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New York Times, Saturday, January 3, 1998

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 73 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0103 ( 17,588 )
Across
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Deteriorates : GOESTOPOT
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Like some humor : CAMPY
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One, for some : LUNCHTIME
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Ancient square : AGORA
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More than skeptical : ATHEISTIC
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1972 Elton John hit : LEVON
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Some medical procedures : SCANS
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Playwright Fugard : ATHOL
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Flood insurance? : ARK
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Reasoned : SANE
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Familia members : TIAS
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Low, in Limoges : BAS
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PC key : ESC
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Calling : CAREER
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Trujillo ___ (Puerto Rican city) : ALTO
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Like some skylines : STEEPLED
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Big name in mail order : LLBEAN
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Catch some ___ : RAYS
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Animal "with bristled hair," to Shakespeare : BOAR
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Over : ACROSS
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Some Bach pieces : TOCCATAS
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Porters : ALES
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Weird : SPOOKY
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Plumb of "The Brady Bunch" : EVE
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Up-to-date : MOD
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Meanies : CURS
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Fall short : FAIL
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Suffix in political science : IST
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Friends in Firenze : AMICI
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Express alternative : LOCAL
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Sprang : LEAPT
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Make easier to swallow : MASTICATE
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Go for, as the heels : NIPAT
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Strategic team athlete : PLAYMAKER
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Opposition : ENEMY
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Screwball : SENSELESS
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They're found beside temples : GLASSES
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Harte's John Oakhurst, for one : OUTCAST
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Touch up : ENHANCE
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View : SCENE
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"___ House" (1991 hit) : THIS
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N.B.A. nail-biters : OTS
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Sandwich choice : PITA
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Took out : OMITTED
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Electronics whiz : TECHIE
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Sees : CALLS
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Gray : AGE
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Not fixed : MOVABLE
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In shares : PRORATA
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Tries to dislodge : YANKSON
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Gunwale attachment : OARLOCK
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Corp. treasurers, maybe : CPAS
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Plant of the mustard family : ALYSSUM
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Telephone book abbr. : RES
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"East of Eden" role : ABRA
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Dart shooter : EROS
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Delicate : LACY
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Cry in the dark? : BOO
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"Toad of Toad Hall" playwright : AAMILNE
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Surround, with "on" : CLOSEIN
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Oval Office supplies? : REDTAPE
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Proportionately : TOSCALE
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Scone relative : TEACAKE
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Plays the ace : AVIATES
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"Murder by Death" actor : SELLERS
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Dresses fussily : PRIMPS
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Unkind : CATTY
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Kind of point : FOCAL
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"This ___ outrage!" : ISAN
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Shade of green : LIME
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Victoria, on "Dallas" : PAM
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Actor Hardin et al. : TYS

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

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