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New York Times, Monday, August 19, 1996

On ___ (like some writers' assignments)

Author:
E. C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QWX} This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Gorski.
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© 1996, The New York Times8/19/96 ( No. 17,086 )
Across
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Queen Latifah songs : RAPS
5
Less than 90 (degrees) : ACUTE
10
Mouth-to-mouth : ORAL
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Andrews and Carvey : DANAS
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Appoint : NAME
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"Right on, brother!" : AMEN
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Sheep-ish : OVINE
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Use a Smith-Corona : TYPE
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1972 U.S. Olympic hero : MARKSPITZ
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"Get ___ of yourself!" : AHOLD
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Dimwit's brain size : PEA
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Francis and Dahl : ARLENES
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Falsely incriminate : FRAME
30
Part two of an election : RUNOFF
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Ebb : RECEDE
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Diaper holder : PIN
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Some VCR's : RCAS
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Parroted : APED
40
In front : AHEAD
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Breakfast restaurant chain, for short : IHOP
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Actress Spelling : TORI
44
Catch some rays : TAN
45
Gas rating : OCTANE
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Changes : AMENDS
50
Nahuatl language : AZTEC
51
Hitting with short punches : JABBING
54
Right off the stove : HOT
56
Grown-up : ADULT
57
Plum brandy : SLIVOVITZ
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"The ___ Never Sleeps" (bank slogan) : CITI
64
Business exec T. ___ Pickens : BOONE
65
Farm: Prefix : AGRI
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Etta of the funnies : KETT
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"The Age of Anxiety" poet : AUDEN
68
Tavern light : NEON
69
Mideast canal : SUEZ
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Uses a spoon, maybe : STIRS
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Eye problem : STYE
Down
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500 sheets : REAM
2
___ mater : ALMA
3
Ship's landing : PIER
4
Went under : SANK
5
Ali's "rope-___" : ADOPE
6
Champagne go-with : CAVIAR
7
Part of B.T.U. : UNIT
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Neighbor of Kenya : TANZANIA
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Suffix with Japan or Sudan : ESE
10
Broken : ONTHEFRITZ
11
Skirt material : RAYON
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Copious : AMPLE
13
Yorkshire's largest city : LEEDS
21
Went 80 m.p.h. : SPED
22
80's TV alien : ALF
25
Sonata movement : RONDO
26
Toga party venue : FRAT
27
"___ Man" (1984 film) : REPO
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Excellent server : ACER
29
Publicist's coup : MEDIABLITZ
31
Turn over : UPEND
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Consumed : EATEN
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Chew the fat : CHAT
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Super-duper : AONE
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On ___ (like some writers' assignments) : SPEC
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Loiters with friends : HANGSOUT
46
Ancient Roman censor : CATO
48
Cambridge sch. : MIT
49
Black eye : SHINER
51
Raises, with "up" : JACKS
52
Goodbye : ADIEU
53
Montana city : BUTTE
55
Hot spots : OVENS
58
New Jersey city : LODI
59
U-Haul rentals : VANS
60
"___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
61
Where Helen was abducted to : TROY
62
Amateur publication, informally : ZINE
64
Undergrad degrees : BAS

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