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New York Times, Friday, July 18, 1997

Rocket scientist Wernher ___ Braun

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQWZ} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith.
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© 1997, The New York Times7/18/97 ( No. 17,419 )
Across
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Hot stuff : TAMALES
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U.S.N.A. rank : CPO
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Ice, so to speak : OFF
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Spark : ANIMATE
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Magazine : ARSENAL
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Visible : INSIGHT
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On the nasty side : NOTNICE
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Big brute : LUG
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Soak : SOT
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Discharged : EGESTED
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Hogwash : SLOP
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Help wanted advertisement? : SOS
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Fabled "Arabian Nights" creature : ROC
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Rocket scientist Wernher ___ Braun : VON
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School tie? : PTA
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Where the Storting meets : OSLO
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Descriptive words of honor : THELATELAMENTED
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It can take your breath away : AEROBICEXERCISE
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Screamers : BANNERHEADLINES
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"___-daisy!" : UPSA
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One billion years, in geology : EON
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H.S. class : ENG
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"___ were you..." : IFI
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Gained a lap : SAT
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Taunt : GIBE
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Sty : EYESORE
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Kind of part : BIT
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Some fraternity men : NUS
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Christmas crackler : YULELOG
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Cliffside dwellers : EAGLETS
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Poker ploy : RAISING
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Italy's Gulf of ___ : TRIESTE
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Hydrocarbon suffix : ENE
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Grp. in old spy novels : OSS
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90's catch phrase : SAFESEX
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Flip side? : TAILS
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Cancel : ANNUL
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Has trouble running : MISGOVERNS
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Brest friend : AMI
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Brings up the rear : LAGS
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Moral element in literature : ETHOS
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Words : SETTO
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Beat severely : CANE
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Robotic: Var. : PROGRAMED
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Medical prefix : OSTEO
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"Get ___!" : ONIT
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Physiognomy : FACE
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Skedaddled : FLED
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Secreting securely : ENSCONCING
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Chopin pieces : POLONAISES
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Ill humors : SPLEENS
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Local theater, slangily : NABE
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Biological classes : TAXA
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Scrooge's attribute : STINGINESS
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___-majeste : LESE
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"___ of Solomon" : ODES
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Popular cologne : TABU
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Lot : HEAP
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Trunk items : TIREIRONS
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Kind of chamber : ECHO
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Agatha contemporary : ERLE
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Big book : FOLIO
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Looks out for, maybe : ABETS
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Part of the crown jewels : TIARA
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Isolated hill : BUTTE
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Elizabeth's love : ESSEX
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Bronte heroine : EYRE
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Beijing coin : YUAN
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Old news commentator ___ Abel : ELIE
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Things to sit on : EGGS
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Appropriate cry for Crusoe? : TGIF
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"School Daze" director : LEE

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

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