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New York Times, Saturday, September 27, 1997

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0927 ( 17,490 )
Across
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Founder of the Austro-Hungarian empire : FRANZJOSEFI
12
Agosto, for one : MES
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They're of no minor concern : LIQUORSALES
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Prefix with biology : EXO
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Elmer Gantry and others : EVANGELISTS
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Comics diminutive : LIL
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The Gray, informally : REBS
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Get one's points across? : WIN
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Islamic architectural feature : CUPOLA
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Getting-off point: Abbr. : STA
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Four gills : PINT
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Gaucho : HERDER
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Dog holder : BUN
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Oktoberfest entertainment : LIEDER
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Keep : STRONGHOLD
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Place for a lecture : DAIS
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"Hee Haw" co-host, 1969-86 : OWENS
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Relative of the guillemot : AUK
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White lion of old cartoons : KIMBA
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Former Senate leader : DOLE
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Geneva Convention concern : PRISONCAMP
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Neckwear : ASCOTS
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It's revealed when the chips are down : BET
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Prize : ESTEEM
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Gust : BLOW
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Gretzky, nine times: Abbr. : MVP
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Point of success : THETOP
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Ring to wear : LEI
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Hide : VEIL
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Conned : HAD
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Asked if one would : REQUESTEDTO
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Craft : ART
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Milton Friedman follower : LIBERTARIAN
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Newcomer, briefly : NEO
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Best Actress of 1980 : SISSYSPACEK
Down
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French town near Alençon : FLERS
2
Enrapture : RIVET
3
Jordan's only port : AQABA
4
"The ___ Story" (Audrey Hepburn movie) : NUNS
5
Last king of Albania : ZOG
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80's TV villain : JREWING
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K. T. of country music : OSLIN
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Brett Hull and teammates : SAINTLOUISBLUES
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Disappearing transports : ELS
10
Got the stick, maybe : FETCHED
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Gave out : ISSUED
12
Ham production? : MELODRAMA
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Shah, once : EXILE
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Kind of panel : SOLAR
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Guess : PREDICT
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Groucho Marx specialties : PUNS
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Folk medicine plant : BONESET
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Genres : ILKS
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Ground cover : SOD
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Brace : TWO
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Sharing blood with : RELATEDTO
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"Where or When" lyricist : HART
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Noted blue chip : IBM
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Dummy : SAP
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Didn't guess : KNEW
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Title location of an 1834 Bulwer-Lytton novel : POMPEII
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Orchestra trio : OBOISTS
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Anglo-Saxon freemen : CEORLS
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"Blue River" author Canin : ETHAN
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Lot : SHARE
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Circumspect : LEERY
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Lifesaver, of a sort : MEDIC
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Aqua ___ : VITAE
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Cheap wine, in Britain : PLONK
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Norm's wife on "Cheers" : VERA
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Montana and others: Abbr. : QBS
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It bugs people on the phone : TAP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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