA
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Fish that sings when mating : SEAHORSE
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Bit : SNIP
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Embodiment of impractical chivalry : QUIXOTE
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They make calls from home : UMPIRES
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Some TV's : QUASARS
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The Tar Heels: Abbr. : UNC
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Mouths : ORA
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Loud and rude : BRASSY
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1944 Bing Crosby hit : AMOR
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Cuddly film creatures of 1983 : EWOKS
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Opium ___ : DEN
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Jostle : ELBOW
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Historic rival of Florence : SIENA
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City near Provo : OREM
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Vidal's "___ Breckinridge" : MYRA
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Prefix with -vert : AMBI
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Riot-stopping grps. : NGS
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See 44-Down : PREY
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Mid. : CEN
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Wheaton of "Stand By Me" : WIL
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Seasonal drink : NOG
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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Country singer McDaniel : MEL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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