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New York Times, Monday, December 14, 1998

Author:
Randy Sowell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randy Sowell

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {CJKQX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Sowell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1214 ( 17,933 )

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Across
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A three-of-a-kind beats it : PAIR
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Glided : SLID
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Stun : AMAZE
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Too : ALSO
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Newsweek rival : TIME
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Poorer, as excuses go : LAMER
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Formal dance : BALL
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Give off : EMIT
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Trim limbs : PRUNE
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Something of trivial importance : SMALLPOTATOES
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"My Cousin Vinny" Oscar winner Marisa : TOMEI
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Televise : AIR
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Bad ___ (German spa) : EMS
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Alcott classic : LITTLEWOMEN
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Spawning fish : SHAD
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Buck's mate : DOE
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Michelangelo statue : PIETA
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Achingly desire : PINEFOR
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"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" co-star : EDASNER
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Make amends : ATONE
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Muhammad ___ : ALI
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To be, in Toulouse : ETRE
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Don Ho's theme song : TINYBUBBLES
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Porker's pad : STY
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Actress Zadora : PIA
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"The Lion King" lion : SIMBA
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Windmill setting : MINIATUREGOLF
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Think out loud : OPINE
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___-American relations : SINO
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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String bean's opposite : FATSO
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Oklahoma city : ENID
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Huge : VAST
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Test, as a garment : TRYON
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Certain NCO's : SGTS
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Big name in brewing : PABST
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"Remember the ___" : ALAMO
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44-Across's faith : ISLAM
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Esther of TV's "Good Times" : ROLLE
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Part of a process : STEP
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Prom night transport : LIMO
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Ape : IMITATE
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Particular : DETAIL
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Brand for Bowser : ALPO
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Stallion's mate : MARE
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Kind of park : AMUSEMENT
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Buddhist state : ZEN
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Before, in poetry : ERE
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Diamond ___ : LIL
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Three, in Torino : TRE
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Poet's constraint : METER
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Entrap : SNARE
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Bride's words : IDO
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High craggy hill : TOR
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Depression-era program: Abbr. : WPA
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River to the Seine : OISE
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Tiffs : SPATS
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Bandleader's cry : HITIT
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Fame's opposite : ANONYMITY
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When said three times, a liar's policy : DENY
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Jan. follower : FEB
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Pipe bend : ELL
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Go out, as a flame : DIE
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Letting up : ABATING
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Wire service inits. : UPI
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Slants : BIASES
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Opposite NNW : SSE
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"___ at the office" : IGAVE
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Back tooth : MOLAR
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Ecstasy : BLISS
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___ worse than death : AFATE
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Not ___ many words : INSO
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Sign gas : NEON
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Measuring standard : UNIT
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Axles : RODS
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Many a time : OFT
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Golfer's goal : PAR

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

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