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WISECRACKS

New York Times, Sunday, September 10, 1995

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 71 Missing: {BJQ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0910 ( 16,742 )
Across
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Card game with four jokers : CANASTA
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Lovebird's phone question : MISSME
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Spinning : AWHIRL
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'70s tennis star from Spain : ORANTES
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All the same : ATTHAT
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Short-skirted garment : COATEE
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White or gray mineral : LEUCITE
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Longhorns : STEERS
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Ivanhoe's love : ROWENA
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_____ Alamos : LOS
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Part of a shuffle and three steps : CHA
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Monopoly landings: Abbr. : RRS
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Subsidy : AID
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Dallas player, for short : MAV
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Spring _____ : ALEAK
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What Lola did in "Damn Yankees"? : GAVEAHARDYTIME
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Rehearse stand-up comedy? : READYTHERIOTACT
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Dry up : WIZEN
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Feeling unworthy : ASHAMED
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Swell on el oceano : OLA
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Pulled a lever, maybe : VOTED
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Small number : FEW
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Milk cow : HOLSTEIN
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Janis Joplin, to her fans : PEARL
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Believer of spirits in plants : ANIMIST
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Ad _____ : HOC
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Old infantry soldier : PIKEMAN
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Friction : STRIFE
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Took notice : SATUP
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Precious : HON
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"Chances _____" : ARE
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October alternative : TREAT
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Model : POSE
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Big hand? : ACES
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"Missing" locale : CHILE
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Command ending : EER
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Annoy : VEX
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Kind of copy : XEROX
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Ready to spring : COILED
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House transactions : RESALES
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Pencil partner : PAD
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Sensible : PRUDENT
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Hugo play "_____ s'amuse" : LEROI
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Exhibitor's place : PAVILION
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Old car make : REO
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Comedy writer Pat _____ : PROFT
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Capek play : RUR
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Protective sheet for artwork : ACETATE
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Kind of stream : TROUT
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How to use excess cotton or silk? : MAKEANIGHTYOFIT
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Attracted to the wrong men? : HEADYOVERHEELS
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"Do I _____ Waltz?" : HEARA
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4-point Scrabble tiles : EFS
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Marching cadence word : HUP
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Neighbor of Ger. : AUS
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With 16-Down, old TV show : HEE
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Together: Prefix : COM
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Math figures : RATIOS
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Bolivar and Legree : SIMONS
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Resembling a birthstone : OPALINE
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Texas wildcat : OCELOT
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Peevish : INAPET
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Colosseum officials : AEDILES
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Actor Jacobi et al. : DEREKS
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Picked up on : SENSED
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Finisher of a sort : DESSERT
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Word with white or dog : COLLAR
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Botanical space : AREOLE
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Queasy feeling : NAUSEA
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Mandela's polit. party : ANC
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Work period in a glue factory? : STICKYSHIFT
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Ninth Hebrew letter : TETH
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Not landbound : ASEA
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"No _____!" (Spanish boxer's cry) : MAS
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Communications corp. : ITT
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Auto option : STEREO
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Subsidiary of 9-Down : SHERATON
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Bring together : MARSHAL
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S.A.T. company : ETS
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Pungent : ACRID
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Angst-filled movie? : WOODYWORK
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See 103-Across : HAW
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One way to reduce taxes : ITEMIZE
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Like Saigon, today : RENAMED
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Raise, in a way : LEAVEN
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Know-how : ART
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Oklahoma town : ADA
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Beauties : GEMS
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Franklin et al. : ARETHAS
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High-tech communication : VIDEOTEX
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Put _____ on (limit) : ACAP
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Boxer's quest : TITLE
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More than that : THOSE
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Sentry's cry : HALT
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Full of oneself : VAIN
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"Step on it!" : FASTER
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Menu item : ENTREE
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Electricians : WIRERS
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Hosp. area : ICU
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Narrative poetry : EPOS
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Frank's third : MIA
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1980 Pulitzer novelist : MAILER
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Longtime "What's My Line" name : ARLENE
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Must : NEEDTO
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Either of two A.L. teams : SOX
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Minesweeping device : PARAVANE
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Spell : HEX
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Devalued currency : PESO
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Legal add-on : CODICIL
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Local politicians? : COUNTYHEADS
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Camouflaged : HID
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Green, in heraldry : VERT
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Car-emissions agcy. : EPA
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European in the news : CROAT
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Vocally : ALOUD
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Trick Sandy Koufax pitch? : LEFTYHOOK
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Core : PITH
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Latin hymn word : IRAE
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Like the Mesozoic Era : PREHUMAN
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Mr. Diamond : LEGS
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Introduction : PREFACE
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Friars Club member, often : ROASTER
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Lira:Italy::karbovanet:_____ : UKRAINE
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Classified ad inits. : EOE
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This may be spared : THEROD
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Sports award : MVP
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Descriptive of some fables : AESOPS
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Uncomplicated : FACILE
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Homemaker, sometimes : IRONER
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Least feral : TAMEST
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Removes : OUSTS
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'50s Davis Cup player : HOAD
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Abbe de l'_____ (sign language pioneer) : EPEE
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Seine sight : ILE
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Family member : SIS
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Society page word : NEE
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Car size abbr. : STD
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Flower on a French shield : LIS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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