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New York Times, Tuesday, August 12, 1997

Author:
Janet R. Bender
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Janet R. Bender

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Bender. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0812 ( 17,444 )
Across
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Poker holding : PAIR
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Study for finals : CRAM
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Shaping machine : LATHE
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"Crimes & Misdemeanors" actor : ALDA
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Wife of Zeus : HERA
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Flynn of "Captain Blood" : ERROL
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Fast : RELIGIOUSRITUAL
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Land, as a big one : REELIN
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Late Chairman : MAO
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Blood supplies : SERA
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Long, long time : AGES
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Hall-of-Famer Drysdale : DON
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Swift : BRITISHSATIRIST
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Didn't face the enemy : RAN
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Chow down : EAT
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Like a Jaguar or Miata : SPORTY
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Was in a play : ACTED
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Ms. alternative : MRS
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___ raving mad : STARK
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Deutsch, here : GERMAN
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Swiss peak : ALP
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Society page word : NEE
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Fleet : GROUPOFWARSHIPS
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Fat farm : SPA
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Pouting face : MOUE
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"Dance On Little Girl" singer : ANKA
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Piercing tool : AWL
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Opera house cries : BRAVOS
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Quick : FINGERNAILFLESH
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Non-earthling : ALIEN
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Otherwise : ELSE
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___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Old-fashioned : RETRO
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Fate : DOOM
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Aussie hoppers : ROOS
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Henry VIII's sixth : PARR
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Not into the wind : ALEE
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Not in use : IDLE
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Criticize harshly : RAILAT
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Hong Kong residents, now : CHINESE
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___ Speedwagon : REO
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Calla lily family : ARUM
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Symbol of Jewish resistance : MASADA
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Hawaiian garland : LEI
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Fine or liberal follower : ARTS
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"How ___!" : TRUE
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Frost : HOAR
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Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Best Picture of 1958 : GIGI
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They may need coloring at a salon : ROOTS
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Deception : SHAM
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Small bites : NIPS
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Fort ___, N.C. : BRAGG
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Indy entrant : RACER
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Prelim : INTRO
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Horse stall covering : STRAW
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Go bad : ROT
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Neighbor of an Afghani : IRANI
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Sore throat cause, briefly : STREP
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Little squirts, so to speak : TYKES
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Big bird : EMU
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Drops bait : DAPS
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Brickbat : SLAM
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Like some stocks : NOPAR
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Bit of math homework : PROBLEM
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Acted servilely : FAWNED
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Hang ten or shoot the curl : SURF
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Medicine man : HEALER
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In the distance : AFAR
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Aswan's river : NILE
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Make an afghan : KNIT
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"Hard Hearted Hannah" composer : AGER
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Composer Schifrin : LALO
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___ Beach, Fla. : VERO
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Norse capital : OSLO
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Tom Jones's "___ a Lady" : SHES
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Brian of rock music : ENO
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Prefix with metric : ISO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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