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New York Times, Saturday, August 30, 1997

Director Satyajit Ray's native tongue

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Gaffney.
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© 1997, The New York Times8/30/97 ( No. 17,462 )

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Across
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Big name in newspaper publishing : SCRIPPS
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Is unintelligible : GABBLES
15
Milne moniker : THEPOOH
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Away, in a way : ONLEAVE
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Cash of country and western : ROSANNE
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Blown away : STUNNED
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Prominent couple : ALANDTIPPERGORE
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Smooth : FILE
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___-Ball : SKEE
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Farm machine : BALER
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Hostile : ENEMY
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Leading port of old Morocco : SALE
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Wagons-___ : LITS
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Opening word : SESAME
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Change one's coat? : REPAINT
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Film container : CAN
35
King, in Portugal : REI
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Paid back : REBATED
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Maroon : ENISLE
45
Apostle of the Franks : REMI
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Emulated Janet Evans : SWAM
48
East-west road through St. Paul : USTEN
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"What ___!" : AMESS
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Nanking nanny : AMAH
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"You ___?" : RANG
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Where the Carpathian Mountains begin : NORTHERNROMANIA
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Old warship : TRIREME
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One who's blessed : SNEEZER
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City on the Columbia River : ASTORIA
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First Navy submarine, with "the" : HOLLAND
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Ads that offer "free" gifts : TEASERS
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Left Bank denizen : ARTISTE
Down
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Attacks, in a way : STRAFES
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B complex vitamin : CHOLINE
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Lot transactions : RESALES
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Famed Rio beach : IPANEMA
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Mere : POND
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Seine crossers : PONTS
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Some oil barons : SHEIKS
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Evangelist : GOSPELER
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Penny, perhaps : ANTE
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This may be found on a jacket : BLURB
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Director Satyajit Ray's native tongue : BENGALI
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Ointment ingredient : LANOLIN
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"Medical Center" star : EVERETT
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Exodus commemorations : SEDERS
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Fruit basket selection : PEAR
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Disco perennial : YMCA
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Item of Olympic equipment : EPEE
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Chow : EATS
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Hokkaido people : AINU
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Emerging fields, as of research : NEWAREAS
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Sentence modifier, at times : REMORSE
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Retired : EMERITA
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Left Bank hangouts : BISTROS
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Butler's last word : DAMN
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Sharon, e.g. : ISRAELI
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Canzone parts : STANZAS
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Easy : LENIENT
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Warning, of a sort : ENGARDE
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Harangue : RANTAT
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Playwright Norman : MARSHA
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Hite of sexuality : SHERE
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Accept : HONOR
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Boss man of Ajman : EMIR
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Get all teary-eyed : MELT

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

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