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New York Times, Saturday, August 16, 1997

Designer of Massachusetts' state symbol

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJKQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times8/16/97 ( No. 17,448 )
Across
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Path, to Pu Yi : TAO
4
Comme ca : THUS
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Immure : SEALIN
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Prepared introduction? : ILL
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Comme ci, comme ca : SOSO
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1987 Kim Basinger film : NADINE
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Antiquity : ELD
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Asian border river : AMUR
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Marsh denizens : EGRETS
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"Shiny Happy People" band : REM
21
Stern : REAR
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Shortens : ELIDES
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Boosted items : EGOS
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Elizabeth Seaman's pen name : BLY
26
Designer of Massachusetts' state symbol : REVERE
27
Naysayer : DENIER
29
Where to see shooting stars : WESTERNS
31
Gone : DEPLETED
33
Flip side of 7-Down : YESWEREOPEN
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Escort service? : RENTACAR
40
Rampant : EPIDEMIC
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Start of two Henry Miller titles : TROPIC
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Heavy silk fabric : SAMITE
49
Pathet ___ (Asian party) : LAO
51
Stellar phenomenon : NOVA
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Covets : CRAVES
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Division of Labor, briefly : OSHA
55
Guff : LIP
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Dingers, in sports lingo : HOMERS
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Chulalongkorn's land : SIAM
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Pike ___ : EEL
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Tennyson maid : ELAINE
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Lingering effect : ECHO
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Mined-over matter : ORE
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French city where Dreyfus was retried : RENNES
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Retreats : DENS
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Basketball Hall-of-Famer Holman : NAT
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Stacked : TIERED
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Lacking conviction : ALLEGED
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Blue bloods, so to speak : OLDMONEY
4
Alexis, e.g. : TSAR
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Bathtub suds? : HOMEBREW
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Regular : USUAL
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Flip side of 33-Across : SORRYWERECLOSED
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Derisive reactions : SNEERS
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Young raptor : EAGLET
10
Main slot for disks : ADRIVE
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Songs : LIEDER
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Resident : INTERN
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Promontories : NESSES
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A.F.C. passing leader, 1980 : SIPE
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Two-time U.S. Open winner : ELS
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Author Phillpotts : EDEN
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Gene's "Young Frankenstein" co-star : TERI
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A discoverer of nuclear fission : OTTOHAHN
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It's normal for 28-Down : PAR
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Capital subj. : ECON
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Continental system proponent : NAPOLEON
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Nice location : RIVIERA
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"Relativity" artist : ESCHER
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Pen release mechanism? : PAROLE
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Bo Diddley hit remade by the Yardbirds : IMAMAN
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"Mangia!" : DIVEIN
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Nev'r-ending : ETERNE
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Pickles : MESSES
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Pill variety : CAPLET
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"Cold ___" (Foreigner hit) : ASICE
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Book after Joel : AMOS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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