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New York Times, Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Tool for a prisoner's escape, maybe

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Gaffney.
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© 1998, The New York Times10/21/98 ( No. 17,879 )
Across
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U. of Maryland athletes : TERPS
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Grape place : VINE
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Traditional pooch name : SPOT
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Love to death : ADORE
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"___ your pardon!" : IBEG
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Cold capital : OSLO
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Greek metropolis? : NUYORKCITY
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Tool for a prisoner's escape, maybe : FILE
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Goes head-to-head : VIES
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Local lingo : PATOIS
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O.K.'s from city hall : PERMITS
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Conflict : STRIFE
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Terry McMillan's "Waiting to ___" : EXHALE
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Tipped individual : WAITER
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XX : SCORE
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Longtime Bears coach George : HALAS
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Green's prefix : ECO
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Power Rangers and such : TOYS
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Old English dialect : SAXON
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Express glee : CLAP
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Noted Japanese-American : ONO
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Best Actress of 1961 : LOREN
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Make eyes, maybe : FLIRT
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Seizes : USURPS
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Shoulder extension : SLEEVE
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Moving needs : CRATES
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Unable to eat another bite : STUFFED
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Result of a bad bite? : RABIES
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Potpie ingredients : PEAS
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One-a-Day ingredient : IRON
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Greek's fanciful thinking? : PIINTHESKY
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Fizzless : FLAT
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Lofty works : ODES
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Spooky : EERIE
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Nonmuscular parts : FATS
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Ran : TORE
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Narrow vents : SLITS
Down
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Trig. ratio : TAN
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Part of some E-mail addresses : EDU
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Dale's man : ROY
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Shark, so to speak : PRO
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Humbly yielding : SERVILE
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Drinking and others : VICES
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Sacred bird of the Nile : IBIS
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Make after expenses : NET
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Like hieroglyphics : EGYPTIAN
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Pushover : SOFTIE
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Greek's lessening of anxiety? : PSIOFRELIEF
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North of Virginia : OLLIE
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There are five per foot : TOES
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Swallow-tailed bird : KITE
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These may be fine : ARTS
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Italian sauce : PESTO
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One who no longer has life? : EXCON
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Greek's chant on a trireme? : RHOYOURBOAT
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Olympus Mons site : MARS
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Where dos get done : SALON
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Shines : WAXES
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Heavenly host? : HARPS
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Perform a Thanksgiving task : CARVE
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Chose : OPTED
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Sensitive area : SORESPOT
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Pitch indicator : CLEF
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Guitar relative : LUTE
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Some good hands : FLUSHES
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Superdome team : SAINTS
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"ER" command : STAT
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"Cheers" waitress : CARLA
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Hearing, say : SENSE
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Bit of jazz : RIFF
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Dock : PIER
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Phrase of commitment : IDO
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One making twists and turns : EEL
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Mess ___ : KIT
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Nodded answer : YES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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