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New York Times, Saturday, January 24, 1998

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJKQVWXYZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0124 ( 17,609 )
Across
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Comedian : AMUSER
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More than one mouse : SHINERS
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Madonna's "La Isla ___" : BONITA
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Obsolescent eatery : AUTOMAT
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Surveyor's assistant : RODMAN
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Sweetie : SUGARPIE
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Starting cryptogram guess, maybe : ANE
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Stylish Big Apple restaurant : LUTECE
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Idaho's ___ Falls : MESA
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Grieved : HURT
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Race horse : PACER
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Pacific ___ : RIM
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End of ___ : ANERA
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Cattle genus : BOS
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What Henry VIII wanted : SONS
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Extreme paucity : MINIMALNUMBER
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Baby food : STRAINEDPEACHES
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Spread : OLEOMARGARINE
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Start of a Shakespearean title : ALLS
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Modern art : ARE
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Sealy rival : SERTA
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Diatonic scale member : SOL
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Soul : ANIMA
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Suit material? : TORT
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Shoving match? : SUMO
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Cynics' replies : SNEERS
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Prince of Broadway : HAL
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Clown fish : ANEMONES
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Carol Burnett character : EUNICE
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Barbecue accessory : IGNITER
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Lawn-care products brand : SCOTTS
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Literature : LETTERS
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Paroxysms : THROES
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___ bosom (heaven) : ABRAHAMS
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One of the Zappas : MOONUNIT
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University worry : UNDERENROLLMENT
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Scrooge portrayer, 1951 : SIM
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Library card catalogue abbr. : ETAL
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Incurred : RANUP
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Velouté made with chicken stock : SAUCESUPREME
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More a celebrity : HUGER
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Señor suffix : ITA
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100, I.Q.-wise : NORM
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He sat on the Chrysanthemum Throne for 62 years : EMPERORHIROHITO
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Kind of bread : RAISIN
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Angers : STEAMS
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Football defense groups : SECONDARIES
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Post subject : TABLEMANNERS
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Prelims : TRIALS
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Chérie, e.g. : AMIE
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Closet : SECRET
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Time abroad : ANO
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Computer capacity, slangily : MEG
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Farm sounds : BAAS
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Break : ENTRACTE
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Like a straphanger : SEATLESS
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Go at : ASSAIL
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Passenger area : LOUNGE
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"Fort Apache, the Bronx" actor : ASNER
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"Give it ___!" : AREST
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Skip : OMIT
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Very : SUCH
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Suffix with Capri : OTE
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Part of Scand. : NOR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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