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New York Times, Friday, September 13, 1996

"Seeds in a dry pod, tick, tick, tick" writer

Author:
M. Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JKQWXYZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times9/13/96 ( No. 17,111 )

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Across
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Taking care of business : MINDINGTHESTORE
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Ones with lots of inventory : USEDCARSALESMEN
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Fitting companions : MORTISEANDTENON
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___-cone : SNO
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Open-ended cigar : CHEROOT
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O.T. book : ISA
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Insulting remark : SLUR
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Camera diaphragm : IRIS
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Lovelace's "To ___, From Prison" : ALTHEA
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Chekhov and Bruckner : ANTONS
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"___ Theme" (1965 tune) : LARAS
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Brought to the surface : DREDGEDUP
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Like-not link : ITOR
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Seeing: Prefix : OCULO
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Tabouli holder : PITA
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Mark's cry : STOPTHIEF
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Martini go-with : ROSSI
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Nomads' pads : TEPEES
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Early German : TEUTON
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Okinawan port : NAHA
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"Quiet!," to Shakespeare : SOFT
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Office equipment, for short : PCS
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One in a hundred : SENATOR
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One way to go : APE
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50's-60's ABC series : LEAVEITTOBEAVER
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"Seeds in a dry pod, tick, tick, tick" writer : EDGARLEEMASTERS
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Goes on and on, in a way : BEATSADEADHORSE
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Vase occupants : MUMS
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80's hit "The Heat ___" : ISON
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Concern for Claudius : NERO
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Bug killer : DDT
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Christmas tree trimming : ICICLES
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Daniel Webster College site : NASHUA
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"The Female Eunuch" author : GREER
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Capital on the Red River : HANOI
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"The Gilded One" of myth : ELDORADO
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Word with trend or table : SETTING
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Philosopher Lao-___ : TSE
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Hawks' home court, with "The" : OMNI
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Old cars : REOS
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Italian resort city : ENNA
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Give an edge : SHARPEN
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Leave for just a while : STEPOUT
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Leaning : ALIST
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Coffee-and-milk order : LATTE
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Go as a throng : TROOP
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Keats was one : ODIST
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Loony : NUTSO
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Cape Trafalgar site : SPAIN
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Seventh-century year : DCI
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Have some remorse : RUE
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Magic forest inhabitant : ELF
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1985 #1 song : OHSHEILA
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Promos : TEASERS
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Invigorate : REFRESH
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"Alas!" : TOOBAD
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Put in a chip, perhaps : ANTED
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Leaf opening : STOMA
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Roman commoner : PLEB
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Transfer, as property : CEDE
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It's a long story : SAGA
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Maintain : AVER
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Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : PERS
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Talk of the Gaelic : ERSE
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Wine storer : VAT
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___ zed : ATO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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