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New York Times, Friday, September 20, 1996

Author:
J. Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKXZ} This is puzzle # 96 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0920 ( 17,118 )

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Across
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"How revolting!" : UGH
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Roman road : STRADA
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Pugilists' org. : WBA
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Purchasing agent's job : PROCUREMENT
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Gee's opposite : HAW
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Flowerlike marine creatures : SEAANEMONES
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Where the C.S.A. was organized : ALA
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Cherry : CERISE
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With greater rainfall : WETTER
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Has ___ (knows somebody) : ANIN
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Angel's dread : FLOP
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Like a highway : LANED
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Settlings : LEES
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Tear apart : RIVE
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1990 Best Actor : IRONS
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Lapse : ERR
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Standout : ONER
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Elects : OPTS
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Margays, e.g. : TIGERCATS
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"...bring forth ___": Matt. 1:23 : ASON
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Woeful word : ALAS
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Year in Septimius Severus's reign : CCI
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Muffler : SCARF
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Soft rock : TALC
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King of clubs? : ALAN
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Up (to) : EQUAL
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Flirtatious one : EYER
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Singers Shannon and Reeves : DELS
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Pen : AUTHOR
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Theorize : IDEATE
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French biography : VIE
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Champion : WORLDBEATER
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Afore : ERE
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Bit of theatricality : STAGEEFFECT
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Cherry : RED
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Prompt : SPEEDY
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Some A.L. batters : DHS
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Gentrified : UPSCALE
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Like some grass, in a phrase : GREENER
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Less fresh : HOARIER
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Phoenix five : SUNS
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Amphibian with sticky feet : TREEFROG
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"Losing My Religion" band : REM
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Latin trio member : AMO
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Retreat : DEN
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De novo : ANEW
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Etagere : WHATNOT
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Whalebones : BALEENS
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Grants : AWARDS
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Doris Shannon novel "___ Daughters" : CAINS
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Old Possum, really : TSELIOT
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They're saved for a rainy day : TARPS
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Striped : LINEATE
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Transparent sheet : OVERLAY
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Sheet fabric : PERCALE
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It's read on Saturday : TORAH
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Some drafts : INFLOWS
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Attributed : ASCRIBED
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Pick up : ACQUIRE
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Browned, in a way : SAUTEED
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Spiked : CLEATED
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Operator of the Palomar Observatory : CALTECH
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Stays, e.g. : INSERTS
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"Miracle Mets" pitcher : SEAVER
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Turn ___ ear to : ADEAF
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Stagnates : ROTS
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Brave : DEFY
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Hip-hop music : RAP
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T-shirt size: Abbr. : LGE
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Common middle name : DEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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