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New York Times, Wednesday, September 25, 1996

21-Down : Big inits. in records

Author:
R. Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQVX} This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Norris.
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© 1996, The New York Times9/25/96 ( No. 17,123 )
Across
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Go for game : HUNT
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Put up with : ABIDE
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Pinochle holding : MELD
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Onetime B.&O. rival : ERIE
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"The Prisoner of ___" : ZENDA
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Mimicked : APED
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One eager for dinner : LIPSMACKER
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She played Ginger on "Gilligan's Island" : TINA
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Rallying words : PEPTALKS
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Real one : MCCOY
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Devious : SLY
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Collectible car : REO
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Dash gauge : TACH
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Big hit on the diamond : GRANDSLAMMER
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Overly emotional : GUSHY
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Terrific, slangily : RAD
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Ethereal : AIRY
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Bread spread : OLEO
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"Pal Joey" writer : OHARA
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Hoods in hoods : KLAN
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Change, sometimes : ONES
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60's battleground, briefly : NAM
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Former Attorney General Edwin : MEESE
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Unwelcome guest : PARTYCRASHER
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Seven days in May, e.g. : WEEK
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Wine cask : TUN
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Tooth doctor's org. : ADA
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Not together : APART
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Makeshift desk area : TABLETOP
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Highway hauler : SEMI
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Child of the 50's, e.g. : BABYBOOMER
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Many : ALOT
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PC communications : EMAIL
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Small winning margin : NOSE
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Short dog, for short : PEKE
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Greene of "Bonanza" : LORNE
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J.F.K. arrivals : SSTS
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Succors : HELPS
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Archangel of the Apocrypha : URIEL
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Rather cool : NIPPY
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Boards, e.g. : TEST
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Flowering shrub : AZALEA
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Call : BECKON
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Seals, as deals : INKS
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Running mate for R.M.N. : DDE
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Musical talent : EAR
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Yente, in "Fiddler on the Roof" : MATCHMAKER
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Miniseries, maybe : EPIC
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Letterman rival : LENO
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Make-or-break time : DDAY
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Hook up with : MARRY
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Big inits. in records : MCA
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Winter Palace resident : TSAR
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Capt. Pierce portrayer : ALDA
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Work behind the scenes, in a way : GHOSTWRITE
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"Chicago Hope," e.g : DRAMA
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What a marker may mark : MILE
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Important periods : ERAS
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Baseball's Sandberg : RYNE
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Sticky stuff : GOOP
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Part of the arm : ULNA
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Oracle : SEER
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Less than rarely : ONCE
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"Listen!" : HARK
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___ Park, N.J. : MENLO
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At this time : YET
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Not leave home : STAYIN
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Big name in big telescopes : HUBBLE
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Vapor, in Greece : ATMOS
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Accomplish, as thou might : DOEST
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___-ski : APRES
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"Make it snappy!" : ASAP
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Brazilian soccer star : PELE
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Frenziedly : AMOK
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Skier's aid : TBAR
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Ages and ages : EONS
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___ canto : BEL
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Latin 101 word : AMO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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