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Phractured Fonetics

New York Times, Sunday, July 6, 1997

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JKQWXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0706 ( 17,407 )
Across
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It comes in a scoop : INFO
5
Small club, say : TREY
9
Underlying : BASAL
14
Essential parts : PITHS
19
Butcher's cut : LOIN
20
Luxembourg town where George Patton is buried : HAMM
21
Daughter of William the Conqueror : ADELA
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On ___ (reveling) : ATOOT
23
First name in mystery : ERLE
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Grand : EPIC
25
Tree knots : BURLS
26
___ Domingo : SANTO
27
Seat setting : DAIS
28
1997 Stanley Cup finals player : FILADELFIAPHLYER
31
Unexplained skill : ESP
32
Harried : RODE
33
Scraps : ORTS
34
"Little House on the Prairie" co-star Karen : GRASSLE
35
Counts, e.g. : PEERS
37
20's-50's papal name : PIUS
38
Transfer and messenger materials : RNAS
39
Yoga practitioner : HINDU
40
Film maker Gus Van ___ : SANT
41
What to call a lady : MAAM
42
Letter trio : EFG
45
F-4's : FANTOMPHIGHTERS
48
Former Toronto pitching ace : STIEB
50
Noted name in civil rights : EVERS
51
Dark times, briefly : EENS
52
Good cheer : OLE
53
Where Europe was divided : YALTA
54
Sales worker : REP
55
Country name, 1937-49 : EIRE
57
With 17-Down, a temporary urban home : SRO
58
Characters in "Julius Caesar" and "The Merchant of Venice" : PORTIAS
60
Stadium sounds : RAHS
62
Close one : FOTOPHINISH
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Spa: Abbr. : SPRS
67
Like a prize-winning witch's costume : UGLIEST
69
Rightful : DUE
70
Financial page inits. : NYSE
72
___ kwon do : TAE
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Reams : LOADS
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Zip : NIL
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Former Eur. carrier : BOAC
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Like very few games : NOHIT
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Aldrin's craft : EAGLE
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Strength : FYSICALPHITNESS
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Lao-___ : TSE
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Sugar ___ : BEET
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Somewhat : ABIT
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Kick : GRIPE
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Handful, maybe : BRAT
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It may be laid on thick : OLEO
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Scythe handle : SNATH
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Ogle : STAREAT
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Word with pepper or paper : MILL
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Covering : ATOP
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Intl. group since 1948 : OAS
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Voltaire, e.g. : PHRENCHFILOSOFER
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Color of some hummingbird throats : RUBY
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Noted Civil War biography : RELEE
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Big name now out : ELLEN
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Start of a cheer : VIVA
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Site of a 70's revolution : IRAN
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"___ my case" : IREST
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Violate a treaty, perhaps : REARM
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Land of literature : ERIN
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One of the Ringling Brothers : OTTO
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They run in the blood : GENES
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Pick up : SENSE
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Depilatory brand : NEET
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Throw off : SHED
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___ France : ILEDE
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Charles and others : NORAS
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They have suns and red, white and blue fields : FILIPPINEPHLAGS
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Small roll : ONES
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Title site in a Sondheim musical : THEFORUM
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Tippy canoe area : RAPIDS
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Microphone inventor Berliner : EMILE
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Place to play b-ball : YMCA
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Charter Baseball Hall-of-Famer : BABERUTH
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"___ only" : ADULTS
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They're bound to work : SERFS
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"___ Have to Do Is Dream" : ALLI
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Pasta dishes : LASAGNAS
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Turkish pooh-bahs : PASHAS
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W.W. II Axis members: Abbr. : ITALS
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Prizes for Tommy Tune : TONYS
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See 57-Across : HOTEL
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Outlet : STORE
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Accomplishments : DOINGS
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A pusher may push it : PRAM
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Give more medicine : REDOSE
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___'acte : ENTR
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Annoyance : PAIN
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Recherche : RARE
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Try : HAVEAGOAT
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Basic Halloween costume : SHEET
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Breakfast offering : MELON
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Divisions politiques : ETATS
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King called "le Bel" : FILIPTHEPHOURTH
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Be rewarded at work : GETARAISE
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Ring around the end of a post : FERRULE
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1996 biography "Citizen ___" : PEROT
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Spelling on TV : TORI
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Med. nation : SYR
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Hounds : BASSETS
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Conditions : IFS
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Any vessel : SHE
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Coll. course : PSYCH
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Ahas : OHS
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Edge : SIDLE
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Horace, for one : ODIST
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Sheepdog with fine matted hair : PULI
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Wrong for the situation : INAPT
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Yacht's dir. : ESE
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Catch slyly : ENTRAP
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Reply from Boris : NYET
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Dins : BABELS
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This and that : OLIO
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"Step ___!" : ONIT
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Headdress, maybe : FEATHERS
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1974 hit by Chicago : CALLONME
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Unaware : IGNORANT
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Bric-a-___ : BRAC
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___ Reader's Encyclopedia (classic literary reference) : BENETS
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Their home is the Astrodome : OILERS
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Rock guitarist ___ Ray Vaughan : STEVIE
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Shoot : SPRIG
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"Voila!" : THERE
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"I Love a Parade" composer : ARLEN
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"Touched by an Angel" co-star : REESE
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Where to see "The Last Supper" : MILAN
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Lit : AFIRE
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Decrease : ABATE
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Bishops' group : SYNOD
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Beat it : FLEE
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Broiler : OVEN
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Guadalquivir and others : RIOS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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