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New York Times, Friday, August 2, 2002

"It ___ All Velvet" (Mel Tormé autobiography)

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 95 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times8/2/02 ( No. 19,260 )
Across
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Wrist action : FLICK
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"Got that right!" : YOUBETCHA
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___-chic : RETRO
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Scoots over, maybe : MAKESROOM
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Becomes less jammed, as traffic : EASES
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Most spine-chilling : CREEPIEST
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Discontinued coins : DRACHMAS
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They're no fun : PRUDES
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Scraps, in a way : SHEDS
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Be, apparently : SEEM
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Foreign heads of state : AMEERS
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Wish to a traveler : GODSPEED
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Johnny's bandleader : DOC
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Water carrier : EWER
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Mudstone : SHALE
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Singer Luft : LORNA
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Absorbed, as losses : ATE
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Port of old Rome : OSTIA
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Best : IDEAL
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Madras clothing : SARI
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Trinity component : SON
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One who doesn't graduate cum laude : BSTUDENT
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Schedule segments : SHIFTS
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Off : SENT
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Renaissance artist ___ della Francesca : PIERO
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Some gang members : BIKERS
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Financial statement figure : NETWORTH
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Turkey part : ASIAMINOR
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Start for wind or works : INTHE
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Soloed : WENTALONE
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Kind of post : NEWEL
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"Mr. Wrong" actress, 1996 : DEGENERES
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Man with a band : GROOM
Down
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___ Gailey of "Miracle on 34th Street" : FRED
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See 52-Down : LEAR
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"Don't tell anyone!" : ITSASECRET
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Nativity scene : CRECHE
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Legit : KOSHER
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Fitness centers : YMCAS
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They may be found in banks : OARS
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Accompaniment for some folk music : UKE
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Tried to contact : BEEPED
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Trattoria order : ESPRESSO
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Brings home the gold : TRIUMPHS
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Like The Citadel, now : COED
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Water carrier : HOSE
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Qts. and pts. : AMTS
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Inventory: Abbr. : MDSE
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Miffed, and then some : SORER
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Off-the-cuff : ADLIB
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Climates : MOODS
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Insinuate : GETAT
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What a pregnant woman does foodwise : EATSFORTWO
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"I shall not want Honor in Heaven" poet : ELIOT
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College group : DEANS
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"It ___ All Velvet" (Mel Tormé autobiography) : WASNT
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Gross out : NAUSEATE
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Local office : ALDERMAN
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"What ___ now?" : ISIT
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Store : ENSILE
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Doing a hatchet job? : HEWING
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Press agent? : IRONER
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"Battling for Peace" author : PERES
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House keeper? : BAWD
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"Oh ..." : ISEE
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With 2-Down, a famous stage father : KING
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Zero : NONE
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Lt. Kojak : THEO
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Big wheel at sea : HELM
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Easter lead-in : NOR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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