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New York Times, Wednesday, June 28, 1995

"The Wind in the Willows' character

Author:
Roger H. Courtney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Roger H. Courtney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Courtney.
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© 1995, The New York Times6/28/95 ( No. 16,668 )

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Across
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Decorating ribbon : CRAPE
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Not quite dry : DAMP
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André, Françoise, etc. : NOMS
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Loosened up, in a way : OILED
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Poet translated by FitzGerald : OMAR
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Kind of testimony : ORAL
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Tongue-lash : SCOLD
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K.G.B. worry : MOLE
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___ of tears : VALE
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Charming patriot? : THELIBERTYBELLE
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Anthropologist Margaret : MEAD
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Dimwit of 80's-90's movies : ERNEST
25
Bear witness : ATTEST
28
Radio, TV, etc. : MEDIA
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Anthracite : COAL
31
Home run king : AARON
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Cross shape : TAU
35
Legislators' perks? : HAULSOFCONGRESS
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Summer Schenectady setting: Abbr. : EDT
40
Noses around : PRIES
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"___ Coming" (1969 hit) : ELIS
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Slims down : DIETS
43
"Woe is me!" : OHDEAR
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___ Equity (stage group) : ACTORS
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Othello, e.g. : MOOR
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Italian artist Guido ___ : RENI
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Still-life figure : EWER
57
Sheeplike : OVINE
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Monopoly token : IRON
59
Privy to : INON
60
Euripedes play : HELEN
61
Prefix with gram : AERO
62
Sale tag notation : ASIS
63
Mountain nymph : OREAD
Down
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Sacrifice : COST
2
Like a German chocolate cake : RICH
3
Skin softener : ALOE
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In disorderly fashion : PELLMELL
5
Cantor and Murphy : EDDIES
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Round on top : DOMED
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Cupid : AMOR
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Ice-cream parlor order : MALT
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Victimized : PREYEDON
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Nine days' devotion : NOVENA
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Pontiff's vestment : ORALE
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Suburban expanses : MALLS
13
Winter driving hazard : SLEET
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Louisville Slugger : BAT
22
Fetch : BRING
25
Flu symptom : ACHE
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"The Wind in the Willows' character : TOAD
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Like some nerves : TAUT
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Sprays rioters, e.g. : MACES
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Cupid : EROS
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Throw ___ (explode) : AFIT
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Prefix with gram : TELE
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Atlas section : ASIA
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Lenin's land: Abbr. : USSR
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Church topper : SPIRE
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Aeschylus trilogy : ORESTEIA
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Children's outdoor game : REDROVER
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Fats of "Blueberry Hill" : DOMINO
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Sluggee's exclamation : OOF
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Santa's exclamation : HOHOHO
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Skylit courts : ATRIA
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Dear, in Dijon : CHERE
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Purport : TENOR
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Dawns : MORNS
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Plant bristles : AWNS
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Pope called "The Great" : LEOI
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Lake Nasser site : NILE
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Draft status : ONEA
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Rip : REND

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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