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Off Broadway

New York Times, Sunday, February 21, 1999

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0221 ( 18,002 )
Across
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Not much : ATAD
5
Indy 500 data : TIMES
10
Great man? : SCOTT
15
Like some track meets : DUAL
19
Coney Island's ___ Park : LUNA
20
Sister of Euterpe : ERATO
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Lake that feeds the Truckee River : TAHOE
22
"She Believes ___" (Kenny Rogers song) : INME
23
Broadway musical about a $1,000-a-night vacation? : GRANDHOTEL
25
Stood : AROSE
26
E-4's, E-5's et al. : NCOS
27
Winner of eight Norris Trophies : ORR
28
Poetic periods : EENS
29
Broadway musical about a wrestling free-for-all? : ANYTHINGGOES
32
File box filler : RECIPES
34
___ rubber (shoe material) : CREPE
35
Electrical unit : REL
36
"How Can ___ Sure" (1967 hit) : IBE
37
Prefix with centric : ETHNO
38
___Kosh B'Gosh (kids' clothing line) : OSH
40
Cheese base : CURD
42
Certain sweater : RAGLAN
44
Series of 30 requiems, to Roman Catholics : TRENTAL
47
After-dinner selection : TEAS
49
Dodge : RUSE
50
Tiny cars' paths : SLOTS
52
Impressionist : APER
54
Comedienne Ullman : TRACEY
56
Sawfish kin : SKATES
57
James Dean type : REBEL
59
Fedora features : CREASES
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Rector's income : TITHE
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Prepares to paint : SCRAPES
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Musical intervals : OCTAVES
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"...baked in ___" : APIE
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Broadway musical about three guys using the same pickup routine at a bar? : ACHORUSLINE
70
Church section : NAVE
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Some pots and pans : TINWARE
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London's ___ Hill Gate : NOTTING
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Stranger : ODDER
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Factory machinery : TOOLING
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Colorful fish : NEONS
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Physicist Angström : ANDERS
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Person on a dais : ORATOR
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Retainer : DIKE
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Glittery stone : GEODE
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Assured of success : MADE
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Kind of appeal : SNOB
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Verbatim : LITERAL
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Torments : NAGSAT
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Can in Canterbury : GAOL
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Attendance fig. : EST
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Oater sound effects : CLOPS
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Airport monitor abbr. : ARR
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Go out : DIE
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Bobby : DOERR
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Dupe : CATSPAW
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Broadway musical about a blown putt? : BYEBYEBIRDIE
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[sigh] : AHME
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Bit of financial planning: Abbr. : IRA
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It's sold in bars : OLEO
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Smash to smithereens : TOTAL
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Broadway musical about Judge Judy? : MYFAIRLADY
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Actor Calhoun : RORY
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Trixie's pal, in 50's TV : ALICE
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Seemingly forever : AEONS
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All-inclusive : ATOZ
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Figure (out) : SUSS
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Checks out : CASES
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What a junker may be good for : PARTS
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___ vale (farewell) : BENE
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Noted 1969 Harvard grad : ALGORE
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Gun location : TURRET
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Old-style revolutionary : ANARCH
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Decathlete O'Brien : DAN
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Snicker : TEHEE
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Affixes, in a way : IRONSON
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Dining table sights : MATS
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Season abroad : ETE
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Kind of panel : SOLAR
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"Don't go away!" : STAYPUT
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Town south of Elizabeth, N.J. : CARTERET
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Sounds before "I've got it!" : OHOH
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"___, With Love" : TOSIR
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Acne sufferer, most likely : TEENER
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Surfboard flaw : DING
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Straightens out : UNCOILS
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Pseudopod formers : AMOEBAE
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Let up : LESSEN
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Involuntary exile : DEPORTEE
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Japanese computer giant : NEC
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Give the evil eye to : GLAREAT
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Broadway musical about a duffer and his new driver? : INTOTHEWOODS
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Prom figure : CHAPERON
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Laundry supply : STARCH
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Jeanne ___ : DARC
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Broadway musical about a G.I. Joe collectors' convention? : GUYSANDDOLLS
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Non-P.C. suffix : ESS
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Onetime Chrysler model : LEBARON
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Unisex garment : SARONG
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"Never mind!" : SKIPIT
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Bodega patron : LATINO
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Ostensible : REPUTED
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Singer Winans : CECE
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E.R. cry : STAT
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Mr. Clean alternative : LESTOIL
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Gotten out of : EVADED
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Forbidding : SEVERE
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Sachet emanations : SCENTS
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More sinuous : SLINKIER
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Sun. talks : SERS
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Coloratura's piece : ARIA
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Some blowups : INSETS
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"So soon?" : ALREADY
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"The Zoo Story," e.g. : ONEACTER
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Signal to leave : GONG
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Cabinet dept. : AGR
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Motocross, e.g. : ROADRACE
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Title girl in a Ricky Nelson hit : MARYLOU
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Contract inkers, say : AGREERS
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Whole bunches : BOODLES
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Acid, at times : ETCHANT
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Pyle player : NABORS
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Accessory pin: Var. : TIETAC
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Natural necklace : LEI
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Relaxant : OPIATE
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It's sometimes begged : PARDON
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"Camel News Caravan" anchor : SWAYZE
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African virus : EBOLA
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Amend, as an itinerary : REMAP
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Wacky : AMISS
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Some scouts : BOYS
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Inflammatory ending? : ITIS
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Get an ___ effort : AFOR
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Roll-call vote : YEA
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Big pooch : LAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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