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New York Times, Monday, November 9, 1998

With 61-Down, a California city

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times11/9/98 ( No. 17,898 )
Across
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Step : STAIR
6
Canyon reply : ECHO
10
Place to plop down : SOFA
14
Vietnam's capital : HANOI
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Sticky stuff : GOOP
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Building additions : ELLS
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Mimicking : APING
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Fraternity rush period : GREEKWEEK
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French article : LES
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Pulitzer winner James : AGEE
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Kitchen appliances : RANGES
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Took out to dinner : TREATED
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Trophy display room : DEN
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Young 'un : TOT
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Note excusing tardiness : LATEPASS
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Access AOL, e.g. : LOGON
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"___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
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"Blondie" kid : ELMO
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Rocky's nickname, with "the" : ITALIANSTALLION
41
Gangster's girl : MOLL
42
What unfriendly dogs do : BITE
43
Mournful poem : ELEGY
44
Simple folk : PEASANTS
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Have a debt : OWE
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Joining : UNITING
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More convenient : EASIER
56
Ever's partner : ANON
57
Neither's partner : NOR
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Brand of cocoa : SWISSMISS
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With 61-Down, a California city : SANTA
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Bridge-crossing fee : TOLL
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Pain in the neck? : ACHE
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They bend in prayer : KNEES
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Sunburn soother : ALOE
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Lascivious look : LEER
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Football gains : YARDS
Down
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Commandment word : SHALT
2
Become narrow : TAPER
3
Licorice flavor : ANISE
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Charged atom : ION
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Tubular pasta : RIGATONI
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Urged (on) : EGGED
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Apple leftover : CORE
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Farmer's tool : HOE
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Light musical work : OPERETTA
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Stitched : SEWN
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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Run away : FLEE
13
Questions : ASKS
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"Citizen ___" : KANE
22
Understand : GET
25
Many of the Marshall Islands : ATOLLS
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"The Divine Comedy" writer : DANTE
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Shopping aids : LISTS
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Blowgun ammunition : PELLET
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Visibility reducer : SMOG
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Walkman maker : SONY
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Walk falteringly : LIMP
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Siouan speaker : OTOE
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Big party : GALA
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Activist Bryant : ANITA
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Strange : ABNORMAL
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1998 name in the news : LEWINSKY
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Pub offerings : ALES
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Lennon's mate : ONO
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Racing great Al : UNSER
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Word with circle or city : INNER
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Famous : NOTED
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What Astroturf replaces : GRASS
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"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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M.P.'s quarry : AWOL
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Fodder holder : SILO
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___ of Wight : ISLE
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Wimbledon winner, 1975 : ASHE
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Rocks, to a bartender : ICE
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See 60-Across : ANA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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