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New York Times, Tuesday, August 15, 1995

Part of the Dept. of Transportation

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Hartman.
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D
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I
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S
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C
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M
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I
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S
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T
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H
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A
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R
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P
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S
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L
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A
S
E
A
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G
L
O
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B
R
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A
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K
D
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N
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T
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M
P
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S
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D
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O
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R
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R
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D
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D
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W
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N
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W
N
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A
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F
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T
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N
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I
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O
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A
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T
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F
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H
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A
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L
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F
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A
R
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D
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A
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S
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T
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I
D
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A
L
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S
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G
T
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A
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H
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E
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I
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G
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H
S
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T
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O
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W
N
H
O
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M
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E
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B
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E
B
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E
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N
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C
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B
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S
T
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R
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V
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E
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S
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U
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M
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H
O
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M
E
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D
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T
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A
L
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H
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G
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A
R
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L
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S
K
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© 1995, The New York Times8/15/95 ( No. 16,716 )
Across
1
The "D" of C.D. : DISC
5
Fog : MIST
9
Heavenly instruments : HARPS
14
Worldwide: Abbr. : INTL
15
Not in port : ASEA
16
Be a bad winner : GLOAT
17
Analysis of components : BREAKDOWN
19
Arizona State University site : TEMPE
20
Like pant legs : SEAMED
21
Swelled head : EGO
23
Hitchcock's "___ Window" : REAR
24
Cooked to perfection : DONE
25
1965 Petula Clark hit : DOWNTOWN
27
Slight : AFFRONT
30
Turndowns : NOS
31
Levin and Gershwin : IRAS
32
Actor Warren : OATES
35
Part of the Dept. of Transportation : FHA
38
"___ Misérables" : LES
39
Gary Larson cartoon, with "The" : FARSIDE
41
Scuba tank supply : AIR
42
6-1, 5-7 or 6-4, e.g. : SET
43
Perfection : IDEAL
44
Noncom: Abbr. : SSGT
45
Bat wood : ASH
46
Pizza divisions : EIGHTHS
49
Row house : TOWNHOME
54
BBC nickname, with "the" : BEEB
55
Harrow rival : ETON
56
Something to hail : CAB
57
Deprive of food : STARVE
60
Play the guitar : STRUM
62
___ Act (1862 measure) : HOMESTEAD
64
Inventor Nikola : TESLA
65
Sen. Simpson : ALAN
66
String up : HANG
67
"Give it ___!" : AREST
68
Minstrel songs : LAYS
69
___-Ball (arcade game) : SKEE
Down
1
Claim, informally : DIBS
2
Memo words : INRE
3
Firm : STEADFAST
4
Hubbubs : CLAMORS
5
Sportscaster John : MADDEN
6
Equal: Prefix : ISO
7
Hemmed : SEWED
8
___ Argentina : TANGO
9
Elev. : HGT
10
Sirens : ALERTS
11
Juliet's beau : ROMEO
12
Custard apple : PAPAW
13
Radio star Howard : STERN
18
Vegas game : KENO
22
Possessed : OWNED
26
On the ___ (precisely) : NOSE
27
Aches : AILS
28
Complimentary : FREE
29
Double-timed : TORE
33
Crazy ___ loon : ASA
34
Hacienda roofing material : TILE
35
Basketball offense : FASTBREAK
36
Temperature extreme : HIGH
37
___ and sciences : ARTS
39
Bass, for one : FISH
40
Type of committee : ADHOC
44
Scabbards : SHEATHS
45
Voids : ANNULS
47
"Ghosts" writer and kin : IBSENS
48
Understands : GETS
49
Seed cover : TESTA
50
Valuable fur : OTTER
51
For better or for ___ : WORSE
52
Taj ___ : MAHAL
53
African virus : EBOLA
58
Barn topper : VANE
59
TV's "The ___ of Night" : EDGE
61
Where pins are made : MAT
63
Flowering time : MAY

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

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