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Epitaph For An Inventor

New York Times, Sunday, June 25, 1995

Site of King David's royal residence

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frances Hansen

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 73 Missing: {Q} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 87 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times6/25/95 ( No. 16,665 )
Across
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Check : IMPEDE
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Fast time : RAMADAN
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Baked desserts : CRISPS
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Put through a strainer : SIEVED
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It's much thanked in March : ACADEMY
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Jinx : HOODOO
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Start of the epitaph : HERELIESTHEFAMOUSWATT
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Seventh-inning ritual : STRETCH
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Type of whale : SEI
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These can be lucky : BREAKS
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Overly : TOO
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One with a pitchfork : SATAN
32
Nevada town : ELY
33
Start of a well-known hymn : NEARER
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Painter of waterlilies : MONET
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Symbol of electric flux : PSI
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Obtain : REAP
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Down-home entertainment : OPRY
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Late great Grant : CARY
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"___ oui!" (certainly): Fr. : MAIS
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Gottfried's sister, in opera : ELSA
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More of the epitaph : SOMEWHEREABOUTTHISLOT
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Tiverton river : EXE
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Pumped-up body : HULK
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Rough, as a road : RUTTY
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Simon and Diamond : NEILS
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Stare at : EYEBALL
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Beaut : DOOZIE
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Ally of "St. Elmo's Fire" : SHEEDY
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Sites for bookcases : ALCOVES
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Having chairs, maybe : ENDOWED
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Skullcap : BEANIE
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How to draw an egg : OVALLY
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Behan's "___ Boy" : BORSTAL
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Violinist Mischa : ELMAN
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Connaught county seat : SLIGO
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Japanese sandal : ZORI
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Coded matter : RNA
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More of the epitaph : AMONGTHESEPATIENTDEAD
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Hospital supplies : SERA
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Be held in esteem : RATE
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Forbes profilees : CEOS
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Years ago : ONCE
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"___ bien!" : TRES
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Pacino and Gore : ALS
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Boxer with a 90-9 career record : DURAN
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Wasn't serious : JESTED
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Puppeteer Baird : BIL
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Steven of Aerosmith : TYLER
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Half a sawbuck : FIN
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Aware of : WISETO
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Cricket sides : ONS
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Move : MIGRATE
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End of the epitaph : WHOKNOWSWATTLIESAHEAD
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Less fleshy : BONIER
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Regrouping tactic : TIMEOUT
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1992 Wimbledon winner : AGASSI
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Takes it easy : COASTS
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Computer memory : STORAGE
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Hardy novel locale, usually : WESSEX
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Kabibble of Kay Kyser's band : ISH
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Architect ___ van der Rohe : MIES
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Natty : PERT
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At all : EVER
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Kind of key : DELETE
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Life support? : EDITOR
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Multitude of occurrences : RASH
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Take steps : ACT
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___-jongg : MAH
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Carol starter : ADESTE
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Master : DEFEAT
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With full force : AMAIN
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Falstaff's rascally crony : NYM
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Ill-natured : CHURLISH
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Football's Grier : ROSEY
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"Bridges of Madison County" setting : IOWA
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Neighbor of 16-Down: Abbr. : SDAK
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Big winnings : POTS
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Boozehound : SOT
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"Apocalypse Postponed" essayist : ECO
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Tub's problem : OBESITY
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Teed off : SORE
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Novelist Seton : ANYA
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"Long time ___!" : NOSEE
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Adhesive : EPOXY
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Paris' Musée de l'___ : ARMEE
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Jewish ___ : RYE
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The "M" in M-1 rifle : MARK
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Encouraged, in a way : PATTED
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Tries again to make rain : RESEEDS
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"Dallas" Miss : ELLIE
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___ as the hills : ASOLD
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Sucker : PATSY
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Food wrapping, informally : CELLO
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Rebel : MUTINY
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Good beating : WHALING
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Actor Tom of "Amadeus" : HULCE
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Buddy : BRO
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European blackbird : OUZEL
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Be left : INHERIT
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Bats : BANANAS
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Work out : DEVISE
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Lake of the Ozarks tributary : OSAGE
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Avowed : SWORN
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Triptych side panels : VOLETS
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Cousins of musettes : OBOES
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Half of a Disney duo : BEAST
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Inventor Sperry : ELMER
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Dean Martin subject : AMORE
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Truncate : LOP
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E.C. Bentley detective : TRENT
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Within ___ of (near) : ANACE
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Filled a hold : LADED
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Hardly intellectual : SHALLOW
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Site of King David's royal residence : ZION
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Rats : TRAITORS
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Farm unit : ACRE
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Well up : TEAR
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Some fashion tips : DOS
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Go-getter : DYNAMO
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Lough Erne location : ULSTER
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Common card-table project : JIGSAW
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Incense : ENRAGE
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"John Brown's Body" poet : BENET
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Namely : TOWIT
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"For shame!" : FIE
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Owl's question? : WHOO
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Gaels of college athletics : IONA
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Nordica products : SKIS
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Little bit : MITE
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Puzzle solvers' cries : AHAS
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1994 title role for Shirley MacLaine : TESS
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Facility : EASE
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Pugilists' org. : WBC
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Relatives of aves. : STS
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Shelley's "___ Skylark" : TOA
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Schlep : LUG
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Fort ___, N.J. : DIX

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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