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New York Times, Friday, February 27, 1998

Author:
Kevin McCann
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevin McCann

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {Q} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. McCann. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0227 ( 17,643 )

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Across
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Capital city of 8.6 million : JAKARTA
8
Bunk : HOGWASH
15
Spring bloomers : AZALEAS
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"M*A*S*H" corporal : OREILLY
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Salon activity : STYLING
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Spill : LETSLIP
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Shade of crimson : MELON
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Assents : OKS
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Permanently mark : ETCH
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"Rhyme Pays" rapper : ICET
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Downward, in a way : SOUTH
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Engineers' work : DIKE
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Pulitzer-winning writer Robertson : NAN
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Former Greek P.M. Papandreou : ANDREAS
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Door sign : MEN
31
It causes a breakdown : ENZYME
33
Water adders : DILUTERS
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Track ___ : MEET
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Inoperative : NOGO
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Major strikes : BONANZAS
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It may involve a sacrifice : GAMBIT
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MTV prize : AVA
47
Arbiter : SETTLER
49
Late-late hour : ONE
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Anatomical network : RETE
52
"Merry Company" artist : STEEN
53
Ring : PEAL
54
Twins follower : CRAB
55
CD predecessors : LPS
56
Ugarte player in "Casablanca" : LORRE
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1984 Martin-Tomlin comedy : ALLOFME
60
Nosy person's affair, in a saying : BEESWAX
62
Washington summit : RAINIER
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Performing : ONSTAGE
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Vets, sometimes : SPAYERS
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Fumes : SEESRED
Down
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Light yellow : JASMINE
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Uto-___ (language group) : AZTECAN
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1975 Emmy-winning actress : KAYLENZ
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Distribute : ALLOT
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Pull (in) : REIN
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Bronzy : TAN
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Equally fine : ASGOOD
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Milk source : HOLSTEIN
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Iron man's quest? : ORE
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Understand : GET
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Smartened (up) : WISED
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Unsurpassed : ALLTIME
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City fellow : SLICKER
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Jack-in-the-box needs : HYPHENS
21
Iranian mountain dweller : KURD
24
They bring blessings : SNEEZES
25
Kind of lamp : HALOGEN
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Famous last words? : AMENS
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Kitchen staple : SUGAR
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Singer Sumac : YMA
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Barnyard male : TOM
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Rats : TATTLERS
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Places where one is driven to drink? : BARCARS
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Imbricate : OVERLAP
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Tennis player Medvedev : NATALIA
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Small progress : STEP
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Treaty of Bereeniging conflict : BOERWAR
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Fuming : INARAGE
45
Wired : TELEXED
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Sappho's home : LESBOS
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Wood from India and Sri Lanka : EBONY
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Assignments : POSTS
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___-majesté : LESE
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"Ptui!" : FIE
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It's around Martinique : MER
61
Compass dir. : ENE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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