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Nothing Gained

New York Times, Sunday, July 21, 1996

With 14-Down, "Walking on Thin Ice" singer

Author:
D. Niles
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dean Niles

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Niles.
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© 1996, The New York Times7/21/96 ( No. 17,057 )
Across
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Summer weather stat. : THI
4
Western treaty grp. : OAS
7
Book of 150 songs : PSALMS
13
Hibernated, with "up" : HOLED
18
Like some canvases : FRAMABLE
20
Orville Wright or Pete Rose, e.g. : OHIOAN
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Join : UNITE
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Victim of calumny : LIBELLEE
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Film about an R-rated oracle? : DIRTYOLDOMEN
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Last cameo appearances? : OBITPARTS
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Centaur killed by Hercules : NESSUS
28
Longtime Mex. ruling party : PRI
29
Like Gen. Schwarzkopf : RET
30
Brought along : TOTED
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Sub powerer : TURBINE
35
Flowering shrub : ACACIA
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Get (from) : ELICIT
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Kind of statesman : ELDER
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Long-running "Popeye" spinoff? : SATURDAYNIGHTOLIVE
49
Intro : PROLOG
50
"The Burghers of Calais" sculptor : RODIN
51
Licks : WETS
55
Enemy of the Sioux : SAC
58
New York's___Island : RIKERS
61
Tropical climber : LIANA
63
Rap's Dr.___ : DRE
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Flowery Greek couple? : HEROANDOLEANDER
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Watch : VIGIL
70
Shows flexibility : ADAPTS
71
Jazz grp. : NBA
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Flunky : MENIAL
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Spotted : PINTO
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Traditional song for a medfly? : HOMEONTHEORANGE
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Tributary of the Tennessee : ELK
81
Soul singer Bryson : PEABO
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Shredded : TOREUP
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Neighbor of Aus. : GER
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Newspaper department : DESK
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Hazing target, once : PLEBE
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More mysterious : EERIER
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1996 thriller that's a must? : OMISSIONIMPOSSIBLE
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Area code 208 : IDAHO
102
Periodic weather disruption : ELNINO
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Christian Science practitioner : HEALER
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Lifetime domain : CABLETV
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Bubbly drinks : COLAS
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Suffix with bass : OON
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H.E.W. offshoot : HHS
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Observation : REMARK
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Debtors' fasteners? : OWINGNUTS
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Slick baseball great? : OLEODUROCHER
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Expresses anger toward : FLARESAT
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Shampoo instruction : RINSE
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Very : SORELY
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Ones who speak : UTTERERS
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"Damn Yankees" part : SATAN
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General command : ATEASE
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Potassium hydroxide : LYE
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Like some jobs : ODD
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Hip New York City area : TRIBECA
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Surroundings : HABITAT
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"___a man who wasn't there" : IMET
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Song lead-in for "di" or "da" : OBLA
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Sharp : ALERT
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Take care of : SEETO
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Detachable container : POD
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Blowout : SHINDIG
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Rich person's suffix : AIRE
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Subdivision subdivisions : LOTS
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Third all-time record home-run hitter : MAYS
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Muzzle : SNOUT
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Paul Newman title role : HUD
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See 46-Down : ONO
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Clear : LIMPID
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Unending, old style : ETERNE
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Atheist : DENIER
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Plant groupings : FLORAS
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Skier's peak : ALP
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Fighting Tigers of the Southeastern Conf. : LSU
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"Perfesser" Casey : STENGEL
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"Bingo___Yale" (Porter song) : ELI
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Accelerate : REV
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Exploded : BLEW
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16 tablespoons : CUP
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Abbr. on a sale item : IRR
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Ornaments : ADORNS
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Religious believer: Abbr. : CHR
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"___you so!" : ITOLD
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___for (alluring) : TODIE
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"Put___on it!" : ALID
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With 14-Down, "Walking on Thin Ice" singer : YOKO
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Makeup artist : LIAR
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Traveler's house : INN
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Curtain detail : EDGING
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Sort of sorting : TRIAGE
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Merchant : SELLER
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Like a sculpture : SHAPED
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Old Roman politico : AEDILE
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Curmudgeons : CRANKS
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Actress Russo : RENE
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Clunky shoe : SABOT
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Say so : AVER
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Check one : OPT
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Surmounting : ATOP
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Billionth: Prefix : NANO
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Concert ending : INA
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Listless : MOPISH
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"Archers of St. George" artist : HALS
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Bigger than big : OBESE
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Shell rival : MOBIL
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Warbling : TREMOLO
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Dickens forger : HEEP
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From the Continent : EURO
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Center starter : EPI
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Successor to Schmidt : KOHL
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Time without end : EON
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Capt.'s heading : ESE
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River inlet : RIA
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1985 movie "Izzy and___" : MOE
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Small change : NICKELS
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Daughter of Cadmus : INO
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Puffed out, as apparel : BLOUSED
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Tights : LEOTARD
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Some German Surrealist paintings : ERNSTS
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Ethereal fluids : ICHORS
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Showy flower : DAHLIA
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Without : ABSENT
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Play about Capote : TRU
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Part of v.v. : VERSA
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No-good : AWFUL
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Like floodwater : SILTY
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Kind of court : MOOT
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Zoning measure : ACRE
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Mother of Zeus : RHEA
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Hoopster Thurmond : NATE
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Standardized test, for short : GRE
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Leader of A.D. 54 : NERO
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She-bear, in Sonora : OSA
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Cub house : DEN
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One that's seeded : RYE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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