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New York Times, Monday, August 14, 1995

Author:
Ben Wheelock
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJMQU} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wheelock. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0814 ( 16,715 )

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Across
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Smelter waste : SLAG
5
Cry to Bo-Peep : BAA
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Grammatical case : DATIVE
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Game with mallets : POLO
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Football positions: Abbr. : RTS
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Having hidden humor : IRONIC
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Sourness : ACERBITY
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South Seas attire : SARONG
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Popular lullaby : ROCKABYEBABY
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Suffix with item or union : IZE
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"Kidnapped" monogram : RLS
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Household sets : TVS
27
Backwoods affirmative : YEP
30
Attack : ASSAIL
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"That was close!" : PHEW
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Hawaiian greeting : ALOHA
36
Oil company of old : ESSO
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Hindu princess : RANI
38
1966 Beatles hit : PAPERBACKWRITER
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Stack : PILE
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Get all A's : EXCEL
44
Author Blyton : ENID
45
Fracases : SETTOS
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They're either A.M. or P.M. : HRS
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Bear's home : DEN
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Russ. or Ukr., once : SSR
50
U.S. soldiers : GIS
52
Wrestling move : SCISSORSHOLD
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Italian painter : TITIAN
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Mandela's capital : PRETORIA
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One who has more fun? : BLONDE
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Type widths : ENS
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Passed with ease : ACED
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Most cunning : SLYEST
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Computer system : DOS
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Girl : LASS
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Trade jabs (with) : SPAR
2
Plumb crazy : LOCO
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Mr. Guinness : ALEC
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Russian novelist Maxim : GORKI
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Corrupts : BRIBES
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATTY
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"____ sow, so shall..." : ASYE
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Rule out : DISALLOW
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Many Egyptians : ARABS
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English conservative : TORY
11
Italian suffix : INO
12
Bordeaux or champagne : VIN
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Hosp. instrument : ECG
18
Mideast market : BAZAAR
21
BBQ dish : BRISKET
24
Old-fashioned roofing : THATCH
25
Woodworker's facade : VENEER
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Fudge ice cream features : SWIRLS
27
Talked noisily : YAPPED
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Actress May : ELAINE
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Ribbed fabric : POPLIN
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Arctic hunters : SEALERS
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Scarf : ASCOT
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____ fixe (menu notation) : PRIX
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Follow, as advice : HEED
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Baby basket : BASSINET
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Don't say yes : RESIST
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Female monster : OGRESS
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Lots : SCADS
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Sandbank : SHOAL
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Trig function : SINE
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Rushed : SPED
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"Yes ____?" : ORNO
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Fibs : LIES
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Family members : DADS
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Atlanta-based cable channel : TBS
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Not well : ILL
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Item in Santa's bag : TOY

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

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