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New York Times, Saturday, November 29, 1997

In golf, ahead by as many holes as are left to be played

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 71 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times11/29/97 ( No. 17,553 )
Across
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Locale for binoculars : OPERAHOUSE
11
Holly : ILEX
15
Carrie Fisher's "Postcards From the Edge," e.g. : ROMANACLEF
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Congregational area : NAVE
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1975 #1 hit for the Doobie Brothers : BLACKWATER
18
Ness and others : TMEN
19
"That's what ___!" : ILIKE
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Dry : SERE
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Daughter of Cronus : HERA
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Chess's Mikhail : TAL
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"___ Alibi," 1989 film : HER
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Abbr. on a French letter : MME
26
Words before "on the line" : LAYIT
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"Up!" : AWAKE
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Yucatán export : SISAL
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Sketched : OUTLINED
37
Undervalued : TAKENFORGRANTED
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Panic-averting admonition : KEEPCALM
40
Contribute to the mix : ADDIN
41
Actor Davis : OSSIE
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In golf, ahead by as many holes as are left to be played : DORMY
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"Fables in Slang" author : ADE
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Beat : TOP
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A.E.C. successor : NRC
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Riot : HOWL
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Radar screen : GRID
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Writer Marsh : NGAIO
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Ovid's "others" : ALII
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Takes : GIVESARIDE
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Button on the ice : DICK
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Tied : EVENSTEVEN
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Crack : JOKE
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Armada division : DESTROYERS
Down
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Circle : ORBIT
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Young hen, to Enrique : POLLA
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Letters, of a sort : EMAIL
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Pool device : RACK
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Huber of women's tennis : ANKE
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Hesitate : HAW
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"Mirror in My House" autobiographer : OCASEY
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Unseen influences : ULTERIORMOTIVES
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Palmist, e.g. : SEER
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First name in violinists : EFREM
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Imminent : INTHEWIND
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Sorry : LAME
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By any chance : EVER
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Lucy Lawless TV role : XENA
23
___ loaf : HALFA
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Complaint : MALADY
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Ran through : LANCED
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Pull : TUG
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Opponent : ANTI
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Honed : KEEN
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Actor Byrnes : EDD
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Writer's supply: Abbr. : SAES
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Turner and others : IKES
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Having gray-brown tones : SEPIALIKE
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Lady's lover : TRAMP
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Ref's decision : TKO
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Dated : OLD
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Bandicoot, e.g. : RODENT
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Stirred up, with "on" : EGGED
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Unaffected : NAIVE
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Agreement adjustment : RIDER
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"Fargo" creators Ethan and Joel : COENS
50
One of the Pillars of Islam : HADJ
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This and that : OLIO
52
Wax insert, perhaps : WICK
54
Tear : RIVE
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Eisenhower held a 1950 post in it : NATO
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Earl ___ : GREY
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One of 15, formerly: Abbr. : SSR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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