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New York Times, Tuesday, September 30, 1997

Author:
Nancy Schuster
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Schuster

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QYZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Schuster. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0930 ( 17,493 )

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Across
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Follower of Mary : LAMB
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Return to base before proceeding : TAGUP
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Hot springs : SPA
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Resort town near Santa Barbara : OJAI
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"You ___ Beautiful" (1975 Joe Cocker hit) : ARESO
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Hard to comprehend : DEEP
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Sneaky thief : CATBURGLAR
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Flying-related : AERO
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Mined metal : ORE
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Real howler : RIOT
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In shreds : TORNUP
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Dagger handle : HAFT
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Close : SHUT
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In ___ (intrinsically) : ITSELF
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Comedy brothers of 60's-70's TV : SMOTHERS
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Satirist Mort : SAHL
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Set in "Die Fledermaus" : JAIL
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Prez's stand-in : VEEP
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Skater's maneuver : AXEL
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___ Carlo : MONTE
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Spanish general Duke of ___ : ALBA
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A very good pair : ACES
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Egyptian cross : ANKH
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Cherished : DEAR
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Bargain with the prosecutor : COPAPLEA
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Jumpy : ONEDGE
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Signals at Sotheby's : NODS
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Item on a cowboy boot : SPUR
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Slightly bounce : JIGGLE
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"Pardon me" : AHEM
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Draft org. : SSS
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Double-reed instrument : OBOE
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Theme of this puzzle : MENINBLACK
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Ship's spine : KEEL
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Chrissie of tennis : EVERT
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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U.F.O. crew : ETS
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Old yet new again : RETRO
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Toasty : WARM
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Nuts or crackers : LOCO
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Slightly open : AJAR
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Aussie buddy : MATE
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It's usually served with lobster : BIB
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Import duty : TARIFF
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Shoptalk : ARGOT
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Moolah : GELT
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It's a free country : USA
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Window onto the ocean : PORTHOLE
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Caught sight of : SEEN
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Lima's land : PERU
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Each : APOP
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Luke Skywalker's father : DARTHVADER
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Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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Not at home : OUT
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Member of a notorious biker gang : HELLSANGEL
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Will of 55-Across : SMITH
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Writer Asimov : ISAAC
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Tourist mecca near Mexico City : TAXCO
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Blind followers : SHEEP
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The daddy of decafs : SANKA
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Went congering : EELED
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Pack again, as groceries : REBAG
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Fifth wheel : SPARE
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Tommy Lee of 55-Across : JONES
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Seagoer's woe : MALDEMER
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Campaigner, for short : POL
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Not rejecting out of hand : OPENTO
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Not feeling : NUMB
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Bake, as eggs : SHIRR
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Speechmaker's opening : JOKE
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"Yeah, sure!" : IBET
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Proceeds : GOES
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Work without ___ (be daring) : ANET
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Hacienda room : SALA
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Wound reminder : SCAR
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Dairy-case choice : SKIM
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Adam's mate : EVE
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Jurisprudence : LAW

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