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New York Times, Tuesday, August 8, 1995

Start of a ringmaster's announcement

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Paul.
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© 1995, The New York Times8/8/95 ( No. 16,709 )
Across
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Ms. Midler : BETTE
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Cotton pod : BOLL
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Oasis tree : PALM
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Senator Hatch : ORRIN
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Felipe of the Expos : ALOU
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Actress McClurg : EDIE
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Colorado River site : BOULDERDAM
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Not reticent : BOLD
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Dallas-to-Houston dir. : SSE
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Chow : EATS
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Talk incoherently : BABBLE
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Baby woe : RASH
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Where streams flow : VALLEYS
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Acapulco, e.g. : RESORT
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Menu : CARTE
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French for 52 Across : AVEC
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"Holy cow!" : EGAD
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Portly plus : OBESE
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Cat's saucerful : MILK
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Allegro : RAPID
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Adam's arboretum : EDEN
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Do more than trim : SLASH
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___-majesté : LESE
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School data : AGES
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Frigid : POLAR
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Withdraw : SECEDE
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Actor Grodin : CHARLES
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Accompanying : WITH
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Start of a ringmaster's announcement : LADIES
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Jeanne ___ : DARC
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Source of Clampett wealth, on TV : OIL
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Stravinsky ballet : AGON
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Neolithic mystery : STONEHENGE
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Marionette man Tony : SARG
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Seine feeder : OISE
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"Daniel" singer John : ELTON
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J.F.K., for one : PRES
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Urgent want : NEED
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70's TV drama : ROOTS
Down
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Short haircuts : BOBS
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Valentine's Day figure : EROS
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Quiz choice : TRUE
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___ Tuesday (pop group) : TIL
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Make well-liked : ENDEAR
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"The Sot-Weed Factor" author : BARTH
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Cutlass Supreme, e.g. : OLDS
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Type of vertebra : LUMBAR
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P.G.A. stop : PEBBLEBEACH
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Sun-dried brick : ADOBE
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Pharmaceutical giant : LILLY
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Ancient people : MEDES
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Lent ender : EASTER
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Kind of sax : ALTO
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Wyoming's fourth-largest city : ROCKSPRINGS
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"Quo ___?" : VADIS
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Butts : RAMS
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Good's opponent : EVIL
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Actress Ward : SELA
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Prank : CAPER
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Festive parties : GALAS
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Hem : EDGE
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Farmer's purchase : SEED
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Massachusetts's motto start : ENSE
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Yen : DESIRE
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Mender's target : HOLE
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Assignment : LESSON
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Albrecht Dürer, e.g. : ETCHER
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Fastener : CLASP
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Cartoon Viking : HAGAR
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Idolize : ADORE
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Approached extinction : WANED
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Two pills, maybe : DOSE
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Savvy about : ONTO
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"___ You Babe" (1965 song) : IGOT
57
Brownie point? : LENS
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Railroad track part : TIE
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"Xanadu" group : ELO

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