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New York Times, Tuesday, December 16, 1997

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
"___ which will live in infamy": F.D.R.
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Minimum word length: 4 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Gorski. Tuesday freshness: 17%
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© 1997, The New York Times12/16/97 ( No. 17,570 )
Across
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They welcome people at the door : MATS
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Lariat : REATA
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Carrier to Jerusalem : ELAL
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News "items" : DUOS
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___ Island (immigrants' spot) : ELLIS
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Turkish title : AGHA
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"Inventions of the Monsters" artist : DALI
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German currency, informally : DMARK
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Mother of country music : NAOMIJUDD
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"___ Johnny!" : HERES
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Takes care of : SEESTO
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River to the Fulda : EDER
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Alpine transport : TBAR
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Not just : UNFAIR
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Cousin of a stogie : CLARO
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Colorless : PALE
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Arm bone : ULNA
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Prefix with mechanics : AERO
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Tasmanian ___ : DEVIL
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Bonkers : DAFT
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Caroled : SANG
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"Got you" : ISEE
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Fernando's farewell : ADIOS
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Famous last words? : THEEND
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Garage job : LUBE
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Cheer (for) : ROOT
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Lawrence's land : ARABIA
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Eastern mystic : SWAMI
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Melville hero : BILLYBUDD
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"The Rebel" essayist : CAMUS
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Romantic interlude : IDYL
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Out of port : ASEA
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Positive pole : ANODE
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Singer Horne : LENA
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Cross-check : TEST
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Types wearing pocket protectors : NERDS
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Extend credit : LEND
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Point on Columbus's compass : ESTE
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Stands for : MEANS
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Lake life : ALGAE
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Western resort : TAHOE
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Shuts vehemently : SLAMS
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Handyman's assignment : ODDJOB
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Molokai meal : LUAU
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Like some charge cards : GOLD
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"All kidding ___..." : ASIDE
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"Little" storybook character : REDHEN
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Cartoon character with a big gun : ELMERFUDD
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Agricultural chemical : ALAR
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Enervate : TIRE
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Entreats : ASKS
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"Tell ___ the Marines!" : ITTO
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One-on-one : DUEL
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Copies : APES
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Get tangled up : RAVEL
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Data : INFO
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Lab runners : RATS
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Ski resort legwear? : CAST
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Wife of Jacob : LEAH
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Composer Thomas : ARNE
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Onetime CBS anchor : ROGERMUDD
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Stead : LIEU
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Purcell's "___ and Aeneas" : DIDO
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Hawk's home: Var. : AERY
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Boom and zoom : NOISES
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"Ode to Billie Joe," e.g. : BALLAD
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Govt. security : TBILL
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Drop off : ABATE
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Double-deckers, e.g. : BUSES
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That is : IDEST
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"___ which will live in infamy": F.D.R. : ADATE
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Glance over : SCAN
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Drop off : WANE
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Love overseas : AMOR
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Concept for Claudette : IDEE
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Newswoman Sherr : LYNN

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