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New York Times, Saturday, January 13, 2001

66-Across : Is sure not to miss

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 136 for Mr. Norris.
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© 2001, The New York Times1/13/01 ( No. 18,694 )
Across
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Cons : SNOWJOBS
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Italian paper once edited by Mussolini : AVANTI
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Redeemed : CASHEDIN
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Mark : PIGEON
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Facing : OPPOSITE
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Suspended : ONHOLD
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Much : FAR
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Features of some camps : TEPEES
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"___ Need" (1985 hit) : ALLI
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Boxer's problem : FLEA
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Lenient : SOFT
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Affectionate address : MYDEAR
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$200 purchases: Abbr. : RRS
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Educ. test : GRE
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Sword handle : HAFT
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More mawkish : SOPPIER
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Associate : COHORT
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They may be cut or slashed : PRICES
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"The Sibylline ___" (ancient religious collection) : ORACLES
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1997 Jackie Robinson commemoration site : SHEA
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Network based in D.C. : NPR
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Letters that please an angel : SRO
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Lamented : KEENED
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Get friendlier : THAW
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Uto-Aztecan language : HOPI
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NASA pressure unit : ONEG
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Epidemic : RASH
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La Scala debut of 1887 : OTELLO
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Incandescent, in product names : GLO
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Undisturbed : INSITU
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Prelude to an explosion, perhaps : SLOWBURN
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Be poised (on) : TEETER
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Be false : TELLALIE
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Rangers and Citations : EDSELS
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Is sure not to miss : STAYSFOR
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"That's nothing!," for example : SCOFF
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An incendiary : NAPALM
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Ocean diver : OSPREY
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"___ says?!" : WHO
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Taunt : JEST
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Comics dog : ODIE
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Cameo : BITPART
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Mean mien : SNEER
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Entr'acte part : APOSTROPHE
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___ rouge : VIN
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Ottoman potentates : AGHAS
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Linguistically groundbreaking : NEOLOGIC
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One way to call : TOLLFREE
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Poets : INDITERS
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Receiver accessory, slangily : EARS
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Literally, "for this" : ADHOC
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Court figures : EARLS
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Late : AFTERHOURS
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Bacchanal : SPREE
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Kind of roll or bar : PIANO
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Repentant : CONTRITE
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No longer sponsored : ORPHANED
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Bugs : HARASSES
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Pipe sullier : SOOT
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Omelet site : SKILLET
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Deluge : ENGULF
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Texas border city : DELRIO
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Justice replaced by Ginsburg : WHITE
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Buttinskies : PESTS
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Lost cause : GONER
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"Come Back, Little Sheba" wife : LOLA
57
Big-eyed : OWLY
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___ Hay, Israeli memorial : TEL
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Coll. conferrals : BAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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