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New York Times, Sunday, September 22, 1996

Bottom of Miss Riding Hood's cloak?

Author:
C. Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 79 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 27 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times9/22/96 ( No. 17,120 )
Across
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Mountain lion : PUMA
5
Kind of jet : PROP
9
Slangy thrill : BANG
13
Dishearten : DEJECT
19
Buckinghamshire town : ETON
20
"Casablanca" actress Gruning : ILKA
21
Friend to Colette : AMIE
22
Eyepiece, in jargon : OCULAR
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Where to find pay dirt? : SAVINGSANDLOAM
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Guardian spirits of ancient Rome : NUMINA
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Lonely place : THETOP
28
Ford of old : PINTO
29
Customized : ADAPTED
30
Nation of citrus addicts? : AMERICAONLIME
34
Dried up : SERE
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Measure marker : BAR
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U.S.N. division : ONI
39
Turkish inn : IMARET
41
Uttered a taradiddle : LIED
43
Chasse : GLIDE
48
M-G-M motto start : ARS
49
The "id" in "id est" : THAT
52
Loathing : ODIUM
54
Arithmetic teacher's announcement? : HERECOMESTHESUM
58
Boozing musicians? : BANDONTHERUM
60
Powering force : ENGINE
61
La Scala locale : MILAN
62
Levene and Levenson : SAMS
65
More flashy : LOUDER
66
W.W. II Brit. group : WAAF
70
Saint a k a Apostle to the Slavs : CYRIL
72
Birth-related : NATAL
74
Bollix (up) : MESS
75
Mistreat : ILLUSE
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Rip off : SCAM
79
Back, to entomologists : NOTUM
81
Sheer fabrics : TOILES
82
Bunch of steamed-up hobos? : HOTCROSSBUMS
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Bottom of Miss Riding Hood's cloak? : THELITTLEREDHEM
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Fifth century invader : SAXON
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By and by : ANON
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Balderdash : ROT
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Hebrew letter before koph : TSADI
96
Grammy-winning Braxton : TONI
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Hat with a creased crown : FEDORA
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Ella or elle : SHE
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Arrested Development offering : RAP
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Union betrayer : SCAB
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Words to a charades-playing woman? : OMISTRESSMIME
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Firms, as abs : TONESUP
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Ancient Greek colony : IONIA
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Offensive, in a way : SMELLY
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Historical records : ANNALS
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Warped? : ASCRAZYASALOOM
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Dorm mate : ROOMIE
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Not crumbly : CAKY
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"The NeverEnding Story" writer : ENDE
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Grand : EPIC
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Guarded get-togethers : TRYSTS
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The middle son, on 60's TV : HOSS
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Ostiary's post : DOOR
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TV actress Dietrich : DENA
Down
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Nudnik : PEST
2
Delta Center team : UTAH
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Actuate : MOVE
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One of the Pointer Sisters : ANITA
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"Peanuts" character : PIGPEN
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Dr. Jekyll's creator, for short : RLS
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Giraffelike beast : OKAPI
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Stampede stimulus : PANIC
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Sled dog of a 1995 film : BALTO
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O'Neill's "___ for the Misbegotten" : AMOON
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Actress Long of "Boyz N the Hood" : NIA
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Cat's-eye : GEM
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One of Santa's team : DONDER
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Neighbor of Peru: Abbr. : ECUA
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Avoids a sticky situation? : JUMPSTHEGUM
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In crowd : ELITE
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Chair fixer, perhaps : CANER
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Part of Nafta : TRADE
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Pitcher Hideo : NOMO
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Forensic letters : DNA
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Pile up : AMASS
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With justice : RIGHTLY
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Neeson of "Nell" : LIAM
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50's Hungarian leader Nagy : IMRE
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Out-of-focus picture : BLOB
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Opera set in Memphis : AIDA
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Control : REIN
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People: Prefix : ETHNO
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Bomb : DUD
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"Paganini" composer Franz et al. : LEHARS
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Pacific : IRENIC
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Meistersinger's article : DER
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French coins of yore : ECUS
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Digression : ASIDE
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Medley material : TUNES
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Pop idol? : MOM
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : OMAN
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Roman earth goddess : TELLUS
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Bodies of eau : MERS
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Most like Nelly : NICEST
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La ___, Spain : MANCHA
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Kept in the attic : STORED
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Two-time skating gold medalist : WITT
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Hello or goodbye : ALOHA
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Exotic : ALIEN
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All smiles? : FULLOFBEAMS
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Lion of Hollywood : LAHR
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Particle-based philosophy : ATOMISM
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Rouen's river : SEINE
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Champagne name : MOET
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Ed.'s trayful : MSS
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Receivers make them, for short : TDS
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Be up : BAT
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Pompeia, to Caesar : UXOR
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Pulitzer poet Van Duyn : MONA
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Impudent imp : SNIP
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Tread heavily : TROMP
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Loughlin of "Full House" : LORI
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Drenches : DOUSES
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Cat, at times : HISSER
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Oscar-winning Thompson : EMMA
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Tee off : START
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Irish author/diplomat O'Brien : CONOR
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Tee off : ANNOY
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Tees (off) : TICKS
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Actors Calhoun and O'Brien : RORYS
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Granddaughter of Queen Victoria : ENA
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Judged, with "up" : SIZED
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Refuse : SAYNO
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Caught congers : EELED
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Incision : SLIT
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Relaxed gait : LOPE
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Chop cut : LOIN
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1978 Village People hit : YMCA
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Innsbruck interjection : ACH
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Francisco or Paulo lead-in : SAO
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Bustle : ADO

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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