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New York Times, Sunday, September 28, 1997

___ Gailey of "Miracle on 34th Street"

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JV} This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Wolfe.
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© 1997, The New York Times9/28/97 ( No. 17,491 )
Across
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Old Turkish aristocracy : AGHAS
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___ Gailey of "Miracle on 34th Street" : FRED
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"He" and "she" follower : SAID
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Hold off : DEFER
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Wasn't upright : LEANT
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Actress Anderson : LONI
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Crown : PATE
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : AQABA
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Heckles, say : INTERRUPTS
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Rare book dealer's abbr. : INSC
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1989 Tom Hanks film, with "The" : BURBS
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Examines closely : SIFTS
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Temper : IRE
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Afr. nation : ALG
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Obeyed a flasher : SLOWED
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Timely girl's name : APRIL
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Deplorable : SAD
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Bleat : MAA
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In ___ (not yet moved) : SITU
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Down : EAT
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"To Evening," e.g. : ODE
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Early American orator Fisher ___ : AMES
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Jerusalem artichoke, e.g. : TUBER
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Tabloid, maybe : RAG
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Pays what's expected : ANTESUP
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Western tribe : UTES
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Problem for a dentist : CHIP
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"___ Baby" ("Hair" song) : ABIE
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They lack refinement : ORES
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___ Town : BOYS
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Razor-billed bird : AUK
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Cutty ___ : SARK
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Some theater : CABARET
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Mil. drop site : APO
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TH000X : AFTERTHOUGHTS
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Grp. that conducts many tests : FDA
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Runner's jersey : SINGLET
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Pro side : AYES
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One of 13 Popes : LEO
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French count, maybe : DEUX
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Flurries : ADOS
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Not solid : PIED
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Old-fashioned lady : MARM
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"___ agnus Dei" (Christian phrase) : ECCE
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Former : QUONDAM
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Roll : WAD
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Inevitable : FATED
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Spell : BOUT
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Copy : APE
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Bluejacket : TAR
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Before long : ANON
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Player's grp. : PGA
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Barbecue sound : SSS
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Tangs : ZESTS
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Tie again : REBIND
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Stable nibble : OAT
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Shooter : TAW
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Temple architectural features : ANTAE
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Jousting : ATILT
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Morales of "La Bamba" : ESAI
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Free of criticism : UNASSAILED
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King protectors : ROOKS
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Regnum : RULE
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Ring foe : TORO
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Noted Civil War biography : RELEE
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Pick up : SENSE
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Spawning fish : EELS
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Ending with hoop : STER
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Chicago's ___ Expressway : EDENS
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Common defenses : ALIBIS
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Equus and others : GENERA
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Covered, in a way : HATTED
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Over : ANEW
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Decoration for a newlywed's car : STREAMER
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Threw toward : FLUNGAT
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Fibrous : ROPY
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Inner beginner : ENTO
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Dropping, in a manner of speaking : DISUSING
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Indy occurrence : SPINOUT
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Soft drink name : AANDW
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"Who's there?" reply : ITSME
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Figure in a murder mystery : DECEDENT
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Lightly touches : DABSAT
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Accouter : EQUIP
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It's on its way out : EBBTIDE
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Struggles with, as a varmint : RASSLES
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Let go : RELAX
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Kind of horn : ALTO
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Afternoon fare : SOAP
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Gray : AGE
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Onetime Chicago V.I.P. : NESS
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Early wheels : TRIKE
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Eastern verse : HAIKU
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Suffix with glass : INE
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A celebrity may have one : AURA
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Big brass : TUBAS
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More romance : UTOPIA
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Breaks down, in a way : SOBS
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Kind of society : CAFE
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"Star Wars" name : HUTT
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Showed wonderment : AAHED
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Warner ___ : BROS
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Win over : SEDUCE
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Eye-opening problem : STYE
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Word in a billet-doux : CHER
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Pion's place : ATOM
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Saddled : TAXED
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What's more : ALSO
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Film director Sam : RAIMI
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S.C. Johnson spray : GLADE
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Joint deposit? : GOUT
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Kind of ears : DEAF
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Announcement makers, for short : PAS
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Tony-winning producer Theodore : MANN
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Some TNT sports coverage : NBA
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Backside : DERRIERE
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Certain illustrations : WOODCUTS
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Utensils : FLATWARE
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Church events : BAZAARS
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Shoe style : OPENTOE
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Major news media : DAILIES
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Sicilian resort : ENNA
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Object of a charity search : SPONSOR
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More than "Gosh!" : EGADS
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Dangerous pest : TSETSE
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"___ Nacht" (German Christmas carol) : STILLE
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Fine liner fabric : SATEEN
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Nobel and others : SWEDES
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Summits : TALKS
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Succeed : ENSUE
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Hoops : BBALL
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Cat's-paw, e.g. : KNOT
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Rhine feeder : AARE
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Sped : HIED

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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