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New York Times, Monday, June 9, 1997

Author:
Thomas W. Schier
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Thomas W. Schier

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVWZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Schier. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0609 ( 17,380 )
Across
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Org. that safeguards pets : SPCA
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Prefix with port : HELI
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Liability's opposite : ASSET
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Songwriter Gus : KAHN
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Plow animals : OXEN
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Marvy : NEATO
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"Yikes!" : EGAD
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Actress Hayworth : RITA
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Mississippi ___ : DELTA
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Lead singer with Dawn : TONYORLANDO
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Opposite of 42-Across : BAD
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Alphabet trio : CDE
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Reduced fare : DIET
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___ la Douce : IRMA
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What "hemi-" means : HALFOF
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Odd : STRANGE
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Popular record label : ARISTA
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Cosmetician Elizabeth : ARDEN
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Treaty : PACT
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Seabees' motto : CANDO
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B or better : GOOD
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Impassive : STOIC
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Horses' home : STABLE
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Morning or afternoon travel : COMMUTE
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Vlad the Impaler, e.g. : DESPOT
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Stallion's mate : MARE
54
Water, in Cadiz : AGUA
56
"Do Ya" rock grp. : ELO
57
Kind of testing, in law enforcement : DNA
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Los Angeles suburb : SANFERNANDO
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Sonata section : RONDO
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Jazz performance : SCAT
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Dual conjunction : ANDOR
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Men's business wear : SUIT
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Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
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Pirate's prize : BOOTY
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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TV's "___ Three Lives" : ILED
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Artist's rendering : SKETCH
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Chinese temple : PAGODA
3
Estee Lauder rival : CHANEL
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Rooney of "60 Minutes" : ANDY
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Frightful : HORRIFIC
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Banish : EXILE
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Free to attack : LETAT
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___ instant (quickly) : INAN
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Neighbor of Spain : ANDORRA
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Go out with : SEE
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60's-70's A's third baseman : SALBANDO
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Ending with Henri : ETTA
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Wart-covered creature : TOAD
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Stench : ODOR
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Morse code click : DIT
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Baseball owner Schott et al. : MARGES
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Bluebeard's last wife : FATIMA
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Actress Thompson : SADA
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Storm or Tracker, in the auto world : GEO
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Finis : END
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Postpaid encl. : SASE
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It's a blast : TNT
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Utilities watchdog grp. : PSC
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From ___ Z : ATO
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"Dirty Dozen" marauder : COMMANDO
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Inflexible : OBDURATE
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Superficial, as a look : CURSORY
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Emulate Pisa's tower : LEAN
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Tetley product : TEA
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Cosmetics applicator : PENCIL
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Senior years : OLDAGE
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Blew a horn : TOOTED
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Run ___ of (violate) : AFOUL
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Bottled spirits : GENII
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Cheerless : DRAB
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Banned act : NONO
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Bloodhound's sensor : NOSE
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___ spumante : ASTI
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Complete an "i" : DOT

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

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