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New York Times, Saturday, September 21, 1996

Author:
R. H. Burns
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rand H. Burns

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Burns. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0921 ( 17,119 )

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Across
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Bridge column leaders : WESTS
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Battle site soon after D-Day : STLO
10
Abrade : RASP
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1935 Triple Crown winner : OMAHA
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Hearty greeting : AHOY
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Barbra's 1968 co-star : OMAR
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Sealskin mukluk : KAMIK
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Marine fossil : TRILOBITE
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Criticizes severely : SCARIFIES
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Ersatz : BOGUS
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Connections, of a sort : INS
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Artois article : UNE
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Lens settings : FSTOPS
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Cane material : RATTAN
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Tunnelers : MOLES
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"I Love Lucy" name : ETHEL
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Dinners outdoors : LUAUS
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Saturday-night special : GAT
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Al Capp detective : FEARLESSFOSDICK
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Tom Hayden was its first pres. : SDS
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Overcharges but good : SOAKS
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Monteverdi opera : ORFEO
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Outpouring : SPATE
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Actor Jeremy and others : BRETTS
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Milk solid : CASEIN
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Creosote source : TAR
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Retiring : SHY
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Clawlike : ADUNC
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Carreras performance : TENORSOLO
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Like the Manhattan Project : TOPSECRET
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Broadcaster : AIRER
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Indigene of the Great Lakes area : CREE
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Address fit for a king : SIRE
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Intermediate, in law : MESNE
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Hand's handful : HERD
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Lob : TOSS
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Shellshocked : AREEL
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Yan's pans : WOKS
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Underfed : EMACIATED
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TV witch and namesakes : SAMANTHAS
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One with a hankering, as for knowledge : THIRSTER
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"Reginald" writer : SAKI
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Victoria's Secret fabric : SATIN
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Ritz Brothers portrayal of 1939 : THREEMUSKETEERS
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Hi's helpmate : LOIS
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"Thimble Theater" surname : OYL
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Some factory workers : ROBOTS
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Compadre : AMIGO
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Took notice, in a way : SATUP
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Court defense? : PRESS
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One with a one-track mind : OBSESSOR
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Lots of laughs : FUN
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Chemical prefix : FLUO
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They're paid to make calls : REFS
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Jamaican export : ALLSPICE
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Clods : OAFS
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Hurdle for an aspiring atty. : LSAT
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The Trojans' undoing? : GIFTHORSE
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Torch fuel : ACETYLENE
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Bout enders : TKOS
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Of the dawn : EOAN
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More formal : DRESSIER
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Felt : SENSED
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Buddy : BRO
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"What's the ___?" : CATCH
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Really fancy : ADORE
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Maintenance maintainer : SUPER
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Up-front money : ANTES
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Rock music's Police, e.g. : TRIO
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Name of nine Thai kings : RAMA
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Turgenev's birthplace : OREL
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It's observed in Pensacola, Fla. : CST

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

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