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RR Crossings

New York Times, Sunday, November 9, 1997

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1109 ( 17,533 )
Across
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Bygone geographical inits. : SSR
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Area south of the Atlas Mountains : SAHARA
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Copier : APER
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Spots : ADS
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Western Athletic Conf. team : UTEP
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Five-time Sugar Bowl champs : OLEMISS
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Opera based on two Wedekind plays : LULU
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Popular 20's auto : REO
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Conservative group : RADICALRIGHT
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Newspaper employee : PRESSMAN
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Arouse : FIREUP
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Parting words : ADIEUS
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Wolfgang Köhler's movement : GESTALT
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Where the current enters : ANODE
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Ran : FLED
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His real name was Ernesto : CHE
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Site of ancient Samos : IONIA
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Kind of eng. : CIV
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Boys : TADS
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Tour de France activity : ROADRACING
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Trenton-to-Newark dir. : ENE
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Parts of hoops : RIMS
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Hair-dyeing job : ROOTS
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P.R., so to speak : INK
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"The Magus" setting : GREECE
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St. Lawrence Seaway terminus : DULUTH
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Sultanate on the South China Sea : BRUNEI
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Apt. divisions : RMS
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Canary relatives : SERINS
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___ hawk (American bird) : COOPERS
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Host : EMCEE
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High ground : UPLAND
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The Fighting Tigers, for short : LSU
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Fa follower : SOL
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___-di-dah : LAH
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Wreck : DERAIL
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San ___ (Marin County seat) : RAFAEL
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Literary monogram : TSE
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George's brother : IRA
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Woosnam of the P.G.A. : IAN
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Demonstrated, in a dramatic way : RIOTED
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Ogees, e.g. : ESSES
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Meteorological concern : AIRMASS
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Grave : SOMBER
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Heat meas. : BTU
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Mogadishu resident : SOMALI
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Jamie Lee in "Halloween" : LAURIE
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Home runs, in baseball slang : TATERS
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Resentment : IRE
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A one ___ chance : INTEN
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Character builder? : GENE
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Nav. rank : ENS
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Place for a target group? : RIFLERANGE
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Rocky Lane spoke for him : MRED
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Slangy turndown : NAW
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Some museum rooms : ATRIA
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With 89-Down, a casino cry : LET
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Nuremberg negative : NEIN
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Andy Kaufman role on "Taxi" : LATKA
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Family reunion attender : GRANDMA
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In installments : ONTIME
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More comely : FAIRER
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As tight as possible? : TIPSIEST
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Area for improvement? : RECOVERYROOM
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Payroll service giant, initially : ADP
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Big sports event sponsor : NIKE
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Excel : ACHIEVE
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Thou : GEE
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Kind of student : GRAD
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Drove : HERDED
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Scholarly prof.'s degree : LLD
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Superficial : SURFACE
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Adding some color to : STAINING
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Kids' game : REDROVER
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Controversial 70's-80's sitcom : SOAP
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"That's ___!" : ALL
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Ushers in : HERALDS
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LSD and others : AMIDES
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Set : RIGID
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New York stadium name : ASHE
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High mountain : ALP
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Rid : PURGED
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Gen. Robt. ___ : ELEE
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"The Deer Hunter" event : RUSSIANROULETTE
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Fashion label since 1975 : ARMANI
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Handle, as goods : DEALIN
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"The Volcano Lover" novelist : SONTAG
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Motley : PIED
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R-V connection : STU
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English source : CUE
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Prepare for an emergency, in a way : STOCKUP
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Lawn-care products brand : SCOTTS
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Recognition : FAME
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Talk (over) : HASH
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Some contractions : TICS
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Certain tournament : ROUNDROBIN
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RNA sugar : RIBOSE
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Special ed course : REMEDIALREADING
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Part of an address : RURALROUTE
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"Romeo Is Bleeding" actress : OLIN
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"Maid of Athens, ___ we part": Byron : ERE
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Supermarket section : DELI
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Retreats : NESTS
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Jagged : EROSE
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British ___ : ISLES
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Marienbad, for one : SPA
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Covered : CLAD
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1981 Literature Nobelist Canetti : ELIAS
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Video game adventurer : MARIO
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Kind of school : CHARM
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Beverage servers : URNS
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More compliant : EASIER
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To ___ : ATEE
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"___ sher!" : FER
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Nagy of Hungary : IMRE
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Ask (for) : SUE
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Proxy votes : MAILINS
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Serenaded : SANGTO
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Ring : BAND
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Come-on : LINE
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"Happy Days" type : TEEN
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Building manager's schedule : RENTROLL
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Hooey : SNAKEOIL
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Caused distress : GRIEVED
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Was overrun : SWARMED
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Not uniform : RAGTAG
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See 95-Across : ITRIDE
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Parlor treat : FRAPPE
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Panhandle site : ALASKA
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Nixon's "In the Arena," e.g. : MEMOIR
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Suitable spot : NICHE
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Ballad : LAY
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Suffix with concession : AIRE
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Rabin's predecessor : MEIR
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Marksmanship org. founded in 1871 : NRA
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Georgia ___ : TECH
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Mister Rogers, for one : FRED
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Clarinetist Lewis : TED
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Early evictee : EVE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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