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New York Times, Wednesday, August 30, 1995

"A ___ Is Waiting" (Cassavetes film)

Author:
John R. Conrad
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John R. Conrad

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Conrad. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times8/30/95 ( No. 16,731 )
Across
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Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
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Bartók et al. : BELAS
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Engine noise : CHUG
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"Witness" director Peter : WEIR
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Eye dazzlers : OPART
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Apian abode : HIVE
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___ and anon : EVER
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Matters of some embarrassment : DIRTYLINEN
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Tagalong : SIDEKICK
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Tiny hydrophytes : ALGAE
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Room in an albergo : SALA
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Most deplorable : SADDEST
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Ill-gotten gains : FILTHYLUCRE
30
At top speed : AMAIN
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___ Desert : PAINTED
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Confounded : DAMN
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Pass, as time : SPEND
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Food bar : OLEO
40
Blast measure : MEGATON
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Aberration : FREAK
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Legendary bluesman : MUDDYWATERS
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Doesn't dismiss : RETAINS
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Miami University location : OHIO
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Wield : EXERT
52
Mountain climbers, of a sort : SKILIFTS
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1981 Gold Glove winner : DUSTYBAKER
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Inner person : SOUL
60
Turned off : IDLE
61
Sow chow : SWILL
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Site of Napoleonic exile : ELBA
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Give a hand : DEAL
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On edge : ANTSY
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Slant : SKEW
Down
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Inspires wonder : AWES
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Manufacturer Strauss : LEVI
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Tried for a title : VIED
4
Very noticeable : ARRESTING
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By physical means : BODILY
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More than great : EPICAL
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Escapade : LARK
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Jazz's Pepper or Tatum : ART
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Case for an ophthalmologist : STY
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"A ___ Is Waiting" (Cassavetes film) : CHILD
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Depend (on) : HINGE
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Peeper parts : UVEAS
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"The Balcony" playwright : GENET
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Bearing freight : LADEN
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"The Boys of Summer" author Roger : KAHN
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Give the once-over : SCAN
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Unfit for farming : ARID
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Latest thing : FAD
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Mosque priest : IMAM
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Metallic fabric : LAME
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Overturn : UPEND
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They're slow going : TORTOISES
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Reb Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Sweetie : DEAR
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Kind of gun : STUN
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Whale herds : PODS
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Authorizes : OKS
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___ Island ("Jaws" locale) : AMITY
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Go belly up : FAIL
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Hayseeds : YOKELS
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Violent wind carrying snow : WHIRLY
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Made over : REDID
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Radiate : EXUDE
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Electrical unit : TESLA
49
Soviet co-op : ARTEL
52
Revue segment : SKIT
53
Townspeople : FOLK
54
Ointment container : TUBE
55
Deli side order : SLAW
57
Youth org. : BSA
58
Grain bristle : AWN

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

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