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New York Times, Wednesday, December 30, 1998

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
One barred from a U.N. no-fly zone
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. Nosowsky. Wednesday freshness: 17%
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© 1998, The New York Times12/30/98 ( No. 17,949 )
Across
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Striplings : LADS
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Storied rabbit : MOPSY
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"That's ___ to me!" : NEWS
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Sierra Club concern: Abbr. : ECOL
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One barred from a U.N. no-fly zone : IRAQI
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Say again : ECHO
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How Oliver categorized his meals? : GRUELANDUNUSUAL
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Smoothly change the subject : SEGUE
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"___ always say..." : ASI
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Say : STATE
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Mets, Jets or Nets : TEAM
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California Grenache, e.g. : ROSE
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It might bring you up to scratch : ITCH
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Wrestling hold for a recluse? : HERMITGRAB
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___ number on : DOA
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Zola heroine : NANA
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Musically flowing : LEGATO
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___ Haute, Ind. : TERRE
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They precede kicks, for short : TDS
42
Colchester's county : ESSEX
43
Ruler with a table : ARTHUR
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Biased type, briefly : ITAL
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Catsup catcher? : TIE
48
Organized bribery? : GRAFTUNION
50
Full house, e.g. : HAND
51
Zone : AREA
52
Sticks around a stake : PYRE
54
Big name in petroleum : AMOCO
57
Second notes : RES
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Dislike, and then some : ABHOR
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Soil and soot? : PARTNERSINGRIME
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Sacramento's ___ Arena : ARCO
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Poor boy : HOAGY
68
Panache : ELAN
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Bolshevik target : TSAR
70
Contemptible ones : SWINE
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Pattern of behavior : WONT
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Chair supports : LEGS
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Growing room : ACRE
3
QB Flutie : DOUG
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Magnifying glass carrier, maybe : SLEUTH
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Bulb, e.g. : ORNAMENT
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Walks softly : PADS
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Wiggle : SQUIRM
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The dark side : YIN
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Rainy day reserves : NESTEGGS
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Quito's country: Abbr. : ECUA
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"Come again?" : WHAT
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Step on it : SOLE
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Rebel leader of '61 : LEE
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J. P. Morgan founded it : USSTEEL
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"That's it!" : AHA
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Standard product : OIL
27
Bird marker, maybe : IDTAG
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"___ is human" : TOERR
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Spokes : RADII
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Dreadlocks wearer, informally : RASTA
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Had a home-cooked meal : ATEIN
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Went a round : BOXED
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Atomic particle : NEUTRON
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Concern for a blood typer : RHFACTOR
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Traffic halter : STOPSIGN
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Feel bad about : RUE
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One or more : ANY
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Come to the point? : NARROW
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Whence the word "golem" : HEBREW
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Tatter : RAG
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Get ___ on the back : APAT
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"The War of the Worlds" base : MARS
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Boat in "Jaws" : ORCA
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Hawaii's ___ Bay : HILO
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Neighbor of Saudi Arabia : OMAN
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Big part of many a family budget : RENT
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Interjections of surprise : EHS
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Bill, the Science Guy : NYE

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