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New York Times, Wednesday, December 31, 1997

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alfio Micci

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQUWXZ} This is puzzle # 98 for Mr. Micci. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1231 ( 17,585 )

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Across
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Use a postscript : ADD
4
Turkish Empire founder : OSMAN
9
Sail extender : SPRIT
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Place to do some gamboling : LEA
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___ Island : RHODE
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See 31-Down : ARENA
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Campus climber : IVY
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Workaholic's memoir? : LOVEOFLABOR
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Greet the villain : BOO
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Land of 47-Down : ERIN
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Sites for rites : ALTARS
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Exaggerate : INFLATE
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Soft cheese : BRIE
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Gaunt : BONY
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Hardly boisterous : TAME
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Nourished : FED
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Marine ___ : CORPS
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Essential : NECESSARY
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Ancient theaters : ODEA
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Man of the casa : SENOR
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1982 sci-fi flick : TRON
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Cargo quantities : BOATLOADS
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"Don't You Know" singer : REESE
41
Where Mindy honeymooned : ORK
42
Fine things? : ARTS
43
___ Alto : PALO
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Pituitary hormone : ACTH
45
In 25 words or less : BRIEFLY
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"My pleasure!" : GLADTO
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Unfruitful : ARID
52
Drone, e.g. : BEE
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Seasoning specialist's memoir? : LIFEOFSPICE
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Muldaur's "___ Woman" : IMA
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Tombstone brothers : EARPS
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Former S.A.G. president : ASNER
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50 degrees, say: Abbr. : LAT
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Chew the scenery : EMOTE
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Cooper role : DEEDS
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Fleur-de-___ : LYS
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Way out : ALIBI
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English cattle breed : DEVON
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Escaped con's memoir? : DAYOFBREAK
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City liberated by Joan of Arc : ORLEANS
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Unlikely nickname in the N.B.A. : SHORTY
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Three-reeler, e.g. : MOVIE
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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Classical start : NEO
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Military movements : SALLIES
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Chatter : PRATE
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First name in country music : REBA
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"___ out?" : INOR
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Crewmen : TARS
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Dell dweller : FARMER
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Yankee junkball pitcher : LOPAT
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Crunchy salad toppers : BACOS
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Watches : TENDS
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Clinton chef's memoir? : FAREOFBILL
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Passion personified : EROS
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Unit of force : DYNE
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With 16-Across, where the Pistons used to play : COBO
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Skunk's defense : ODOR
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Not o'er : NEATH
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Inscribed pillar : STELE
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Somewhat : SORTOF
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What some folks can't tolerate : LACTOSE
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1984 Super Bowl champs : RAIDERS
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Did comparison shopping : PRICED
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Skillful : ADEPT
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Pickle juice : BRINE
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Longtime SAC chief : LEMAY
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"The Winding Stair" poet : YEATS
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Exuberance : GLEE
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Actor Neeson : LIAM
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70's do : AFRO
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Church part : APSE
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Woeful : SAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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