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New York Times, Friday, December 12, 1997

Card game also called high-low-jack

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJQWX} Spans: 4 Grid has super-symmetry. This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 1997, The New York Times12/12/97 ( No. 17,566 )
Across
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Fit : SUITED
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Cricket sounds : CHIRRS
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Ordinary : MUNDANE
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More available for use : HANDIER
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Brother of Tamar, in the Bible : ABSALOM
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Pestiferous : IRKSOME
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Mathematician's ordinal : NTH
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"The Lux Show" star of 50's TV : CLOONEY
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Empty (of) : RID
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Deadline, sometimes : NOON
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Jackson and others : ANNES
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___-Honey (candy bar) : BITO
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Register : ENROL
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Map rtes. : STS
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Apply (for) : PUTIN
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Comics debut of 3/12/51 : DENNISTHEMENACE
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Caddie's item : SCORECARD
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Four-star ratings, say : CRITICALACCLAIM
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Move, in a way : REPOT
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Up to, informally : TIL
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Reddish-orangish brown : HENNA
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Order on an order : ASAP
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I.Q. test name : BINET
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In ___ (undisturbed) : SITU
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Whup : TAN
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Card game also called high-low-jack : SEVENUP
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McDaniel of C&W : MEL
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Speak for the dead : ELEGIZE
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Hauling fee : DRAYAGE
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Make like new : REMODEL
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Removed by melting, e.g. : ABLATED
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In Solomon's way : SAGELY
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Kind of room : ROMPER
Down
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Low sound : SUBTONE
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Like Samson, before Delilah : UNSHORN
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Gilbert and Sullivan princess : IDA
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Sprinkle after a shower : TALC
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Part of a famous plane name : ENOLA
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Without reticence : DEMONSTRATIVELY
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It has a 60-year cycle : CHINESECALENDAR
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Small game : HARES
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Very dark : INKY
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Map rtes. : RDS
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1942 Abbott and Costello movie : RIORITA
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Arab, e.g. : SEMITIC
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Kind of flight : MANNED
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Not in its original form : REDONE
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At risk : ONTHELINE
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Going on and on : NONSTOP
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___ of joy (newborns) : BUNDLES
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Permissible : LICIT
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Toehold? : PERCH
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Part of A.S.P.C.A.: Abbr. : SOC
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Big ___ : MAC
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Hole in the ground : CRATER
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Antique dealers' deals : RESALES
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Locale in a 1964 hit : IPANEMA
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Provide pizazz : ANIMATE
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Whole thing : INTEGER
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Bear-clawed : MAULED
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Automobile headlight holder : BEZEL
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Certain engine : TURBO
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Support, with "with" : SIDE
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Lifeline site : PALM
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Prince in Ezekiel : GOG
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Trap : YAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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