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New York Times, Monday, July 4, 1994

It's better known for its bark than its bite

Author:
Joel Davajan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Davajan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Davajan. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York Times7/4/94 ( No. 16,309 )

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Across
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Unhappy : GLUM
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Man with the world on his shoulders : ATLAS
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Israeli carrier : ELAL
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"Mona ___" : LISA
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Scarlett's love : RHETT
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Comic Rudner : RITA
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What we celebrate on July 4 : AMERICASFREEDOM
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Honor, with "to" : DEDICATE
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Form 1040 amount : INCOME
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Buntline and Rorem : NEDS
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Sean Connery, e.g. : SCOT
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Duke's home : PALACE
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Fifth Avenue name : SAKS
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Catch in the act : NAB
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Gaucho's rope : RIATA
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Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
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Old Russian assembly : DUMA
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What we observe on July 4 : INDEPENDENCEDAY
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Bronze and Iron : AGES
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Some intersections : TEES
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Think : OPINE
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Stag party attendees : MEN
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Scorch : CHAR
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Ranch : SPREAD
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Tools locale : SHED
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___ de foie gras : PATE
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Book after Nehemiah : ESTHER
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Fortification : PALISADE
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What we watch on July 4 : PYROTECHNICSHOW
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A lulu : ONER
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Miss Brooks portrayer : ARDEN
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Muck : OOZE
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Witnessed : SEEN
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Stocking material : LISLE
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Some whiskeys : RYES
Down
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Happy : GLAD
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Green shade : LIME
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Employed : USED
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Seasons, as meat : MARINATES
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Teen hangout : ARCADE
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Dean Martin's "___ Amore" : THATS
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___ -majeste : LESE
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Arm of the Treasury Dept. : ATF
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Ill : STRICKEN
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Construct : ERECT
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Island near Venice : LIDO
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Mighty mite : ATOM
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Costly cloth : LAME
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Hangover soother? : ICECAP
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Baseball and hockey stats : SAVES
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Father of Hector and Paris : PRIAM
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Danny of the N.B.A. : AINGE
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Weighed down : LADEN
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Blue entertainment : NUDIE
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Hotpoint rival : AMANA
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Sang to the moon : BAYED
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Golf legend Sam : SNEAD
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Doctor's instrument : DEPRESSOR
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Intangible : ETHEREAL
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Egypt's___ Church : COPTIC
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"Good night, ___" (old TV phrase) : CHET
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Briny : SALINE
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Like Samson, once : SHORN
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Kind of truck : PANEL
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Heroic poetry : EPOS
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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It's better known for its bark than its bite : TREE
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Third degrees, usually : PHDS
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Seaman's shout : AHOY
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Nod off : DOZE
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Rams' dams : EWES
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Dernier ___ : CRI

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

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