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New York Times, Wednesday, November 4, 1998

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 91 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1104 ( 17,893 )

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Across
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Basketball Hall-of-Famer from the Celtics : KCJONES
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A pop : PER
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About 5/8 of a mi. : KIL
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Some patches : IRONONS
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Oakland's county : ALAMEDA
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Gentle pace : DOGTROT
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Greatly surpassed, with "over" : TOWERED
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Mornings, for short : AMS
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U.S. retailer since 1902 : JCPENNEY
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"General Hospital," e.g. : SOAP
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Bidding : BEHEST
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"Trent's Last Case" author : ECBENTLEY
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Pick-me-up : TONIC
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Core : NUB
33
Grand achievement : COUP
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Columnist Barrett : RONA
35
"Hold On Tight" rock grp. : ELO
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Be in arrears : OWE
37
It has springs : SPA
40
Bering, e.g.: Abbr. : STR
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Spoils shares? : CUTS
43
Lose control of a car : SKID
44
Marker : IOU
45
Money in the bank, say : ASSET
47
"Petals in the Wind" author : VCANDREWS
49
Do a maître d's job : RESEAT
51
Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
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"U Can't Touch This" singer, 1990 : MCHAMMER
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Halloween decoration : BAT
57
Tenant farmer : CROPPER
58
Subdivision of a Roman legion : MANIPLE
62
Pet carrier feature : AIRHOLE
63
Ruler's length : ONEFOOT
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Jordan has a part in it: Abbr. : NBA
65
Reg. version : STD
66
Noted children's book illustrator (one of six "middle C" people in this puzzle) : NCWYETH
Down
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Tease : KID
2
___-Magnon : CRO
3
Nudge : JOG
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Recorded : ONTAPE
5
"Cheers" regular : NORM
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Slaughter in baseball : ENOS
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J.F.K. arrival : SST
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Like some fog : PATCHY
9
Take flight to unite? : ELOPE
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Least experienced : RAWEST
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"Show Boat" composer : KERN
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Notion in Normandy : IDEE
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___ Luck : LADY
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Personal counselor : MENTOR
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Military vehicle : JEEP
21
Cayuga relative : SENECA
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Dome opening, in architecture : OCULUS
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Ones overseeing monk-y business? : ABBOTS
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Sad : BLUE
26
Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
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Stranded motorist's need : TOW
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More of a busybody : NOSIER
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Around, so to speak : INTOWN
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Old-time Met tenor : CARUSO
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32-card game : SKAT
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Brooch part : PIN
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Tack on : ADD
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Angel : SERAPH
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Melee memento : SCAR
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Musical speeds : TEMPOS
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Went off at an angle : VEERED
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Approve : RATIFY
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Sensed odors, old-style : SMELT
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Thom ___ shoe stores : MCAN
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Newborn's place : CRIB
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Wedding dance : HORA
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Judge's seat : BANC
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Freshly : ANEW
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Back-to-work time: Abbr. : MON
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"The Haunted Palace" poet : POE
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Auction amount : LOT
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Biblical verb ending : ETH

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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