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New York Times, Friday, December 13, 1996

Author:
J. Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 98 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1213 ( 17,202 )

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Across
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Glower : STARE
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Yuri's love : LARA
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Crooked : WRY
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"Hill Street Blues" star : HAMEL
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Athletic supporter? : PROCAREER
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With lance in hand : ATILT
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W.W. II fighter planes : SPITFIRES
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Indiana city or college : MARION
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Sent into orbit : LOFTED
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Pen name : CROSS
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Soak flax : RET
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Composer of "The Christmas Song" : MELTORME
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Opener, of sorts : SCENEI
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Farm females : EWES
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___ culpa : MEA
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Constitutional : STROLL
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Seam : SEW
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Holes over which timber is cut : SAWPITS
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1969 Super Bowl : III
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Olympus support : TRIPOD
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Post-op destination : ICU
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Barker of filmdom : ASTA
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Undertake : ASSUME
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"Best of luck!" : GODSPEED
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Court matter : RES
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Petty criticism : SNIPE
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It's used for trim : CHROME
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"The Wizard of Oz" prop : OILCAN
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Direction at sea : TRUENORTH
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Game, to Guglielmo : GIOCO
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Paint additives : HARDENERS
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Gumbo dishes : OKRAS
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Temple University athlete : OWL
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Reduced-fare program? : DIET
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Drill targets : TEETH
Down
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Pretended : SHAM
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"Bye!" : TATA
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Old song "Abdul Abulbul ___" : AMIR
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Survivors : RELICTS
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Corrida cynosure : ELTORO
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Contents of some sleeves : LPS
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Dada figure : ARP
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Make muddy : ROIL
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Group once directed by Lee Strasberg : ACTORSSTUDIO
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"As you ___" : WERE
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Thatcher's need : REED
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Jr. et al. : YRS
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Feigns : AFFECTS
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Singer of the "High Noon" theme : RITTER
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Glenn Close stage role : NORMADESMOND
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Diving duck : SMEW
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Porpoises : SEAPIGS
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Host of note : MESTA
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Juice holders : EWERS
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"The Chronicles of Narnia" author : LEWIS
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Bruit (about) : NOISE
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Power ___ : ELITE
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It's a long story : ILIAD
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Unnamed person : SOMEONE
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Object of devotion : ICON
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Ran smoothly : PURRED
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Simian : APELIKE
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Tap : SPIGOT
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Animal stomach : CRAW
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Catapult : HURL
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"Dear mother Ida, harken ___ die" (Tennyson refrain) : EREI
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Like some beliefs : CORE
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It may look on a king : ACAT
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Bite : NOSH
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Vietnam's Le Duc ___ : THO
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Past-due amount? : TRE
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Presidential inits. : HST

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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