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New York Times, Tuesday, July 8, 1997

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Will Shortz
90's group with the hit "Killing Me Softly," with "the"
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Stephanie Spadaccini

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 29 for Ms. Spadaccini.
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© 1997, The New York Times7/8/97 ( No. 17,409 )
Across
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"Woe is me!" : ALAS
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A wanted man, maybe : AWOL
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Miss in the comics : PEACH
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___ Le Pew : PEPE
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Oldsmobile, e.g. : MAKE
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Sound during hay fever season : ACHOO
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47-stringed instrument : HARP
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Flair : ELAN
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"Jurassic Park" sound : CLOMP
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Parental advice, part 1 : IVETOLDYOUMAYBE
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___ Moines : DES
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"O Sole ___" : MIO
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Antislavery leader Turner : NAT
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Call to Bo-peep : BAA
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Once more, country-style : AGIN
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Name : DUB
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See-through wrap : SARAN
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Scandinavian capital : OSLO
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"The Official Preppy Handbook" author Birnbach : LISA
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Advice, part 2 : TWOMILLIONTIMES
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___ Major : URSA
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Economist Smith : ADAM
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Listens to : HEEDS
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"See ya!" : BYE
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Utopia : EDEN
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Served with a meal : FED
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Choice of sizes: Abbr. : SML
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Not their : OUR
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Twaddle : PAP
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End of the advice : NOTTOEXAGGERATE
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"Silas Marner" author : ELIOT
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Derby distance, maybe : MILE
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Small field : ACRE
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Training group : CADRE
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"Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
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Wedding wear : VEIL
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Injured sneakily : KNEED
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Back talk : SASS
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Mesozoic and others : ERAS
Down
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Garden pest : APHID
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What all partygoers eventually take : LEAVE
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After, in Avignon : APRES
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Fall mo. : SEPT
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Flier Earhart : AMELIA
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"Where's ___?" : WALDO
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"Sure, why not?" : OKAY
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Letterman rival : LENO
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Hit game of 1980 : PACMAN
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Showy display : ECLAT
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Call to a mate : AHOY
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Search, as a beach : COMB
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Long (for) : HOPE
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Mideasterner : OMANI
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Merger : UNION
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Where Bear Bryant coached, informally : BAMA
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Oriental : ASIAN
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Grab (onto) : GLOM
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___-a-minute (call rate) : DIME
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Previously owned : USED
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Chorale part : BASS
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The short end : STUB
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Wrong : AWRY
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Floral gift : ROSE
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Ye ___ Tea Shoppe : OLDE
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Told a whopper : LIED
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Soup scoop : LADLE
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"Ta-da!" : THERE
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Hammed it up : EMOTED
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90's group with the hit "Killing Me Softly," with "the" : FUGEES
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Boutique : STORE
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Looks at boldly : OGLES
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Track car : PACER
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Open-air rooms : ATRIA
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Skins : PEELS
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Isthmus : NECK
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Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
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Coastal flooding factor : TIDE
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Holiday season, for short : XMAS
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Verdi heroine : AIDA
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90's party : RAVE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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