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New York Times, Thursday, October 8, 1998

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1008 ( 17,866 )
Across
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95501 : EUREKACA
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Smiling, for now : AMUSED
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Topical : THEMATIC
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Avoidance : NONUSE
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97401 : EUGENEOR
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16501 : ERIEPA
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Tongue's locale : SHOE
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Actress Thompson : EMMA
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Dict. listing : SYN
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Telephoned : RANG
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Drop shot : DINK
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Rosemary portrayer : MIA
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54703 : EAUCLAIREWI
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Odd : ABNORMAL
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R. J. Reynolds brand : SALEM
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River of Belgium : YSER
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Theme of this puzzle? : EMAIL
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Lover of fur? : FLEA
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Headed off on : BEGAN
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Very hot : ROASTING
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80110 : ENGLEWOODCO
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Give the once-over : EYE
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Majestic swimmer : SWAN
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Case for small scissors : ETUI
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Stomach : MAW
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Group : BLOC
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___ Nostra : COSA
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73701 : ENIDOK
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08818 : EDISONNJ
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Aplenty : GALORE
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Madness : DEMENTIA
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Go to : ATTEND
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79910 : ELPASOTX
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Summers abroad : ETES
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"Nope" : UHUH
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___ Park, Queens : REGO
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Arabian title : EMEER
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Kal ___ Foods, Inc. : KAN
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Put away : ATE
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A.F.L.'s partner : CIO
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Field size, maybe : ACRE
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Lack of vitality : ANEMIA
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Actor Rick : MORANIS
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Prefix with directional : UNI
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Pleads : SUES
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Perceive : ESPY
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___ of admissions : DEAN
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Year in the reign of Edward VI : MDL
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Atmosphere: Prefix : AER
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Reputation : NAME
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Southernmost of the Marianas : GUAM
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Big name in cheese : KRAFT
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Wishy-washy reply : MAYBE
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"The Wild Duck" playwright : IBSEN
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Lay ___ (flop) : ANEGG
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Mild cigar : CLARO
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"Dallas" Miss : ELLIE
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Pipsqueak : WEENY
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Portrait : IMAGE
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Certain exams : ORALS
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French antiseptic : IODE
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Milk: Prefix : LACT
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Recent arrival : NEWBORN
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Trifle : SOU
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Threw four balls at : WALKED
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Plastic ___ Band : ONO
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They stand for something : ICONS
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Prefix with store : MEGA
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Sci. course : ANAT
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Weaken : WILT
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Transfer : CEDE
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Aware of : ONTO
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Huffy state : SNIT
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Sophocles tragedy : AJAX
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Universal John : DOE
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"Runaway" singer ___ Shannon : DEL
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Mischievous one : IMP
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Pirate's home, with "the" : SEA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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