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New York Times, Saturday, June 8, 1996

Author:
M. Shenk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.540111
Mike Shenk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Shenk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0608 ( 17,014 )

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Across
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MG, e.g. : SPORTSCAR
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Pen name : CROSS
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"Here Is Your War" author : ERNIEPYLE
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Frequent : HAUNT
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In the doghouse : DISGRACED
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Essence : ATTAR
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Clark's "Mogambo" co-star : AVA
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Nebbish : MILKSOP
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Ensign's underling: Abbr. : CPO
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"The Old Curiosity Shop" heroine : NELL
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Items in a count : NOSES
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Bit of business : TASK
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Misappropriate : STEAL
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Alternative to spring : NEAP
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Author on mythology Geoffrey___ : ASHE
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See 32-Down : TOMEI
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Jurassic Park threat : RAPTOR
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Krypton, for one : RAREGAS
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Some pigs : SEXISTS
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Series start : OPENER
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"A___the Life" (Lennon-McCartney song) : DAYIN
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Young oyster : SPAT
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Construction piece : IBAR
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Critic's awards : STARS
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Wren's wings : ELLS
49
One of the Churchills : SARAH
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Draft rating : ONEA
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Sound intensity unit : BEL
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Swallow : FALLFOR
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Contract : GET
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"Once___Mattress" : UPONA
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Unhurried : LEISURELY
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School visitor? : DIVER
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"If Morning Ever Comes" author : ANNETYLER
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Deal with : SEETO
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Mourners of August 9, 1995 : DEADHEADS
Down
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Carried chairs : SEDANS
2
Yard border : PRIVET
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Reduced : ONSALE
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Fix, in a way : RIG
5
Stretch : TERM
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Canaries' owner : SPAIN
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Iowa State team : CYCLONES
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Czar Nicholas II's heir : ALEKSEI
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Biblical shortcut : REDSEA
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Sport : CHAP
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Word in a Cagney impersonation : RAT
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Ishmael and others : OUTCASTS
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Album item : SNAPSHOT
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Batters with controlled swings : STROKERS
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Trout catcher : OSPREY
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Hidden fingerprints : LATENTS
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Draw on : TAPINTO
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Seating request : LOGE
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With 31-Across, Best Supporting Actress of 1992 : MARISA
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Stick through the middle : AXIS
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Gatherings in a Herrick poem : ROSEBUDS
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Traditionally American : APPLEPIE
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1989 Jody Watley hit : REALLOVE
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1980's musical with mbaqanga music : SARAFINA
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Pop singer Love : DARLENE
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Lay : BALLAD
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Len's "Sweeney Todd" co-star : ANGELA
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Rocked : REELED
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Dionysus's entourage : SATYRS
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Watered down : HOSED
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Card game with a bank : FARO
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Judges' successor : RUTH
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Surfing site : NET
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___, N.Y. (Barbara Bush's birthplace) : RYE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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