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New York Times, Saturday, June 28, 1997

Wagner opera based on a 14th-century Italian patriot

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQUWX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Klahn.
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© 1997, The New York Times6/28/97 ( No. 17,399 )
Across
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Glass house, of sorts : ANTFARM
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Spanish inns : POSADAS
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A singing Jackson : MAHALIA
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Olympics venue : ICERINK
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Tumbled : SPILLED
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Wise guys? : THEMAGI
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Part of French Indochina : TONKIN
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Berth of a baby? : BASSINET
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Tennessee tributary : ELK
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Singer Pinza : EZIO
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Clinches : SEALS
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Peace of mind : REST
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Starts right? : INDENTS
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Zelda's heartthrob, in 60's TV : DOBIE
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"The Lion King" hero : SIMBA
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Org. that got Dillinger : FBI
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"Toy Story," for one : ANIMATEDCARTOON
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Korean War fighter : MIG
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Cape ___, westernmost point in Africa : VERDE
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Strapped : SHORT
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One at Roanoke, e.g. : SETTLER
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Vulcan's Chimney : ETNA
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They may take turns for the wurst : SPITS
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Polish language : EDIT
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Triple-decker, perhaps : BLT
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"Gypsy" star, 1989 : TYNEDALY
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Feed back : PARROT
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"The Plague" setting : ALGERIA
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Pacify : APPEASE
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Carlo ___, creator of Pinocchio : COLLODI
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Sour note : CLINKER
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It'll keep you out of a scrape or two : KNEEPAD
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Volunteers : TENDERS
Down
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Prinsengracht Canal site : AMSTERDAM
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Subject of an Emil Ludwig biography : NAPOLEONI
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Dreams : THINKSBIG
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"The In-Laws" co-star : FALK
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Half of an 80's TV team : ALLIE
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Wagner opera based on a 14th-century Italian patriot : RIENZI
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Cracked : MAD
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Hummus holder : PITA
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Pulitzer contemporary : OCHS
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Is clobbered : SEESSTARS
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General assemblies : ARMIES
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Supreme leader? : DIANA
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Stained glass figure : ANGEL
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Comic offerings : SKITS
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1987 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee : BODIDDLEY
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Pay telephone direction : INSERT
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Holt of old westerns : TIM
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Moderated : EMCEED
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Warriors' grp. : NBA
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Act like an icicle? : EAVESDROP
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It stops when it's depressed : FOOTBRAKE
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Art and Chip Sansom comic, with "The" : BORNLOSER
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Shredded : INTATTERS
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Lunar calendar holiday : TET
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Nice hot drink? : THE
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Sir Richard of The Tatler : STEELE
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Make waves : RIPPLE
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It may go through the roof : STACK
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Bridge tower : PYLON
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Fireplace : INGLE
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Simple basket : TAPIN
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Opera with elephants : AIDA
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Bet : LAID
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Cleave : REND
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Fake it : ACT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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