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New York Times, Tuesday, September 27, 1994

More like far-fetched dog stories?

Author:
Eileen Lexau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eileen Lexau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQY} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 19 for Ms. Lexau. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York Times9/27/94 ( No. 16,394 )

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Across
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"Amo, ___, I love a lass" : AMAS
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Rowing crew : EIGHT
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Nickname for Barbara : BABS
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Whip : LASH
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Something to plight : TROTH
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Tennis score : ADIN
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Dickens classic : BLEAKHOUSE
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Neighborhood : ZONE
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Not fresh, as water : STAGNANT
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Cry in "Arsenic and Old Lace" : CHARGE
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Goes out, in a card game : GINS
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Millet subject : GLEANER
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Ships' cranes : DAVITS
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Pipe type : BRIAR
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Pisces's follower : ARIES
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Use the Osterizer : BLEND
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Hauler's truck : RIG
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Shaw classic : HEARTBREAKHOUSE
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Gal of song : SAL
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"___ my case!" : IREST
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___ Mongolia : OUTER
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Is the worrywart : STEWS
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Olympics ceremony song : ANTHEM
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Peruvian pack animals : ALPACAS
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O.T. book : ECCL
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Scale's reading : WEIGHT
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He-man's display : MACHISMO
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Sham : FAKE
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Vincent Price classic : HOUSEOFWAX
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Applications : USES
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Eroded : EATEN
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Revenue : TAKE
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For fear that : LEST
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Clown's prop, at times : STILT
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British gun : STEN
Down
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Priests' robes : ALBS
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Ice cream treat : MALT
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Cruising : ASEA
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More like far-fetched dog stories? : SHAGGIER
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Alien and Frome : ETHANS
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Jeremy of stage and screen : IRONS
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Pain in the joints : GOUT
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Altitudes: Abbr. : HTS
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Jail, slangily : THECLINK
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Market : BAZAAR
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Decorate : ADORN
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Hardly a show of self-restraint : BINGE
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Villain's look : SNEER
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Opposite of a purl : KNITSTITCH
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Boss of bosses : HEADHONCHO
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Adjective for Alexander : GREAT
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Dits' counterparts, in Morse code : DAHS
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Pharmacist's container : VIAL
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"God ___" (sneeze response) : BLESS
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Makes java : BREWS
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The Bambino : RUTH
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Words of understanding : ISEE
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Seed : GERM
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Whispers : BREATHES
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Wins the strongman contest : OUTLIFTS
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Most wise : SAGEST
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Immigrant's giveaway : ACCENT
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Dire : AWFUL
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Rent : LEASE
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Toll roads : PIKES
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Artist's stand : EASEL
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Conductor Riccardo : MUTI
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Take a swipe at : SWAT
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Earn : MAKE
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Clumsy ones? : OXEN
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___ bran : OAT

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

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