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New York Times, Wednesday, October 14, 1998

Author:
Jay Sullivan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sullivan. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1014 ( 17,872 )

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Across
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Fishhook feature : BARB
5
Clogs' cousins : SABOTS
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File folder feature : TAB
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Siouan speaker : OTOE
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Man with all the answers? : TREBEK
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Cry's companion : HUE
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"Touched by an Angel" star Downey : ROMA
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"Fighting" N.C.A.A. team : ILLINI
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Depression ___ : ERA
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Fisherman's woe? : EMPTYNETS
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Fictional pachyderm : BABAR
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Indications : SIGNS
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Come in behind the others : LOSE
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Had a TV dinner, say : ATEIN
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Eyeglass prescription measurement : DIOPTER
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"___ depends..." : THAT
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Beaus : SWAINS
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Cunning : SLY
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Barfly : SOT
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Brushwood : THICKET
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Like King George III : MAD
40
Triage sites, briefly : ERS
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Like margarita glasses : SALTED
42
Slalom obstacle : GATE
43
Odd occurrence : ANOMALY
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Foul-up : BONER
46
"Open ___!" : FIRE
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Picket line crossers : SCABS
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Snake in the grass : SNEAK
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Lamé wear? : GOLDCOATS
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Affirmative action : NOD
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Pill bug or wood louse : ISOPOD
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Bad thing to hear at a checkup : UHOH
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Copy : APE
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Better half : SPOUSE
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Hoopla : TODO
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Compose : PEN
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Drew upon : TAPPED
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Stevenson scoundrel : HYDE
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Use an auger : BORE
2
Positron's place : ATOM
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Easy win : ROMP
4
Gets lost : BEATSIT
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Overcharge : STING
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"Stormy Weather" songwriter : ARLEN
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Waist circlers : BELTS
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Waist circlers : OBIS
9
Lacrosse quorum : TEN
10
Sun Valley lift? : SKIBOOST
11
Jimmy the Greek? : THEBETSMAN
12
Nimbus : AURA
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Den denizen : BEAR
21
Dark half of a Chinese circle : YIN
23
Warbucks's henchman, with "the" : ASP
25
Like a gridiron : LINED
26
Perplexed : ATSEA
27
Brier feature : THORN
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Adam's apple? : EATSOFEDEN
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Sandbag stack, maybe : DIKE
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Tickle : ELATE
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Golf's ___ Cup : RYDER
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Oil source : SHALE
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Cunning : WILY
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Take steps : ACT
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Russian monarch with lipstick marks on his cheek? : TSARKIST
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Leave for the winter, say : GOSOUTH
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One to remember, for short : MIA
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"Fawlty Towers" airer : BBC
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Absorb : SOPUP
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Intimate : CLOSE
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Part of V.A.T. : ADDED
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Kind of judgment : SNAP
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"Forget it!" : NOPE
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Sticky stuff : GOOP
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Yawl call : AHOY
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Sondheim's Sweeney : TODD
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It's about a foot : SHOE
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Workout locale : SPA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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