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New York Times, Thursday, January 29, 1998

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 97 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0129 ( 17,614 )
Across
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Platters : DISCS
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Waveless : CALM
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Bidder's option : PASS
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"Racy" neckwear : ASCOT
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Rink jump : AXEL
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District : AREA
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President who married in office : GROVERCLEVELAND
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Kind of control : REMOTE
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Military acronym : NORAD
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What you stand to lose? : LAP
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Erwin of 50's TV : STU
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Group of whales : POD
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Dug into : ATE
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Beckett award : OBIE
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"The African Queen" writer : CSFORESTER
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Swift boats : PROAS
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Tin Pan Alley org. : ASCAP
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1962 Robert Frost collection : INTHECLEARING
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Fungus, in Falmouth : MOULD
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Hearty entree : STEAK
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1997 Masters winner : TIGERWOODS
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Mistress in a Thomas Mann novel : ZAZA
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Photographer's abbr. : ENL
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"Brat Farrar" mystery writer : TEY
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"Rocks" : ICE
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Be worthwhile : PAY
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In agreement : ATONE
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Relative of 14-Across : CRAVAT
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C.I.A. undertaking : COVERTOPERATION
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Salt Lake City players : UTES
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Word said with a tear : ALAS
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Canio's wife in "Pagliacci" : NEDDA
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Larboard : PORT
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Vanquish : BEST
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Down at the heels : SEEDY
Down
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First name at the U.N., 1953-61 : DAG
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Neighbor of Syr. : ISR
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Stinger : SCORPION
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Sheltered nook : COVE
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Dams up : STEMS
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Prickly pear, e.g. : CACTUS
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Car bar : AXLE
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Nautical side : LEE
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XI years before the Battle of Hastings : MLV
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___ Alto : PALO
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Mountain whose name means "holy ground" : ARARAT
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Ratifying body : SENATE
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Not so sunny : SADDER
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College org. : ROTC
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Makes beloved : ENDEARS
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Chop off : LOP
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Archeological shelter : ABRI
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Assert : POSE
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Bo Derek's whale of a film : ORCA
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Words on a Wonderland cake : EATME
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1996 Masters winner : FALDO
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Thick-coated dog : SPITZ
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More succinct : SHORTER
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World chess champ, 1935-37 : EUWE
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Pall : CLOY
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Sea current : NEAPTIDE
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Where Samson ground meal : GAZA
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King Arthur's foster brother : KAY
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China piece : TEACUP
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Entirely : INTOTO
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Mandela portrayer in a 1987 film : GLOVER
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Most dreadful : DIREST
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Dueling memento, maybe : SCAR
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Editor Harold : EVANS
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"___-ce pas?" : NEST
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Their days are numbered : CPAS
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Bar bill : TAB
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Cheer for Escamillo : OLE
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Outlandish : ODD
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Dissenting vote : NAY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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