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CLOTHES CALL

New York Times, Sunday, August 24, 1997

Author:
Michael S. Maurer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael S. Maurer

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Maurer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0824 ( 17,456 )
Across
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Kindergarten stuff : ABCS
5
Deduce : GATHER
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Like some socks : ODD
14
Outdoes : BESTS
19
Loser in an upset : HARE
20
Part of the iris bordering the pupil : AREOLA
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Implant : SOW
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Grammar subject : USAGE
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Dancer's apparel? : ALITTLESOFTSHOE
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Money substitute : SCRIP
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Preacher's apparel? : BIBLEBELT
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Factory worker's apparel? : EARLYSHIFT
30
Florida's ___ National Forest : OCALA
31
"Cheers" setting : BAR
33
Start of many criminal case names : STATE
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The universe on day one : CHAOS
37
Unexpected blows : GUSTS
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Actor Peter et al. : LORRES
43
Home, to Hans : HAUS
44
Psychiatrist's apparel? : FREUDIANSLIP
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Brutally dismiss : AXE
50
Suffix with disk : ETTE
51
Kansas town : IOLA
52
Amount to be raised, maybe : ANTE
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A regular type : PICA
54
Cable network, briefly : SHO
55
Miner's apparel? : CLAIMJUMPER
59
Burns's partner : ALLEN
60
"Ditto" : SAMEHERE
62
Send : ELATE
63
Earthy deposits : MARLS
64
Conners : USERS
65
Saki, really : MUNRO
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Author Marsh : NGAIO
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Separates, in a way : SIFTS
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Now : TODAY
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Election times : TUESDAYS
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___ as a pig : ASFAT
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Projectionist's apparel? : MOVIESHORTS
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One of the 13 orig. colonies : DEL
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Rhineland town heavily bombed in W.W. II : HULS
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Apt family name in "The Wizard of Oz" : GALE
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Constellation animal : URSA
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"___ cost to you!" : ATNO
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Suffix with special : IZE
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Entomologist's apparel? : YELLOWJACKET
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Silent actress Naldi : NITA
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Highly seasoned stew : BURGOO
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TV Mr. : NOVAK
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Joyous hymn : PAEAN
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Country : RURAL
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Govt. intelligence org. : NSA
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Meeting room staple : EASEL
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Referee's apparel? : BOXINGRING
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Pro athlete's apparel? : SALARYCAP
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___ friends : AMONG
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Lawyer's apparel? : CLASSACTIONSUIT
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Compact matter : ROUGE
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Elevs. : HTS
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Flower part : STAMEN
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Mountain known locally as Mongibello : ETNA
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Kind of skill or home : MOTOR
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Luggage marking : YSL
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Restful : SERENE
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Barrier breakers : SSTS
Down
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1956 Peck role : AHAB
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Island south of Borneo : BALI
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Plagiarize : CRIB
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Free : SETLOOSE
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Nero's successor : GALBA
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Dizzy : AREEL
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Edison contemporary : TESLA
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Holler's partner : HOOT
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Polar worker : ELF
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Snitch : RAT
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Fed. watchdog : OSHA
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Opportunities, so to speak : DOORS
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Resided : DWELT
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1956 Marilyn Monroe film : BUSSTOP
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Collectible Dutch print : ESCHER
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Hindu garment : SARI
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Letters of rejoicing : TGIF
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Library Card Sign-Up Mo. : SEPT
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Gumshoes : TECS
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Sealy competitor : SERTA
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Ivy Leaguer : YALIE
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Fella : BUD
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"___ Lay Dying" : ASI
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Castle locale : CHESS
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Kind of yoga : HATHA
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Mechanic's apparel? : AUTOMUFFLER
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One of the Marianas : GUAM
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Become suddenly aware : SNAPTO
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Engineer's apparel? : RAILROADTIE
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Shine : EXCEL
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Penn and others : SEANS
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Certain office worker : FILER
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Surf sounds : ROARS
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Composer Siegmeister : ELIE
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Old dagger : SNEE
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Paper size: Abbr. : LTR
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Highlander's pride : PLAID
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Treasure site : CHEST
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Day after mercredi : JEUDI
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Skeletal parts : ULNAE
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Saint ___ College of California : MARYS
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Stock up : AMASS
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Form of Spanish "to be" : ESTAS
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Continue : MOVEON
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Sip : NURSE
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Intimate : GETAT
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Master : SAHIB
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4x4 name : ISUZU
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E-Z Pass payment : TOLL
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One of the Monkees : TORK
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Nosy one : YENTA
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Longtime G.M. chief Alfred : SLOAN
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Evil, to Yves : MAL
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1884 literary hero, informally : HUCK
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Physicist Ohm : GEORG
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Lab reports : ANALYSES
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Son's designation, with "the" : YOUNGER
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Hollywood's B. D. and Anna May : WONGS
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Certain H.S. teams : JVS
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Good bond rating : AAA
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Yankee : GRINGO
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Anne McCaffrey's dragon land : PERN
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Don Marquis character : ARCHY
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Airs : LILTS
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Wonderland message : EATME
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"Men in Black" menace : ALIEN
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River at Lyon : SAONE
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Malt liquor yeast : BARM
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South Seas adventure story : OMOO
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Delete : XOUT
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Onetime athletic org. : NASL
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Lasting effect : SCAR
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Belt-tightening : CUTS
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1971 Grammy song "___ No Sunshine" : AINT
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Child welfare grps. : PTAS
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It's got your no. : SSS
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Downed : ATE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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