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New York Times, Monday, July 29, 1996

Author:
F. Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0729 ( 17,065 )
Across
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Islamic leader : IMAM
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Madrid museum : PRADO
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"___reminds me..." : THAT
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Chess finale : MATE
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Eagle's claw : TALON
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Half nelson or full nelson, e.g. : HOLD
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Set up camp : PITCHATENT
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Singer Redding : OTIS
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Biographee B. Toklas : ALICE
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Grew suddenly : SHOTUP
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Like terra-cotta tiles : CERAMIC
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"___Miss Brooks" : OUR
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Boy : LAD
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Uno + due : TRE
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Parties : DOS
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R-rated, as humor : RIBALD
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Spanish airline : IBERIA
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Composer Erik : SATIE
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Curse : HURLANEPITHET
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Peninsula in 1967 fighting : SINAI
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Impolite criticisms : SNIPES
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Like Scrooge : STINGY
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Stubborn one : ASS
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Hula-Hoops, once : FAD
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Jiffy : SEC
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Rooster's partner : HEN
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Chinese Water Torture Cell inventor : HOUDINI
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Beginning : OUTSET
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Venom, for one : TOXIN
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___d'oeuvres : HORS
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Lose on purpose : THROWAGAME
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Whetstone : HONE
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Eat into : ERODE
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___-Tass news agency : ITAR
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"Bonanza" role : HOSS
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Ancient letters : RUNES
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Wriggly fish : EELS
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Collision : IMPACT
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Handy postal container : MAILER
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Garments : ATTIRE
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Goal of a Muslim pilgrimage : MECCA
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School org. : PTA
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Fink (on) : RAT
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Pub potables : ALES
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Hawaiian entertainer : DONHO
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Traveling, as a musical group : ONTOUR
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Ten C-notes : THOU
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Ministove : HOTPLATE
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Three-time Frazier foe : ALI
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Six-pointers, for short : TDS
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Skirt's bottom : HEM
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Melancholy : TRISTE
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"What's the big___?" : IDEA
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Toes' woes : CORNS
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Landed : ALIT
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H.S.T.'s successor : DDE
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Loudonville, N.Y., college : SIENA
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Contemptuous comments : BAHS
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Where Tabriz is : IRAN
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Dilapidation : BLIGHT
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Gorillalike : APISH
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1976 best seller "The___Report" : HITE
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Mythical beasts : UNICORNS
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___facto : IPSO
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Draft org. : SSS
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Prefix with day or year : YESTER
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Obsess (on) : FIXATE
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Twenty Questions category : ANIMAL
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Greasy spoons : DINERS
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India's first P.M. : NEHRU
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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In song, one that needs to "git along" : DOGIE
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"A thousand and one___" : USES
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Jeff Bridges film of '82 : TRON
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1968 election monogram : HHH
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Tic-tac-toe win : OOO
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"___to a Nightingale" : ODE
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Jazzman Montgomery : WES

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

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