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New York Times, Wednesday, September 18, 1996

20-Across : Nursery outfit

Author:
D. J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Kahn.
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© 1996, The New York Times9/18/96 ( No. 17,116 )

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Across
1
Kind of team : FARM
5
Irving Berlin's "___ to Be Home" : GLAD
9
Country lad : SWAIN
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Parkay, e.g. : OLEO
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Learning method : ROTE
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1953 John Wayne role : HONDO
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Barnum & Bailey circus fake : WILDMANOFBORNEO
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Nursery outfit : LAYETTE
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Sunfish with colorful gill covers : REDEAR
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Tout's place : RAIL
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Sneaker brand : KEDS
24
Mideast sultanate : OMAN
27
Modern locale of ancient Palmyra : SYRIA
29
"Usher" man : POE
32
"The Shadow" medium : RADIO
34
Like some fiction : ESCAPIST
37
Elroy of football fame : CRAZYLEGSHIRSCH
40
California dessert wine : ANGELICA
41
Cato, e.g. : ROMAN
42
Spot : SEE
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Haul: Var. : SHLEP
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Pamplona attraction : TORO
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___ speak : SOTO
49
Fodder figure : SILO
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Pluck, in a way : TWEEZE
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Opening night opiners : CRITICS
58
Old Steve Martin phrase, with "a" : WILDANDCRAZYGUY
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Early three-handed card game : OMBER
62
Fire : BOOT
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Smut : PORN
64
Flash : SPARK
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Actor Rob : LOWE
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Illustrious illustrator : ERTE
Down
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Turkeys and such : FOWL
2
Et ___ (and others) : ALIA
3
Bank (on) : RELY
4
Update : MODERNIZE
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For nothing : GRATIS
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Without company : LONELY
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Z preceder : ATO
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3, on a telephone : DEF
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Did stable work : SHOED
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Have ___ (argue) : WORDS
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Actress Archer : ANNE
12
"Good ___!" : IDEA
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Hussein's queen : NOOR
18
1959 Kingston Trio hit : MTA
19
Hiatus : BREACH
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Rodin sculpture, with "The" : KISS
24
Killer whales : ORCAS
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W.W. I battle site : MARNE
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Saw : ADAGE
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Kingly : REGAL
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___ Beach, Calif. : PISMO
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Code word for "O" : OSCAR
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Prefix with history : ETHNO
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Olive ___ : OYL
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Gas station offering : AIR
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Patent office submission, maybe : PROTOTYPE
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Pay attention : LISTEN
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Send back : ECHO
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Kind of account : ESCROW
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Willie Stargell, e.g. : PIRATE
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Exodus commemoration : SEDER
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Bygone airline : OZARK
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Columnist Smith : LIZ
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Uncommon bills : TWOS
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Chicken, so to speak : WIMP
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Noted exile place : ELBA
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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Brusque : CURT
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Two-bagger: Abbr. : DBL
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Bill's partner : COO

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

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