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That's Tat!

New York Times, Sunday, December 7, 1997

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 77 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1207 ( 17,561 )
Across
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Ending with way or sea : FARER
6
Commercial fuel : COALGAS
13
Questions closely : GRILLS
19
Placed on a pedestal : ADORED
21
Nazareth native : ISRAELI
22
Expire : RUNOUT
23
MASH member : MEDICO
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Songbird's lament? : THETRILLISGONE
26
Extract : ELICIT
27
Without ___ (daringly) : ANET
28
Rand Corporation employee : IDEAMAN
29
Trophy locale : DEN
30
Sot : TOSSPOT
33
Hun king, in myth : ATLI
35
B.O. sign : SRO
36
Match : SEE
38
Story of trouble in the Oriole clubhouse? : THETORNBIRDS
42
More inclined : APTER
44
Pitch in : AID
45
Prefix with -verse : UNI
46
Emulate Webster : ORATE
49
New York neighborhood : SOHO
50
Slip : ERR
51
Not our : THEIR
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Approaches : NEARS
54
You, abroad : SIE
55
Having parasites in the hair? : TICKHEADED
57
Kind of test : BETA
59
Farm creature : ANT
60
Is faithful : ADHERES
61
1954 Maxwell Anderson play, with "The" : BADSEED
64
Where on parle français, perhaps : ICI
65
Looked : PEERED
66
___ paper, used for postage stamps : PELURE
69
Turk. borders it : MED
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Hangs back : LINGERS
72
Mad states : DELIRIA
73
Big bird : EMU
74
"The Open Window" writer : SAKI
75
Like Jack Haley in "The Wizard of Oz"? : TINSKINNED
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Short snort : NIP
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"Phooey!" : NERTS
82
Like pear tree leaves : OVATE
83
Pothook shape : ESS
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Go without : WANT
85
Auerbach of "The Jack Benny Show" : ARTIE
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Julio, for one : MES
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Record label abbr. : BMI
88
Shop talk : LINGO
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Risk a blowout? : HANGBYATREAD
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Clause connector : AND
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KLM competitor : SAS
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MacLaine movie "Guarding ___" : TESS
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Summer discomfort : HOTNESS
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L.A.P.D. call : APB
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It has pull : TRACTOR
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___ the Hyena ("Li'l Abner" character) : LENA
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Front line : ISOBAR
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Acknowledgment from Gen. Montgomery? : YOUHAVEMYTANKS
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Pax ___ : ROMANA
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What's left : ESTATE
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Horton Foote's "Tender ___" : MERCIES
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Wet floor : SEABED
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Farm device : SEEDER
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Largest in scope : VASTEST
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Without any pizazz : DRYLY
Down
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Big, so to speak : FAMED
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Designer Simpson : ADELE
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Statue of a repairman? : RODINSTHETINKER
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Actor Stoltz : ERIC
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Elocutionist : RECITER
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Part of a footnote abbr. : CIT
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Circular : OSHAPED
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Reply to "Am too!" : ARENOT
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Not on time for : LATETO
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Goldfinger portrayer ___ Frobe : GERT
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Subject of a 1996 Oscar-winning documentary : ALI
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Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
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Bowl setting : GRIDIRON
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Dodge : RUSE
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Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
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Towers : LOOMS
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Like some landings : LUNAR
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Dictator's assistant : STENO
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Affect : DOTO
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Caron role : LILI
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Food group : STARCHES
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Goldbrick : SHIRKER
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"Tomorrow" show : ANNIE
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Classic sports car, informally : TBIRD
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Want ad abbr. : EEO
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Had second thoughts : RUED
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Dr. of rap : DRE
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Some Monte Carlo Rally winners : SAABS
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Goes after : ASSAILS
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Showy, scarlet flower : POINCIANA
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Story of adoptive jungle dwellers? : TREEMENANDABABY
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Looking up to : ESTEEMING
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Duck down : EIDER
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Prepared to drive : TEED
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Suffers from : HAS
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Sticky stuff : TAPE
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Otto I's realm: Abbr. : HRE
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Total : ADDUPTO
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Loser at Fredericksburg : BURNSIDE
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Sign of spring : ARIES
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Conked out : DEAD
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Lap dog : PEKE
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Connecticut collegian : ELI
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Back blocker : LINEMAN
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Size : GIRTH
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Aug. setting : DST
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The Pyramids, e.g. : TOMBS
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Actresses Judith and Dana : IVEYS
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Discovery grp. : NASA
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Rio relative : TIA
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Dispatched : SENTOVER
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Standings stat : WIN
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Moves (oneself) : BETAKES
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Practiced for a rodeo : LASSOED
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"Primal Fear" star : GERE
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Show for which Liza Minnelli won a 1978 Tony : THEACT
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Presidential nickname : RONNIE
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Eye sores : STYES
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Emerged : AROSE
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Prepare, as mushrooms : SAUTE
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Letter opener : SIRS
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Control ___ : PANEL
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Bunch name : BRADY
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Jeremy's singing partner : CHAD
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Site of some Millais works, with "the" : TATE
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G.P.O. items : LTRS
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Barbra's 1968 co-star : OMAR
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100th anniversary of the Potemkin mutiny : MMV
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Senate approval : YEA
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Fast way to J.F.K. : SST

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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