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New York Times, Wednesday, February 11, 1998

Author:
Nancy S. Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy S. Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JW} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 48 for Ms. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0211 ( 17,627 )
Across
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Arctic dwellers : LAPPS
6
Vegetate : LOAF
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Irving protagonist : GARP
14
Belief of 1.1 billion : ISLAM
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Thompson of "Sense and Sensibility" : EMMA
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"Essays of ___," 1823 : ELIA
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It's tucked under the chin : VIOLA
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Farmer's prayer, perhaps : RAIN
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1994 Jodie Foster film : NELL
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Valentine present? : ADOZENREDROSES
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Parisian parent : MERE
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Motorists' org. : AAA
25
Piedmont wine center : ASTI
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Passionate : ARDENT
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Not to mention : AND
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Grassy plain : LLANO
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1953 Pulitzer playwright : INGE
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"Turandot" slave : LIU
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Valentine present? : BOXOFCHOCOLATES
42
Pithecanthropus relative : APE
43
Fare : FOOD
44
Iota : SPECK
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Composer Rorem : NED
46
On-the-job learner : INTERN
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Fish, to herons : PREY
50
Lineman : END
51
Monique's eye : OEIL
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Valentine present! : ENGAGEMENTRING
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Delete : XOUT
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Overly bookish sort : NERD
62
Pharmacy solutions : AQUAS
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Naysaying : ANTI
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Just the ___ : SAME
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Prom dress material : TULLE
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50+ percent : MOST
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Substitute for the unnamed : ETAL
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Certain fisherman : EELER
Down
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Year Claudius died : LIV
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The East : ASIA
3
Trudge : PLOD
4
Popular parade horse : PALOMINO
5
Urban air pollution : SMAZE
6
"Gigi" lyricist : LERNER
7
Five-star Bradley : OMAR
8
Gallic girlfriend : AMIE
9
Spanish dance : FANDANGO
10
Setting for Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra" : GENOA
11
Pub quaffs : ALES
12
Nettle : RILE
13
Comrades : PALS
21
Pitching stat. : ERA
22
Honey badgers : RATELS
25
Berg of "Lulu" fame : ALBAN
26
Incline : SLOPE
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Burdened : TAXED
29
Electron tube : DIODE
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Abbr. at the bottom of a letter : ENC
31
Modify : ALTER
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Agnes, to Cecil B. : NIECE
33
Somewhat dark : DUSKY
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In the ___ (likely to happen) : OFFING
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Abridge : CONDENSE
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Tap word : HOT
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Sewn-on cutout design : APPLIQUE
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Short poem on two rhymes : RONDEL
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Bottom line : NET
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Suffer a humiliating loss, in slang : EATIT
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Breathing fire : IRATE
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Course finale : EXAM
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Talking during a film, e.g. : NONO
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Fortitude : GUTS
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Crux : MEAT
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Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
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Nonexistent : NULL
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Severe blow : GALE
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Homily: Abbr. : SER

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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