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New York Times, Thursday, December 11, 1997

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1211 ( 17,565 )
Across
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Twaddle : PAP
4
Sears one's steers : BRANDS
10
Binge : TOOT
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Gompers's grp. : AFL
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American hardwood : REDOAK
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"Aunt" with a 1979 best seller : ERMA
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Letters often followed by a number : IOU
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Coolness : APATHY
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First name? : ADAM
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Bouquets : NOSEGAYS
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Holography needs : LASERS
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Con jobs : STINGS
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"Consider Yourself" musical : OLIVER
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Stew : FRET
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Mergenthaler patent of 1884 : LINOTYPE
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Atlanta's Bill Campbell, e.g. : MAYOR
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Guys who use come-on lines? : ADMEN
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Masseur's need : OIL
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Tautomeric compound : ENOL
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Acts like a quidnunc : PRIES
37
Nonexistent : NULL
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St. Anthony's cross : TAU
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Trigger pullers? : REINS
40
Essential parts : CORES
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Heights : STATURES
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Kitties : POTS
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Léger, e.g. : CUBIST
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Moving to the rhythm : INSTEP
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Card catalogue entries : TITLES
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Personally : ONETOONE
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Trollope's "Lady ___" : ANNA
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"Ars Poetica" poet : HORACE
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Cause of some shaking : DTS
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"Put ___ my tab" : ITON
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Soccer squad : ELEVEN
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Quaker verb : ART
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"The Outsiders" actor : LOWE
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Rub' al Khali, e.g. : DESERT
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Sycophant's response : YES
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Special effort : PAINS
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What the game may be : AFOOT
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Come-on line : PLUSIFYOUACTNOW
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Rodomontade user : BRAGGER
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Meal : REPAST
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Start of a Marx Brothers title : ADAY
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Come-on line : NOTSOLDINSTORES
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Morse bit : DAH
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Postcard scenes, sometimes : SKYLINES
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Afternoon service : TEASET
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Come-on line : ORDERYOURSTODAY
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"ER" actor Epps : OMAR
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Dundee toppers : TAMS
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Sign up : ENROL
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River at Bristol : AVON
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Bartender's "twists," maybe : LIMES
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Stack : PILE
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Connecting pipes : ELLS
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Expansion team of 1962 : METS
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Gray area?: Abbr. : ANAT
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The cardinal fire sign : ARIES
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Became extinct : PERISHED
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"That's a lie!" : NOTSO
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Yokel : RUBE
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Carefree : CONTENT
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New Orleans university : TULANE
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Textile joiner : PIECER
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Between, in Bayonne : ENTRE
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Gnats and brats : PESTS
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Shadow : TAIL
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Fascinated by : INTO
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Narthex neighbor : NAVE
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Good ___ boy : OLE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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