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New York Times, Tuesday, February 3, 1998

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0203 ( 17,619 )
Across
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Irene of "Fame" : CARA
5
B.A. and B.S., e.g. : DEGS
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Try to avoid a tag : SLIDE
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Throat clearer : AHEM
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Eye amorously : OGLE
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Kitchen counter? : TIMER
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1996 Clinton challenger : DOLE
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Stand in line : WAIT
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More slippery : ICIER
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How to succeed as a stripper? : GRINANDBAREIT
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Opposite WNW : ESE
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Letterman's network : CBS
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Heir's concern : ESTATE
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Vandalize : DEFACE
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Start with down and out : RUB
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Fourposter, e.g. : BED
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Stops : CEASES
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Areas between hills : VALES
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How to succeed as a retailer? : HOISTTHESALES
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Voting districts : WARDS
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Go light (on) : EASEUP
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Getting on in years : OLD
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Govt. book balancers : OMB
44
Lucky plant : CLOVER
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Puts in office : ELECTS
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"Tsk!" : TUT
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First lady : EVE
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How to succeed as a demolition crew? : RAZEYOURSITES
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Fine dinnerware : CHINA
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Ready and willing's partner : ABLE
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Finito : DONE
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"Prizzi's ___" : HONOR
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Hit alternative : MISS
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Just in case : LEST
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They're cutting, sometimes : EDGES
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Sports figure? : STAT
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Greek god of love : EROS
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Bummed : CADGED
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What Richard III offered "my kingdom" for : AHORSE
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Load off the mind : RELIEF
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"You can say that again!" : AMEN
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Somewhat pessimistic : DOWNBEAT
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"Yikes!" : EGADS
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Smooth-talking : GLIB
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___ good example : SETA
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Mudholes : STIES
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On the up and up : LICIT
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Worthy of copying : IMITABLE
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"Look at Me, I'm Sandra ___" : DEE
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Miscalculate : ERR
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Means of approach : ACCESS
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One of Lee's men : REB
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Ball props : TEES
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Asner and Begley : EDS
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Kind of test or rain : ACID
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Addict's program : REHAB
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Takes advantage of : USES
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Flower supporter : STEM
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Jumps with a pole : VAULTS
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Brand for Bowser : ALPO
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Room connector : HALL
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Bossing : ORDERING
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Most safe : SECUREST
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Grief : WOE
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Sugar suffix : OSE
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Presidential nixer : VETOER
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Nonetheless : EVENSO
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Racks the pins again : RESETS
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Trapper transport : CANOE
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Russian autocrats: Var. : TZARS
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Oklahoma city : TULSA
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Thanksgiving potatoes : YAMS
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Passing notice : OBIT
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In neutral : IDLE
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___ Guevara : CHE
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Coal carrier : HOD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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