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New York Times, Thursday, September 18, 1997

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0918 ( 17,481 )
Across
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Breeze : SNAP
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Appetizer for Juan : TAPA
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Cornrows alternative : AFRO
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Summer cabin site : LAKE
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Curaçao neighbor : ARUBA
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Cherokee, for one : JEEP
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Suffix with sinus : ITIS
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Two of a 60's quartet : PAPAS
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Loads : ALOT
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Hacked it, as a farmer? : CUTTHEMUSTARD
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Script scraper : ERASER
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Cling to : HUG
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Bill Nye's subj. on TV : SCI
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Forum matter : RES
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Médoc, merlot, etc. : REDS
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Surpassed : TOPPED
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Hacked it, as a highway engineer? : MADETHEGRADE
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1986 World Series stadium : SHEA
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Long March leader : MAO
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Smeltery input : ORES
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Hacked it, as a candlemaker? : WASUPTOSNUFF
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Informal hatrack : ANTLER
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Medal recipient : HERO
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Prefix with pressure : ACU
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Literary inits. : TSE
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Dawn deity : EOS
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Lily-livered : CRAVEN
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Hacked it, as a pelican? : FILLEDTHEBILL
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Salalah's land : OMAN
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"Vive ___!" : LEROI
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Restrain : BATE
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[Get the joke?] : WINK
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Microscopy supply : STAIN
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Inventor Elisha : OTIS
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"Don't be startled" : EASY
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Some are horned : OWLS
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Lt. Columbo et al. : TECS
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Deli need : SLICER
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John Muir's interest : NATURE
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Muscular dogs : AKITAS
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Rats, gnats, etc. : PESTS
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Like some jeans legs : TAPERED
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80's-90's writer Saroyan : ARAM
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Kind of platter : PUPU
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Discompose : ABASH
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Open, but just : AJAR
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Crystalline mineral : FELDSPAR
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Monogrammatic car of old : REO
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Choose : OPT
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Perspicacious : ASTUTE
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Sister of Zeus : HERA
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Eagerly excited : AGOG
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Grant : CEDE
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Middle of a mensis : IDES
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Sample : DEMO
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Secret supply : STASH
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Academic handle : PROF
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Handle without care : MAUL
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Sharpen : HONE
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Try for a fly : SWAT
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Geiger of Geiger counter fame : HANS
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Pop music's Gloria and Emilio : ESTEFANS
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Flake (off) : PEEL
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Longhaired fad dolls : TROLLS
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Scamps : URCHINS
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"Watch out!" : FORE
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Do the Wright thing : AVIATE
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Larry Bird was one : CELTIC
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But : UNLESS
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Handle : SEETO
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Prior's superior : ABBOT
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Black and wet : INKY
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Tie : DRAW
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Labor : TOIL
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Have a tab : OWE
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Veterans' concern, briefly : MIA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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