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New York Times, Friday, August 25, 1995

Missing floor in Caesar's Palace?

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQW} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Norris.
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© 1995, The New York Times8/25/95 ( No. 16,726 )

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Across
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Yields : GIVESOVER
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Kind of stew : IRISH
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Political surprise : ABOUTFACE
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Time being : NONCE
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Bent backward : RETROFLEX
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Spud : TATER
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Spleen : IRE
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Guns : REVS
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Most high, in titles : SERENE
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They're dubbed : SIRS
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"Couplehood" author : REISER
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Come by : GET
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Diary protectors : HASPS
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Ersatz : SHAM
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Louis Philippe, e.g. : ROI
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60's Presidential in-law : ROBB
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Auden's "The ___ of Anxiety" : AGE
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Black rights org. since 1912 : ANC
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Mourn : CRYFOR
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Spout : NOZZLE
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Two-piece piece : BRA
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Pod starter : TRI
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Shaping tool : ADZE
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Attention : EAR
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Close : SEAL
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Shoot-'em-up : OATER
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Naphthol, e.g. : DYE
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Flaunt : PARADE
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Clean : LAVE
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Pencil name : MONGOL
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Sweet-talk : COAX
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One in a club: Abbr. : MEM
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Dripping : ALEAK
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Late-summer concern : HURRICANE
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Discrimination : TASTE
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Approved : INITIALED
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City north of Cologne : ESSEN
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Apparatus : MACHINERY
Down
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Loud : GARISH
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Isaac Albéniz composition : IBERIA
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The electorate : VOTERS
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Asian lead-in : EUR
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Warehouse abbr. : STOR
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Tender : OFFER
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Escape facilitator : VALVE
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Establishment in a new habitat : ECESIS
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Mardi Gras V.I.P. : REX
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Short musical work : INTERMEZZO
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More than laugh : ROAR
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Basic : INTEGRAL
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Dramatic opening : SCENEONE
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Dissenter : HERETIC
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Neptune, e.g. : SEAGOD
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Active : SPRY
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Journalist Alexander : SHANA
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Quiet : SOFTSPOKEN
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Of the north : BOREAL
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Tobacco pipe : BRIAR
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Grade school supplies : CRAYOLAS
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Infrequency : RARENESS
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Fire : ZEAL
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Intimate : BEDMATE
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Gap : LACUNA
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Hot ___ : TAMALE
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Regulating device : EVENER
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Solution : REMEDY
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Kind of column : DORIC
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Geocentric center : EARTH
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Garden access : GATE
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Missing floor in Caesar's Palace? : XIII
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"Tell ___" (1963 hit) : HIM
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Recycled item : CAN

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

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