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At the Stamp Celebration

New York Times, Sunday, February 1, 1998

Author:
Merl Reagle
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Merl Reagle

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Reagle. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: Today the U.S. Postal Service unveils a 32-cent stamp commemorating the American invention of the crossword puzzle in 1913. (The stamp goes on sale February 3.) If puzzlers were in charge of the celebration, this might be the schedule of events...
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0201 ( 17,617 )
Across
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Rum-soaked cake : BABA
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Tall, slender hound : SALUKI
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Practical joke : JAPE
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Bleached : PALE
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12th-century poet : OMAR
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Neckwear accessory : TIEPIN
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Uzbek sea : ARAL
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Fashion house ___-Picone : EVAN
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"At 9 A.M. breakfast will be supplied by ___" : POSTCEREALS
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Prohibit : INTERDICT
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Mastic, for one : RESIN
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"At 11 A.M. ___ will speak" : NORMANMAILER
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Comics sound : SPLAT
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Unusually smart : APT
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First name in TV talk : LEEZA
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Like R. L. Stine stories : SCARY
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"At 1 P.M. ___ will sing..." : THELETTERMEN
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Govt. property org. : GSA
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River near Chantilly : OISE
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O'Donnell and Perez : ROSIES
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"...a tune from one of their ___" : OLDALBUMS
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Modern office staples : PCS
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Jackson and Leigh : JANETS
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Handle a joystick : AVIATE
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In post-career mode: Abbr. : RET
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Dance invitation response : LOVETO
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Axis Powers, once : ENEMY
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Jamaican sect member : RASTA
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"At 3 P.M. President Clinton will ___..." : DELIVERANADDRESS
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First name among sopranos : KIRI
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The less-used end : ERASER
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Nonexistent : NIL
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Key of Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 : AMINOR
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Kind of alcohol : AMYL
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"...on the subject of ___" : STICKTOITIVENESS
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Initiated, legally : FILED
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Europe/Asia dividers : URALS
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Actress Suzanne : SOMERS
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Ambient music pioneer : ENO
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Mount Vernon, e.g. : ESTATE
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Wristbone-related : CARPAL
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Abbr. on a Mayberry envelope : RFD
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"At 5 P.M. the Philatelic Society will discuss some ___" : NEWISSUES
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Knot-tying place : CHAPEL
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Actress Ward : SELA
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Hosts : MCS
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"And at 7 P.M. there'll be a showing of the 60's film ___..." : THECOLLECTOR
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Snail trail : SLIME
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Slick, so to speak : SUAVE
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Some pops: Abbr. : SRS
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Wage news : RAISE
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"...starring ___..." : TERENCESTAMP
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Goes limp : WILTS
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Call to action : UPANDATIT
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"...unless ___" : ITSCANCELED
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Grouper grabbers : NETS
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Numerous : MANY
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Dario Fo forte : SATIRE
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Infamous Roman : NERO
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Cobbler's need : TREE
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Places for coats : PEGS
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Lively intelligence : ESPRIT
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Jersey Standard's other name : ESSO
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Conk : BOP
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Without form : AMORPHIC
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Without foundation : BASELESS
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Gallery event : ARTSALE
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British gun : STEN
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It can be fresh or hot : AIR
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Singer Peggy : LEE
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Put ___ fight : UPA
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Brick baker : KILN
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Dr. Scholl products : INSOLES
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I love: Fr. : JAIME
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Ball partner : ARNAZ
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City on the Ganges : PATNA
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Basic: Abbr. : ELEM
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Human-powered taxi : PEDICAB
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Province of Spain : AVILA
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Tongue-lasher? : LACER
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Access : ENTRY
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Ticket : CITE
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Slangy tag-team member : RASSLER
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TV dog : REN
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Boarding place : STOP
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Sorry individual : ATONER
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Barcelona buck : PESETA
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Colorful spiral seashell : TRITON
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Mary of Peter, Paul and Mary : TRAVERS
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My, to Mimi : MES
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Lead pumper : GAT
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[see other side] : OVER
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Collins juice : LIME
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Quite a while : DAYS
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Bearish : URSINE
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Underground systems : METROS
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Fire escape route : STAIRS
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Jupiter : JOVE
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"___, the heavens were opened": Matt. 3:16 : ANDLO
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Glove fabric : LISLE
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Film changes : EDITS
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Sheriff Lobo portrayer : AKINS
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Wound with sound : DEAFEN
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He's a weasel : ERMINE
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Flatten : LAYLOW
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Talus area : ANKLE
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Loss-prevention device : SAVEALL
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Blackbird : MERL
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1984 Peace Nobelist : TUTU
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Familiars, often : CATS
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Writer Singer and inventor Singer : ISAACS
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Apathy : TORPOR
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Drives forward : IMPELS
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Prepare to land : DESCEND
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Subj. of 60's protest : SSS
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He helped topple Batista : CHE
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Slaps a new head on : RETITLES
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Dentists' kids, probably : FLOSSERS
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Have the guts : DARE
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Prodigious : IMMENSE
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Shift : CHEMISE
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Like some triangles : SCALENE
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Dam agcy. : TVA
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Hockey's Lindros : ERIC
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Hollywood dive? : STUNT
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Ostracized one : LEPER
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Ready to spit : IRATE
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Caterpillar hairs : SETAE
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Via : USING
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Case workers: Abbr. : ATTYS
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Summer getaway, perhaps : CAMP
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School orgs. : PTAS
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Big letters in public broadcasting : WNET
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Race car sponsor : STP
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Columbus, for one: Abbr. : CIR
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Christina's dad : ARI
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Prelude to a hickey : DOO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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