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New York Times, Tuesday, July 22, 1997

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKX} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0722 ( 17,423 )
Across
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N.B.A.'s O'Neal, familiarly : SHAQ
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Nicklaus's org. : PGA
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Orbital point : APSIS
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Cape Canaveral grp. : NASA
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E.T. vehicles : UFOS
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The Beatles' "You Won't ___" : SEEME
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Santa checks it twice : LIST
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Popular adhesive : SCOTCHTAPE
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Facility : EASE
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Egg ___ yung : FOO
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Canasta relative : GINRUMMY
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Cash register key : NOSALE
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___ trick (three goals) : HAT
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It kept a princess up : PEA
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Dallas player, for short : MAV
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Small island : CAY
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"Oh, ___ kind of guy..." : IMTHE
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Score in horseshoes : LEANER
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New Orleans hot spot : BOURBONSTREET
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Edits : EMENDS
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Overindulgent parent, e.g. : DOTER
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"Meet the Press" network : NBC
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Actress Sue ___ Langdon : ANE
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Feather source : EMU
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Conditioning, as leather : OILING
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Ham holder : RYEBREAD
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Golfer's pocketful : TEES
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Cool ___ cucumber : ASA
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Future atty.'s exam : LSAT
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1777 battle site : BRANDYWINE
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Worst possible score : ZERO
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Role player : ACTOR
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Athlete with a statue in Richmond, Va. : ASHE
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Hydrox rival : OREO
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Villa ___ (Italian site) : DESTE
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Hair goo : GEL
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Highway entrance : RAMP
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Variety show since 1975, briefly : SNL
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"Bali ___" : HAI
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O.K. : ASSENTTO
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Persian Gulf nation : QATAR
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Army rank E-3 : PFC
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Disney star : GOOFY
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Regarding : ASTO
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Campfire remnant : ASH
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"For ___ sake!" : PETES
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Washington State airport : SEATAC
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Relative of a gazelle : IMPALA
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Old vaudeville actress Blossom : SEELEY
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1972 Bill Withers hit : USEME
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Longtime Harvard president James Bryant ___ : CONANT
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Second-biggest movie hit of 1978 : SUPERMAN
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Touch-tone 4 : GHI
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Poetic foot : IAMB
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"Cheers" bar owner Sam : MALONE
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Recording studio add-ins : OVERDUBS
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Raymond of "East of Eden" : MASSEY
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Shade : HUE
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Tackle's neighbor : END
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Custom Royale of old autodom : REO
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Popular pain relief cream : BENGAY
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And so on : ETCETERA
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Trillion: Prefix : TERA
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Engine part : ROD
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So-so : NOTBAD
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Writer Ambrose : BIERCE
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Footballer's footwear : CLEATS
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Free-for-all : MELEE
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"Once ___ Enough" : ISNOT
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Pay boost : RAISE
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Shadow eliminator? : RAZOR
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Booty : SWAG
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Devils' org. : NHL
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Dream period, for short : REM
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Alley ___ : OOP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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