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New York Times, Monday, November 2, 1998

Author:
Sheldon Benardo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sheldon Benardo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Benardo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1102 ( 17,891 )
Across
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Castle protection : MOAT
5
Watch chains : FOBS
9
Moby-Dick, for one : WHALE
14
Tuneful Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Nabisco cookie : OREO
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Sponsorship : AEGIS
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Coal stratum : SEAM
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True : REAL
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Affixes in a scrapbook, say : GLUES
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Willie Mays at the Y? : AGIANTAMONGMEN
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Traffic arteries : ROADS
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Corrida cry : OLE
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Olympic awards : MEDALS
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Study of verse : POETICS
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Standing : ERECT
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Horse color : ROAN
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Slice : CUT
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Crossword by Joe DiMaggio, e.g.? : YANKEEINGENUITY
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Somme summer : ETE
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TV's Nick at ___ : NITE
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NBC newsman Roger : ONEIL
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She played the pretty woman in "Pretty Woman" : ROBERTS
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Not mono : STEREO
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Former Mideast inits. : UAR
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Was inquisitive : ASKED
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Ken Griffey Jr. at 100? : ANCIENTMARINER
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Disappearing phone features : DIALS
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Final notice : OBIT
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Part of a marching band : TUBA
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Wally's pal in "Leave It to Beaver" : EDDIE
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Post-Christmas event : SALE
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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Hippie attire : BEADS
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Ogles : EYES
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Lairs : DENS
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Phoenix suburb : MESA
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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American larch : TAMARACK
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Former Supreme Court Justice Abe : FORTAS
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Rays : BEAMS
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Alone : SOLO
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Move rapidly from side to side : WAGGLE
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Footballer's protection : HELMET
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Chills : AGUE
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Legal claim : LIEN
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Test-track curve : ESS
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Nick of "The Prince of Tides" : NOLTE
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Opposite of everybody : NOONE
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Notorious Lansky : MEYER
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Muse with a lyre : ERATO
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Star in Cygnus : DENEB
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Leaf : PAGE
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Less welcoming : ICIER
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___ pie (sweetheart) : CUTIE
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French pen : STYLO
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Reformer Jacob : RIIS
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It's west of Que. : ONT
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___ nous (confidentially) : ENTRE
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Citer : NOTER
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Like a first draft : UNEDITED
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Geometer of 300 B.C. : EUCLID
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Workers' rewards : RAISES
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Ice hockey equipment : SKATES
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Cornered : ATBAY
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Photog's request : SMILE
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Helper : AIDE
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Zippo : NADA
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Sniffer : NOSE
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Classic art subject : NUDE
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Israel's Abba : EBAN
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Butts : RAMS
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Society girl : DEB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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