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New York Times, Tuesday, June 24, 1997

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephanie Spadaccini

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Ms. Spadaccini. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0624 ( 17,395 )
Across
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Stage between egg and pupa : LARVA
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"Durn it!" : DANG
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Head of hair, slangily : MOP
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"Silas Marner" author : ELIOT
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Exploiters : USERS
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Eggs : OVA
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Teensy-weensy piece of beef? : MINUTESTEAK
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Seat in St. Paul's : PEW
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___ Rosa, Calif. : SANTA
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1984 World Series champs : TIGERS
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The sun : SOL
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Johnnie Ray hit of the 50's : CRY
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Biblical king : HEROD
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Sleazy : TRASHY
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Sandlot sport : SOFTBALL
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Cottonlike fiber : RAMIE
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Without : MINUS
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Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
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Got 100 on : ACED
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Dot on a monitor : PIXEL
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Tiny bit : IOTA
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___-de-France : ILE
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Radius, ulna, etc. : BONES
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U.C.L.A. player : BRUIN
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Big North Carolina industry : TEXTILES
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"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" actress ___ Headly : GLENNE
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Kind of bean : CACAO
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Old French coin : SOU
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___ es Salaam : DAR
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Tom Canty, in a Mark Twain book : PAUPER
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Pedestals, e.g. : BASES
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Mornings, for short : AMS
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What stand-up comics do to keep their material shiny? : POLISHJOKES
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Soupy Sales missile : PIE
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Long bout : SIEGE
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Vicinities : AREAS
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Catalogue contents : ADS
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Some P.T.A. members : DADS
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Long (for) : YEARN
Down
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Moon craft, for short : LEM
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Actress MacGraw : ALI
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___ Tin Tin : RIN
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"Comment allez-___?" : VOUS
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Embassy worker : ATTACHE
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Name for a cowpoke : DUSTY
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Movie pooch : ASTA
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Society page word : NEE
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Like a proper rescuee : GRATEFUL
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Ride an engine-powered bike? : MOPEDAROUND
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Finished : OVER
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Furry feet : PAWS
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Poodle and dirndl, e.g. : SKIRTS
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Professor 'iggins : ENRY
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Sailor : GOB
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Sea route : STRAIT
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Delphic shrine : ORACLE
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"My gold dress isn't back from the cleaners yet" and others? : LAMEEXCUSES
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Sharpens : HONES
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Caesar of "Caesar's Hour" : SID
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At ___ and sevens : SIXES
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Chicana : LATINA
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Horseshoes shot : LEANER
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Sal of "Giant" : MINEO
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Instant picture : POLAROID
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Anger : IRE
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They're big in gyms : BICEPS
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Colorful, crested bird : BLUEJAY
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Strike lightly : TAP
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"No kidding!" : GOSH
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MS. enclosures : SASES
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Madonna's "___ Don't Preach" : PAPA
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In the center of : AMID
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Dallas's nickname : BIGD
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Achy : SORE
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Meadow : LEA
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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It may be pulled in charades : EAR
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ID digits : SSN

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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