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CONDENSED BOOKS

New York Times, Sunday, December 6, 1998

Author:
Marjorie Richter
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Marjorie Richter

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Richter. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1206 ( 17,925 )
Across
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You can get a grip on it : KNOB
5
Thunder sound : PEAL
9
Jitterbug, e.g. : DANCER
15
Uttered with contempt : SPAT
19
Filmmaker Wertmuller : LINA
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Mediterranean city known anciently as Ptolemaïs : ACRE
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Joe Orton play "Entertaining Mr. ___" : SLOANE
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Ready, to Shakespeare : YARE
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Medical suffix : ITIS
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Feature of some skirts : SLIT
25
Memoirs of a psychology lab maze builder? : OFMICEANDME
27
Libido : EROS
28
Implied : TACIT
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Famed aviator : REDBARON
31
Book about gold medalists who dump their spouses? : GONEWITHTHEWIN
36
Imitative behavior : APERY
37
Quirk : TIC
38
Author of "The Female Eunuch" : GREER
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It gave out nos. : SSS
40
Television plugs : ADS
43
Tale of a frightening encounter with a lion? : THESOUNDANDTHEFUR
51
Testifiers : DEPOSERS
53
Take in : SNARE
54
Light-feather filler? : ASA
55
Waugh or Guinness : ALEC
56
Indigo-yielding shrubs : ANILS
60
Like most fine wines : CELLARED
63
Perennial trouble spot : MIDEAST
66
Running a few minutes behind : LATISH
69
Makeup items : LINERS
70
Study on anthropoid regimentation? : ACLOCKWORKORANG
73
Literally, "way of the gods" : SHINTO
76
"Don't ___ anything!" : ASSUME
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Twin sister of Apollo : ARTEMIS
81
Tapioca sources : CASSAVAS
83
Yellowish brown : TAWNY
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Individual : LONE
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The Braves: Abbr. : ATL
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Tropical Asian palm : ARECA
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Seven-time Orange Bowl champs : NEBRASKA
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Story of a Fed. narcotics inspectors' raid on a sauna? : THENAKEDANDTHEDEA
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Neighbor of Isr. : SYR
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Takes too much : ODS
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When repeated, a 1963 hit : LOUIE
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Morse code click : DIT
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Mirror ___ : IMAGE
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Confessions of a drag queen? : IMNOTREALLYHER
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Prying : NOSINESS
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Muscat resident : OMANI
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Bird shelter : COTE
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Basic training manual for Marines? : CISFORCORPS
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Have ___ for : ITIN
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Burden : ONUS
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Least wild : SANEST
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"Soap" family name : TATE
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Portend : BODE
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Bill's opponents : NAYS
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Compact : TREATY
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Cartoonist Drake : STAN
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Harness-racing legend ___ Hanover : BRET
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Kind of light : KLIEG
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Rocket fuel ingredient, for short : NITRO
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Florentine : spinach :: lyonnaise : ___ : ONION
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Multicolored dog : BASSET
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Bit of this and that : PASTICHE
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Razzle-dazzle : ECLAT
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"If I Were ___ Man" : ARICH
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"This isn't worth arguing about!" : LETITGO
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Brit. award : DSO
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Politician Landon : ALF
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Jean Paul, e.g. : NOM
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Kind of terrier : CAIRN
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Noun-making suffix : ENCE
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College in Portland, Ore. : REED
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Gap between neurons : SYNAPSE
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Military chaplain : PADRE
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Tanks and such : ARMOR
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Wee : TEENY
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Disconcert : ABASH
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Drive-___ : THRU
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It's good to have these about you : WITS
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Fabric name suffix : EEN
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Bonds : WEDS
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Big oil supplier : IRAN
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First-rate : STELLAR
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One of TV's Cartwrights : ADAM
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Place for a hero : DELI
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Flew : SPED
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A Muse : ERATO
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Bank acct. datum : SSN
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Kind of chip : NACHO
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Meter reading : FARE
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Junkie : USER
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Physics units : RADS
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Vast amounts : OCEANS
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Breeds, so to speak : ILKS
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Parts of a code : LAWS
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Solidly built : STOUT
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Fluff : LINT
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Activist Davis : ANGELA
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Records : ACTA
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Neighbors of Ukrainians : SLOVAKS
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Soprano in "Louise" : IRMA
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Misrepresent : SKEW
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Like warehouse goods : CASED
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Like a child's drawing of the sun : RAYED
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"Get out!" : SCAT
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"Hell ___ no fury..." : HATH
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Welcome sight after a shipwreck : ISLE
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Bryologist's study : MOSS
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Blackened : INKY
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Blacken, in a way : SEAR
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"Men ___ From Mars..." : ARE
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Anchorage-to-Fairbanks dir. : NNE
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Waveless : CALM
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In good time : ANON
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Sheets and pillowcases : BEDLINEN
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Air alternative : RAIL
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Request on some invitations : NOGIFTS
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Gland: Prefix : ADENO
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Batman and Robin, e.g. : DUO
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Anti-Nazi leader of W.W. II : TITO
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Stay-at-homes : HERMITS
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Holder of the highest career batting average in baseball history : TYCOBB
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Alpaca tender : INCAN
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Fate, in Greek myth : MOIRA
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Analyze : ASSAY
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"This ___ of those things..." : ISONE
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Bother : EATAT
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Santa ___ : ANITA
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Ten or higher : HONOR
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Chopin piece : ETUDE
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Put back : RESET
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In the past, in the past : ERST
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Duel souvenir : SCAR
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Mens ___ (criminal intent) : REA
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S.F. setting : PST
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Hog's home : STY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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