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New York Times, Wednesday, September 11, 1996

Author:
B. E. Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0911 ( 17,109 )

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Across
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Epsilon follower : ZETA
5
Maze choices : PATHS
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Diner side dish : SLAW
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Tributes in verse : ODES
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Not far off : ABOUT
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March blower : TUBA
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Scouting units : DENS
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Prairie dog? : RANGEROVER
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Its job is taxing : IRS
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Calligrapher : LETTERER
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Hilo hello : ALOHA
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Angel, perhaps : ORNAMENT
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Made of clay : CERAMIC
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High school for Hercule : LYCEE
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Great valor : HEROISM
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Kind of trick : HAT
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Dog identification? : XMARKSTHESPOT
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"My man!" : BRO
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Stanley ___ (early auto) : STEAMER
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Pertaining to element 56 : BARIC
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Regan's poisoner : GONERIL
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The Ox-Bow Incident, e.g. : LYNCHING
54
Freedom within a relationship : SPACE
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Queen's subject : HONEYBEE
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Animation unit : CEL
59
Play with a dog? : OEDIPUSREX
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Coors drink advertised as "zomething different" : ZIMA
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Enroll in : JOIN
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"Nixon" director : STONE
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___ instant (at once) : INAN
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Hitch : SNAG
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Steve Forbes is surrounded by them : ESSES
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Remain undecided : PEND
Down
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High signs? : ZODIAC
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Channel swimmer Gertrude : EDERLE
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Certain muscle : TENSOR
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Donkey's uncle : ASS
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Reduce, as expenses : PARE
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Like ___ out of hell : ABAT
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Scout's rider : TONTO
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More colossal : HUGER
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Noted shock jock : STERN
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Turbulent : STORMY
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1964 Murray Schisgal play : LUV
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1860's White House name : ABE
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Tolstoy topic : WAR
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Convincing : REAL
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Less convincing : LAMER
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Sarcastic laugh : HAHA
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Comeback : ECHO
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Straight : NEAT
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Hanoi New Year : TET
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Gets under one's skin : IRKS
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Bargaining basis : COST
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Mineral suffix : ITE
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Rug variety : SHAG
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Office communique : MEMO
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Fracture detector : XRAY
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Eve's counterpart : MORN
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Smarts : SENSE
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Ready for surgery : PREP
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Petroleum meas. : BBL
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Chinese book of divination : ICHING
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Blender setting : CHOP
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"Phedre" playwright : RACINE
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Delivery person of old : ICEMAN
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University founder Stanford : LELAND
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Occupied : INUSE
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Fits snugly : NESTS
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Greek fast food : GYROS
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Response to "Come va?" : BENE
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Former partners : EXES
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Breakfast drinks : OJS
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Years and years : EON
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24 horas : DIA
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Spice : ZIP

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