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BOXING THE COMPASS

New York Times, Sunday, November 6, 1994

Author:
A.J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 168, Blocks: 91 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 197 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 1106 ( 16,434 )
Across
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Wetland : MARSH
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Shawl : MANTA
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Close down : SHUT
15
Lose it : GOMAD
20
Soap plants : AMOLES
22
Stave off : AVERT
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Sported : WORE
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"_____ my doubts" : IHAVE
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Leave the junk : DEBARK
26
Jackie Gleason biography : HOWSWEETITIS
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Kids around : JOKES
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Old distiller's vessel : ALEMBIC
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Moviemaker : CINEAST
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Cable channel : HBO
34
"_____ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
35
Russian space station : MIR
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Warhol genre : POPART
38
Fall sound : THUD
40
Think over again : REASSESS
42
Takes a loss on, in slang : EATS
44
Cash in : REDEEM
46
_____ tie : BOLO
48
Part of B.T.U. : UNIT
49
Hydromassage facility : SPA
50
Pics : FOTOS
51
From _____ Z : ATO
54
No-goodniks : SOANDSOS
56
May and others : ELAINES
58
Injustice : WRONG
60
Cosemtician Arpel : ADRIEN
61
V.I.P. in magazine publishing : JANNWENNER
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Lady of Livorno : SIGNORA
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Cambodia's Angkor _____ : WAT
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Hardly flexible : ADAMANT
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Dog in astronomy : CANIS
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Lamb's name : ELIA
70
Tropicana and Minute Maid, e.g. : OJS
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Defeats : WORSTS
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Try to open, in a way : PRY
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Priggish : NICENELLY
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Pro _____ : RATA
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Foul up : ERR
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Look-alike : CLONE
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Fast : LOYAL
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Goat-man : PAN
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Not grades to brag about : DEES
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Conjecture : GUESSWORK
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Bandleader Alvino : REY
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Recently : OFLATE
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Kind of "fingerprint" : DNA
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City near Sun Valley : RENO
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Eminent : NOTED
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Actor Everett and others : SLOANES
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ASCAP rival : BMI
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Passage between buildings : AREAWAY
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Now : THEPRESENT
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Economize : SCRIMP
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"La vita nuova" writer : DANTE
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Oily disinfectant : CREOSOL
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Prove : VALIDATE
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Brazilian port : RIO
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Consolidates : POOLS
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Pouch : SAC
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Lustrous black : EBON
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Lattice strip : LATH
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A wood stain : WALNUT
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Enero-to-diciembre periods : ANOS
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Kind of mobility : DOWNWARD
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Shoreline indentation : COVE
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Snitched : RATTED
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Caterina's three : TRE
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Olympics participant: Abbr. : ATH
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Gasthaus cubes : EIS
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Alternative to pj's : NIGHTIE
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Filled (with) : REPLETE
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Noel _____, 50's Lois Lane : NEILL
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Best Actor of 1957 : ALECGUINNESS
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How the villain looked? : LEERED
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All, in music : TUTTI
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Have a blintz, maybe : NOSH
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Artist's preparation : GESSO
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Obtain free : SPONGE
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"Give it _____!" : AREST
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Responsibility : DUTY
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Attempt : ESSAY
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Goose genus : ANSER
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Bloomer and others : AMELIAS
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First U.S. poet laureate : ROBERTPENNWARREN
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Bridge feat : SLAM
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Spearmint, e.g. : HERB
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_____-jongg : MAH
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Salad fruit : AVOCADOS
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A.P., Reuters, etc. : NEWSWIRES
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_____ et quarante (card game) : TRENTE
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Fit conclusion? : ATEE
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Perfect basketball shot : SWISH
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Body relaxer : HOTTUB
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Sch. south of Providence : URI
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Former "Entertainment Tonight" co-host : TESH
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W.W. II enlistee : GIJOE
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Gloater's cry : OHO
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Sounds reasonable : MAKESSENSE
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Dislike : AVERSION
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Stops : DESISTS
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Jump : SKIP
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Do a handicraft : TAT
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Pedimental ornament over a door or window : CORONET
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Namath milieu : BROADWAY
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Role in "The Robe" : PETER
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Wingdings : DOS
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One who keeps work in balance? : AUDITOR
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Alternatives to Viceroys : SALEMS
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Edge : MARGIN
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Mauna _____ : LOA
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Turku people : FINNS
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It can be inflamed : TONSIL
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Plastic _____ Band : ONO
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Gun lobby : NRA
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G.P.'s expertise : ANAT
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Carry the day : WIN
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Jealous : GREENEYED
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Gossiped : JAWED
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Showered with love : ADORED
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Turn down with "to" : SAYNO
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Calm : ALLAY
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Popular puzzle : CROSSWORD
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______-advised : ILL
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Garden party decorations : JAPANESELANTERNS
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_____ Island ferry : STATEN
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Joint meetings : PLENA
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Comedian Irwin : COREY
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"_____ of robins in her hair : ANEST
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Prompt : CUE
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Verdi opera : ERNANI
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Hepburn title role, 1954 : SABRINA
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Prince Rainier's family name : GRIMALDI
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Defer (to) : KOWTOW
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Dairy section purchases : OLEOS
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Dandies : FOPS
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Arthur Godfrey regular : LAROSA
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_____ kwon do (martial art) : TAE
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Protect : SHELTER
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Central : MID
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Hearing aid : EAR
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Rainbow fish : TROUT
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Hitchcock classic : SABOTEUR
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Emmett Kelly makeup : CLOWNWHITE
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School org. : PTA
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Napoli nobelwoman : CONTESSA
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Hindu philosophy : VEDANTA
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Lister's abbr. : ETC
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Unadorned : PLAINNESS
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Procession : CORTEGE
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Candid : HONEST
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Shaw and others : ARTIES
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Farm machine : SEEDER
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Ended the blackout : RELIT
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Mineral water : VICHY
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Source of facial embarrassment? : EGG
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Country singer Reeves et al. : DELS
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Smooth : SAND
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Tremendous : HUGE
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Rap group Salt-N-_____ : PEPA
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Clinton aide : LEON
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Mil. officers : LTS
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Baseball Piniella : LOU
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Kind of bean : SOY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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