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New York Times, Saturday, December 12, 1998

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 93 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1212 ( 17,931 )
Across
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It usually comes with a new shirt : SALESSLIP
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Lacquer : JAPAN
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Wisenheimer : KNOWITALL
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Wide open : AGAPE
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Forever : INDELIBLY
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Takes out : DATES
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Act of war? : TUG
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Cluster : KNOT
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Go back : REVERT
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Russian figure skater Protopopov : OLEG
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Critical : GRAVE
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Noted Folies-Bergère designer : ERTE
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Word with golf or grass : WIDOW
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Slant : SKEW
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Not quite tight : SNUG
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Cluck : OAF
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Stumbles : ERRS
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Notable W.W. II neutral: Abbr. : ARG
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Splitting headache? : CUSTODYBATTLE
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Humanities degs. : MAS
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The Fleetwoods, e.g., of 50's-60's pop : TRIO
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Scorecard line : PAR
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Exec's request : ASAP
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Data transfer speed unit : BAUD
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"Multiplicity" director, 1996 : RAMIS
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Ludicrous : ANTIC
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___-Aven (home of Paul Gauguin) : PONT
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Slept (away) : SNORED
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Cries of triumph : HAHS
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Fraternity letter : RHO
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Waikiki wannabe : HODAD
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Heavenly : CELESTIAL
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Not answer directly : EVADE
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"Meteorologica" writer : ARISTOTLE
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One making pronouncements : SAYER
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Clothing store designations : MENSSIZES
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Aspen feature : SKITOW
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Rings : ANNULI
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Stuck : LODGED
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One in a fold : EWE
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Regal material : SILK
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Smart : STING
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Dwells on : LABORS
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1972 Staple Singers #1 hit : ILLTAKEYOUTHERE
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Carry on : PLY
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Green hue : JADE
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Sisals, e.g. : AGAVES
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Kind of advice : PATERNAL
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Crack : APERTURE
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Mutual fund holdings, often : NESTEGG
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Package up before forwarding : REWRAP
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Gunks : GOOS
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Sink or swim, e.g. : VERB
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Interior Secretary under Reagan : WATT
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Proscribed: Var. : FORBAD
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Ratings unit : STAR
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Heartbreaker type : CASANOVA
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It's seen in blue-and-white boxes : USATODAY
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Zoologist Fossey : DIAN
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Skeet device : TRAP
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Rush sites : MARSHES
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Flaunt : PARADE
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Try to reach a talk show, say : DIALIN
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Saint-___, Switzerland : MORITZ
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"...but I didn't ___" : INHALE
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Gown accessories : STOLES
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Battle of wits : CHESS
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River in Hesse : EDER
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High fliers : SSTS
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Machine part : CAM
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French pronoun : TOI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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