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New York Times, Friday, February 13, 1998

20-Down : Site of Central Park concerts

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 103 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times2/13/98 ( No. 17,629 )

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Across
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Mount : STAGE
6
Pie-eyed : SMASHED
13
Circulation, in a way : READERS
15
Dealer's deal : CARSALE
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Ripple : WAVELET
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Boneless cuts : RIBEYES
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Japanese novelist Kobo ___ : ABE
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French peers : EGALS
21
Heyerdahl raft : RAI
22
Vera's TV husband : NORM
24
Buckles : WARPS
25
"5,000 Nights at the Opera" author : BING
26
Niels Bohr, e.g. : DANE
27
___ de la Société : ILES
28
Enticed : LEDON
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She had a reputation for being fast : ATALANTA
31
Scares off : DETERS
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It's less filling : LIGHTBEER
34
They take turns : ROTORS
37
Relative of baggataway : LACROSSE
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Like mutton : OVINE
42
Gounod contemporary : LALO
43
Start of a whaler's cry : THAR
44
Sparks et al. : NEDS
45
Menial : LOWLY
46
___ fit (blew up) : HADA
47
Dr. of rap : DRE
48
Honorary Shawnee : BOONE
49
Hwys. : RDS
50
Tax base : EARNERS
52
Crush : TRAMPLE
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Without her, Theseus didn't have a clue : ARIADNE
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More piquant : SALTIER
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More than many : UMPTEEN
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Fell off : WANED
Down
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Craft : SEABOAT
2
Athens eatery : TAVERNA
3
Suffix on fruit names : ADE
4
React to pectin : GEL
5
Afore : ERE
6
Deep-sixes : SCRAPS
7
Posts : MAILS
8
Wall St. whizzes : ARBS
9
Pilot's heading : SSE
10
Certain outing : HAYRIDE
11
Mother of Richard I : ELEANOR
12
Drafts : DESIGNS
13
Country in 1994 headlines : RWANDA
14
Hugger-muggery : STEALTH
20
Site of Central Park concerts : GREATLAWN
23
Pittsburgh philanthropists : MELLONS
24
Parts of museums : WINGS
25
Affiance : BETROTH
28
Smirk's cousin : LEER
30
Leeds's river : AIRE
31
Shill : DECOY
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Saint-Léon works : BALLETS
34
François Villon offering : RONDEAU
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Like many pitches : OVERARM
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Current phenomenon : TIDERIP
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Slick fellow : SHARPIE
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Burdened : SADDLED
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Knockout, in boxing slang : ERASER
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Relax : LOOSEN
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Marion of "Bewitched" : LORNE
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Benedictine scholar : BEDE
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"Ah, Wilderness!" character : NAT
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Green : RAW
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Where the C.S.A. was formed : ALA
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Map abbr. : MTN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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