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New York Times, Saturday, August 26, 1995

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 41 Missing: {FJQV} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0826 ( 16,727 )
Across
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Calendar abbr. : THU
4
Surprise : TAKEABACK
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Scrub down, as for surgery : PREP
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Commonplace : DIMEADOZEN
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They may be caught on a beach : RAYS
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Lack of fitness : INAPTITUDE
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Exceeds the limit : ODS
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Material used to dress wounds : LINT
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Lost, in a way : THREW
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Equivocated : WEASELED
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Mail-order encls. : SAES
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Hagman role : EWING
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Clarke's "Rendezvous with _____" : RAMA
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Fodder : SILAGE
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Stands : ABIDES
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Camp awakeners : SNORERS
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Copies : XEROXES
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Comb : DREDGE
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L. Frank Baum character : TINMAN
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Brother and sister : SIBS
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Cut : SHARE
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Mop up : SWAB
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High : EUPHORIA
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Swiftly : APACE
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Motocross, e.g. : RACE
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Publicity, informally : INK
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Lushness : LUXURIANCE
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"Splendor in the Grass" screenwriter : INGE
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Airs : PRETENSION
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Conflate : MELD
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Red Cross equipment : STRETCHER
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Be too personal : PRY
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Horse latitudes feature : TRADEWIND
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Call at port? : HEYSAILOR
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Kind of delivery : UPS
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Like the bottom of an eye chart, comparatively speaking : TINIER
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Blake of films : AMANDA
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Kind of woman : KEPT
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Put away : EAT
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Miners' passages : ADITS
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DeKlerk's predecessor : BOTHA
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Sky shade : AZURE
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Yields : CEDES
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Grasped : KNEW
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Superior skill : PROWESS
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This can find itself in a pickle : DILL
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Take in : SNARE
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Spurred : EGGED
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1979 Mel Gibson role : MAX
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Play the henchman : ABET
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Portions of joules : ERGS
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Type of coffee : IRISH
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Island singer : DONHO
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Ken Griffey Sr. is one : EXMARINER
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So hot as to burn : SEARINGLY
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Number after cinque : SEI
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Stole : SNEAKED
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Cap : BEANIE
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Relief : SUCCOR
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Jet : SPURT
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Floor worker : WAXER
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Like some accents : ACUTE
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1985 Prince hit "Raspberry _____" : BERET
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Hammer end : PEEN
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French _____ : ALPS
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Breakout : RASH
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Popular business magazine : INC
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Troublemaker : IMP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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