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New York Times, Tuesday, August 27, 1996

Author:
D. E. Donaldson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dorothy E. Donaldson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0827 ( 17,094 )
Across
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"Waterloo" pop band : ABBA
5
First of a familiar trio : SNAP
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Border on : ABUT
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Action word : VERB
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On the up and up : LEGIT
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___ of one's existence : BANE
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Prefix with -logue : IDEO
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Acid/alcohol reaction product : ESTER
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Bygone Fords : LTDS
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Long-distance communications? : SEANCES
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Cars discontinued in 1960 : DESOTOS
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Shoelace problem : KNOT
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Environmental study: Abbr. : ECOL
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Fairylike : ELFIN
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Director Peckinpah : SAM
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Expressions of approval : AMENS
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___ Juana (name in old Mexico) : TIA
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Embark on a voyage : SETSAIL
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Top dog, for short : CEO
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Owns : HAS
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Second of a familiar trio : CRACKLE
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"Cool" : RAD
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Bankbook entry: Abbr. : INT
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Contacted by shortwave : RADIOED
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Pilot's announcement, for short : ETA
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Places for needles : CACTI
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"___ the season..." : TIS
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Creme cookies : OREOS
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Armchair athlete's channel : ESPN
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Abbr. on a love letter : SWAK
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Ship's platform : FORETOP
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The least possible : MINIMAL
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"Oh, sure" : IBET
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Fog : VAPOR
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Missile storage site : SILO
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Grasslands : LEAS
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Idolize : ADORE
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Outside: Prefix : ECTO
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Actor Talbot : LYLE
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Moved rapidly : SPED
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Worn out : SHOT
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Budget rival : AVIS
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George Eliot's Adam : BEDE
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Food in a bowl : BREAKFASTCEREAL
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Improved: Fr. : ABONNI
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Winter driving hazard : SLEET
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Robert Stack TV role : NESS
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Ten-percenter: Abbr. : AGT
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Like Hamelin's piper : PIED
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In flower : ABLOOM
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Place name on a 3-Down box : BATTLECREEKMICH
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Nullify : UNDO
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Hardy girl : TESS
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Genealogist's handiwork : TREE
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Force into service : CONSCRIPT
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Reduce : SCALEDOWN
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Principles of good conduct : ETHIC
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Tropical vine : LIANA
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German town : STADT
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Computer code : ASCII
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Powerful sharks : MAKOS
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Marvy : NEATO
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Ice cream drinks : SODAS
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Historical period : ERA
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___ de France : ILE
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African fly : TSETSE
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Elevates : RAISES
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"Super" star : NOVA
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Fathered : SIRED
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Leave no part empty : FILL
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Follow instructions : OBEY
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Footballer's protection : PADS
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Sir Thomas : MORE
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Voice below soprano : ALTO
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Booty : LOOT
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Third of a familiar trio : POP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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