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New York Times, Thursday, August 1, 1996

Author:
B. Lubbers
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Lubbers

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Lubbers. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0801 ( 17,068 )
Across
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Cow catchers : LARIATS
8
___rule : ASA
11
Disney frame : CEL
14
Convertible : OPENTOP
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W.H.A. absorber : NHL
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Pig & Whistle order : ALE
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"Wake up!" in Teheran : GETRIAL
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Slow boat : TUB
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Tippler : SOT
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John Hancock rival : AETNA
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Mars sightings : ICECAPS
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Japanese "yes" : HAI
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"Step on it!" in Jerusalem : SHEKELLEG
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"___well!" : ALLS
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Exhausted : SHOT
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___buco : OSSO
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Home of the brave : TEEPEE
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Deep-blue mineral : LAPIS
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"Candidly, Scarlett," in Paris : FRANCLYMYDEAR
40
Gear computation : RATIO
41
Sports stats : LOSSES
43
Fourth-centruy date : CCCI
46
Tropical fruit : AKEE
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Nicholas I or II : TSAR
49
"Put money on it?" in Beijing : YUANTOBET
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Watering place near Koblenz : EMS
53
Solidify : CONGEAL
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Mt. Narodnaya locale : URALS
58
Alphabet chain : LMN
59
Scrape (out) : EKE
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"Sorry to cut you off," in D.C. : DIMESUP
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Classified abbr. : EOE
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Parasite's egg : NIT
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Undistinguished follower : EPIGONE
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Snake sound : SSS
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U.S.N. petty officer : YEO
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Mantilla wearers : SENORAS
Down
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Diary : LOG
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Copy : APE
3
Storekeeper : RETAILER
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As to : INRE
5
Busy : ATIT
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Means___end : TOAN
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Small serving of coffee : SPLASH
8
Site of a Gen. McClellan victory : ANTIETAM
9
Open, as oysters : SHUCK
10
"Three Tall Women" writer : ALBEE
11
Cello maestro : CASALS
12
Proceeds sans parental consent : ELOPES
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Releases : LETSGO
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Most nigh : CLOSEST
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Panama, e.g. : HAT
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Letter before beth : ALEF
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Connecticut River city : HOLYOKE
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Economical : SPARING
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Faction : SECT
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
34
TV marine : PYLE
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Words with a ring to them? : IDO
37
So inclined : LIABLETO
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Local government position : ASSESSOR
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Stationery purcnase : REAM
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Grads-to-be : SRS
43
Dishwasher listings : CYCLES
44
Former Albany first family : CUOMOS
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Where the Palme d'Or is awarded : CANNES
47
Parlor pieces : ETUDES
50
Small : TEENY
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Old-time actor Jack : OAKIE
55
Ready to eat : RIPE
56
Ugandan exile : AMIN
57
Brand name that happens to be Latin for "I read" : LEGO
61
Actress Merkel : UNA
62
Latin foot : PES

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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