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New York Times, Thursday, June 8, 1995

Erskine Caldwell's "Miss Mama ___"

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times6/8/95 ( No. 16,648 )
Across
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Spicy dip : SALSA
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Mogul emperor : AKBAR
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Compete in a Nordic combined : SKI
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Allegheny River city : OLEAN
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Ball girl? : BELLE
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School of whales : POD
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Drifters hit of 1963 : UPONTHEROOF
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"___ was saying..." : ASI
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Raincoats : PONCHOS
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Liqueur named for an island : CURACAO
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Three: Prefix : TER
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Motionless : INERT
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Dick Van Dyke, in "Mary Poppins" : CHIMNEYSWEEP
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"Purgatory" dramatist : YEATS
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Slipped a Mickey : DOPED
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Diamond stat : RBI
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With deftness : ABLY
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Impostors : FAKES
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Sightsee : TOUR
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Stock option : PUT
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Erskine Caldwell's "Miss Mama ___" : AIMEE
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Buffalo skater : SABRE
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Wiretapper, e.g. : EAVESDROPPER
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Old World undergrowth : GORSE
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Composer Rorem : NED
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Capitol Hill sight : ROTUNDA
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Nine-sider : NONAGON
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Type of dye : AZO
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Vulgar one : GUTTERSNIPE
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Vim : PEP
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Key in : ENTER
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Renown : ECLAT
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Sullivan and others : EDS
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Change the grass : RESOD
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Spanish coins of yore : REALS
Down
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Broth : SOUP
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Canine bowlful : ALPO
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Panetta of the White House : LEON
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Holiness : SANCTITY
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Stirring songs : ANTHEMS
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Lincoln and others : ABES
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Splash or plunk lead-in : KER
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Alliance : BLOC
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Baseball's Felipe : ALOU
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Like bean-dip beans : REFRIED
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Voyager 2, e.g. : SPACEPROBE
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N.F.L. QB Bernie : KOSAR
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Blockhead : IDIOT
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Cornet : HORN
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Philippine isle : CEBU
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Women's summer wear : HALTERTOPS
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Wax-coated cheeses : EDAMS
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Harnessed : YOKED
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Nazi architect Albert : SPEER
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Horror film director Craven : WES
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Mouth, slangily : YAP
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Duelist of 1804 : BURR
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Pique : IRE
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"For shame!" : FIE
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Fast-paced entertainment : TAPDANCE
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Superhero, often : AVENGER
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Faerie Queene's creator : SPENSER
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Tempe sch. : ASU
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___ about (legal time frame) : ONOR
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Concord, e.g. : GRAPE
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Exuded : OOZED
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Frank Herbert saga : DUNE
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Bar mems. : ATTS
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Dweeb : NERD
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Reptilian "monster" : GILA
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Form of silica : OPAL
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Meshes : NETS
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Auto racer ___ Fabi : TEO

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

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