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New York Times, Monday, August 21, 1995

___ a plea (works a deal with the D.A.)

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sidney L. Robbins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 184 for Mr. Robbins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times8/21/95 ( No. 16,722 )
Across
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Chef's serving : DISH
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___ a plea (works a deal with the D.A.) : COPS
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"Skiddoo!" : SCRAM
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Margarine : OLEO
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Angelic topper : HALO
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Sheer cotton : TOILE
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Pleasant tune : LILT
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___ bomb : ATOM
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Journalist Pyle : ERNIE
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One in Mary's care : LAMB
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Hardly the life of the party : WETBLANKET
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Ticket profiteer : SCALPER
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"Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of ___" : RUM
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Octogenarian, e.g. : OLDSTER
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Bivouac : CAMP
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Pester : ANNOY
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Ill temper : IRE
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Slender instrument : OBOE
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Like many modern dorms : COED
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Church council : SYNOD
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Queue : LINE
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Friendly to humans : TAME
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Sept. preceder : AUG
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Having no drawbacks : IDEAL
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Like work horses : SHOD
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Some Belgians : FLEMISH
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Medical charge : FEE
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F. Murray ___ : ABRAHAM
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Refreshment for 007? : DRYMARTINI
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Lasso : ROPE
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In front (of) : AHEAD
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"How much am ___?" (auction query) : IBID
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Raymond of "Perry Mason" : BURR
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___ of the ball : BELLE
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Excise, as text : DELE
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Not a copy: Abbr. : ORIG
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Business job : SALES
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Midterm, e.g. : EXAM
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Make mad : RILE
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"Guy and ___" : DOLLS
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Ending with sacro- : ILIAC
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60's march site : SELMA
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Excitable : HOTBLOODED
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Had a wad of tobacco : CHAWED
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Horse operas : OATERS
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Scheme : PLOT
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Pedro's hat : SOMBRERO
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Be plenty mad : STEAM
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Toe woe : CORN
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Skating oval : RINK
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Track competition : MEET
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Enticed : LURED
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Ask persistently : PLY
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Trace : TINGE
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Virginia Civil War battle site : COLDHARBOR
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His Rose was Irish : ABIE
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
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Sunburn result : PEEL
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Book after John : ACTS
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Ark skipper : NOAH
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Captain for many a league : NEMO
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More secure : SAFER
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Noel season : YULETIDE
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Syr. neighbor : ISR
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Kind of folder : MANILA
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Footnote notation : IBIDEM
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Loses brightness : FADES
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Beautiful woman of paradise : HOURI
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Showery month : APRIL
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Join : MERGE
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Uses a powder puff : DABS
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Mother of Zeus : RHEA
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Scream : YELL
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Kind of bonding : MALE
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Wild goat : IBEX

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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