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New York Times, Saturday, July 26, 1997

Author:
Richard Hughes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Hughes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJQWY} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Hughes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0726 ( 17,427 )

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Across
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For fun : ONALARK
8
Stinker : SOANDSO
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Time trials winner at Indy : POLECAR
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Chinese, e.g. : TAKEOUT
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Where Tony Bennett hails from : ASTORIA
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Largest seaport on the Adriatic : TRIESTE
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Literary ___ : LION
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Soupcon : DASH
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Drag one's feet : STALL
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"...is sad and dreary ev'rywhere ___": Stephen Foster : IROAM
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Parts of handwriting : LOOPS
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Take shape : GEL
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Indonesian money : SEN
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Brag sheet : RESUME
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Round number : ZERO
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Moors : HEATHS
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It's at the top of some columns : ACROSS
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Handles for a client company : REPS
38
Scrape : SKIN
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1944 Sartre play : NOEXIT
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Opposed : AVERSE
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Stick : CANE
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Thiss and thaat : ERRATA
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___-Locka, Fla. : OPA
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Put away : ATE
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Make ___ in (begin) : ADENT
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Gets licked : LOSES
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Suffuse : BATHE
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Zsa Zsa's real first name : SARI
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Hide : PELT
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Smith and Jones, often : ALIASES
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Authorize : ENTITLE
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Porous iron ore : LIMNITE
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Less plentiful : SCANTER
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Steams : SEESRED
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Duds : THREADS
Down
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Somewhat iridescent : OPALISH
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"Far from it" : NOSIREE
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City near the Horseshoe Curve : ALTOONA
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Harry's wife : LEONA
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Height: Prefix : ACR
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All bets are off after this : RAID
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South African villages : KRAALS
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Caribbean getaway : STTHOMAS
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Bowman's need : OAR
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Words after "You must remember this" : AKISS
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Brand of depilatory : NEET
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Therapeutic index data : DOSAGES
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Army provisioners of old : SUTLERS
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Opera set in Cyprus : OTELLO
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5-centime piece : SOU
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1946 Bowery Boys movie : MRHEX
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Eat like a bird : PECKAT
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Spotted : ESPIED
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Belt : ZONE
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Corner : TREE
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Competing : RIVAL
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Played up : STRESSED
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Merchant of music : NATALIE
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Past : ONETIME
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Famous town on the Nile : ROSETTA
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Relieved : SPELLED
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Some strong winds : EASTERS
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Intrigues : CABALS
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Retrovirus material : RNA
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Still : ATREST
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Norse pantheon : AESIR
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Hazard a guess : OPINE
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"The Captain and the Kids" kid : HANS
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Narrow margin : INCH
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Somme time : ETE
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Pitch : TAR

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

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