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New York Times, Friday, August 11, 1995

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {BFQZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0811 ( 16,712 )

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Across
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It turns into a different story : SPIRALSTAIRCASE
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Mother tongues : NATIVELANGUAGES
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Collegiate goals : ACADEMICDEGREES
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Enter as a group, with "in" : PILE
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Commercial quotation : COST
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Actress Swenson : INGA
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Bi-halved : UNI
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Shades : HUES
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Deucy preceder : ACEY
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Takes without authorization : POCKETS
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Ballet step : PAS
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Capone's nemesis : IRS
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"N ___?" (Agatha Christie novel) : ORM
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Forces open : JIMMIES
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Humankind : HOMOSAPIENS
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Acquires in large amounts : RAKESIN
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Court V.I.P.'s , for short : DAS
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X rating? : TEN
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Elisabeth, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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Real people : MORTALS
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Dosimeters measure them : RADS
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"The Gypsy" painter : HALS
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Heater : GAT
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___ many words : INSO
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One who gives special service? : ACER
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San ___, Calif. : JOSE
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Uppity : ONONESHIGHHORSE
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Lifeless : DEADASADOORNAIL
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Forensic psychiatrists, at times : EXPERTWITNESSES
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Grab : SNAPUP
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"Author! Author!" actor : PACINO
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Inclined, in a way : ITALIC
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Carpool : RIDE
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Hail from the past : AVE
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Apollo part : LEM
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Driving hazards? : SLICES
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South-of-the-border orders : TACOS
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Everyday connections : ANDS
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"___ Ideas" (1950 hit) : IGET
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Throw : RUG
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Ancient district in Asia Minor : CARIA
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Bureaus : AGENCIES
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Folk singer and family : SEEGERS
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Lamb products : ESSAYS
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Son of Maia : HERMES
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Nth : UTMOST
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Nut : KOOK
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Doozie : PIP
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Photo developing powder : AMIDOL
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Vilifies : SMEARS
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Tenor Peerce : JAN
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Research facility: Abbr. : INST
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It's seen in bars : HANDSOAP
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German pronoun : SIE
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Take back lost territory : REANNEX
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Certain tube : TRIODE
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English author Asquith : MARGOT
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Ancient squares : AGORAS
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Film "star" since 1943 : LASSIE
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Girds : STEELS
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Balloon probe : SONDE
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Swiss miss : HEIDI
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Like some eds. : ASST
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Tobacco wad : CHAW
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Rock's Bon Jovi and others : JONS
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Canal site : EAR
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Title of respect: Abbr. : HON
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Initials on maps of old Eur. : HRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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