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New York Times, Tuesday, October 27, 1998

39-Across : Theme of this puzzle

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BFJQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1027 ( 17,885 )
Across
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Wings : ALAE
5
Rick's love in "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Carry's partner : CASH
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One of 39-Across : GLENN
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On toast, in diner slang : DOWN
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Intended : MEANT
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Illuminated sign : EXIT
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MTV's "The ___ World" : REAL
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One of 39-Across : SCHIRRA
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One of 39-Across : SHEPARD
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Shoebox marking : EEE
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Sex researcher Hite : SHERE
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"Welcome" site : MAT
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Europe's highest active volcano : ETNA
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Took care of : MINDED
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Labor Dept. division : OSHA
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Troubles : AILS
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Practice piece : ETUDE
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Theme of this puzzle : THEMERCURYSEVEN
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Monopoly piece : HOTEL
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Jazz singer James : ETTA
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Jonathan Larson musical : RENT
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Unwanted noise : STATIC
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Simplicity : EASE
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Lao-___ : TSE
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Tackle box contents : HOOKS
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Neighbor of Wyo. : IDA
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One of 39-Across : SLAYTON
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One of 39-Across : GRISSOM
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Part of 36-24-36 : HIPS
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Whitish : PALE
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Ab strengthener : SITUP
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Bridge position : EAST
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Uniform : EVEN
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What your nose knows : ODORS
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Lover of Aphrodite : ARES
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Actress Russo : RENE
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Info : NEWS
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One of the Baldwins : ALEC
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Rachel's sister, in the Bible : LEAH
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"Bull Durham" character : ANNIE
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Main course : ENTREE
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Brainstorm : IDEA
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Bagel topper : LOX
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Sound of a basket : SWISH
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Part of a pregame ceremony : ANTHEM
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One of 39-Across : CARPENTER
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Calculus calculation : AREA
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Symbol on a Cowboy's helmet : STAR
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Remained fast : HELD
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Baseball V.I.P.'s : GMS
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Fix a road : RETAR
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Some native New Yorkers : ERIES
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Greets the general : SALUTES
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Naphthalene repels them : MOTHS
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"___ in the Dark" : ASHOT
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Angle symbol : THETA
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"Good going!" : NICE
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Comforter : DUVET
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Perfect places : EDENS
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Al ___ : DENTE
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February stones : AMETHYSTS
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Mlle., in Spain : SRTA
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Untouchable Ness : ELIOT
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Mr. Arafat : YASIR
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One of 39-Across : COOPER
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Town in central New Jersey : EDISON
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Jack : KNAVE
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Casual comment : ASIDE
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It erupted on October 27, 1986 : SHEA
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When repeated, a 1997 Jim Carrey comedy : LIAR
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Church part : APSE
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Kind of pool : GENE
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Put away : STOW
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Not theirs : OURS
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Brit. legislators : MPS
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Novelist Deighton : LEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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