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New York Times, Thursday, December 31, 1998

Author:
Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
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1.52700
Harvey Estes
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Estes. This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1231 ( 17,950 )
Across
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Actress Gaynor : MITZI
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"___ la vista, baby!" : HASTA
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Serpent's sound : SSS
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Flareup of crime? : ARSON
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Dizzying pictures : OPART
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Goon : APE
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Watch a shaky Japanese money market? : SEEYENWAVER
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Passing assistance? : YEA
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Lean and lovely : SVELTE
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With 33-Down, 1978 Nobel Prize recipient : ANWAR
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Cold war foe : SOVIETS
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Contemptuous looks : SNEERS
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Unblocks : CLEARS
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Librarygoer : READER
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___ d'oeuvre : HORS
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Fictional hero first filmed in 1920 : ZORRO
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N.Y. winter hrs. : EST
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Not straight : WRY
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What each of today's four long answers is vis-à-vis New Year's Eve : ANAGRAM
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The Seine is full of it : EAU
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Pitches : ADS
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Words for actors : LINES
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Briefs, briefly : BVDS
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Band on a limb : ARMLET
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Run in the raw : STREAK
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Dessert not for the diet-conscious : SUNDAE
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Popular magazine since 1926 : PARENTS
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Off drugs : CLEAN
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Jean of "Bombshell" : HARLOW
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Get one past : ACE
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This little poem or that? : ANYWEEVERSE
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Kitten's cry : MEW
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Lighthouse sites : CAPES
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Fall away : ERODE
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Prefix with Columbian : PRE
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Forfeits fur : SHEDS
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Actress Danning of "Hercules" : SYBIL
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Women with shavers : MAS
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It makes one hot : IRE
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Asian grasses popular on lawns : ZOYSIAS
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"Well!" : INEVER
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Bays : HOWLS
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Pit-___ (heart sound) : APAT
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Reliever's triumph : SAVE
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Three for Sophia : TRE
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Haphazardly : ATRANDOM
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Call off the debt? : SAYWEREEVEN
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Headhunter's equipment : SPEAR
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J. C. Penney rival : SEARS
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Takes home : NETS
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Wedding notice word : NEE
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Pronunciation symbol : SCHWA
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Prayer opening : OLORD
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Sheep with all its marbles? : VERYSANEEWE
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She played Darlene on "Roseanne" : SARA
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Writer's reference : ROGET
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Does the wrong thing : ERRS
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Author Grey : ZANE
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See 20-Across : SADAT
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Wild boar features : TUSKS
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Astronomical data providers : ALMANACS
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Bank-washer in Cairo : NILE
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Suds source : BREWERY
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Cereal box info : RDA
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Shopaholic's delight : SALE
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Pirates' stashes : TROVES
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Rogue : SCAMP
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Cause of a nasty gut feeling? : ULCER
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Basketball tactic : PRESS
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Hoopla : HYPE
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Starstruck : AWED
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Down-home turndown : NAH
55
Rip off : ROB
56
Star Wars letters : SDI
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Electrifying swimmer : EEL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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