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New York Times, Wednesday, July 16, 1997

Author:
Jonathan Schmalzbach
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jonathan Schmalzbach

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {GJV} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Schmalzbach. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0716 ( 17,417 )

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Across
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Solipsist's preoccupation : SELF
5
Harsh Athenian lawgiver : DRACO
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Employ a Singer : SEW
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Anjou, e.g. : PEAR
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Casaba, e.g. : MELON
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___-Ball (arcade game) : SKEE
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Heroine of Tennessee Williams's "Summer and Smoke" : ALMA
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"___ Help Myself" (Four Tops hit) : ICANT
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Phoenician port : TYRE
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"Shut up!" : BUTTONYOURLIP
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___ broche (cooked on a spit) : ALA
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
25
Iranian money : RIALS
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Lullaby start : HUSHLITTLEBABY
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Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
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They're in galley banks : OARS
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Sow : SEED
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"Flow gently, sweet ___": Burns : AFTON
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Yemen's capital : SANA
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Game plan : IDEA
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Fancy watch : ROLEX
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"Pipe down, Pierre!" : FERMEZLABOUCHE
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Hurler Reynolds of the 40's-50's Yankees : ALLIE
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Go (for) : TRY
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Assist : AID
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Director's directive : QUIETONTHESET
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Amenhotep IV's god : ATON
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Words repeated at the start of the "Sailor's Song" : TOSEA
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Like ___ in a trap : ARAT
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Bookie's bookings : BETS
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___ around (near) : INAND
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Rani's attire : SARI
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Come-ons : ADS
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Mystery writer Paretsky and others : SARAS
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Book after II Chronicles : EZRA
Down
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Health center : SPA
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Electric ___ : EEL
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Berate : LAMBASTE
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German wife : FRAU
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Composer Shostakovich : DMITRI
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Supply with more varnish : RECOAT
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Astronaut Shepard : ALAN
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Rabbit : CONY
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Aware of : ONTO
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First U.S. space station : SKYLAB
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In a spooky way : EERILY
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Boohoos : WEEPS
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Narrow furrow : STRIA
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Myth : TALE
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City areas, informally : URBS
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Triumphant cries : AHAS
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Tackle box item : LURE
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Secreted : HID
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Smash to smithereens : TOTAL
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Indochinese language : LAO
30
Directional suffix : ERN
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Summer refresher : ADE
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Shriner hat : FEZ
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Not worth a ___ : SOU
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Much-filmed prison : ALCATRAZ
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Radar's favorite drink on "M*A*S*H" : NEHI
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Fired : AXED
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"___ a man..." : IMET
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Popular fast-food chain, informally : ROYS
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Crimped, as a piecrust : FLUTED
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T. S. and George : ELIOTS
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Trifles: Fr. : RIENS
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Goddess of wisdom : ATHENA
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Covers with crumbs : BREADS
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : AQABA
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Revolutionary orator James : OTIS
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Soul singer Hendryx : NONA
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Pre-Soviet royalty : TSAR
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Let up : EASE
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Timetable abbr. : ARR
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Aunt, in Madrid : TIA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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