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New York Times, Saturday, July 15, 1995

Pacific ___ (one of the Baby Bells)

Author:
Rand H. Burns
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rand H. Burns

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Burns. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times7/15/95 ( No. 16,685 )
Across
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Brat's feature : PUGNOSE
8
Slackened : EASEDUP
15
Ballet headliners : ETOILES
16
Paradiso's counterpart : INFERNO
17
Relents : SOFTENS
18
Articulate : DECLARE
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U.S.N. noncoms : CPOS
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Cause to attack : SETON
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Mighty hit : SWAT
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Show : AIR
24
November and Y, e.g. : PENULTS
26
Social attachment : ITE
27
Tax determinant, in Britain : RATAL
29
Board member, for short : CEO
30
Infamous 1972 hurricane : AGNES
32
Southern corn bread : ASHCAKE
34
Hunters : NIMRODS
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Consequently : ERGO
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Wall-less : OPEN
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Camp ___, N.C. : LEJEUNE
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Fast food staple : BURGERS
44
Divert : AMUSE
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Information-gathering grp. : CIA
47
Examine : ASSAY
48
River craft : TUG
49
Noted dictator and namesakes : SADDAMS
52
Car engine stats: Abbr. : HPS
53
Whop, in a way : CLUB
55
Spinal cord: Prefix : MYELO
56
Zodiac symbol : GOAT
57
Iodized salt compounds : HALIDES
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On-the-job trainee : INTERNE
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And elsewhere : ETALIBI
62
Tin : STANNUM
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Sancho Panza's wife et al. : TERESAS
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Pacific ___ (one of the Baby Bells) : TELESIS
Down
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Italian port on the Adriatic : PESCARA
2
Avalon and others : UTOPIAS
3
Attack directly : GOFORTHEJUGULAR
4
Basketball tournaments : NITS
5
1946 song "___ Buttermilk Sky" : OLE
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Intuit : SENSE
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Quiddity : ESSENCE
8
Phantom : EIDOLON
9
Regarding : ANENT
10
Army E-7 : SFC
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Sushi provisions : EELS
12
Retreat : DRAWINONESHORNS
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Not in the top whatever : UNRATED
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Anne Bradstreet, e.g. : POETESS
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Calendar abbr. : TUE
24
Beleaguers : PLAGUES
25
1993-94 Wimbledon champ : SAMPRAS
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"Green ___" : ACRES
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Baseball's Luzinski et al. : GREGS
33
"___ Tiki" : KON
35
Cash alternative : IOU
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Shoe strap, in olden times : LATCHET
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Use as a model : EMULATE
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Molting : ECDYSIS
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Idolater : BAALIST
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Native name of Easter Island : RAPANUI
43
Methodologies : SYSTEMS
46
Chemical suffix : IDE
50
Single-celled critter : AMEBA
51
Form of faro : MONTE
54
Peevishness : BILE
56
Allele : GENE
58
Belittle, slangily : DIS
60
Chess champ Mikhail : TAL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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