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New York Times, Thursday, July 18, 1996

Org. whose symbol is a four-pointed compass

Author:
W. R. Williams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Wayne Robert Williams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Williams.
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© 1996, The New York Times7/18/96 ( No. 17,054 )

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Across
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First course, maybe : SOUP
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Mans : STAFFS
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Kind of site : WEB
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About 30 (percent) of the earth : ASIA
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"Anybody ho-o-ome?" : HALLOO
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Car m.p.g. raters : EPA
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"Hee Haw" comedienne : MINNIEPEARL
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Cave-dwelling fish : EEL
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Second-brightest stars : BETAS
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Stormed : ATTACKED
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What Jesus spoke : ARAMAIC
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High school class, informally : ECON
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Broad ties : ASCOTS
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Architect Jones : INIGO
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Tough turkeys : TOMS
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Take___(accept congratulations) : ABOW
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Israeli desert : NEGEV
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Health care lobby: Abbr. : AMA
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Chicken___ : ALAKING
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Otto I's realm: Abbr. : HRE
42
London cricket ground : LORDS
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Vega's constellation : LYRA
45
W.W. II gun : STEN
46
Risible : COMIC
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Ancient Mexican : TOLTEC
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Farm field, maybe : ACRE
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Specious debater : SOPHIST
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Amber wines : MADEIRAS
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Home of the biblical city Ephesus : IONIA
60
Flightless bird : EMU
61
Noted Swiss item : BANKACCOUNT
64
No-good ending : NIK
65
Yupik speaker : ESKIMO
66
Case for a vet : LICE
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Presidential monogram : DDE
68
Salt : SEADOG
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Associate: Suffix : STER
Down
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Afro-Brazilian dance : SAMBA
2
Willow switch : OSIER
3
Range of the Rockies : UINTA
4
Straw hats : PANAMAS
5
Word for a storm : SHE
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Choose : TAP
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Epithet of Athena : ALEA
8
Not increasing, as earnings : FLAT
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Loud : FORTE
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Comforting : SOLACING
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Traditional homework time : WEEKNIGHT
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Sporting sword : EPEE
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Coming out on top? : BALD
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"A miss___good..." : ISAS
22
Volcano's shape : CONE
24
Suffix with egotist : ICAL
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Shade of blue : COBALT
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Godzilla's target : TOKYO
29
Ice cream features : SWIRLS
31
Actor Richard : GERE
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Kind of mitt : OVEN
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Drying powder : TALC
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Melville novel : OMOO
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The Winslows' family dog : MARMADUKE
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Imputes : ASCRIBES
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Org. whose symbol is a four-pointed compass : NATO
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Reno cubes : DICE
45
Teaches : SCHOOLS
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Big story : EPIC
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Expunge : ERASE
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Preferred term for 65-Across : INUIT
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Until now : SINCE
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Starchy food, informally : TATER
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Repair : MEND
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In the center of : AMID
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"You Are My Destiny" singer : ANKA
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Slide sideways : SKID
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Latin 101 word : AMO
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Wheel part : COG

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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