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BLANKETS

New York Times, Sunday, December 28, 1997

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 166, Blocks: 92 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1228 ( 17,582 )
Across
1
Heist gain : LOOT
5
East German secret police : STASI
10
"Star Wars" princess : LEIA
14
Attack moves : SWOOPS
20
S : TENNISMATCHPARTS
23
Alpo competition : KALKAN
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P : HOUSEHOLDANIMALS
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Threatening finale : ORELSE
26
Clinton has two : ENS
27
Buys or leases : PROCURES
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Miller hero : LOMAN
30
Downed : ATE
31
Shakespeare, e.g. : POET
32
Here on the authority of : SENTBY
35
Ripken, Jr. and Sr. : CALS
36
"And I Love ___" : HER
37
Had the know-how : COULD
39
Mo. parts : WKS
40
Hot : EROTIC
42
Knots : NODI
43
"Cabaret" director : BOBFOSSE
45
Tract : AREA
46
1968 track and field gold medalist : BEAMON
48
Former Swedish P.M. Palme : OLOF
49
J : WESTSIDESTORYGANG
55
Water around the Ijsselmeer : ZEE
56
Wrap : BOA
58
Medium-range U.S. missiles : THORS
59
Some feasts : SEDERS
60
Dolphin leader : DANMARINO
62
She's put out to pasture : EWE
63
Horror film staple : FOG
66
Vocal style : ARIOSO
69
Sat at home : WASIN
70
Either "M" of M&M's : MARS
73
Heroine of Tennessee Williams's "Summer and Smoke" : ALMA
74
N : NEWJERSEYBASKETBALLTEAM
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Basso Pinza : EZIO
80
Existentialist concern : ESSE
81
From Tabriz : IRANI
82
Wayne genre : OATERS
83
Whitish : WAN
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Printed : RAN
86
Popular museum exhibits : DINOSAURS
88
Anatomical cavities : FOSSAE
91
Irk : GETTO
92
Big dictionary section : ESS
93
Break : GAP
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L : GIVESPERMISSIONTO
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Pinball paths : ARCS
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Hill and Bryant : ANITAS
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Horseshoer's need : RASP
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Hostilities : ENMITIES
107
Greek architectural feature : STOA
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Circus : BIGTOP
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Wheat part : AWN
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Old-time actresses Markey and Bennett : ENIDS
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Oscar-winning Gibson : MEL
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Moravian, e.g. : SLAV
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Some clouds : STRATI
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Bit of fancy footwork : JETE
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Live : ARE
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Correo ___ (airmail) : AEREO
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Make eights, maybe : ICESKATE
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Kind of hotel : SRO
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Unlearned : INNATE
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M : SHEASTADIUMGROUP
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Made out : NECKED
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G : ASSUMESOWNERSHIP
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Positions : STEADS
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The best : TOPS
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Call it quits : DEMIT
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Complete : ATOZ
Down
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"Dog Day Afternoon" character : LEON
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Blame : ONUS
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Switch settings : ONS
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"The Crucifixion" painter : TIEPOLO
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Tariff co-sponsor of 1930 : SMOOT
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Common powder : TALC
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When the sun goes down : ATDUSK
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Near misses, maybe : SCARES
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"Wie geht es ___?" (German greeting) : IHNEN
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Flight : LAM
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Two or more periods : ERA
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"___ be all right" : ITLL
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Partner-to-be : ASSOCIATE
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Toast : SKOAL
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Alerts : WARNS
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"Bravo!" : OLE
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Choctaw for "red people" : OKLAHOMA
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Attached, in a way : PASTEDON
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Derisive : SNEERING
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Not just any : THE
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Remnants : SHREDS
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Ski run : PISTE
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"Buddy" : MAC
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Bit of a drag : PUFF
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Thin nails : BRADS
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Yesteryear : YORE
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King ___ Trio (popular 40's combo) : COLE
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___ d'amore : OBOE
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Baby : WEE
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Actress Harper : TESS
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Bettors bet on them : NAGS
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Dickens alias : BOZ
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Traveled horizontally : SWAM
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Cold one : BREW
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Heroine of 1847 : EYRE
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Alley mewers : STRAYS
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Lover of Pyramus : THISBE
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The duck in "Peter and the Wolf" : SONIA
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Armor-plated warship : IRONSIDES
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Black Sea port, new-style : ODESA
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Kind of path or pay : BASE
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___ about (approximately) : ONOR
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Karate school : DOJO
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Blows away : AWES
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Run for it : FLEE
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First name in bridge : OMAR
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Pinup features : GAMS
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Over : ANEW
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Shah ___ Pahlavi : REZA
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Game-ending pronouncement : IWIN
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Have it in mind : MEANTO
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When shadows almost disappear : ATNOON
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Grand slam foursome : RBIS
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Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
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Touch, say : SENSE
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Largest Greek island, to locals : KRITI
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Rawls and Reed : LOUS
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1968 Chemistry Nobelist Onsager : LARS
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Santa ___ : ROSA
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Egyptian menaces : ASPS
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Seemingly forever : AEON
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Greek cheese : FETA
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Reaches : ARRIVESAT
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On-line periodical, for short : EMAG
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Subject of a 1982 best seller : GSPOT
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Mapmaker's aid : GRID
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Crackerjacks : ACES
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They follow signatures : PSS
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Underground network : GASMAINS
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Forum locale : INTERNET
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R-rating reason : VIOLENCE
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Followers : ISTS
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Late evening : TEN
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End in ___ : ATIE
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What to do "in St. Louis" : MEETME
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An Acura : INTEGRA
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Ingot : BAR
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Geometrical solid : PRISM
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Major command : ATEASE
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Minerva's domain : WISDOM
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Full : SATED
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English university town : LEEDS
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Took steps : ACTED
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Quick holiday : JAUNT
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Very : OHSO
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New Zealander : KIWI
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London's ___ Square : SOHO
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Runner Rosie : RUIZ
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On the other side of the street: Abbr. : OPP
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Alias : AKA
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Unproven facility : ESP
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Hung. neighbor : AUS
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Alphabet trio : RST

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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