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So Big

New York Times, Sunday, September 15, 1996

Author:
A. K. Justin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex K. Justin

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Justin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0915 ( 17,113 )
Across
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Teleflora rival : FTD
4
It's semi-attached : CAB
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That being the case : HENCE
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Eastern music : RAGA
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Willingly : LIEF
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Dummy : DODO
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Remote : ALOOF
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Groupies follow them : IDOLS
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OPENLY : INBROADDAYLIGHT
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Express disapproval of : BOOAT
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Kind of grandparent : PATERNAL
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First name in rock : ELTON
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Saute : PANFRY
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Informs positively : ASSURES
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Start of the Sons of the Covenant's name : BNAI
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Rice dish with meat : PILAF
32
Insult, modern-style : DIS
33
They come before yodhs : TETHS
34
Panama Canal, in slang : BIGDITCH
37
Ewer's adjunct : BASIN
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Exert one's influence : PULLSTRINGS
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"Some ___ meat and canna eat": Burns : HAE
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"You Are My Destiny" singer : ANKA
44
Prefix with dollar : EURO
45
"Looking for ___" (Gershwin hit) : ABOY
46
Actress Carter : NELL
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BARELY : BYANARROWMARGIN
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Exemplary : MODEL
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Suffers humiliation : EATSCROW
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Heckelphones : OBOES
55
Japanese naval base north of Nagasaki : SASEBO
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St. ___ fire : ELMOS
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Falsify, in a way : PAD
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Words on a Wonderland cake : EATME
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More lenient : EASIER
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Northerly region of myth : THULE
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Where Empress Zauditu ruled : ETHIOPIA
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Mailboxes : DROPS
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SILENT FILM CAPTION : THEPLOTTHICKENS
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They're worth bonuses, in cards : GINS
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Unwanted look : LEER
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Subject of Ishmael's narration : AHAB
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___ the kill : INAT
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Certain therapy : EST
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Smooth talkers, perhaps : CARSALESMEN
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Ellerbee's "___ It Goes" : ANDSO
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Go over the lines : REHEARSE
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"...my dainty ___! I shall miss thee": Prospero : ARIEL
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Ahead: Abbr. : LDG
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___ time (eventually) : INDUE
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Arles articles : UNES
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"Bad air," literally : MALARIA
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Housekeeping : MENAGE
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Oscar winner of 1961 : LOREN
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Press agents? : SADIRONS
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___ a dozen : ADIME
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STEERS CLEAR OF : GIVESAWIDEBERTH
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Worrying sort : PACER
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Whitebait : SMELT
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Baseball's Ashby : ALAN
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Point of ___ (British lighthouse site) : AYRE
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"Alice" diner : MELS
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Body of art? : TORSO
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Detail of pointillism : DOT
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Urgent message : SOS
Down
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___ coin (decide by chance) : FLIPA
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Actress Yothers et al. : TINAS
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They can be bad : DEBTS
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Conclusions : CODAS
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Extra: Abbr. : ADDL
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Tight wrapper? : BOA
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Braided breads: Var. : HALLAHS
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Not a democrat : ELITIST
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Canceled : NOGO
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Columbia Pictures co-founder Harry : COHN
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Lizard, old-style : EFT
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Vulgarians : RIBALDS
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Another name for God : ADONAI
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FLIP OUT : GOOFFTHEDEEPEND
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Banned plant-growth retardant : ALAR
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Revealing comments : FREUDIANSLIPS
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Vitus Bering and others : DANES
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Farm home : STY
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Sen. Hatch : ORRIN
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Movie based on an Isaac Bashevis Singer story : YENTL
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Kind of back or bank : PIGGY
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At the base of : BELOW
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Attribute to : PINON
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"Presumed Innocent" author : TUROW
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Netanyahu and others : BIBIS
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Godwin's "The Adventures of ___ Williams" : CALEB
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Aloha : HELLO
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Unsophisticate : BABE
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"The Cherry Orchard" girl : ANYA
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DEFIES DANGER : SKATESONTHINICE
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Cigars : PUROS
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Latest thing : RAGE
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Screwup : ERROR
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Certain designated section : NOSMOKINGAREA
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Apices : ACMES
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Finish, finally : MOPUP
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Have ___ (revel) : ABALL
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Copland ballet : RODEO
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Suffix in camera names : MATIC
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Indian master : SAHIB
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Actor Hawke of "Alive" : ETHAN
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Trimmer : EDGER
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Stand : ARISE
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Faulkner's "___ Thirteen" : THESE
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Daughter of Cronus : HERA
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One of the Barrymores : ETHEL
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Poet Coolbrith et al. : INAS
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Apropos of : ASTO
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Pointed : TERSE
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Breaks, in a way : TAMES
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Lash, the cowboy : LARUE
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Freeloaders : CADGERS
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Acclaim : LAURELS
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Auto maker Maserati : ERNESTO
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Tuscany province : SIENA
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Wing it : ADLIB
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Canine cover : ENAMEL
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Fraught : LADEN
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No longer speaking to : MADAT
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Calhoun and others : RORYS
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Speaker's need : INTRO
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Remains to be seen? : ASHES
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Driver's aid : MAP
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What's wrapped up in the whole ball of wax? : EDAM
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Prom night rental : LIMO
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Fini : OVER
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Storehouse : SILO
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Astron. clock setting : GST
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Pile : WAD

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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