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New York Times, Wednesday, September 24, 1997

Author:
Wayne Robert Williams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Wayne Robert Williams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Williams. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0924 ( 17,487 )
Across
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Flaccid : LIMP
5
Writer Ferber : EDNA
9
Port of Iraq : BASRA
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Picture of a physician : XRAY
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Old-time strongman : ATLAS
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Alternative to a tuning fork : PITCHPIPE
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New York city or its college : UTICA
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Mil. entertainers : USO
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"Sorry 'bout that!" : OOPS
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Some binary compounds : OXIDES
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Apollo as god of the sun : PHOEBUS
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Preserved for later : ONICE
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Wasn't fast...or was fast? : RAN
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Joke's target : BUTT
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Darling of baseball : RON
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Car crime : HITANDRUN
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Practice piece : ETUDE
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Folk singer Phil : OCHS
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"___ I Don't Have You" (1959 hit) : SINCE
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Holm oak : ILEX
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Makes holes : BORES
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Practical experiment : FIELDTEST
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Lennon's widow : ONO
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Potter's need : KILN
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Guy's date : GAL
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"Missing You" singer John : WAITE
51
Stanches : ARRESTS
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Some T-shirts : SMALLS
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Piano-violin piece : DUET
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Stage signal : CUE
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Masseur's offering : TOWEL
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Get sick in the winter : CATCHCOLD
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Lacking sense : INANE
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Church area : APSE
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Shot out beams : RAYED
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Actress Armstrong : BESS
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Symbol on California's flag : BEAR
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Drink like a cat : LAPUP
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___ Sweeps Derby : IRISH
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"I want to, as well" : METOO
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It washes Wash. : PAC
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Explains in detail : EXPOUNDS
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Nerds : DRIPS
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Siestas : NAPS
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Nautical assent : AYE
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Principal ore of aluminum : BAUXITE
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Room at the top : ATTIC
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Obsolete math aid : SLIDERULE
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Family of man : RACE
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Gray and others : ASAS
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White House architect James : HOBAN
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Neighbor of Man. : ONT
24
Expunge : ERASE
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Light weight : OUNCE
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Russian novelist Ivan : BUNIN
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Some old poetry : ODES
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Waiting room call : NEXT
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Wandering soul : HOBO
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Computer image : ICON
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Dispose of : THROWAWAY
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Search messily : RIFLE
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Library catalogue heading : TITLE
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"View of Toledo" and "Adoration" : ELGRECOS
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Adept : SKILLED
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Vader of "Star Wars" : DARTH
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"___ a Living" : ITS
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Cars : AUTOS
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Purview : SCOPE
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Oklahoma city : TULSA
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Passover meal : SEDER
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Be up and about : STIR
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Actress Washbourne : MONA
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Lady's title : DAME
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Male swan : COB
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Semi part : CAB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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