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New York Times, Monday, September 15, 1997

Demonstrate affection like a plumber?

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephanie Spadaccini

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 31 for Ms. Spadaccini. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times9/15/97 ( No. 17,478 )
Across
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Amo, ___, amat (Latin practice) : AMAS
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College prep exam : PSAT
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Thin and bony : GAUNT
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Singer-actress Lorna : LUFT
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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Daddy Warbucks's little girl : ANNIE
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Prefix with phobia : ACRO
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Years and years : EONS
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Get together : UNITE
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Demonstrate affection like a plumber? : SHOWERWITHLOVE
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Saharalike : DRY
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___ Khan (ex of Rita Hayworth) : ALY
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Place to park a car : GARAGE
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French cheese : BRIE
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Krazy ___ of the comics : KAT
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"Tiny" Albee character : ALICE
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Tugboat sound : TOOT
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Prefix with dynamic : AERO
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What a plumber says to noisy kids? : PIPEDOWNWILLYOU
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Days before big events : EVES
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Bands' bookings : GIGS
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Preferred invitees : ALIST
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TV room : DEN
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Therefore : ERGO
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Vertebral columns : SPINES
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Exploit : USE
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Gloomy guy : GUS
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Declines, as a plumber? : SINKSTOANEWLOW
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Where Leonardo was born : VINCI
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Oklahoma city : ENID
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Atmosphere : AURA
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Part of the pelvis : ILIUM
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Sicilian blower : ETNA
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Ribald : RACY
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"E pluribus unum," e.g. : MOTTO
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Like a busybody : NOSY
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Dummies' replies : DUHS
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"Woe is me!" : ALAS
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Lots of : MUCH
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60's hairdo : AFRO
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Put away : STOW
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South Dakota's capital : PIERRE
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Very white : SNOWY
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Lambs: Lat. : AGNI
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Experiment : TEST
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Charles de ___ : GAULLE
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Bother : ANNOY
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Purdue, e.g.: Abbr. : UNIV
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Evening, informally : NITE
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Golfer's gadget : TEE
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Made a border : EDGED
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Port-au-Prince's land : HAITI
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Stared openly : GAPED
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Breathing : ALIVE
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Get ready to be picked : RIPEN
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One-spots : ACES
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Beatnik's drum : BONGO
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Paddles : ROWS
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Enter, as computer data : KEYIN
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Got up : AROSE
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Praises loudly : TOUTS
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Branch offshoot : TWIG
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"___ Wanna Do" (Sheryl Crow hit) : ALLI
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Monsters : OGRES
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Run out, as a subscription : LAPSE
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Igloo dweller : ESKIMO
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Half a weekend : SUNDAY
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Not abridged : UNCUT
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Procures : GAINS
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Where fodder is stored : SILO
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Monogram unit: Abbr. : INIT
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High schooler : TEEN
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"I'm ___ you!" : ONTO
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Voting district : WARD
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Meal on Maui : LUAU
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Mezz. alternative : ORCH
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Paths : WAYS
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Energy : VIM

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

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