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New York Times, Friday, December 19, 1997

Author:
John Wolting
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Wolting

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wolting. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1219 ( 17,573 )
Across
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Bribed : PAIDOFF
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Duties : TASKS
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Library transactions : RENEWALS
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Barbecuer's supply : BUTANE
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Feelers : ANTENNAE
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Admittance : ENTREE
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Alters course : VEERS
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Sugar ___ : MAPLE
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Perceive : GET
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Break bread : DINE
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Philip Morris brand : MERIT
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Carpenter's groove : DADO
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Explain further : ADD
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Carter Secretary of State : VANCE
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Japanese-American : NISEI
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Dry out : PARCH
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Unpolished leather : RUSSET
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Interrogation technique : GOODCOPBADCOP
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Slips : LAPSES
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Hot-tempered, energetic type : ARIES
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Doing things : ASTIR
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Beams : GRINS
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Demon ___ : RUM
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Tiny isthmus : SPIT
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Tiler's need : PUTTY
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Not-so-powerful currency : PESO
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Close (in) : HEM
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___ point : PETIT
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Entire spectrum : GAMUT
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Electronics groundbreaker : EDISON
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"Gentlemen, you are welcome to ___": Hamlet : ELSINORE
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Bush whackers? : RAZORS
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0, in some measures : SEALEVEL
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Wasn't vigilant : SLEPT
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Salon supplies : ROLLERS
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Newspaper founded in 1912 : PRAVDA
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Epic of a wanderer : AENEID
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Have in view : INTEND
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Moline, Ill., manufacturer : DEERE
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Acknowledges : OWNS
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Car engine component : FAN
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Guitar genre : FLAMENCO
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Ignore, with "out" : TUNE
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Envelope abbr. : ATT
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Sea in a Jean Rhys title : SARGASSO
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Like awful mud : KNEEDEEP
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End of a boss's order : SEETOIT
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Police groups : SEARCHPARTIES
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Big shot at a bar? : BELT
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It has a shell : PIE
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1991 Grammy-winner Cohn et al. : MARCS
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Tiddlywinks, e.g. : DISCS
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Skywalker foe : VADER
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"David" and others : NUDES
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Propose : POSIT
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Inclement : RAINY
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Step on it : GASPEDAL
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Make the best of : OPTIMIZE
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Less flexible : BRITTLER
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They raise crops : LASHERS
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Instinctive : GUT
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Doff : REMOVE
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One making a big return : USURER
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Parts of chains : MOTELS
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Composes : PENS
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Discussion group : PANEL
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What's left : PORT
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Quarter pint : GILL
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Be all wet : SOP
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___ Miguel (largest of the Azores) : SAO

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