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New York Times, Monday, December 1, 1997

Second of two pieces of fire truck equipment

Author:
Mark Danna
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Danna

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Danna. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times12/1/97 ( No. 17,555 )
Across
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Fill in at the office : TEMP
5
Manias : FADS
9
Dressed : CLAD
13
L.A.-based petroleum giant : ARCO
14
"Dies ___" (hymn) : IRAE
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Salty : BRINY
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Corner square in Monopoly : JAIL
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Lounge : LAZE
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Suddenly leap (at) : LUNGE
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Second of two pieces of fire truck equipment : LATTERLADDER
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Take for granted : ASSUME
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Paragons : IDEALS
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More drenched minister, at times : WETTERWEDDER
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One who's out of this world? : ALIEN
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Pays attention to : HEEDS
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Pie holder : PAN
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Ranges of knowledge : KENS
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Smutty : DIRTY
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Ending with Cine- or cyclo- : RAMA
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Count ___ & His Orchestra : BASIE
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Motive questioner : CYNIC
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Resentful auctiongoer : BITTERBIDDER
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___-Lorraine (French region) : ALSACE
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"Relax, soldiers!" : ATEASE
47
Murmur "a good bad-weather race horse" : MUTTERMUDDER
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Thrown for ___ : ALOOP
52
Footnote abbr. : IBID
53
Morsel for Miss Muffet : CURD
57
Former Sen. Sam and family : NUNNS
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Highway hauler : SEMI
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Manipulator : USER
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Enzyme suffixes : ASES
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Mahogany or maple : TREE
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Prepare, as the way : PAVE
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Period in history : ERA
3
AT&T alternative : MCI
4
Harms the environment : POLLUTES
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Aquarium purifier : FILTER
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"I smell ___!" : ARAT
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Stun : DAZE
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Clairvoyant : SEER
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Less refined : CRUDER
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Actress Hamilton or Hunt : LINDA
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Heavenly host? : ANGEL
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Salon professionals : DYERS
15
In-line skates, for short : BLADES
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Prayer closer : AMEN
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Nixon staffer G. Gordon ___ : LIDDY
22
Conscious : AWAKE
23
Tennis star with a palindromic name : SELES
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Limited work assignment : STINT
27
Bridge precursor : WHIST
28
Strange : EERIE
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Discourage from acting : DETER
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Bear that's not really a bear : PANDA
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Gallic girlfriends : AMIES
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Library gizmo : DATER
37
International golf competition : RYDERCUP
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Bodybuilder's bulges : BICEPS
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Commend officially : CITE
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Majorettes twirl them : BATONS
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Villain, slangily : BADDIE
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Major oven maker : AMANA
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Doozies : LULUS
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Rock : STONE
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Morning haze : MIST
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Over, in Österreich : UBER
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Bygone phone call cost : DIME
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Olympics chant : USA
55
Gun, as an engine : REV
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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