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New York Times, Friday, January 2, 1998

Author:
Alex K. Justin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex K. Justin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 6 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Justin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0102 ( 17,587 )

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Across
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"The Black Stallion" boy : ALEC
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Great quantity : RAFT
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Bricklayers' equipment : HODS
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Star vehicle : LIMO
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W.W. II torpedo vessel : EBOAT
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Lined up : AROW
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Mary's "South Pacific" co-star : EZIO
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Electric battery inventor : VOLTA
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Part of Caesar's boast : VENI
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Designers' lines : FALLCOLLECTIONS
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___ the good : ALLTO
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Verbal inflections : TENSES
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Flop-eared one : BASSET
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Extort : WRING
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How some shares are sold : ATPAR
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"___ Love" (1986 hit) : ISIT
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Like ___ out of hell : ABAT
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Remain firm : STICKTOONESGUNS
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Skater's attire, at times : TUTU
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Crosspiece : RUNG
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Semilunar valve neighbor : AORTA
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Idealist's need : CAUSE
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Certain geneticist : CLONER
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Plays idly : STRUMS
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Did livery work : SHOED
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Hinders, in a way : CRAMPSONESSTYLE
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Anapest's relative : IAMB
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Jagged : EROSE
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"Concord Sonata" composer : IVES
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Comics dog : ODIE
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Fresh : SASSY
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Boutique department : MENS
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Poet's adverb : NEER
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Refuse : LEES
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"___ Perpetua" (Idaho's motto) : ESTO
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Hebrew letter : ALEF
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Somerset Maugham's "___ of Lambeth" : LIZA
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Biographer Ludwig : EMIL
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Composed : COOLASACUCUMBER
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Putsch : REVOLT
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Like ___ from the blue : ABOLT
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Goes straight : FOLLOWSONESNOSE
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Where to see Turners and Sargents : TATE
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Postcard message : HAVINGAGOODTIME
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They can be licked : OREOS
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"Holy Sonnets" poet : DONNE
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Emmenthaler : SWISS
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Limestone, e.g. : TACTITE
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Cratchit or Heep : CLERK
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X-rating? : TEN
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Strong fiber : BAST
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Alaska wildlife refuge site : ATTU
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Polish companion : SPIT
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Loop : RING
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Tabs, of sorts : IOUS
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'69 Brando film : BURN
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Cough up : ANTE
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Winter Palace resident : TSAR
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Ties up : TRUSSES
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Corporate department : SALES
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Speaker's cousin : AMP
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Padded coverings : COSEYS
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Grafter's need : SCION
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Calling : TRADE
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Strong fiber : RAMIE
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Wiesbaden's state : HESSE
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Nuncupative : ORAL
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Painter Tanguy : YVES
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When Passiontide falls : LENT
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This put a tiger in your tank : ESSO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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