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New York Times, Tuesday, October 28, 1997

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bernice Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 135 for Ms. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1028 ( 17,521 )
Across
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Lots : GOBS
5
Desert streambed : WADI
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Tennis great Rod : LAVER
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"Are you some kind of ___?" : ANUT
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Black : EBON
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"___ at the office" : IGAVE
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Vidal's Breckinridge : MYRA
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Roar at the shore : SURF
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Count with an orchestra : BASIE
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1989 Madonna hit : EXPRESSYOURSELF
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Churchill's sign : VEE
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Basic college degrees : BAS
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Summit : VERTEX
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___-Jo (1988 Olympics name) : FLO
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Mosque V.I.P. : IMAM
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Live, in a TV studio : ONAIR
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Like Britain : GREAT
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Poetic palindrome : ERE
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It may be used in minor surgery : LOCALANESTHESIA
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Quattro minus uno : TRE
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Freshman, sophomore, etc. : YEARS
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Revolving machine part : ROTOR
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Reply to "Are not!" : AMSO
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I-80, e.g.: Abbr. : RTE
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Item in a Mexican fiesta : PINATA
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Luau dish : POI
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Sound from Sandy : ARF
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Bibliophile's treasures : LIMITEDEDITIONS
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Belief in sorcery and magic : OBEAH
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Pre-tractor farmer's need : OXEN
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Plummet : DROP
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"À votre ___!" : SANTE
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Grp. affecting gas prices : OPEC
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Go gently (into) : EASE
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More correct : TRUER
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Brood : MOPE
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"Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
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Charades, e.g. : GAME
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Cameo stone : ONYX
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Pat on the back, as a baby : BURP
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Asterisk : STAR
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Setting for Thomas Hardy novels : WESSEX
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Maltreatment : ABUSE
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Boat with oars : DORY
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Data : INFO
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Astrologically, the thoughtful, diplomatic type : LIBRA
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Tennis great Andre : AGASSI
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Bouquet site : VASE
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Satanicalness : EVIL
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Sailor's peril : REEF
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Don or Phil of 50's-60's pop : EVERLY
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W.W. II menace : UBOAT
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Physicist Alessandro : VOLTA
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Vast, old-style : ENORM
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Regattas : RACES
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Spanish aunt : TIA
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French brother : FRERE
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Minus : LESS
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Acclaimed "Hostess with the Mostes'" : MESTA
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Unrestrained : ARIOT
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Stiller's comedy partner : MEARA
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Buzzing pest : GNAT
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Savings and loan : THRIFT
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Condor's home : AERIE
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Long time : EON
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Narcotic : OPIATE
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William or Harry, e.g. : PRINCE
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Word with woman or worldly : OTHER
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Take ___ breath : ADEEP
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Bewildered : LOST
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Construction support : IBAR
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Maître d's offering : MENU
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Condemn : DOOM
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Montreal player : EXPO
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Bright thought : IDEA
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Spoken : ORAL
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Winning margin, maybe : NOSE
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Glasses, in ads : SPEX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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