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New York Times, Monday, January 19, 1998

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Opera house box : LOGE
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Geography book : ATLAS
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Golfer's alert : FORE
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Gung-ho : AVID
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Aplomb : POISE
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Missing from the Marines, say : AWOL
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Trio in Bethlehem : MAGI
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Kindergarten adhesive : PASTE
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Onionlike plant : LEEK
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Noël Coward play : BLITHESPIRIT
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Dobbin's nibble : OAT
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Postsurgical program : REHAB
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"Total ___" (1990 film) : RECALL
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Set free : LIBERATE
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Internet messages : EMAIL
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"You'd ___ Nice to Come Home To" : BESO
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Trouble : WOE
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"Ho, ho, ho" sayer : JOLLYGREENGIANT
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Ike's W.W. II command : ETO
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Flunky : AIDE
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Disney mermaid : ARIEL
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Arts and crafts class : CERAMICS
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Garb : ATTIRE
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Secret rendezvous : TRYST
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Sold-out sign : SRO
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Nickname for Hubert Humphrey, with "the" : HAPPYWARRIOR
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On ___ (without commitment) : SPEC
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Knight's wear : ARMOR
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Not working : IDLE
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Prefix with bucks : MEGA
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Drink served with marshmallows : COCOA
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Grain for farm animals : FEED
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Atop : UPON
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Get used (to) : ADAPT
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Town NNE of Santa Fe : TAOS
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Gentle one : LAMB
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Skating rink, e.g. : OVAL
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Lerner and Loewe musical : GIGI
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Rewrite : EDIT
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Sex ___ : APPEAL
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Wedding offering to the bride and groom : TOAST
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Daffy Duck's impediment : LISP
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Italian wine region : ASTI
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Psychic : SEER
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Stumble : FALTER
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Be in arrears : OWE
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Future flounder : ROE
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Big game animal : ELK
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Christmas decoration : HOLLY
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Indignation : IRE
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Michener novel : HAWAII
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Penitent : ATONER
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Ladybug, e.g. : BEETLE
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Veto : REJECT
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Ham : EMOTER
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Dieter's unit: Var. : CALORY
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Be bedridden : AIL
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Yorkshire city : LEEDS
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"Uh-huh" : ISEE
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Rock's ___ Jovi : BON
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___-a-brac : BRIC
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Moo goo ___ pan : GAI
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University of Florida student : GATOR
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N.Y.C. subway : IRT
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Waste receptacle : ASHCAN
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N.Y.C. subway overseer : MTA
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Genesis mountain : ARARAT
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Hawk's descent : SWOOP
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White-spotted rodent : PACA
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Egg on : PROD
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Community org. with a gym : YMCA
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Break in friendly relations : RIFT
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Notion : IDEA
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Parkay product : OLEO
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Cincinnati nine : REDS
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Home of the Mustangs, for short : SMU
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Oomph : PEP
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It may need massaging : EGO

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