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New York Times, Saturday, December 26, 1998

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 230 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1226 ( 17,945 )
Across
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"Steele Justice" actress : SELAWARD
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"From the Terrace" author and family : OHARAS
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Firebrand : AGITATOR
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Travel by aeroplano : VOLARE
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Avalon's locale : CATALINA
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Flying high : ELATED
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Arms race abbr. : SDI
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Display case : ETAGERE
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Like Handel's Suite No. 5 : INE
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Blather : GAS
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Hit high into the air : LOFT
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Take off : SOAR
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Luxurious resorts : SPAS
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Duke University locale : DURHAM
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Powerhouses : TITANS
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Diamondback : TERRAPIN
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Atmospheric pressure measurer : ANEROID
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"Growing Young" author Ashley : MONTAGU
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Ended : RESULTED
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Hosed down : WETTED
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Capital on the Tagus estuary : LISBON
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Kin of -ule : ETTE
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Destroyer destroyer : MINE
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Kind of steak : TUNA
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Inflation ender : ARY
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Incense : IRE
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Like some cameras nowadays : DIGITAL
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Something to chew over : CUD
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Gunpowder holder : TEABAG
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___ Republic : MALAGASY
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Better : ENRICH
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Complete : UNBROKEN
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Any stanza in Burns's "To a Mouse" : SESTET
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Steer out of control? : STAMPEDE
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Alveoli : SACS
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"Holy Toledo!" : EGAD
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Contests at the bar? : LITIGATES
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___ loss : ATA
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Where the Wye River rises : WALES
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Bickering : ATIT
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First name in clowns : RONALD
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Prolong : DRAGOUT
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Make a baseball boo-boo : OVERTHROW
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Flag location : HOLE
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___ mort (dispirited) : ALA
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I.Q., e.g. : RATIO
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"The Lady or the Tiger?" setting : ARENA
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When haroseth is eaten : SEDER
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Conductor Kurtz : EFREM
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Most of the time : ASARULE
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Speak with spotty knowledge : SMATTER
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General acquisition : STAR
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Emulate Echo : PINE
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"Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind" composer : ARNE
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Do not, in old Rome : NOLI
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Waits and sees : SITSTIGHT
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Rhyme that's done by hand? : PATTYCAKE
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Belinda Carlisle's "___ Weak" : IGET
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Hosiery shade : NUDE
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Correct code : DEBUG
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Popular radio personality : DONIMUS
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Floating : NATANT
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Backbiters : MITES
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"The Woman," to Sherlock : IRENE
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Gets in range of : NEARS
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It may be false : ALARM
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Bait fish : DACE
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Goya's "The Duchess of ___" : ALBA
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Worn : USED
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Centimeter-gram-second unit : DYNE
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Shtick : BIT
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Elephant group : GOP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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