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Midterms

New York Times, Sunday, February 15, 1998

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0215 ( 17,631 )
Across
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Heart monitor sound : BIP
4
Small lizards, old-style : EFTS
8
"Be that as ___..." : ITMAY
13
Befuddled : ATSEA
18
Genesis brother : ESAU
20
Grandson of Methuselah : NOAH
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Horde : DROVE
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Does some exercises : CHINS
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Retaliatory tactics : COUNTERMEASURES
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PC fixers : TECHS
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One of a comical pair : OLLIE
28
Undercover types : TMEN
29
Ground : EARTH
31
Rap sheet letters : AKA
32
Engineer : MASTERMIND
34
Lunch order : BLT
35
Put away : EATEN
37
Hot times abroad : ETES
38
Words of support : AYES
39
Clinton and Bush, e.g. : ELIS
40
Jerk : WRENCH
42
D.C. toiler : SEN
43
___-Foy, city near Québec : STE
44
Strains in the winter? : FLUS
45
Having more leeway : FREER
46
Iran or Iraq vis-à-vis OPEC : CHARTERMEMBER
52
Store stock: Abbr. : MDSE
53
Myopic Mr. : MAGOO
56
Mail-order specification : SIZE
57
Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
59
Hue and cry : CLAMOR
61
Columbian vessel : PINTA
64
Certain pass : LATERAL
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Took for oneself : COOPTED
69
Old airline name : OZARK
71
Ball participant : MASQUER
73
Attached, in a way : GLUEDON
75
Gulf of Aden country : YEMEN
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It has a lot to offer : STUDIO
78
Cape town : TRURO
79
Subject of Form 1040, line 15a : IRAS
81
Quake : SEISM
82
Novel ending : ETTE
85
Shoot-'em-up : GANGSTERMOVIE
90
Draw up, as cloth : SHIRR
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Reveals, poetically : OPES
93
First mistake : SIN
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W.W. II agcy. : OSS
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"On the Rebound" pianist Floyd : CRAMER
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Ward of "My Fellow Americans" : SELA
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Lug : TOTE
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Cut, old-style : SNEE
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Single-celled organism : AMEBA
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Kind of phenomena : PSI
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It's read regularly : WATERMETER
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"As Time Goes By" singer in "Casablanca" : SAM
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Cartoonist Wilson : GAHAN
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Elvis's middle name : ARON
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City SSE of Gainesville : OCALA
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Pang : THROE
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Inventor's goal : BETTERMOUSETRAP
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Outré : WEIRD
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Ohio natives : ERIES
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Annina in "Der Rosenkavalier" : ALTO
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Ratio of AB to BC, say : SINE
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All in ___ work : ADAYS
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Aquarium denizen : TETRA
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Boardroom bigwigs : CEOS
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Some E.R. cases : ODS
Down
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Flatters : BECOMES
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Cut off : ISOLATE
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"If elected I will not serve" candidate of 1968 : PAULSEN
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Copenhagen-to-Riga dir. : ENE
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Popular retirement destination : FORTMYERS
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Glazed fabric : TAMMIE
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Polishes : SHEENS
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Roadblock requests : IDS
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More than loyal : TRUEBLUE
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Aesop's foible? : MORALISM
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Heads off : AVERTS
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Recently: Abbr. : YEST
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Decree : ACT
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Movie projection? : THEATERMARQUEE
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Revulsed : SICKENED
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Elevates : ENHANCES
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Blockhead : ASS
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Parts of a curriculum : UNITS
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Hole opener : TEE
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Anticipatory question : AND
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Chop : HEW
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Pound sound : ARF
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Common street name : ELM
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Dominion ended by Francis II: Abbr. : HRE
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Shutterbug : SHOOTER
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Delirium : FRENZY
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Storage of a kind : COMPUTERMEMORY
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Hint : TIP
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Basso Pinza : EZIO
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___ canto : BEL
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Ijsselmeer Dam site : EDAM
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Actress Tushingham and others : RITAS
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Year in the papacy of Innocent III : MCC
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Like a bump on ___ : ALOG
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Plymouth poky : GAOL
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Calls home, as a tree : NESTSIN
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Made a new hole : REDUG
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Menlo Park monogram : TAE
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Hosts : ARMIES
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A6 manufacturer : AUDI
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"Fantasy Island" props : LEIS
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Destructive 1964 Florida hurricane : DORA
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"The Silent Clowns" author : KERR
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Type of 46-Down : ROM
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___ grata : NON
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"Coming Home" subject, briefly : NAM
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Slowed musical passage : SOSTENUTO
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"Go back!" on a PC : ESC
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Clobbered : THRASHED
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Rum-based liqueur : TIAMARIA
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Argues vehemently : GOESATIT
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Cause for a magnifying glass : SPLINTER
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Social : TEA
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Contender : VIER
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Graycoat : REB
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Where Algonquin Park is : ONTARIO
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Approach the end of an ocean trip : SEELAND
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Brightly colored attire : SERAPES
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Piano piece : RAG
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Field : SPHERE
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Takeoff locale : TARMAC
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"Becket" actor, 1964 : OTOOLE
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Factions : SECTS
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"This means ___!" : WAR
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"The Simpsons" tavern owner : MOE
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Assist illegally : ABET
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American competitor : TWA
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Marinaro and McMahon : EDS
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That, in Toledo : ESA
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Kind of pad : SOS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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