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New York Times, Wednesday, October 7, 1998

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
1979 hit "___ Really Going Out With Him?"
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Hartman. Wednesday freshness: 42%
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© 1998, The New York Times10/7/98 ( No. 17,865 )
Across
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Bringing up the rear : LAST
5
Message on a work order : ASAP
9
Bars for guitars : CAPOS
14
Jai ___ : ALAI
15
Proven : SURE
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Like acacia leaves : OVATE
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Left on a map : WEST
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Cannabis : HEMP
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Premarathon food : PASTA
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# 1 ("Hogan's Heroes") : SCHULTZ
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# 2 (old radio/TV serials) : PRESTON
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Word said with a salute : SIR
25
Burden carrier : BEAST
26
Woodstock supply : LSD
29
Tablecloths and such : NAPERY
31
Month before juin : MAI
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Alert : OPENEYED
36
People who aren't what they seem : SPIES
38
Theme of this puzzle : FAMOUSSERGEANTS
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Beat the pants off : TROMP
42
Onetime Asian Communists : VIETMINH
43
Flunky's response : YES
44
Descendants : SCIONS
46
Fannie ___ : MAE
47
More than partial : TOTAL
49
Catchall abbr. : ETC
51
# 3 ("Sands of Iwo Jima") : STRYKER
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# 4 ("F Troop") : OROURKE
58
Jewels site : TIARA
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"Cheerio!" : TATA
61
Pioneer talk show host : PAAR
62
Ambassador's inferior : ENVOY
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Pianist Gilels : EMIL
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Twosome : ITEM
65
Leaves in a hot rod, with "out" : PEELS
66
Antarctic explorer Sir James : ROSS
67
Paris's Avenue ___ République : DELA
Down
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Parts of a code : LAWS
2
Smart-___ : ALEC
3
Medals locale : SASH
4
Book before Philemon : TITUS
5
Smoke shop stock : ASHTRAYS
6
Egyptian port : SUEZ
7
Tentacle : ARM
8
# 5 (Beatles album) : PEPPER
9
Handles hardship : COPES
10
"Halt!" to a salt : AVAST
11
Kind of tense : PAST
12
"Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
13
O'Casey or O'Faoláin : SEAN
21
Order on the court : LINEUP
23
Bit of hope : RAY
25
Plague : BEDEVIL
26
Like some goals : LOFTY
27
Flat replacement : SPARE
28
Audition tapes : DEMOS
30
Foot, to Flavius : PES
31
About one drop : MINIM
32
Prudential rival : AETNA
33
1979 hit "___ Really Going Out With Him?" : ISSHE
35
Passeport info : NOM
36
Begins, as work : SETSTO
37
Popular cooking spray : PAM
39
Orinoco, e.g. : RIO
40
Battle stars : GENERALS
44
___ Anne de Beaupré : STE
45
# 6 ("Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.") : CARTER
47
Its capital is Innsbruck : TYROL
48
Rubber-stamps : OKAYS
50
Amorous archer : CUPID
51
Exercise routine bit : STEP
52
Pitchfork prong : TINE
53
90's party : RAVE
54
Name that has its ups and downs : OTIS
55
Part of A.P.R. : RATE
56
Film critic Pauline : KAEL
57
Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
60
Latin series starter : AMO

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