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New York Times, Sunday, October 4, 1998

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1004 ( 17,862 )
Across
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They emerge in the spring : GEMINIS
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1997 Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
12
Haunted house décor : WEBS
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Mil. award : DSM
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Reprimander's reading : RIOTACT
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Settled, as a quarrel : PATCHEDUP
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Explorer of the Canadian Arctic : RAE
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Parent's ploy : ESREVERPSYCHOLOGY
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Sue Grafton's "___ for Alibi" : AIS
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Kind of fire : ENEMY
27
Chemist Remsen, discoverer of saccharin : IRA
28
Soupçon : HINT
29
Displays displeasure : SCOWLS
31
Old-fashioned cold remedy : TEA
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Racer's path : OVAL
33
W.W. II gen. : DDE
34
Ear-piercing pooch : YAPPER
35
Irritate : RUBTHEYAWGNORW
41
Shepherds' woolen plaids : MAUDS
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Rhone's capital : LYONS
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Chromatin component : RNA
44
Overcome utterly : WHELM
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God-___ : AWFUL
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Royal irritant of lore : PEA
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Motor-driven : POWER
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Raised-eyebrow remarks : OHS
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1940 John Wayne drama : THREEFACESTSEW
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William ___, the Father of Photography : TALBOT
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Cause for a shootout : TIE
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Red-blooded : ROBUST
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"___ soit qui mal y pense" : HONI
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Word in four French department names : SEINE
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"Momo" author Michael : ENDE
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Stand in an atelier : EASEL
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Neoprene gasket : ORING
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It's served in shreds : SLAW
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More than desires : NEEDS
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Stuff : SATE
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Ad-lib : WINGIT
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Dockworker's org. : ILA
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"Sex for Dummies" author : DRRUTH
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Typewriter feature : CARRIAGENRUTER
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Fed. stipend : SSI
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Mimics 113-Across : OINKS
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Appetite : YEN
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"The best ___ to come!" : ISYET
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Tre ___ (piano player's direction) : CORDE
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More, in Madrid : MAS
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Stephen King's home : MAINE
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Creation of Burr Tillstrom : KUKLA
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Completely mistaken : OUTINTFELFIELD
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In heaven : ONHIGH
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Sloth, for one : SIN
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Refuse visitors : RATS
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Part of some E-mail addresses : AOL
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"Master of the World" director William : WITNEY
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Disney's "___ and the Detectives" : EMIL
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Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
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Cloven-hoofed animals : SWINE
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Content of some pits : TAR
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Exert oneself to the utmost : BENDOVERSDRAWKCAB
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___-Manguean (Indian language group) : OTO
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Hypnotized : INATRANCE
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Mideast entity : EMIRATE
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Cyst : WEN
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Cold war force : NATO
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Grand duke's father : CZAR
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Like a golf ball : DIMPLED
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Receive : GREET
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Disney's Michael : EISNER
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Dr. in an H. G. Wells novel : MOREAU
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Checklist part : ITEM
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With 36-Down, like some service uniforms : NAVY
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Broomball surface : ICE
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Tried hard : STRIVEN
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College in East Orange, N.J. : UPSALA
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Ballad : LAY
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Impress clearly : ETCH
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Spiny anteater : ECHIDNA
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Certain boxer, informally : WELTER
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Shogun's capital : EDO
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Classic gangster nickname : BUGSY
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Surveillance equipment : SPYCAMERAS
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Climbing the corporate ladder : DRAWPUMOBILITY
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Breezed : SAILED
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Abbr. preceding multiple surnames : MESSRS
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1953 movie that shares the name of a Texas town : HONDO
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Participates in a vigil, maybe : PRAYS
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Hydrophane or isopyre : OPAL
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"Look here!" : OHO
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See 5-Down : BLUE
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Steve of Aerosmith : TYLER
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One with pin tales? : WRESTLER
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Picnic pest : GNAT
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Part of the Net, for short : WWW
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Indignant, with "up" : HET
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Sits in on : ATTENDS
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They cant : WHINERS
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British P.M. during the American Revolution : FREDERICKHTRON
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Spanish specie : PESETAS
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Average American, they say : PEORIAN
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Holding : OWNING
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Where Puff frolicked : HONALEE
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Eisenhower appointee to the Supreme Court : STEWART
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Nemesis : FOE
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"___ le roi!" (Bastille cry) : ABAS
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"Eight Men Out" star : CUSACK
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Like peacocks, among all birds : SHOWIEST
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Start of many French titles : LES
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"Splendor in the Grass" screenwriter : INGE
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Part of some E-mail addresses : EDU
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Card player's cry : GIN
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Hutch : STORAGEBIN
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One of the Power Rangers : TRINI
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Cached : HID
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No-hitter king : RYAN
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Certain plaintiff, at law : USEE
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Colonial leader? : NEO
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Actress Lena : OLIN
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Little sucker : MINIVAC
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"___ Mrs. Jones" (#1 hit of 1972) : MEAND
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Let down, perhaps : ALTERED
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Contingencies : IFS
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Bow (to) : KOWTOW
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Eastern Christian : UNIATE
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Familiar with : USEDTO
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Indonesian island : TIMOR
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Chief river of British Columbia : FRASER
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Not of the cloth : LAICAL
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Philanthropize : DONATE
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Spotted ___ : HYENA
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Russian politician Alexander : LEBED
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"Breezy" star, 1973 : LENZ
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Thick of things : SWIM
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Dr. Johnny Fever's station : WKRP
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Adderley of hard bop : NAT
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Victrola mfr. : RCA
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Last words of Little Jack Horner : AMI

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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