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New York Times, Tuesday, September 17, 1996

"...and soft the ___ blows": Thomas Gray

Author:
M. D. Frankel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Miriam D. Frankel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQVWX} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Frankel.
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© 1996, The New York Times9/17/96 ( No. 17,115 )

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Across
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Red ink amount : LOSS
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Give as an example : CITE
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Make ashamed : ABASH
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Alack's partner : ALAS
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Jouster's weapon : LANCE
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Fraternity letter : ZETA
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Light, happy tune : LILT
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Flowery perfume : ATTAR
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Choice at a singles bar : YOURPLACEORMINE
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Bloodshot : RED
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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Lost vitality : SAGGED
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With 12-Down, a hospital procedure : CAT
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Sobriquet : NAME
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Hollywood's Flynn : ERROL
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Parade feature : BAND
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Trendy : MOD
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Choice at a casino : DOUBLEORNOTHING
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Church denom. : AME
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Kind of bag : TOTE
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"___ la vista!" : HASTA
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"The Lion King" lion : NALA
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"Three ___ Match" : ONA
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"...and soft the ___ blows": Thomas Gray : ZEPHYR
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K-O connector : LMN
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Barely lit : DIM
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Choice at a faculty department : PUBLISHORPERISH
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Deux's follower : TROIS
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Popular food chain, informally : IHOP
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Just : ONLY
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Useful quality : ASSET
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Glib comment : LINE
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Abscond : SKIP
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Impudent : SASSY
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Word with pigeon or open : TOED
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Salinger dedicatee : ESME
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Having no get-up-and-go : LAZY
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Stick in the fridge : OLEO
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In ___ (as originally positioned) : SITU
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Coal-rich area in Europe : SAAR
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Telephoned : CALLED
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Trojan War epic : ILIAD
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Fine-grained mineral : TALC
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First Family of Ferrara : ESTE
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Modern car feature : ALARM
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Robin's mentor : BATMAN
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One opposed : ANTI
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See 29-Across : SCAN
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Roll call word : HERE
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Competitor of Pert : PRELL
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Surpass in performance : OUTDO
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Four-door, maybe : SEDAN
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Fragrance : AROMA
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Thin porridge : GRUEL
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Tar : GOB
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Shakespeare's Hathaway : ANNE
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Some Pennsylvania Dutch : AMISH
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___ Python : MONTY
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Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
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Blessing : BOON
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Some jackets : ETONS
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Unifying idea : THEME
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Start for hazard : HAP
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Axis foes : ALLIES
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Moved speedily : ZIPPED
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Having light fog : MISTY
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Remote-controlled plane : DRONE
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Span. coins : PTAS
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Heavenly bear : URSA
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Office chief : BOSS
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Sword part : HILT
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Glenn's state : OHIO
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Thorny flower : ROSE
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Prepares the printing press : INKS
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Svelte : SLIM
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Public relations overkill : HYPE

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