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New York Times, Tuesday, February 24, 1998

Author:
Bill Ballard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bill Ballard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {HQX} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ballard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0224 ( 17,640 )
Across
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What jazz ends with, in England : ZEDS
5
Leaves in, editorially : STETS
10
One who's decamped? : AWOL
14
Linen color : ECRU
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One of the Dow Jones 30 : KODAK
16
Elizabeth of the Red Cross : DOLE
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With 39-Across, often-quoted work of 1923 : STOPPINGBYWOODS
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Sot : TOPER
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Oval : ELLIPSE
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Campus mil. org. : ROTC
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90 degrees, on a compass : EAST
26
Unit of oil production: Abbr. : BBL
29
Matter to go to court over : TORT
31
Linen colors : BEIGES
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Statement from Pinocchio : LIE
36
Old-fashioned music hall : ODEON
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River to the English Channel : ORNE
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See 17-Across : ONASNOWYEVENING
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Evil one : OGRE
44
Common dice roll : SEVEN
45
Expected : DUE
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Single-celled organisms : MONADS
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Austin-based computer company : DELL
50
Knight : SIR
51
More than a snack : MEAL
53
Stir up : ROIL
55
Tropical woe : MALARIA
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Israeli native : SABRA
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What 17- and 39-Across is : ROBERTFROSTPOEM
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Rainbows : ARCS
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Rips to pieces : RENDS
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Saroyan's "My Name is ___" : ARAM
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TV sleuth Fletcher, to friends : JESS
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Wear away : ERODE
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Abysmal test score : ZERO
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Part of an orange : ZEST
2
Prefix with plasm : ECTO
3
Tiniest bit : DROP
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Marvelous : SUPER
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Schuss, e.g. : SKI
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Quite a load : TON
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Advantage : EDGE
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Coffee ___ : TABLE
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1973 NASA launch : SKYLAB
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Alternative to pregnancy : ADOPTION
11
Coaxes : WOOS
12
Kind of shoppe : OLDE
13
"___ Miz" : LES
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Subatomic particle : PROTON
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Judicious : WISE
23
List heading : TODO
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Ships' handlers : CREWS
26
Rarity for a century plant : BLOOM
27
"That's it!" : BINGO
28
Absorb facts : LEARN
30
Played (with) : TOYED
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Diagrams : GRIDS
33
Ho-hum feeling : ENNUI
34
Rocker Bob : SEGER
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"Well, I ___!" : NEVER
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Like some stockings : SEAMLESS
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Prefix with -drome : VELO
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Sign up : ENLIST
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Expensive : DEAR
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"Les Mouches" dramatist : SARTRE
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One with no hope of getting out : LIFER
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Capital of Bolivia : LAPAZ
55
Extra : MORE
56
The basics : ABCS
57
Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
59
Reduce to tears, maybe : BORE
60
Stern : REAR
61
BB's and such : AMMO
62
The Brits in colonial India : RAJ
63
Unusual : ODD
64
Atlanta-to-Tampa dir. : SSE

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