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New York Times, Wednesday, September 13, 1995

Author:
Eileen Lexau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eileen Lexau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Lexau. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0913 ( 16,745 )
Across
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Real beauty, in old slang : DARB
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Make sense : ADDUP
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Crowds around : MOBS
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Hymn word : IRAE
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Seville tower : TORRE
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Bushy hairdo : AFRO
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Free : ONTHEHOUSE
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"Make the most ____" : OFIT
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Cobble : RESOLE
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Tex-Mex treats : BURRITOS
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Has title to : OWNS
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Play in the water : SLOSH
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Attempts to convey : DRIVESAT
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Perfumer's compounds : ESTERS
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Ancient letters : RUNES
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Stowe character : TOPSY
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Court : WOO
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Hill dwellers : ANTS
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Respighi's "____ of Rome" : PINES
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Simon of song : PAUL
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Last degree : NTH
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Prongs : TINES
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Model wood : BALSA
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German poet : GOETHE
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Tot's wheels : STROLLER
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"Little Women" surname : MARCH
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Ilk : SORT
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Debate curbs : CLOTURES
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Plies : WIELDS
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Em or Polly : AUNT
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In a fix : UPTHECREEK
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Singer Jacques : BREL
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"Cheers" perch : STOOL
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Comic "Dame" : EDNA
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Terrier type : SKYE
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Nixon's undoing : TAPES
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Has the nerve, in Dogpatch : DAST
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"New Look" designer : DIOR
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Gov. Carlson of Minnesota : ARNE
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Charlie Brown exclamation : RATS
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Is incumbent on : BEHOOVES
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Parthenon site : ATHENS
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"Zip-a-Dee-____-Dah" : DOO
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Defeat decisively : DRUB
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Bear, in old Rome : URSUS
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Incomparable : PEERLESS
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Chinese hard-liner : MAOIST
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Pretty zany : OFFTHEWALL
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Verve : BRIO
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Bar habitués : SOTS
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Cary of "Bram Stoker's Dracula" : ELWES
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Optimistic : ROSY
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Used, as a chair : SATIN
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Sturm und ____ : DRANG
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Cost : RUNTO
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Rich : INTHEMONEY
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Shades : TONES
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Shake awake : ROUSE
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Kind of energy : SOLAR
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Irksome ones : PESTS
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It should be flaky : PIECRUST
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Equivocated : PALTERED
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Fast-food drive-____ : THRU
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Kind of acid : BORIC
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Rat (on) : TATTLE
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Spur attachments : ROWELS
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Seven: Prefix : HEPTA
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Crane operators' perches : CABS
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Lie in wait : LURK
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Huxley's "Time Must Have a ____" : STOP
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Mother of Castor and Pollux : LEDA
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Couch potatoes' spots : DENS
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Three-handed card game : SKAT
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Get at the weeds : HOE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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