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New York Times, Tuesday, July 15, 1997

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0715 ( 17,416 )
Across
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Top piece of a two-piece : BRA
4
Italian seaport : SALERNO
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Timber wood : ASH
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"Alley ___" : OOP
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Zoom-in shot : CLOSEUP
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Chinese principle : TAO
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Sex determinant : XCHROMOSOME
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___ rampage : ONA
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Ready to go : ONTAP
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Taste test label : BRANDX
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200 milligrams, to a jeweler : CARAT
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Funnyman Philips : EMO
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Not have ___ in the world : ACARE
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Spinks defeater, 1978 : ALI
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Parallel bar exercises : DIPS
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Not nude : CLAD
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Complicated situations : MESSES
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Debussy contemporary : SATIE
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Treasure hunter's declaration : XMARKSTHESPOT
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Pen : WRITE
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Parti-colored : MOTLEY
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Quite the expert : BUFF
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Having conflicting allegiances : TORN
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___ du Diable : ILE
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Kind of fool : APRIL
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Wood splitter : AXE
55
Quite the expert : MAVEN
57
For adults only : XRATED
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Tickle one's fancy : AMUSE
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Play (with) : TOY
62
Twenty-somethings : GENERATIONX
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Jargon suffix : ESE
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Earth, wind or fire : ELEMENT
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Squid secretion : INK
70
Texas-Oklahoma boundary river : RED
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Tennis volleys : RETURNS
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Gypsy Rose ___ : LEE
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Word with band or sand : BOX
2
Dutton's sitcom role : ROC
3
"Art is long, life is short," e.g. : APHORISM
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Astronaut Carpenter : SCOTT
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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Blotto : LOOPED
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Suffix with lion : ESS
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Rock's ___ Speedwagon : REO
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Feeling the effects of Novocaine : NUMB
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"Don Giovanni," for one : OPERA
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Like Schoenberg's music : ATONAL
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Bullock of "Speed" : SANDRA
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Took in, in a way : HOAXED
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Genetic stuff : RNA
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Say "yes" to : ACCEPT
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Auto shaft, slangily : CAM
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"Family Ties" boy : ALEX
26
Anonymous man : MISTERX
27
Moonfish : OPAH
31
Fruit/tree connector : STEM
34
Deemed appropriate : SAWFIT
35
Miscalculate : ERR
36
"In Living Color" segment : SKIT
38
Prefix with propyl : ISO
40
Greek portico : STOA
41
Salad dressing ingredient : OLIVEOIL
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Boob tube, in Britain: Var. : TELE
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Hankering : YEN
46
Bandleader Les : BAXTER
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Revolted : UPROSE
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Not neat at the ends : FRAYED
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More imminent : NEARER
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Pioneer in Cubism : LEGER
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Fido and friends : MUTTS
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"___ recall..." : ASI
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Take out : DELE
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"Buddenbrooks" novelist Thomas : MANN
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Surfing site : NET
64
Big bird : EMU
65
Opposite SSW : NNE
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Classic Jaguar : XKE

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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