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CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

New York Times, Sunday, June 9, 1996

Author:
M. Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {QW} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0609 ( 17,015 )
Across
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Hoops : BASKETS
8
Kind of hunting : BIGGAME
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"Star Wars" director : LUCAS
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Mark Antony's wife before he met Cleopatra : OCTAVIA
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Fine : INORDER
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Kind of layer : OZONE
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With 117-Across, what the answers to the italicized clues have in common : THEYALLCONTAINA
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"Chapter Two" playwright : SIMON
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Shot : HYPO
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Former capital of Nicaragua : LEON
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Novelist Rand : AYN
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Luna's counterpart : SOL
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Knock-knock joke, essentially : PUN
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Protrude, in a way : HERNIATE
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Connective tissues : STROMATA
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View along the highway (italicized) : RUBBERNECK
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Make one two : RENUMBER
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Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie___" : AMOUR
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Atheist leader : OHAIR
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Ballot marks : XES
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The All-wise, of myth : ODIN
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Steakhouse orders : TBONES
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Madonna album : EROTICA
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Exhausts : USESUP
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M.D. spots : ORS
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Eponymous Dutch town : EDAM
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Recital pieces : ETUDES
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Schoenberg's "___to Napoleon" : ODE
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Speech help : NOTECARD
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Free TV commercials, for short : PSAS
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"Rescue 911" host : SHATNER
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Grammy winner Etheridge : MELISSA
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Makes straight : NEATENS
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Flambe : JUBILEE
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Milk product : CURD
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Cultivated : GARDENED
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Car front : GRILLE
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Mantel piece : VASE
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Cole Porter, collegiately : ELI
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Noted Big Apple restaurant : SARDIS
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Time for "Today" : SEVENAM
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Paint variety : DAYGLO
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Farmer, sometimes : HOER
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Painter Gerard___Borch : TER
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___Strait (waterway bordering Japan) : KOREA
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As good as new : CURED
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Cuban resort city : MARIANAO
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Mountain demarcation (italicized) : TIMBERLINE
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Month's start : THEFIRST
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Kind of advice : FRIENDLY
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Snitch : RAT
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It may be used in a rubout : GAT
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Chemical suffix : INE
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Rise : GOUP
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"Ooh" follower : LALA
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Oval : ARENA
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See 23-Across : EUROPEANCAPITAL
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Construction support : STRUT
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Racing, as pacers : INATROT
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Catherine the Great, e.g. : TSARINA
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"The Glass Bead Game" novelist : HESSE
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Handout sign : TAKEONE
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Prokofiev's "War___" : SONATAS
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This and that : BOTH
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Hurting : ACHY
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Process part : STEP
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Floor : KAYO
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Adolf's mistress : EVA
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Bar on a boat : TILLER
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City near Pompeii : SALERNO
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High-tech prosthesis : BIONICARM
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Du Maurier's "Jamaica___" : INN
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Reached : GOTAT
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More bleak : GRAYER
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Court situation : ADIN
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Chaps : MEN
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German theologian Thomas : ERASTUS
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"La Bamba" band (italicized) : LOSLOBOS
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Israeli weapon : UZI
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Likening (italicized) : COMPARISON
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Have___ (be able to escape) : ANOUT
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Plant yielding a catartic drug : SENNA
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Classic "S.N.L." characters : CONEHEADS
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Agatha Christie's "N___?" : ORM
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Present : HERE
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Sony co-founder Morita : AKIO
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Three-time Masters winner : SNEAD
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Subject of Cyaxares : MEDE
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Boca___ : RATON
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___-Latin (ancient Italian) : UMBRO
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Plug : BOOST
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Arch Deluxe part : BUN
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Let go : EXCUSE
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Itinerary segs. : RTES
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Fully exposed : NUDE
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Steadiness, in a way : SEALEGS
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"Try___see!" : ITAND
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Led (in) : USHERED
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A shot : PER
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Less interesting : DRIER
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"Como___?" : ESTAS
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Popular record label : EMI
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Disney collectible : CEL
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Pope, 1605-21 : PAULV
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"So?" : AND
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China's Lao-___ : TSE
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Cornea neighbor : SCLERA
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Trojan War king : AGAMEMNON
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Au___ (menu phrase) : JUS
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Karl Malone's team : UTAH
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Instruments with aneroid cells (italicized) : BAROMETERS
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Stench : REEK
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"Forbidden Paradise" star, 1924 : NEGRI
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ABC sitcom : ELLEN
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Electron tube type : DIODE
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Jolson's "___My Wife to the Thousand Isles" : ISENT
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Marbelize, e.g. : VARIEGATE
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Kind of ear : DEAF
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Water (italicized) : IRRIGATE
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Denial of a sort : NOTI
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"___in the Dark" (Streep film) : ACRY
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Gertrude's 1951 Broadway co-star : YUL
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Envision victory : TASTEIT
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Kidnaps : ABDUCTS
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Where a pct. of one's income may go : IRA
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Famous : OFNOTE
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Westernmost Texas county : ELPASO
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Criticize severely : TRASH
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"Ah Sin" playwright : HARTE
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Glossy proof : REPRO
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Baghdad's land: Var. : IRAK
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Italian cabbage : LIRA
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Working : ATIT
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Turner of the screen : LANA
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Lament for Yorick : ALAS
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Greek consonants : NUS
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Spanish article : UNA
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Seemingly forever : EON
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Long shot? : PAN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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