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SUIT YOURSELF

New York Times, Sunday, November 2, 1997

Author:
Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 83 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1102 ( 17,526 )
Across
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Strikes out : BOMBS
6
Res ___ loquitur : IPSA
10
Drink mixer : CLUBSODA
15
Actor ___ Phillips : LOUDIAMOND
19
Atlanta institution : EMORY
20
Biblical kingdom : MOAB
21
Shade of green : BERYL
22
Some eagles : ERNS
23
Burdened : LADEN
24
Ranch menace : PUMA
25
Nathan Hale was one : YALIE
26
"So ___" : BEIT
27
Ill omen : THEACEOFSPADES
29
Echolocation device : SONAR
31
___ Sutcliffe, early Beatle : STU
32
Kind of vaccine : SALK
33
Suffix with 20-Across : ITE
34
Kind of pigeon : HOMING
37
Played : ACTED
39
Got on : FARED
41
N.B.A. center Longley and others : LUCS
42
Nags they're not : STEEDS
43
First golfer to win all four majors : SARAZEN
46
Like a March wind : BRISK
48
Schoolboy collars : ETONS
49
Command at sea : AVAST
50
Flourish : THRIVE
52
Astronaut Bean et al. : ALANS
53
Oktoberfest sight : TENT
54
Leaf collectors? : EAVES
55
Suffix with free : DOM
56
One of a watery quintet : ERIE
60
Sign : INK
61
Powwow : PALAVER
64
Gay Nineties bon vivant : DIAMONDJIMBRADY
66
"___ cannot wither her": Shak. : AGE
67
Cabins and such : ABODES
68
Tickles : AMUSES
69
"Wow" : GEE
70
Comics girlfriend : TESSTRUEHEART
72
Quiet craft : GLIDERS
73
60's chess champ : TAL
74
This, to Cervantes : ESTO
75
Space station supply : AIR
76
Affair : FLING
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Welles's "The Third Man" role : LIME
78
Lets go of : CEDES
80
Steamboat stops : LEVEES
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Target : AIMAT
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F.B.I. storage : FILES
84
Creepers : VINES
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Weasels' cousins : MARTENS
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Lights out : SCRAMS
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Hang : PEND
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Pocahontas's husband : ROLFE
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Undiminished : WHOLE
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Yule decorations : SANTAS
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Skater Midori : ITO
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Wine choice : ROSE
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Poetic time of day : EEN
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Dentist's instruction : RINSE
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Vegas bookings : NIGHTCLUBACTS
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Originator of cutout dresses : ERTE
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___-um (gnat) : NOSEE
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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Sole supporter? : CLEAT
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Padre's brothers : TIOS
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Preliminary drudgery : SPADEWORK
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Live wire, so to speak : DOER
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Like Pegasus : ALATE
115
Cheers : HEARTENS
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Kind of organ : SENSE
117
Goals : ENDS
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Cub Sandberg and others : RYNES
Down
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Wallops : BELTS
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Union Pacific terminus : OMAHA
3
Runway sight : MODEL
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It may be continental : BREAKFAST
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In ___ (harmonious) : SYNC
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Ineffective : IMPOTENT
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Not flat, as hair : POUFED
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"The Maltese Falcon" role : SAMSPADE
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Ruffle : ABASH
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Intimate : CLUBBY
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Needing Dramamine, maybe : SEASICK
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Some synthetics : ORLONS
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Eager : DYING
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"Jacta est ___" ("The die is cast") : ALEA
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Neighbor of Syr. : LEB
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Electra's brother : ORESTES
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"Welcome aboard" sloganeer : UNITED
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Ear ornaments : DIAMONDSTUDS
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Where Slyne Head is : EIRE
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Sell down the river, in a way : RATON
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Best Picture of 1968 : OLIVER
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Ruminates : MUSES
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Ceremonial burner : CENSER
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Much-discussed drug : AZT
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Hem and haw : STAMMER
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Gorge : SATIATE
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Squares accounts : AVENGES
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Most foul : RANKEST
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Best Picture of 1995 : BRAVEHEART
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Splits : RIVES
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Precocious 1955 fictional heroine : ELOISE
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Plunges : HEADERS
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Decree : ADJUDGE
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E. L. Doctorow best seller : RAGTIME
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Think tank member : IDEAMAN
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Grommets : EYELETS
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Way of standing : PAT
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Wears off : ABRADES
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Sarges' superiors : LOUIES
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Kimberley features : DIAMONDMINES
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Chem. majors' degrees : BSS
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Still going : ALIVE
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Tea : SOCIAL
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A Jackson : GLENDA
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General Motors' birthplace : FLINT
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Strictly speaking : LITERALLY
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Composer Bernstein : ELMER
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Overwhelms : SMOTHERS
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Woof alternative : ARF
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Jai alai locale : FRONTON
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They're always thin : VENEERS
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Loads : ALOT
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Kind of contract : SWEETHEART
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Marilyn's "Bus Stop" role : CHERIE
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Transfer : PASSON
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Fixed : RIGGED
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Maine Senator : SNOWE
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Nasty : SNIDE
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Milieu for Queen Elizabeth II : OCEAN
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What a star may stand for : STATE
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Without restraint : INSPADES
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A party to : INON
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Bar on wheels : CLUBCAR
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Hook shape : ESS
108
Scrape (out) : EKE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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