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New York Times, Saturday, December 20, 1997

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1220 ( 17,574 )

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Across
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Surfing aid? : WEBBROWSER
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"What'll ___?" (bartender's question) : ITBE
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Superimpose : OVERSTRIKE
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Trounce : MAUL
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Muster Day enrollees : MILITIAMEN
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Went down : SLID
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Set down : ALIT
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Taste : SIP
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Esther of "Good Times" : ROLLE
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Madre's little one : NENE
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Prefix with -pod : TETRA
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Passing stats: Abbr. : YDS
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Barrett of Pink Floyd : SYD
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Manama is its capital : BAHRAIN
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Primitive abode : HUT
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Made smooth : EASED
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Quaint dance : SOCKHOP
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Slight edge : HAIR
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1994 Emmy-winner Ward : SELA
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From that cause : THEREOF
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Go over old ground? : REMAP
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Small deer : ROE
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Grand Am competitor : CUTLASS
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Directed : LED
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Sewing ___ : AWL
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Terrified, perhaps : ASHEN
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Guernsey, for one : ISLE
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Ill-gotten gains : GRIFT
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"Die Meistersinger" soprano : EVA
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Exclusive : SOLE
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Crackers : LOCO
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Figured out, in a way : DECIPHERED
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Parrot : APER
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Better : AMELIORATE
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It may be out on a limb : NEST
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Good judgment : HORSESENSE
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"A ___ Face" (Joan Crawford film) : WOMANS
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Curse : EVILEYE
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Actress Montgomery : BELINDA
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Commercial name part meaning "shiny" : BRITE
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Alphabet sequence : RST
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Publisher Chandler : OTIS
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Apparition : WRAITH
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Grins self-consciously : SIMPERS
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
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One of a cartoon duo : REN
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"___ Excited" (1984 hit) : IMSO
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Hunting cry : TALLYHO
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Deposit : BUILDUP
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Tribal leaders, maybe : ELDEST
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Gets to : RANKLES
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D. H. Lawrence ranch site : TAOS
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Kitchen gadgets : RICERS
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Fierce fighter : BEARCAT
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Parting words : ADIEUS
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Who blows thar : SHE
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Part of the leg : HAM
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"Call It Sleep" novelist : ROTH
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Dinghy attachment, often : TOWROPE
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Spirals : HELICES
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Con man : FLEECER
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Loser : ALSORAN
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Some ammunition : PELLETS
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Topcoat : RAGLAN
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Shoemaking sites : ANVILS
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One of rock's Ramones : DEEDEE
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Grenoble's department : ISERE
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Means of defense : FORT
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"...baked in ___" : APIE
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Long keystroke : DAH
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First name in comedy : EMO
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Laugh sounds : HOS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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