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New York Times, Tuesday, January 13, 1998

Setting for the lingo in today's theme

Author:
Stanley B. Whitten
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stanley B. Whitten

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Whitten.
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© 1998, The New York Times1/13/98 ( No. 17,598 )
Across
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Setting for the lingo in today's theme : CRAPS
6
Brick material : CLAY
10
Cutting remark : BARB
14
Titlark : PIPIT
15
Bonheur or Parks : ROSA
16
Birthplace of seven Presidents : OHIO
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NASA satellite launcher : AGENA
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Thomas Moore's land : ERIN
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Indicates assent : NODS
20
Begin's peace partner : SADAT
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[.] [.] : SNAKEEYES
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Oral Roberts University site : TULSA
25
Tarzan portrayer : ELY
26
Request sweetener : PLEASE
29
Entertained : REGALED
33
Physics unit : RAD
34
Elephant Boy of 30's film : SABU
37
Hippodrome : ARENA
38
[::] [::] : EIGHTTHEHARDWAY
42
Contemptuous look : SNEER
43
Certain Ford, for short : MERC
44
Call ___ day : ITA
45
Saw-toothed : SERRATE
47
Reduce : LESSEN
50
Midafternoon on a sundial : III
51
Luxurious : PLUSH
53
[.] [.:] : LITTLEJOE
57
Cassettes : TAPES
61
Concert halls : ODEA
62
Trick : RUSE
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R-rated or higher : ADULT
64
Large bell sound : BONG
65
Writer Bagnold : ENID
66
T, in physics : TESLA
67
Otherwise : ELSE
68
Pixels : DOTS
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Calvin Trillin piece : ESSAY
Down
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Auditors : CPAS
2
Baltic port : RIGA
3
Copied : APED
4
It may be beaten at a party : PINATA
5
Prestige : STATUS
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Salad greenery : CRESS
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"___ Doone" : LORNA
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Where the Gobi is : ASIA
9
New Englander : YANKEE
10
Cemetery, informally : BONEYARD
11
Hail, on the briny : AHOY
12
Carnival attraction : RIDE
13
Supervisor : BOSS
22
"Pomp and Circumstance" composer : ELGAR
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"___ we forget..." : LEST
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Iron : PRESS
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Frankie who sang "Moonlight Gambler" : LAINE
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Gardening tool : EDGER
29
German industrial region : RUHR
30
Union leader John L. ___ : LEWIS
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Growing outward : ENATE
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Six-Day War leader : DAYAN
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"Sigh!" : AHME
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Spell-off : BEE
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Birthright : HERITAGE
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Hiker's spot : TRAIL
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Org. that defends the Bill of Rights : ACLU
46
Layered : TIERED
48
Manor : ESTATE
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Sunglasses : SHADES
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Propose : POSIT
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City on the Aire : LEEDS
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Ear part : LOBE
54
Person with fans : IDOL
55
Counting method : TENS
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Jupiter's wife : JUNO
58
Cat : PUSS
59
Scat lady : ELLA
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"Don't move!" : STAY

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