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New York Times Aug 11 1997

'Not guilty,' e.g. PLEA
'Once ___ a time...' UPON
'The Windsor Beauties' painter LELY
1995 porcine Oscar nominee BABE
2 or 3, maybe, on the Richter scale TREMOR
Absorbed by INTO
Actor Nielsen of 'Airplane!' LESLIE
Advantage EDGE
Afflictions BANES
Aid for a fracture SPLINT
Be jubilant EXULT
Beget SIRE
Bibliography, basically LIST
Biggest portion LIONSSHARE
British sir BARONET
Buzzy one PEST
Caddie supplies TEES
Cheek cosmetic ROUGE
Cheryl of 'Charlie's Angels' LADD
Children's string game CATSCRADLE
City north of Sheffield LEEDS
Clerics' confab SYNOD
Coin hole SLOT
Cuts short, as a space flight ABORTS
Dismounted ALIT
Dracula, at times BAT
Dry bouquet item PUSSYWILLOW
Dwelling place ABODE
Great Salt Lake site UTAH
Green shot PUTT
Jacob's twin ESAU
Jazz pianist Blake EUBIE
Lavish affection (on) DOTE
Like Jack Sprat's diet LEAN
Lip-curling smile SNEER
Louvers SLATS
Lubricate OIL
Macbeth and others THANES
Margarita fruit LIME
Missile pits SILOS
Muscat's land OMAN
Mythical goat/man SATYR
Nagger SHREW
Northern Iraqi KURD
Not so good WORSE
Nylon, for one POLYMER
Octopus's defense INK
One turning color? DYER
Ones easily fooled SAPS
Parts of lbs. OZS
Peewee RUNT
Picks out CULLS
Poppy product OPIUM
Practices in the ring SPARS
Praise EXALT
Prophet SEER
Put safely to bed, as a child TUCKIN
Quantity AMOUNT
Rainless ARID
Scraped (out) EKED
Skiers' wish SNOW
Smooch KISS
Some camp denizens, for short POWS
Stead LIEU
Steal cattle RUSTLE
Syllable of reproach TUT
Taxonomic divisions PHYLA
Telegraphed SENT
Train stop DEPOT
Treat badly MISUSE
Trooper on the highway ISUZU
Twosome PAIR
Verb accompanier NOUN
Webster's, e.g.: Abbr. DICT
___ and cry HUE
___ Normandes (Channel Islands) ILES
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