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New York Times, Tuesday, August 26, 1997

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephanie Spadaccini

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQVXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 30 for Ms. Spadaccini. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0826 ( 17,458 )
Across
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Dateless : STAG
5
Chitchat : TALK
9
Chorus voice : BASSO
14
Pasty : PALE
15
Prince William's school : ETON
16
Cancel : ANNUL
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"___ me." : ALITTLEBIRDTOLD
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Stop working : RETIRE
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Pull a con : SCAM
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Clear tables and such : BUS
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Where le nez is : TETE
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Door opener : KNOB
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Do film work : ACT
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Pillow cover : SHAM
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Coercion : DURESS
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Bikini tops : BRAS
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Provo neighbor : OREM
40
Medicine for what ails you : TONIC
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"___ me!" : YOUCANTDOTHISTO
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Lethargy : SOPOR
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Second of three virtues : HOPE
46
Where to see a hula : LUAU
47
Draw : SKETCH
49
Dick Francis book "Dead ___" : CERT
51
Make a mistake : ERR
52
Unopened : SHUT
54
Porn : SMUT
56
Nothing's alternative : ALL
59
"Phooey!" : DRAT
61
Gets used (to) : INURES
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"___ me?" : HEYBUTWHATABOUT
68
Eskimo boat : UMIAK
69
Christen : NAME
70
Suffix with billion : AIRE
71
Stately place : MANSE
72
Barks : YIPS
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Pig food : SLOP
Down
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Practice with Rocky : SPAR
2
Saga : TALE
3
Got down : ALIT
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"Understand?" : GETIT
5
TV money-raiser : TELETHON
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Gobbled up : ATE
7
Passing shots : LOBS
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New York hoopster : KNICK
9
Disparage : BADMOUTH
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Hard-working insect : ANT
11
Snooty one : SNOB
12
"Star Trek" character : SULU
13
Auto maker Ransom E. ___ : OLDS
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Very, in Valence : TRES
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Currency, in Capetown : RAND
24
"Planet of the Apes" planet : EARTH
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Range choice : BROIL
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Gaping pit : ABYSS
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Bo-peep's staff : CROOK
29
Brownish gray : TAUPE
31
French wine district : MEDOC
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Follow : ENSUE
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Sound of the 60's : SITAR
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Scrub : SCOUR
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Glaswegians, e.g. : SCOTS
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Is gloomy : MOPES
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Former Austrian prince : ARCHDUKE
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Home wreckers : TERMITES
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Affronted : HURT
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Star-Kist product : TUNA
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Lion-colored : TAWNY
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Oompah instruments : TUBAS
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Buzzing : AHUM
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Champagne Tony of golf : LEMA
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"___ Eyes" (Eagles hit) : LYIN
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Siamese, now : THAI
62
Stir up : ROIL
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Prefix with dollar or trash : EURO
64
Escalator part : STEP
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___-relief : BAS
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Bit of electricity : AMP

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

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