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New York Times, Friday, August 23, 1996

New Guinea city from which Earhart made her last flight

Author:
M. Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 7, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith.
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© 1996, The New York Times8/23/96 ( No. 17,090 )
Across
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Garden chemical brand : ORTHO
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Good times : UPS
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Bub : MAC
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Pumice features : PORES
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Grp. that sticks to its guns : NRA
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Firefighter Red : ADAIR
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It may be found on a lid : EYESHADOW
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1920 Douglas Fairbanks role : ZORRO
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Ethiopian prince : RAS
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Slip ___ (blunder) : ACOG
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Dancers' railings : BARRES
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10-Down's food, perhaps : ALPO
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Post production : CEREAL
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S.S.N.'s, e.g. : IDS
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Repellent one : TOAD
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Fly in the tropics : TSETSE
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Thun's river : AAR
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___ dixit (dogmatic statement) : IPSE
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Rove : STRAGGLE
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Hotbed : NEST
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Discombobulated : ATSEA
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Shorten, as a sail : REEF
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Greener : GRASSIER
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Der ___ (Adenauer monicker) : ALTE
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It's game : TAG
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80's Nicaraguan president : ORTEGA
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Fan belt? : TIER
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Solver's shout : AHA
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Doctor's accessory : BEEPER
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Field unit : ACRE
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A l'anglaise : BOILED
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___ errand : ONAN
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It follows directions : ERN
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Moony? : LUNAR
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Kind of Majesty : BRITANNIC
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Tricky curves : ESSES
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When Nancy bakes : ETE
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___-um (gnat) : NOSEE
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Permanent job : SET
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Jenny, e.g. : ASS
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Says it's so : AVERS
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Centers of some theaters : OPERATINGTABLES
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Covent Garden feature : ROYALOPERAHOUSE
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Violate : TRESPASSAGAINST
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Guys : HES
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Workers' watchdog grp. : OSHA
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Annuls : UNDOES
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Interim papers : PROGRESSREPORTS
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Saying : SAW
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Essential in knot-tying : MARRIAGELICENSE
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Yorkshire dog : AIREDALETERRIER
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Encyclopedia features : CROSSREFERENCES
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Flowering shrub : AZALEA
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Dali's "L'age ___" : DOR
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Svgs. ___ : ACCT
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Iraqi city : BASRA
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"The Silent Partner" playwright : ODETS
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Suffix with ranch : ETTE
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Persona ___ (welcome guest) : GRATA
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Shown : AIRED
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Head of Haiti : TETE
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Dries out, with "up" : SOBERS
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Lamp spirits : GENIES
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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New Guinea city from which Earhart made her last flight : LAE
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Darling dog : NANA
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"___ dear..." : BEA
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Armistice mo. : NOV

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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