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New York Times, Wednesday, November 11, 1998

"The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" writer

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 35 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times11/11/98 ( No. 17,900 )
Across
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Have ___ at : AGO
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Pickles : MESSES
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Still sleeping : ABED
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16-year-old's desire : CAR
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Garb : ATTIRE
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Island east of Java : BALI
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Little Bighorn victor : CRAZYHORSE
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Wild plum : SLOE
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"___ bitten, twice shy" : ONCE
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Sportscaster Merlin : OLSEN
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Isn't able to : CANT
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Common document requiring signature : RELEASE
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"The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" writer : INGE
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Garb : DRESS
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Eat : SUP
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Leave a mark on : SCAR
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"Seinfeld" regular : ELAINE
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Coagulates : SETS
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Meat-ban cause : MADCOWDISEASE
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Be gaga over : RAVE
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Chuck of Watergate fame : COLSON
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Protection: Var. : EGIS
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L. Ron Hubbard's "___ Doc Methuselah" : OLE
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Hauls (off) : CARTS
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Collections of anecdotes : ANAS
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Warm up before cooking : PREHEAT
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Long-necked instrument : LUTE
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Driver's woe : GLARE
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"Fernando" group : ABBA
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Mideast chief : EMIR
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De Niro classic : RAGINGBULL
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TV ad : SPOT
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Intro : OPENER
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Charge : FEE
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Tobacco holders : TINS
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Little bloodsucker : TSETSE
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N.Y.C. highway, with "the" : FDR
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International agreement : ACCORD
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Win : GARNER
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Delphi figure : ORACLE
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Mom's month : MAY
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Spirit of a people : ETHOS
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Lifted, so to speak : STOLE
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"Dear" ones : SIRS
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Irish language : ERSE
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Surveyed : SEEN
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Graph coordinate : ABSCISSA
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Bank amounts : BALANCES
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Stretch : ELONGATE
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They practice girth control : DIETERS
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A lot of pizzazz? : ZEES
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"Hold on ___!" : ASEC
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Move obliquely : SIDLE
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Les États-___ : UNIS
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Cash in Cancún : PESO
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Crazy in Cancún : LOCO
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Military truant : AWOL
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1980's TV hit : MAGNUMPI
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Pilot's field : AVIATION
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Where to get your last licks in? : DESSERTS
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Suffix with infer : ENCE
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Most heartfelt : REALEST
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Famed whaler : AHAB
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Say no to : REBUFF
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Put off till another day : TABLED
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Less fresh : STALER
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Computer order : PRINT
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Descartes and others : RENES
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Cavern, in poetry : GROT
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Swimmer's practice : LAPS
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Author James : AGEE
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College test, for short : GRE

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

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