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New York Times, Monday, July 15, 1996

49-Down : Harebrained

Author:
S. Spadaccini
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephanie Spadaccini

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Spadaccini.
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© 1996, The New York Times7/15/96 ( No. 17,051 )

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Across
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Voting group : BLOC
5
And so on... : ETC
8
Connection : TIEIN
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The Hawkeye State : IOWA
14
Money to tide one over : LOAN
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Cat-___-tails : ONINE
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Gambling game : TWENTYONE
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Feeling of anxiety : ANGST
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Metric fractions : TENTHS
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Is sick : AILS
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Santa's laughs : HOS
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12-mo. periods : YRS
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It's frozen in Frankfurt : EIS
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"What are you trying to___?" : GETAT
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Wyoming Indian : ARAPAHO
31
Fleur-de-___ : LYS
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Began to melt : SOFTENED
36
Rope fiber : SISAL
38
Leopard features : SPOTS
39
Marx's "___Kapital" : DAS
41
Stay : ABIDE
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Open-air rooms : ATRIA
43
First Lady, 1969-74 : PATNIXON
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Bering, for one: Abbr. : STR
46
Procedures : METHODS
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Streisand title role : YENTL
50
Abner's partner on old radio : LUM
51
Resort : SPA
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Brit. fliers : RAF
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Platoon, e.g. : UNIT
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Parish leader : PASTOR
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First people to get invited : ALIST
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Booth Tarkington book : SEVENTEEN
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Turn : PIVOT
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Cleveland's lake : ERIE
66
Opposing : ANTI
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Down-at-the-heels : SEEDY
68
Bell and Kettle, e.g. : MAS
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Pinocchio's give-away : NOSE
Down
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Itty-___ : BITTY
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Take down, as a flag : LOWER
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1936 Olympian Jesse : OWENS
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Quitter's word : CANT
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___fields (mythical paradise) : ELYSIAN
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Overly : TOO
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Site of Jesus' first miracle : CANA
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Wedding reception speech : TOAST
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Hostel : INN
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Chuck out : EIGHTYSIX
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___many words : INSO
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New Jersey five : NETS
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Corral sound : NEIGH
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"Black Widow" actress Russell : THERESA
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Author Buscaglia : LEO
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Hightailed it : SPED
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Excuses : ALIBIS
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Duds : ATTIRE
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Get used (to) : ADAPT
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Prefix with masochism : SADO
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Agcy. that's got your # : SSA
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Makes a choice : OPTS
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Old record : FORTYFIVE
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Sleepy-time guy : SANDMAN
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"The Ipcress File" author Deighton : LEN
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Comedian Mort : SAHL
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"Rugs" : TOUPEES
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Shasta, e.g.: Abbr. : MTN
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Beethoven dedication "Fur___" : ELISE
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Harebrained : NUTTY
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Office worker : STENO
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Rhymesters : POETS
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Golf's Palmer, informally : ARNIE
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Knocks : RAPS
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"I cannot tell___" : ALIE
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Semester : TERM
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Getz or Kenton : STAN
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Turf : SOD
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By way of : VIA

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