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New York Times, Saturday, August 31, 1996

Author:
G. Petgrave
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.48000
Glenton Petgrave

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Petgrave. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0831 ( 17,098 )
Across
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Prologue : PREFACE
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Beats : FLAILS
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Cracks : CREVICES
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Greet, in a way : RINGIN
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Courting chair : LOVESEAT
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Slow-witted : OBTUSE
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Easily seen : OVERT
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Soaked : SOGGY
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Wore away : ATE
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Major, for example : TORY
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Game from the French for "five winning numbers" : KENO
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"The Bronx Zoo" star of 80's TV : ASNER
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"A Song of Old Hawaii" accompaniment : UKE
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Masking : HIDING
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Chaps : LADS
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Beachhouse, often : RENTAL
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Home on a height : AERIE
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Whirling : EDDYING
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Ornamental badge : ROSETTE
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The Mets, but not the Yankees, for short : NLERS
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Zero : CIPHER
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Crown : ACME
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They may be wild : DEUCES
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Reproductive necessity : RNA
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Singes : CHARS
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Winter comment : BRRR
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Payments : FEES
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Blackguard : CUR
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Crinkled fabric : CREPE
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Sweetheart : FLAME
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Uncut : ENTIRE
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Outfit : ACCOUTER
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Porter : SKYCAP
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Takes up : SHORTENS
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Diner table staples : SYRUPS
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Part : SEGMENT
Down
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Angry, and not by accident : PROVOKED
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King's title : REVEREND
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1922 Ted Lewis hit "___ Day" : EVERY
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Show of anger : FIST
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Close friend, in slang : ACE
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Broke off : CEASED
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Land on Lake Peipus : ESTONIA
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Kind of kick : FROG
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Where dinars buy dinners : LIBYA
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Army member : ANT
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Baja creature : IGUANA
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On the Big Board : LISTED
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Says with scorn : SNEERS
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Parliamentary procedure : CLOTURE
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One done for : GONER
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Baked in an oven : KILNED
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To Milton it was "dewy-feathered" : SLEEP
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Huzzah : HAIL
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Certain store owner : GROCER
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Jazz pianist McCoy ___ : TYNER
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Veil of ___ (mystery) : ISIS
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Cousin of the loon : GREBE
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Menace : THREATEN
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Ghetto sight : TENEMENT
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Stationer's supplies : ERASERS
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Outdo : SURPASS
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Get to : ACCESS
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Thickset : CHUNKY
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Saint, maybe : MARTYR
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Nativity representation : CRECHE
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Free-for-all : SCRAP
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Tall, slender wineglass : FLUTE
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Capitol Hill workers, for short : REPS
56
Word with tax or free : FORM
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Hospital sect. : ICU
60
Sprocket : COG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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