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New York Times, Wednesday, August 28, 1996

Damon Runyon's name for gangster Arnold Rothstein

Author:
F. Heaney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Francis Heaney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Heaney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times8/28/96 ( No. 17,095 )
Across
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Discontinue the countdown : ABORT
6
Sweet raisin cake : BABKA
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Black bird : DAW
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The Pineapple Island : LANAI
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An archangel : URIEL
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Salt Lake City athlete : UTE
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One way to make a million : SWEEPSTAKES
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Madrid Mrs. : SRA
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Takes too much, in a way : ODS
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Tree trimming : TINSEL
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Fuss : STIR
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Not "for here" : TOGO
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Eventually : ONEDAY
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Israelites' home, in Genesis : GOSHEN
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Continental line : DIVIDE
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Made a parabola : ARCED
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Feline property : NINELIVES
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Slobodan Milosevic, e.g. : SERB
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Party handout : FAVOR
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It freezes your flippers : TILT
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Gives maximum effort : POURSITON
40
Eyelashes : CILIA
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Long-eared hound : BASSET
42
Particular photo : GLOSSY
43
Frasier's ex : LILITH
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___ of faculty : DEAN
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1979 revolution site : IRAN
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Stun guns : TASERS
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"___ Lay Dying" : ASI
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"Smoking or ___?" : NON
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Tightly sealed containers : VACUUMPACKS
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Remnant : END
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Caper : ANTIC
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China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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Prefix with functional : DYS
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Play for the Red Wings, e.g. : SKATE
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Decisive wins : ROUTS
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Besides which : ALSO
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Madam : BAWD
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Half the binary system : ONES
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Charlotte of "The Facts of Life" : RAE
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Went quietly : TIPTOED
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Belushi catch phrase : BUTNO
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Mr. Parseghian and others : ARAS
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Kind of messenger : BIKE
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Collapse : KEELOVER
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Gore and Capp : ALS
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Small whirlwinds : DUSTDEVILS
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Open-air rooms : ATRIA
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Pooped : WEARY
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Converse with the deaf : SIGN
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Treasonous talk : SEDITION
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Damon Runyon's name for gangster Arnold Rothstein : THEBRAIN
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Zip : NIL
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Short-of-breath breath : GASP
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Hydrox rival : OREO
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Wild expanse : SCRUBLANDS
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Fairway damage : DIVOT
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Not excluded from : INON
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Archibald of basketball : NATE
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Yalies : ELIS
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Canine command : STAY
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Home made of glass : FISHTANK
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Transportation that's booming? : SST
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Gripper : CLASPER
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Start, as of an idea : GERM
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Like notebook paper : LINED
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Literary device : IRONY
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Trey preceder : DEUCE
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Ancient Roman decrees : ACTA
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Business attire : SUIT
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Human rights org. : ACLU
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Three-handed card game : SKAT
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Sister of Nephthys : ISIS
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Anatomical duct : VAS
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Enero-to-enero period : ANO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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