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ASPIRATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, August 25, 1996

Author:
R. Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0825 ( 17,092 )
Across
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Stretch : CRANE
6
Adventure story : GESTE
11
Understands : GRASPS
17
Event at Lillehammer : SLALOM
18
Dazzle : ECLAT
19
Variety of hornless beef cattle : REDPOLL
21
Nathan after sunbathing? : NUTBROWNHALE
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Sideshow collection : ODDITIES
25
Garfield's middle name : ABRAM
26
Ending with talk : ATIVE
27
Like Lorraine, of song : SWEET
28
Certain child: Abbr. : DAU
29
Elvis's record label : RCA
30
Fair offering : RIDE
31
Worked on pumps : SOLED
32
Retail : VEND
33
A person : EACH
35
Exhortation to a tailor? : UPANDATHEM
37
One from the heart : AORTA
38
Cologne crowd? : DREI
39
Historic caravel : NINA
40
Yahoo : BOOR
41
1919 Peace Nobelist : WILSON
42
Begins to brighten : DAWNS
44
Econ. yardstick : GNP
45
Soapstone constituent : TALC
46
Drop-leaf table feature : GATELEG
49
Expected : DUE
50
Stay away from : SHUN
52
Book after Joel : AMOS
56
Cleared the tape : ERASED
57
Scissors alternative? : HAIRPLANE
59
Pusher catcher : NARC
60
Musicians Jackson and Puente : TITOS
61
Deflect, with "off" : FEND
62
Bring down the house : RAZE
63
Not so important : MINOR
64
Bomber letters : USAF
65
Backpacker's slogan? : ILIKEHIKE
67
City near Milwaukee : RACINE
68
Salon treatment : PERM
69
Red in the middle : RARE
70
Citrus cooler : ADE
71
Dependable source of income : CASHCOW
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Rather : ABIT
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Prior to, in poetry : ERE
75
"I've ___ Be Me" (1969 hit) : GOTTA
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Some kibbutzniks : SABRAS
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Firm : FAST
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Ocean flier : ERNE
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Walkway for Plato : STOA
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School : TEACH
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Pebble Beach bunker material? : HAMPERSAND
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Gardening sci. : HORT
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Straight: Prefix : ORTH
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Strips for breakfast : BACON
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"Wishing will make ___" (pop song lyric) : ITSO
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Poke fun at : RIB
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Cambridge campus : MIT
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Peppermint candy : PATTY
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Made holy : BLEST
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Spasm : THROE
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South Carolina tree : PALMETTO
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Cobbler's slippery problem? : JELLIEDHEELS
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Morocco, e.g. : LEATHER
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First name in dance : ADELE
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Ice-cream cone, in Britain : CORNET
106
Fleet : SPEEDY
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North Sea feeder : WESER
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Intense desires : LUSTS
Down
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Part of the Superchief : CLUBCAR
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Harried routine : RATRACE
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___ Longa (ancient city) : ALBA
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"Cheers" character : NORM
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Comic Philips : EMO
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Blue wildflowers : GENTIANS
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Spiny anteater : ECHIDNA
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Worked like a dog : SLAVED
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Spun yarn : TALE
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Time for les vacances : ETE
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Cur : GROWLER
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Turn in : REDEEM
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Supplementary : ADDED
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Polish partner : SPIT
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Kitty : POT
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Fox sci-fi series : SLIDERS
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In a trap : SNARED
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Shed : LEANTO
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Distorting : WARPING
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Nubian Desert locale : SUDAN
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Carnaby Street locale : SOHO
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It may be full : STOP
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Dish akin to three-alarm chili? : VOLCANICHASH
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Tanner's monthly supply? : HIDESOFMARCH
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Single : UNWED
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Doubleday of baseball : ABNER
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Have a bug : AIL
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Peter out : WANE
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Round at the Duck and Drake : ALES
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Sacajawea, for one : GUIDE
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Play "My Dog Has Fleas" : TUNE
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Outfit : GETUP
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Leave the depths : ARISE
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Siberian native : TATAR
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"___ schon" : DANKE
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Quench : SLAKE
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Harass the pledges : HAZE
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Hyperactive : MANIC
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Home of the Black Bears : ORONO
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Turnkey : SCREW
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Leave it to him : HEIR
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Fall preceder? : PRIDE
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Lacking fizz : FLAT
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It's rigged : MAST
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Flower of one's eye? : IRIS
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Roaring Camp creator : HARTE
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M.P.A.A.-approved : RATED
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Imply : CONNOTE
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Cry of contempt : BAH
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N.F.L. broadcaster : ESPN
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More lush, in a way : GRASSIER
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Bristol dance : STOMP
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Kind of photography : AERIAL
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Much of the "Iliad" : BATTLES
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Plant : FACTORY
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Chinese island now called Xiamen : AMOY
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Getty or Parsons : ESTELLE
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Spate : TORRENT
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1983 World Series champs : ORIOLES
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Optimally : ATBEST
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With a lid on : HATTED
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Moon valleys : RILLES
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Use a Jacuzzi : BATHE
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Best of the Beatles : PETE
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Fictional Adam : BEDE
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Grand : THOU
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Linen marking : HERS
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Tour book feature : MAP
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Shoot the breeze : JAW
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Seventh-century date : DCL

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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