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New York Times, Friday, August 8, 1997

Red giant in the constellation Cetus

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith and Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QXY} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Klahn.
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© 1997, The New York Times8/8/97 ( No. 17,440 )
Across
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Posts in the Hearst empire : EDITORIALCHAIRS
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Bailed out : CAMETOTHERESCUE
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Bark, generally : THREEMASTEDSHIP
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Gene Autry's "___ Faithful" : OLE
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Wailuku welcome : ALOHA
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Nobelist Morrison : TONI
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"Woodstock" songwriter Mitchell : JONI
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Voltmeter meas. : EMF
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Mandela's land: Abbr. : RSA
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Fighting bird : GAMECOCK
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Memnon's mother, in Homer : EOS
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Dispatch boat : AVISO
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One way to resign : INPROTEST
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Preseason staple : RERUN
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Animals: Suffix : ZOA
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Hamlet's relatives : TOWNS
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A piece of one's mind? : BRAINCELL
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More or less vertical : APEAK
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With 4-Down, perfectly : TOA
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Digs : LODGINGS
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First name in horror : LON
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A.A.A. recommendation : RTE
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Congregate : MEET
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Compass : AREA
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"Roustabout" star : ELVIS
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"The Simpsons" storekeeper : APU
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They're debatable : BORDERLINECASES
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International understanding : ENTENTECORDIALE
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Prefix with -therm : ECTO
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"Kiss, Kiss" author : DAHL
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Hungarian poet Madach : IMRE
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See 44-Across : TEE
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Suffix with Capri : OTE
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Cheese made from ewe's milk : ROMANO
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Underscore : ITALICIZE
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"Now I see!" : AHSO
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Oblivion : LETHE
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Service piece : CREAMER
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"___ make a lovely corpse": Dickens : HED
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Kind of D.A. : ASST
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It ran in Ares' arteries : ICHOR
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Wreckage : RUINS
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Print tint : SEPIA
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Follower of Ignatius Loyola : JESUIT
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Bunker player : OCONNOR
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"Live at Five" clip : FOOTAGE
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Habit : GARB
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Say for sure : AVER
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Red giant in the constellation Cetus : MIRA
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Mound : KNOLL
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"Enough!" : STOPIT
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Trigger and others : PALOMINOS
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Gershwin biographer David : EWEN
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Hitch or glitch : SNAG
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Priggish pronouncements : TSKS
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Pamper : CATERTO
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Ditch : DESERT
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Record company : LABEL
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Maine college town : ORONO
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"Dagnabbit!" : NERTS
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Columnist Goodman : ELLEN
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Chick's tail? : ADEE
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Number two : VICE
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Chop-chop : ASAP
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1958 World Cup sensation : PELE
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Mouse manipulator : USER
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No one has two of them : ENS
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Do, re, mi : CDE
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Object : AIM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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