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New York Times, Friday, December 16, 1994

Author:
A.J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 198 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 1216 ( 16,474 )

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Across
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Bleat : BAA
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Abandon : SCRUB
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Falsehood : TALE
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Hosp. chart : EEG
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Computer scooter : MOUSE
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Iron Eagle of W.W. II : LEMAY
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Sin : ERR
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Built (on) : ADDED
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Dream girl of song : IRENE
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Start of a quip : POETRYISLIVING
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Roger of the balcony : EBERT
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Get high marks : ACE
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Failure : DUD
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Novelist _____ Mae Brown : RITA
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Despicable ones : SLIME
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Next in line : HEIR
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Reproducer : COPYCAT
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Inferior : SHODDY
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More of the quip : PROOFTHAT
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Optimally : ATBEST
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Mideast river to the Mediterranean : ORONTES
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Rough finish : SHOD
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Passed : THREW
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_____ College, N.C. : ELON
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Pivot : HUB
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Bind : TIE
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Capri, to Loren : ISOLA
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End of the quip : RHYMEDOESNTPAY
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Superior to : ABOVE
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Relish : GUSTO
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Treasury dept. : IRS
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Improve a rough draft : REPEN
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Bomb site of 1943-45 : ESSEN
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Peeples of ''Fame'' : NIA
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H.S.T. or D.D.E. : PRES
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''The Minister's Wooing'' author : STOWE
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''Polly'' playwright John : GAY
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Pager : BEEPER
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Kind of dancing : AEROBIC
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Accept : AGREETO
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Sting : SMART
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Scout of renown : CODY
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Designer Gernreich : RUDI
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Exploits : USES
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Madhouse : BEDLAM
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Actress Garr : TERI
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Made alterations : AMENDED
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Spiritless : LANGUID
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Vision : EYE
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Performing : LIVE
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In a corner : TRAPPED
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Skating extravaganza : ICESHOW
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Desiccate : DRY
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Terrier : SCOTTIE
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Pathet _____ (Communist group) : LAO
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''I Can Get _____ You Wholesale'' ('62 musical) : ITFOR
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Most popular : HOTTEST
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'90 and '95 e.g. : YRS
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Solo in space : HAN
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Three, in Capri : TRE
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Mountain tree : ASH
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Walter Mitty's creator : THURBER
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''Road'' star : BOBHOPE
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Running for one's wife? : ELOPING
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Sunrooms : SOLARIA
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Is noncommittal : HEDGES
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Oppose : NAYSAY
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Some U.S. agents : TMEN
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_____ fell swoop : INONE
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Designer St. Laurent : YVES
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Supplant : OUST
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Sinclair rival : ESSO
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Onetime flight attendant, slangily : STEW
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3-D art pioneer : ARP

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

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