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WHAT'S MY LINE?

New York Times, Sunday, August 18, 1996

Author:
F. and L. Sabin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Sabin. This is puzzle # 123 for Mr. Sabin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0818 ( 17,085 )
Across
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Actress Thompson : SADA
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Punk : BLAH
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Peggy Wood title role on early TV : MAMA
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Static : NOISE
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Carolina ___ : WREN
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Oh, what a relief it is! : BROMO
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King Harald's predecessor : OLAF
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Tee off : ANGER
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Assist in malfeasance : ABET
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Powerful voting bloc : LABOR
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Loll : REST
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Floorer : TILER
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Picket line : MOREMONEYSHORTERHOURS
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Brendan Behan's home : IRELAND
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Side in an all-star game : EAST
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Horse of a certain color : ROAN
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Chances : ODDS
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Something to build on : ACRE
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Style : ELAN
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Horse of a different color : DUN
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"His face could ___ clock" : STOPA
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Modern kind of room : CHAT
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"Them" of the 40's : AXIS
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Bingo-like game : KENO
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Transportation line : MOVETOTHEREAROFTHEBUS
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Dollar alternative : AVIS
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Clerihews, e.g. : POEMS
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Spot : SITE
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Words on a Wonderland cake : EATME
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Bled : RAN
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Goofus : SAP
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"___ fan tutte" : COSI
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Prince Valiant's eldest : ARN
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Reception line : THEYAREAPERFECTCOUPLE
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Colonist : ANT
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Bridges of Hollywood : BEAU
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Sounds of indecision : UHS
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Tractor-trailer : RIG
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Dr. or Mr. : SPOCK
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Henry VIII's sixth : PARR
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Row : SETTO
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Council city of 1409 : PISA
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Telephone line : ILLHAVETOPUTYOUONHOLD
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Appropriate : MEET
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First place : EDEN
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Model : NORM
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Prelude to a kiss : IDO
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Years on the Yaqui : ANOS
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Hairsplitting : FINE
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Greenpeace subj. : ECOL
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Smidgen : ATOM
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Pigeon pad : COTE
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"Raging Bull" : LAMOTTA
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Clothing line : TRUSTMETHISDRESSISYOU
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Hawk's home : AERIE
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Sweat and strain : TOIL
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1978 Broadway revue : EUBIE
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Tennis event : OPEN
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"___ Love Song" (1929 hit) : PAGAN
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Deco doyen : ERTE
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"A Lesson From ___" : ALOES
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Kind of bog : PEAT
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Better : EMEND
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Library poster message : READ
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Low peaty lands : FENS
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Bretons, e.g. : HATS
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Shady spot : ARBOR
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Corporation headquartered in Moline, Ill. : DEERE
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Bushbucks : ANTELOPES
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Consumer selections : BRANDS
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Leaf part : LOBE
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Fukien seaport : AMOY
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Early trolleys : HORSECARS
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In the dumps : MOROSE
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Storm posting : ALERT
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Captain's ___ (shipboard hearing) : MAST
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Edgar Cayce topic : AFTERLIFE
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Detroit from New York : NATHAN
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Bretonne sauce ingredient : ONION
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Ice house: Var. : IGLU
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Psychic networker : SEER
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Goes wrong : ERRS
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Strawberry ___ : BLOND
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Not happy with : MADAT
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"Plain Language from Truthful James" writer : HARTE
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Outdoor dinner : ROAST
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"Excuse me" : AHEM
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Rarely seen : EXOTIC
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Kind of financing : DEBT
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One of the U.S. coins : UNUM
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Investigate, with "around" : NOSE
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Natty : SMART
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Actress Feldshuh : TOVAH
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Ewelike : OVINE
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Revolutionary name : CHE
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Get ___ out of : ARISE
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Actor Reeves : KEANU
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Modern designs : OPART
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Guzzle : TOPE
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Beginning : ASOF
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Deli offerings : HEROS
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General Foods product : SANKA
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French vineyard : CRU
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Cause for a blessing, maybe : ACHOO
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Stars & Stripes, e.g. : YACHT
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Moderates : ABATES
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1996 Madonna role : PERON
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Holliday companion : EARP
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Tarlatan skirt : TUTU
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Westminster Abbey poet : PRIOR
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Hosiery thread : LISLE
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"Holy smokes!" : EGADS
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___ Valley, Calif. : SIMI
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Argued, as a claim : PLED
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Innkeeper's spread : OLEO
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It picks up the pace : PEDOMETER
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Unhearing : STONEDEAF
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Governess of Thornfield : EYRE
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Nursery rhyme boy : TOM
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Diderot or Voltaire: Var. : PHILOSOPH
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Mean words : VENOM
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Rightmost column : UNITS
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Campbell, of fashion : NAOMI
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Wait on : ATTEND
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Villain's lament : FOILED
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Holmes girl and others : ELSIES
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Brewery output : CASES
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Like the yak : ASIAN
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Tony-winning Rivera : CHITA
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Like some personalities : TYPEA
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"The better ___ you with" : TOEAT
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Some female reuners : AUNTS
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Video : TAPE
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Chew out : REAM
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Prompt : URGE
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Went lickety-split : TORE
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Decree : RULE
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Sable : EBON

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

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