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Southern-Speak

New York Times, Sunday, January 11, 1998

Author:
Nancy Joline and Peg Conner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline
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11/11/19981
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Peg Conner

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQXYZ} This is puzzle # 84 for Ms. Joline. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Conner. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0111 ( 17,596 )
Across
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Signals at sea : WIGWAGS
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"War and Peace" heroine : NATASHA
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Indian dwelling : HOGAN
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Like Miss Congeniality : AMIABLE
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Christie and others : AGATHAS
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Madonna role : EVITA
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Tar? : SPAREINTHETRUNK
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Connoisseur : MAVEN
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Reception site, maybe : TENT
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Catty comments : MEWS
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Even : TIED
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Red ___ : ALERT
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Tolkien creatures : ENTS
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Sprint competitor : MCI
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Crazy, in Cannes : FOU
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Distance between pillars : SPAN
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Yorkshire river : URE
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60's org. : SDS
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Heyum? : MEATFROMHOGS
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Some are "great" : APES
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Common setting for a joke : BAR
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Mme., in Madrid : SRA
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Check out : INSPECT
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Not separately : ENMASSE
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Last choice on some lists : OTHER
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Come-___ : HITHER
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Destined : MEANT
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Commitment : VOW
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Encouraging words : OLES
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Sleuth Lupin : ARSENE
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Kind of mail : BULK
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Minnie? : INNUMERABLE
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Phone trio : GHI
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A.A.A. recommendations : RTES
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Eliot's Grizabella, e.g. : CAT
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Popular White House souvenir : PEN
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It precedes "com" : DOT
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Part of a comparison : THAN
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"Exodus" role : ARI
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Furner? : NONAMERICAN
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They move in a charged atmosphere : IONS
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Request of an equestrian : CANTER
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Corn ___ : PONE
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Multipurpose truck, for short : UTE
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"Home Alone" actor : PESCI
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Meg, among the "little women" : ELDEST
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Stranger : ODDER
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Teach, with "up" : SMARTEN
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Strong : INTENSE
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Prog. Cons. rival, in Canada : LIB
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Med. drama sites : ERS
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Guns : REVS
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Purty? : GOODTOLOOKAT
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L-1011 alternative : SST
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Athos, to Porthos : AMI
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Salon offering : PERM
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Cable inits. : HBO
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Less than diddly : NIL
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Bank posting : RATE
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Broadcasting feed : VIDEO
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"Aladdin" prince and namesakes : ALIS
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Whip : BEST
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Two-dimensional extent : AREA
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Mexican waters : AGUAS
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Hail? : PLACEFORSINNERS
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Critical : GRAVE
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Becomes understood : SINKSIN
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"Your Show of Shows" name : IMOGENE
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Person with a net, perhaps : EELER
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Begins to like : TAKESTO
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Waterloos : NEMESES
Down
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Dissipates : WASTES
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Threaten : IMPEND
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Fairy tale characters : GIANTS
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All's partner : WARTS
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16th President, familiarly : ABE
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Inklings : GLIMMERS
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___ Lake, N.Y. : SENECA
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Nopes : NAHS
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___-old : AGE
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It's only skin-deep : TATTOO
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Museum room, maybe : ATRIUM
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"Leaving Las Vegas" actress : SHUE
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Participatory : HANDSON
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"Don't ___!" : ASK
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Hercules : HEMAN
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Elliptical : OVAL
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Dah? : GIVEUPTHEGHOST
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Pied-___ : ATERRE
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Port on the Loire : NANTES
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Dweebs : TWITS
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Kind of house : FRAT
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Movie ratings : PGS
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It paves the way : ASPHALT
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Spar : MAST
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Show disapproval : FROWN
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Caterer's need : HIRER
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"Hamlet" has five : ACTS
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Deposits : BANKS
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Drogheda's locale : EIRE
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Welcoming or parting gesture : EMBRACE
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Like some corners : NEUTRAL
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Mayun? : MALEINDIVIDUAL
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Poland Spring competitor : EVIAN
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Hit a four-bagger : HOMERED
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Nicholas Gage book : ELENI
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Intensify : ENHANCE
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Restrains : REINSIN
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Available : ONTAP
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Mubarak's predecessor : SADAT
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Turn topsy-turvy : UPEND
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Dog treats : BONES
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Procession : CORTEGE
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La Scala features : TIERS
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It may be feathered : NEST
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Was bossy? : MOOED
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Antique shop item : CURIO
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Perfect ones : TENS
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Actor's goal : PART
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London greeting : ELLO
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Occasion calling for grace : MEALTIME
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Easter starter : NOR
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Onetime U.N. effort site : SOMALIA
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Cause for hitting the forehead : BONER
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Sack : RAVAGE
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Baryshnikov, e.g. : EMIGRE
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Actor Alan of "Hope & Gloria" : THICKE
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Haunt : OBSESS
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Like some cousins : KISSIN
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Allahabad attire : SAREES
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Tristram Shandy's creator : STERNE
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Rags : TEASES
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Toughie : POSER
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Roam : RANGE
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Overhang : EAVE
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Limp, as hair : LANK
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Pro ___ : BONO
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Attention-getter : PST
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It may be thrown : FIT
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Napoléon, for one : NOM

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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