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New York Times, Monday, December 7, 1998

More than once around the track

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 37 for Ms. Gorski.
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© 1998, The New York Times12/7/98 ( No. 17,926 )

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Across
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Fearless : BOLD
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Nicholas I or II : TSAR
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Sears rival : KMART
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The Buckeye State : OHIO
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Queen of Olympus : HERA
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1960's enemy capital : HANOI
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"___ Like It Hot" : SOME
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Completely bollix : RUIN
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Positive pole : ANODE
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"Bleak House" writer : CHARLESDICKENS
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C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
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Lend a hand : AID
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Stick on : ATTACH
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More than once around the track : LAPS
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J.F.K.'s predecessor : DDE
34
"Cheesy" Italian city : PARMA
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Germany's ___ Valley : SAAR
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Not written : ORAL
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Storyteller's embellishment : THEPLOTTHICKENS
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Win's opposite : LOSS
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Silly syllables : DUHS
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Hopping mad : IRATE
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"Aye, aye!" : YES
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Give up : CEDE
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Gets around : EVADES
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Halloween greeting : BOO
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151 on a monument : CLI
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Young ones : SPRINGCHICKENS
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Use, as a chaise longue : LIEON
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Author Haley : ALEX
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Inventive thought : IDEA
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"Remember the ___" : ALAMO
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___-mutuel (form of betting) : PARI
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Shooting matches? : WARS
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Razor sharpener : STROP
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Pitcher : EWER
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Reply to "Are you hurt?" : IMOK
Down
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49-Down variety : BOSC
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Cry of anticipation : OHOH
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Peru's capital : LIMA
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Not the retiring type : DOER
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Beat hard : THRESH
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Children's Dr. : SEUSS
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Mojave-like : ARID
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Punjabi princess : RANI
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Military uniform : KHAKIS
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Like a horse or lion : MANED
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Soon, to a poet : ANON
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Serling and Stewart : RODS
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Gift from Monica to Bill : TIE
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Nearby : LOCAL
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Bay of Naples isle : CAPRI
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With suitability : APTLY
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Nevada skiing locale : TAHOE
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Rapunzel feature : TRESS
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Rock concert necessities : AMPS
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Wood-shaping tool : LATHE
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Sounds of delight : AAHS
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Great fear : DREAD
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"The Divine Comedy" poet : DANTE
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Nobody ___ business : ELSES
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Breeder : STUD
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Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
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Classic theater : ODEON
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Kind of duty : CIVIC
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Like arcade games : COINOP
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Magical drink : ELIXIR
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Stomach soother : BROMO
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Dear, in Dijon : CHERE
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Delta deposit : SILT
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Fall fruit : PEAR
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Stare : GAPE
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Cat's scratcher : CLAW
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Green fruit : KIWI
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Mild cheese : EDAM
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In legend, he fiddled in a fire : NERO
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Neighbor of Alta. : SASK
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___ Vegas : LAS

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

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