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New York Times, Monday, September 9, 1996

Start of an old romantic song lyric

Author:
S. L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sidney L. Robbins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 200 for Mr. Robbins.
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© 1996, The New York Times9/9/96 ( No. 17,107 )
Across
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Preferred group in invitees : ALIST
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Normandy campaign town, 1944 : STLO
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Speaker's platform : DAIS
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New Zealand native : MAORI
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Watered-down : THIN
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Teen woe : ACNE
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Start of an old romantic song lyric : ITWASHEAVENWHEN
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Take up again, as a claim : REASSERT
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First month of the ano : ENERO
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Vase : URN
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Midwest clock setting: Abbr. : CST
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Narrow waterway: Abbr. : STR
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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"I smell ___!" : ARAT
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Capitol topper : DOME
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Explain once more : RETELL
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Deposited : PUT
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Part 2 of the lyric : IFELLINLOVEWITH
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Light brown : TAN
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93, e.g., at the pump : OCTANE
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Curved molding : OGEE
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Wine sediment : LEES
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Dictatorial : BOSSY
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One ___ time : ATA
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Netanyahu's land: Abbr. : ISR
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Before: Prefix : PRE
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Diamond measure : CARAT
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Fish that swims upright : SEAHORSE
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End of the lyric : THEMANINTHEMOON
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One of the O'Neills : OONA
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Canal to Buffalo : ERIE
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Meal from the garden : SALAD
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Study, as text : READ
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"Lights out" music : TAPS
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Arduous journeys : TREKS
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Mideast leader : AMIR
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Not on time : LATE
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Where Ames is : IOWA
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Spanish ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
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Kleenex : TISSUE
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Stem's opposite : STERN
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"Anything but ___!" : THAT
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Actress Ullmann : LIV
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Quarter of four : ONE
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Start of a new day : DAWN
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Pains : ACHES
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Motionless : INERT
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"Si, si!" man : SENOR
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Any ship : HER
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Tiny sting : NETTLE
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Uncle of Antigone : CREON
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Unguentine, e.g. : SALVE
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Cut and paste : EDIT
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Divan : SOFA
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Fed. tax agents : TMEN
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Wriggly fish : EEL
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Book of maps : ATLAS
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Reduces to tiny bits : RICES
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"Come in!" : ENTER
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Sty inhabitants : PIGS
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Colorado Indians : UTES
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Unnamed ones : THEY
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Underage heartbreaker : LOLITA
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Go a-courting : WOO
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Directive : BEHEST
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Hollywood type : ACTOR
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Nevada resort : TAHOE
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Sports spot : ARENA
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"Oh, for ___ sake!" : PETES
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Gridiron cheer : RAH
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"Diary of ___ Housewife" : AMAD
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Barber's motion : SNIP
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Bridge expert Sharif : OMAR
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Part to play : ROLE
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Clean, as dentures : SOAK
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Pass receivers : ENDS
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Tennis judge's position : NET
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Lyricist Gershwin : IRA

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