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New York Times, Friday, August 5, 1994

Inspector Van ___ Valk (literary detective)

Author:
Daniel R. Stark
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel R. Stark

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {HJQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Stark. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York Times8/5/94 ( No. 16,341 )
Across
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Roomy sleeve : RAGLAN
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In the cards : PROBABLE
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Symphony written for Napoleon : EROICA
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Furniture polish ingredient : LEMONOIL
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Spreads the news : BRUITS
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With no exceptions : EVERYONE
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Poet's contraction : EER
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One who's squeezed in : SARDINE
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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Rough it : CAMP
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Seating areas : LOGES
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Say truly : MEAN
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Up a ___ : CREEK
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Kittenish response : MEW
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Fiery dance : TANGO
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Team originally called the Colt .45s : ASTROS
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Guard : DEFENDER
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Not clerical : LAIC
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Split : RENT
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Founder of Detroit : CADILLAC
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Smith of sorts : WELDER
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Prince Valiant's wife : ALETA
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Fanatic : NUT
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Succinct : TERSE
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Scream and shout : RAVE
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Traveling aids : VISAS
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Business letter encl. : SASE
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Actor Vigoda : ABE
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Quiescent : RESTING
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Poison ___ : PEN
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Nymph changed into a bear : CALLISTO
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Like Don Juan : ARDENT
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Added up : AMOUNTED
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Drill : PIERCE
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Stonecutter : LAPIDARY
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Less muscle-bound : SPRYER
Down
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Daphne du Maurier novel : REBECCA
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In ___ (behind) : ARREARS
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Bon vivant : GOURMET
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Year in Claudius's reign : LII
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Romans preceder : ACTS
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Countryish, in a way : NASAL
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Made a toast : PLEDGED
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Critic : REVIEWER
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A shaman uses them : OMENS
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Dull fellow : BORE
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Jane Fonda farce "___ Wednesday" : ANY
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Library item : BOOKEND
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Family tree : LINEAGE
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___ of Aquitaine : ELEANOR
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Computer capacity, for short : ROM
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Plant growth medium : PERLITE
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Cloaks : MANTLES
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Zoo critter : KOALA
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Adoxy : TENET
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Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
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Small number : FEW
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Kitchen container : CANISTER
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Cat with tufted ears : CARACAL
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Creek Indian land : ALABAMA
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Unfold : DEVELOP
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Charge : CUSTODY
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Wall hanging : DRAPERY
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Gist : ESSENCE
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Join again : REENTER
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Mai ___ : TAI
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Goddess of the hearth : VESTA
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Herbal alcoholic drink : SNAPS
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Part that's thrown away : RIND
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Catch hold of : GRIP
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Him, in Marseilles : LUI
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Inspector Van ___ Valk (literary detective) : DER

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

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