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New York Times, Friday, October 17, 1997

Author:
Alan Jay Weiss
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Jay Weiss

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {VZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Weiss. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1017 ( 17,510 )
Across
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Lacking significance : JEJUNE
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Deep Blue specialty : CHESS
12
Laments loudly : ULULATES
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Successor of Nikita : ALEXEI
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Ice cream flavor : MINTCHIP
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It may have a berth to Perth : QANTAS
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Pump : ASK
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Brighten : LIGHTUP
21
Returns letters : IRS
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Cutlet? : NICK
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Danielle's darling : CHERI
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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The Fair Maid of Kent and namesakes : JOANS
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Robert Morse tour de force : TRU
29
Dirt-court game : BOCCE
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Raid : INROAD
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Art lovers : ESTHETES
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Garbed : CLAD
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Increase dramatically : SOAR
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Wolverines' rivals : BUCKEYES
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Ahead : ONWARD
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___-midi : APRES
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A.M.A. members : GPS
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Burt Reynolds film : GATOR
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Somewhat : ATAD
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Coventry coolers : GAOLS
52
Losers at Vicksburg : REBS
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Prog. Cons. opponent, in Canada : LIB
54
Turn bad : GOSOUTH
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Diminutive suffix : CLE
57
Exclamation of exhaustion : IMBEAT
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Fussy dress : FROUFROU
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Handles : SEESTO
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U.S. air-to-air missiles : SPARROWS
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User interface : MSDOS
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Actress Madeleine et al. : STOWES
Down
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Robin Williams film : JUMANJI
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A going-over : ELISION
3
Jalopy : JUNKCAR
4
Final: Abbr. : ULT
5
Chemist's condiment : NACL
6
Body of values : ETHIC
7
Thank the singer : CLAP
8
Party member? : HEN
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Gone : EXTINCT
10
Yachting event : SEARACE
11
Mama's boys : SISSIES
13
Good Olympics score : EIGHT
14
Field : SPHERE
15
Here, in Honduras : AQUI
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Builder's framework : TRUSS
23
Found fault with : KNOCKED
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1899-1902 event : BOERWAR
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Company division : SALES
29
Hemp : BHANG
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It breaks in the morning : DAY
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Unduly : TOO
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"Women Ironing" artist : DEGAS
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Belief in false gods : BAALISM
38
Operating periods : UPTIMES
39
Found fault with : CRABBED
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Lampoons : SPOOFS
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Was humiliated : ATECROW
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"Class" star : ROBLOWE
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Lorax creator : DRSEUSS
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Impolite sound : SLURP
50
Sunday-meeting link : GOTO
51
Classical walks : STOAS
54
Saturday night specials : GATS
55
Offended : HURT
58
"___ Beso" (Paul Anka song) : ESO
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Back : FRO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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