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New York Times, Wednesday, August 14, 1996

Author:
G. E. Sykes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Glenn E. Sykes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Sykes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0814 ( 17,081 )
Across
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Graycoats : REBS
5
Whirlpool alternative : AMANA
10
Copycats : APES
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Territory : AREA
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La Scala's city : MILAN
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Fountain treat : MALT
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Gangster's gal : MOLL
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On one's toes : ALERT
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Capri, for one : ISLE
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"Ninotchka" with music, 1955 : SILKSTOCKINGS
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Author Umberto : ECO
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Circumference-figuring figures : PIS
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Kunta Kinte's tale : ROOTS
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Woodcutter : SAWER
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Part of una casa : SALA
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"La ___ en Rose" : VIE
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Rope step on a ship : RATLINE
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Actor Wilder : GENE
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"Romeo and Juliet" with music, 1957 : WESTSIDESTORY
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Mandate : FIAT
42
Confessors : AVOWERS
43
Nav. rank : ENS
44
"Beau Geste" author P. C. ___ : WREN
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Out in front : AHEAD
49
Saying : MOTTO
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"___ dreaming?" : AMI
53
Mao ___-tung : TSE
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"My Sister Eileen" with music, 1953 : WONDERFULTOWN
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On : ATOP
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Uproars : RIOTS
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Demeanor : MIEN
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Fortune profilees : CEOS
64
Queen ___ War (1702-13 conflict) : ANNES
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Whirlpool : EDDY
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Beat : WEARY
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Circus props : NETS
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One of 12 pharaohs : RAMSES
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Beethoven's Third : EROICA
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Elephant's sound : BELLOW
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Polio vaccine developer : SALK
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Cremona craftsman : AMATI
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Director Forman : MILOS
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Smart ___ : ALEC
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Stoolie : NARK
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"No" voter : ANTI
10
Friend of Francisco : AMIGO
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Disregard : PASSOVER
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Building wing : ELL
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Fr. holy woman : STE
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Lean eater : SPRAT
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Second Amendment advocate: Abbr. : NRA
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Wee : TINY
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Call, in poker : SEE
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Once, once : ERST
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Ancient Phoenician city : SIDON
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Once more : ANEW
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___-majeste : LESE
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Romanov leader : TSAR
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Not taped : LIVE
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"You don't say!" : GOSH
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Skid row type : WINO
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"The Bridges of Madison County" co-star : EASTWOOD
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Not lead : TRAIL
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Gender: Abbr. : FEM
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Carried the day : WON
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Ballet headliner : ETOILE
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Perspiring : ASWEAT
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Bulls' Rodman : DENNIS
50
Stowe character : TOPSY
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"The Morning ___" : AFTER
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Untidy : MUSSY
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Tie : DRAW
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Die Zeit article : EINE
57
Hollywood insider Barrett : RONA
58
Govt. agent : TMAN
59
Hole in one : ACE
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"Nightline" name : TED

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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