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Shock Therapy

New York Times, Sunday, November 8, 1998

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1108 ( 17,897 )
Across
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Disagreeable sort : CRAB
5
Smeltery waste : SLAG
9
"Shank," in prison lingo : STAB
13
Eritrea's capital : ASMARA
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Colosseo site : ROMA
20
Word with rush or credit : HOUR
21
Rock's Mötley ___ : CRUE
22
Conked : BEANED
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Valhalla V.I.P. : ODIN
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Functioning in all respects : ABLE
25
Heckle : RIDE
26
Not at sea : ONLAND
27
Break a tie in a shocking way? : CASTTHEDECIDINGVOLT
31
Came after : ENSUED
32
1995 earthquake site : KOBE
33
Occupational suffix : EER
34
News org. founded in 1958 : UPI
37
Kind of pit : MOSH
40
Not adhere to promises : RENEGE
43
Land of poetry : ERIN
44
Shocking 1980 movie sequel? : THEAMPERESTRIKESBACK
50
Plant shoot: Var. : CION
51
Rig : SEMI
52
Tom Sawyer's younger half brother : SID
53
Trump's line : REALTY
54
Bygone Dodges : OMNIS
56
Boxer-turned-actor Tony : DANZA
59
___ Ivory Wayans : KEENEN
61
Ready for publication : REDACT
63
Ward of "The Fugitive" : SELA
65
Vein yields : ORES
66
Suffix with meth- : ANE
69
Mark the beginning of Lent in a shocking way? : PLACEASHESONONESFARAD
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Part of CBS: Abbr. : SYS
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Corporate giant named for a mythological character : NIKE
76
Certain column : TENS
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Restroom wall, often : TILING
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Stomachache reliever, familiarly : BICARB
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One on the dark side : SATAN
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Ending for most odds : TOONE
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Cry at an awards ceremony : SPEECH
87
Clobber : BOP
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Jack of old oaters : ELAM
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"No returns" : ASIS
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Shocking 1966 song lyric? : WATTSITALLABOUTALFIE
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Foreign title : AGHA
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Star in Aquila : ALTAIR
99
60's-70's Italian P.M. : MORO
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Prov. east of New Brunswick : PEI
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Apr. addressee : IRS
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Speaker of note : TRIS
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Lovelace's "To ___, From Prison" : ALTHEA
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Shocking bank offerings? : OHMIMPROVEMENTLOANS
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Old photos : SEPIAS
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Bring into resonance : TUNE
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Moonfish : OPAH
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Country road features : RUTS
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Bit of regret : TWINGE
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Tennis score : ADIN
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Baseballer Martinez : TINO
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End of a fitting phrase : ATEE
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Sluggish : LEADEN
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Schismatic group : SECT
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College major, slangily : ECON
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Towel stitching : HERS
Down
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"Time in a Bottle" singer : CROCE
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Monster of a 1956 film : RODAN
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Screwed up : AMISS
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Swahili's language group : BANTU
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Iran, once, and others : SHAHDOMS
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Piercing place : LOBE
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Burns title starter : AULD
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Classicist's field : GREEK
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Journalists, jocularly : SCRIBES
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Fishermen's spears : TRIDENTS
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Autobahn cruiser : AUDI
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"It's ___ real!" : BEEN
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Heavenward : ABOVE
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Title for Wences : SENOR
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Spree spot : MALL
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White key : ANATURAL
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TV pooch : REN
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Say further : ADD
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Part of any Verdi composition : TEMA
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Heart : CORE
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Sideshow performer : GEEK
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Early Brit : PICT
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Black : INKY
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Floored it : SPED
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Blood: Prefix : HEMA
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Composer Satie : ERIK
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One of the judges in Judges : GIDEON
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Longtime Israeli ambassador to Washington : EBAN
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Opportune : TIMELY
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Civics, e.g. : HONDAS
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Pioneer computer : ENIAC
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Dentist's request : RINSE
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Country singer Tubb : ERNEST
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Deems proper : SEESFIT
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One "C" in C.C.C. : CORPS
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Panoramic photos : SCENICS
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Energy : ZEST
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Oriental incense : ALOES
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Prior to : ERE
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Chinese discipline : TAICHI
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Visitor to Siam : ANNA
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Melodic pieces : ARIOSI
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Au pair: Var. : NANNIE
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Beats by a hair : EDGES
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Cousin of calypso : SKA
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Like some teas : HERBAL
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Prefix with -plasty : OSTEO
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"Half ___ is better..." : ALOAF
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Second in order : BETA
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Make a break for it : BOLT
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Styptic pencil stuff : ALUM
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Defense acronym : NATO
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It's a deal : SWAP
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Beep : PAGE
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Land on the Red Sea : ETHIOPIA
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Like some relationships : PLATONIC
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Unusually long : MARATHON
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Land under Down Under: Abbr. : TASM
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Blowhole : AIRVENT
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Ripened cheese : BRIE
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Hang loose : LOLL
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Spin doctor's concern : IMAGE
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Up : RISEN
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Whopped, old-style : SMOTE
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Holy scroll : TORAH
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___ couture : HAUTE
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Cry from within : ENTER
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Fools : ASSES
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Buck's mate : HIND
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Educ. helpers : PTAS
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"How ___!" : RUDE
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Big story : EPIC
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Prefix meaning "one-billionth" : NANO
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N.L. cap monogram : STL
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Merino mother : EWE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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