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New York Times, Tuesday, November 11, 1997

Any point in a trapeze artist's routine

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Y} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Quigley.
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© 1997, The New York Times11/11/97 ( No. 17,535 )
Across
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___ de Boulogne (Paris park) : BOIS
5
Constant complainer : CRAB
9
Excite, as interest : PIQUE
14
Ancient inscription : RUNE
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Daughter of Cronus : HERA
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Pluck : SPUNK
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Start with boy or girl : ATTA
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"The jig ___!" : ISUP
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Much-played part of a 45 : ASIDE
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Led Zeppelin hit, 1969 : WHOLELOTTALOVE
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English ___ : LIT
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Rocker Garcia, informally : JER
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Big Blue : IBM
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"___ Yes!" (old political placard) : ERA
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Jewel : STONE
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Classic clown : BOZO
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It comes after Mardi : GRAS
33
Gagging cry : ACK
35
Actor Beatty : NED
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Make out : NECK
37
Midgame broadcasts : HALFTIMEREPORTS
42
Inch, e.g. : UNIT
43
"Pish posh!" : TUT
44
Part of an academic yr. : SEM
45
Sicilian spouter : ETNA
46
McDonald's founder Ray : KROC
48
Dance version of a pop song, e.g. : REMIX
52
"Comprende?" : DIG
53
Clump : WAD
54
Make sense, with "up" : ADD
56
British verb ending : ISE
57
Alternative to a Whopper : QUARTERPOUNDER
61
Deceit : GUILE
62
Engagement gift : RING
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Waters: Fr. : EAUX
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Part of a furniture joint : TENON
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Pins and needles holder : ETUI
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Fair distance : MILE
67
Works with words : EDITS
68
Do carbon-testing on : DATE
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Table scraps : ORTS
Down
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Barroom fights : BRAWLS
2
Do better than at bat : OUTHIT
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Altogether : INTOTO
4
Whiskered circus animal : SEAL
5
Its capital is Santiago : CHILE
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Soak up again : RESORB
7
In ___ (stuck) : ARUT
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Saint John, for one : BAPTIZER
9
Sacred song : PSALM
10
___ facto : IPSO
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Shaker : QUIVERER
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Just walk through a role, say : UNDERACT
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Stretch, with "out" : EKE
21
Cassette deck button : EJECT
22
Homes : ABODES
27
Questions : ASKS
29
First-term Clinton victory : NAFTA
31
"...and ___ grow on" : ONETO
32
Treasure-hoarding dwarf : GNOME
34
Popular candy bar : KITKAT
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Tinted : HUED
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Artificially made to look old : ANTIQUED
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Pasta favorite : LINGUINI
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Trounced, in sports : MURDERED
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Hidden : PERDU
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Screw backer : CAPNUT
49
Any point in a trapeze artist's routine : MIDAIR
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Tristram's love : ISEULT
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Persian king who destroyed Athens : XERXES
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Brown songbirds : WRENS
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Cowboy's stray : DOGIE
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Tons : ALOT
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Meter maid of song : RITA
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Verne captain : NEMO
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AT&T competitor : GTE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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