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New York Times, Wednesday, October 22, 1997

Author:
John D. Leavy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John D. Leavy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Leavy. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1022 ( 17,515 )

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Across
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On the double : FAST
5
Peace Nobelist of 1984 : TUTU
9
Classic drinks : COKES
14
Jazz home : UTAH
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Letters of urgency : ASAP
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Impossible to miss : OVERT
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Tick off : RILE
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Columbus : ___ :: ... : SANTAMARIA
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Brunch staple : OMELET
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Much of Mongolia : GOBI
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Bird's bill : NEB
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Distant : REMOVED
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St. Louis attraction : ARCH
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Like the flu : VIRAL
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"Hey Girl" singer, 1971 : OSMOND
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Bygone Ford : EDSEL
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1970's Tony Musante series : TOMA
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Command to Rover : STAY
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Sourpuss : CRAB
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Halfhearted : TEPID
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Kind of bread : PITA
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Prop at a Christmas musical : HALO
44
Serpent's home : EDEN
45
Plains roamers : BISON
46
Chrétien's capital : OTTAWA
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Essayist Sontag : SUSAN
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Tex-Mex snack : TACO
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Got (by) : SCRAPED
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Kramden vehicle : BUS
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Winningest N.C.A.A. basketball coach : RUPP
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Amend one's return : REFILE
62
Kirk : ___ :: ... : ENTERPRISE
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"Havana" actress : OLIN
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Astaire had it : STYLE
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The East : ASIA
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Outback critters : ROOS
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Antidote target : TOXIN
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Injury : HARM
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Feminine suffix : ETTE
Down
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Hue and cry : FUROR
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"___ to Kill" (Grisham novel) : ATIME
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City on the Willamette : SALEM
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Stubing : ___ :: ... : THELOVEBOAT
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One who sips : TASTER
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"Home of the brave" : USA
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Flavor to remember : TANG
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___ point (only so far) : UPTOA
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Daily page : COMICS
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Reproductive cells : OVA
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"Show Boat" composer : KERN
12
Native New Yorker : ERIE
13
Wild guess : STAB
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Overseas : ABROAD
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What lurks in the hearts of men : EVIL
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Went with : DATED
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Corcoran : ___ : HMSPINAFORE
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Runs : LOPES
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"Miss ___ Regrets" : OTIS
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Warsaw Pact counterforce : NATO
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Cannon in Hollywood : DYAN
34
Audio problem : ECHO
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Fieldsian expletive : DRAT
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Popeye, e.g. : SALT
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Drawback : MINUS
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Service component : TEACUP
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In the buff : BARE
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Briar patch, maybe : WARREN
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Riot : SCREAM
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Geraldo competitor : OPRAH
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Series sample : PILOT
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"Cats" lyricist : ELIOT
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None too bright : DENSE
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A+ : BEST
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"Do ___ others..." : UNTO
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Charon's crossing : STYX
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Tower site : PISA
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George Bush was one : ELI
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Sidney Poitier title role : SIR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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