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New York Times, Friday, February 28, 1997

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0228 ( 17,279 )
Across
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To the limit : ASFARASPOSSIBLE
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Unfortunate meeting : HEADONCOLLISION
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Hightails it : MAKESTHEDUSTFLY
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Needle point? : ENE
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Ferments : SIMMERS
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LAX regulators : FAA
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Edward G. Robinson's role in "Little Caesar" : RICO
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Provoke : ROIL
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Certain Louisianians : CAJUNS
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Hidden : VEILED
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Dweller on the Gulf of Masirah : OMANI
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Crowning point on a building : COPESTONE
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Small version : MINI
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Selenic : LUNAR
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Chinese mafia : TONG
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Swamped : INUNDATED
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Old photo : SEPIA
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Tracy to Hepburn, often : COSTAR
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Museum pieces : TORSOS
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Bacchanal : ORGY
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One of the Flagston family, in the funnies : LOIS
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"Mamma" follower : MIA
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Guardianship : KEEPING
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Cold and blustery : RAW
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Steamy 1973 best seller : ONCEISNOTENOUGH
57
Route for a Liverpool ferry, in song : ACROSSTHEMERSEY
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Rosamunde Pilcher novel made into a TV movie : THESHELLSEEKERS
Down
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Sighed line? : AHME
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Hans, in Ireland : SEAN
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Mountebank : FAKE
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Suffix with cannon : ADE
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"Semiramide" composer : ROSSINI
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Funny business : ANTICS
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Jerk : SCHMO
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Lay, e.g. : POEM
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Senior : OLDER
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Hurriedly mumble : SLUROVER
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Pantywaists : SISSIES
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Suffix with ideal : IST
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Son of Willy Loman : BIFF
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Gwen in "Damn Yankees" : LOLA
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"Orinoco Flow" singer : ENYA
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Encounter : RUNINTO
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Bearings? : LITTERS
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"The Katzenjammer Kids," e.g. : COMIC
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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He looks both ways : JANUS
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Handwriting features : LOOPS
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"The Untouchables" composer Morricone : ENNIO
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"Dancer at the Bar" painter : DEGAS
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Injured : CUT
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Buck : ONE
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Shock absorber : PAD
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Liberality : LARGESSE
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On the swarthy side : DARKISH
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Well-groomed : SOIGNEE
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Language sound unit : TONEME
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Streisand's directorial debut : YENTL
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Some Millers : LITES
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Stage protection : MOAT
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Creep : INCH
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One to grow on? : ACRE
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Sci-fi writer Frederik : POHL
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Trojan horse, for example : RUSE
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"Ain't She Sweet?" composer : AGER
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Reasons : WHYS
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Daughter of Hyperion : EOS
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Where Mindy honeymooned, in 1981 TV : ORK

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

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