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New York Times, Thursday, January 15, 1998

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Arthur S. Verdesca

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Verdesca. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0115 ( 17,600 )
Across
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Revolutionary War commander John : ASHE
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Arabic leader : ALIF
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Caught, with "in" : ROPED
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Popular game bird : TEAL
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There's no sense in it : COMA
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___ breath (spoken very rapidly) : INONE
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Statistician's presentation : BELLSHAPEDCURVE
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Thing : ENTITY
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Settle down for the night : ROOST
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Tip : STEER
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Corp. money managers : CFOS
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Christmas sounds : HOS
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Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
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France's ___ Polytechnique : ECOLE
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Showy flower : PEONY
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Coastal Brazilian state : BAHIA
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Guest on Carson's last "Tonight Show" : MIDLER
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"I Ching" : BOOKOFCHANGES
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"Alien" heroine : RIPLEY
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___ diem : CARPE
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Big name in sports trading cards : FLEER
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One who's in it for the long run : MILER
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Gold oak leaf wearer: Abbr. : MAJ
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German article : DER
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Founder of Carthage : DIDO
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Start of many bumper sticker slogans : ILOVE
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Patronage : AEGIS
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Point maker : SCORER
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1989 World Series site : CANDLESTICKPARK
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Improper : UNDUE
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"To Live and Die ___" (film) : INLA
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More : ELSE
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Heater setting : DEICE
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Stalk of bananas : STEM
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Germ : SEED
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Optimally : ATBEST
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Taken care of : SEENTO
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Summer wear : HALTER
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Barbara's role on "Dallas" : ELLIE
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Sore : ACHY
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Little pest : IMP
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North Atlantic's ___ Islands : FAEROE
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Wealthy, in Madrid : RICO
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Blame : ONUS
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Cabin feature : PORTHOLE
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Part of SASE: Abbr. : ENV
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Low mark : DEE
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Person who can barely run : STREAKER
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Computer "engine" : DOS
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Hairstyle : COIF
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Weak : FLACCID
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Parts of binary code : ONES
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Neighbor of Iraq: Abbr. : SYR
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Bok ___ (Chinese vegetable) : CHOY
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Minor annoyance : PINPRICK
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Verge : EDGE
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Tree trunk : BOLE
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Dark area on the moon : MARE
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Irascibility : BILE
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Latin word in police dramas : OPERANDI
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Nimbus : HALO
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Obsolescent mail abbr. : RFD
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"Little woman" : MISSIS
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Esprit de corps : MORALE
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Hostile : AVERSE
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Didn't proceed smoothly : JERKED
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Screw cutter : DIE
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Proceeds smoothly : LOPES
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Part of E.T.S.: Abbr. : EDUC
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Part song : GLEE
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Sting : SCAM
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Chew it over : CUD
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Actress Sue ___ Langdon : ANE
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Cable channel : TNT
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Tahiti, for example : ILE

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

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