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New York Times, Monday, November 17, 1997

Author:
Holden Baker
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Holden Baker

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Baker. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1117 ( 17,541 )

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Across
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Walk, trot or canter : GAIT
5
Cheese served with crackers : BRIE
9
Cavort : ROMP
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Speak without notes : ADLIB
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Loaf about : LOLL
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Race track : OVAL
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Girl in a children's story : GOLDILOCKS
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Dried up : SERE
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Go on and off, as a traffic light : BLINK
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Spain and Portugal : IBERIA
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Polluted : DEFILED
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Having round protuberances : KNOBBED
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Hammed it up : EMOTED
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Irish accent : BROGUE
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Foremost's partner : FIRST
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Try, as a case : HEAR
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Go out with : DATE
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Liturgical vestment : ALB
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Mocked : SCOFFED
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Clear (of) : RID
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Shirts for golfers? : TEES
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Opposite of include : OMIT
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Mellowing, as cheese : AGING
44
Long-legged shorebird : AVOCET
46
90's music or fashion : GRUNGE
47
These can be winning or losing : STREAKS
49
Scarlet bird : TANAGER
50
Readies, as a pool cue : CHALKS
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Harold who wrote "Stormy Weather" : ARLEN
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Harangue : RANT
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Worse than awful : UNBEARABLE
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Fairy tale's opening word : ONCE
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They crisscross Paris : RUES
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Grafting shoot : SCION
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Bambi and kin : DEER
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They may be loose or split : ENDS
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Burden : ONUS
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Joke : GAG
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Commotion : ADO
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State west of Ind. : ILL
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Choice morsels : TIDBITS
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Flaxen-haired : BLOND
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Boulder : ROCK
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Variety : ILK
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Hamlet's home : ELSINORE
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Citizen Kane's last word : ROSEBUD
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Domineering : OVERBEARING
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Nobelist Curie : MARIE
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Beg : PLEAD
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Military lodgings : BILLETS
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Stretched the truth, so to speak : LIED
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Peat locale : BOG
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Trim, as a roast : DEFAT
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Author Zola : EMILE
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Restraint : FORBEARANCE
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Velveeta maker : KRAFT
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Comport with : BEFIT
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Development developments : HOMES
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Touch of color : TINGE
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Landscaping tool : EDGER
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Overconfident : COCKSURE
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Sock menders : DARNERS
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More slender and graceful : SVELTER
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Wild llama : GUANACO
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Acorn tree : OAK
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Joyous celebration : GALA
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Seafood order : SCROD
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Macbeth, for one : THANE
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Lady's keepsake to a soldier, once : TRESS
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Not up yet : ABED
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Convent dweller : NUN
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Storage container : BIN
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Costello or Grant : LOU
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Printer's widths : ENS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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