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New York Times, Saturday, October 17, 1998

Author:
Bryant White
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bryant White

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BFJQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. White. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1017 ( 17,875 )
Across
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"Is there anyone here I haven't offended?" comic : SAHL
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1990's cartoon Dr. : KATZ
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Really want : CRAVE
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It may be fixed : IDEA
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British poet laureate, 1715-18 : ROWE
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Keep getting Mad? : RENEW
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Not well-articulated : MISSPOKEN
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Guess : OPINE
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Skull and crossbones : POISONINDICATOR
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It might be on the corner : STORE
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Part of OOO : TAC
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Alpo alternative : IAMS
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"Shoot" : ASK
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Fabulous winged dragon : WYVERN
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Quick : APT
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Weed killer : HOE
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Discombobulated : ATSEA
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Deceive : LIETO
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Powers that be : INS
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"Don't give me that!" : PSHAW
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"Belling the Cat" author : AESOP
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Astro or Asta, e.g. : PET
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James Whitcomb Riley's "___ I Went Mad" : ERE
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Kajar dynasty's domain : PERSIA
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Int. disclosure : APR
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Oeillade : OGLE
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BBC competitor : ITN
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Messy places : STIES
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Jolly Roger : HOOKSPIRATESHIP
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Pool problem : ALGAE
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Leaseholds : TENANCIES
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Catherine de Médicis, e.g. : REINE
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Danish king who conquered England: Var. : CNUT
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The Cyclopes' workplace : ETNA
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Stockpile : AMASS
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Perfect : HONE
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Rush-hour rarity : SEAT
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Ninny : SIMP
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"See ya!" : ADIOS
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Hangs back : HESITATES
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Catches, in a way : LASSOS
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Monetary unit being replaced by the euro : KRONE
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Golfer Isao : AOKI
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Blackjack : TWENTYONEINRENO
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Zoroastrian scriptures : ZENDAVESTA
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Big-mouthed critter : CROC
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Puts on a new coat : REPAINTS
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Santa ___ : ANITA
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Hate : VENOM
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Ablutionary vessels : EWERS
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Legislative largess : PORK
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Put away : ICE
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Finish a fabric edge, perhaps : WHIPSTITCH
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It may be beaten : RAP
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___ vapeur (steamed) : ALA
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Symbol of simplicity : PIE
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"Women and Love" author : SHEREHITE
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Notice : EAR
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Miracle response : AWE
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Gwendolyn Brooks and Nancy Kassebaum, by birth : TOPEKANS
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Unlock, in verse : OPE
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Lay into : RIP
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Deity for Nefertiti : ATEN
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Winter arrival : PISCES
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"My Friend Flicka" author : OHARA
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Automaton : GOLEM
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Religious maxims : LOGIA
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Union member : STATE
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Piazza del Campo site : SIENA
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Surveys : SEES
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Faulkner's "Requiem for ___" : ANUN
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H.S. exam : PSAT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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