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New York Times, Thursday, February 4, 1999

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0204 ( 17,985 )

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Across
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Harmful : BAD
4
Insufficient, as an excuse : SAD
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Kind of gun : SPRAY
12
Reveals, à la Shakespeare : OPES
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Potential C.I.A. problem : MOLE
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Unequaled : ALONE
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Amble : ROVE
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In ___ (clueless) : AFOG
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Woman of letters? : VANNA
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Deli counter order : SLICEDTURKEY
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Campus groups : CLASSES
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Reproducible in great detail : EIDETIC
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In demand : HOT
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Like most stadiums : TIERED
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Dumb cluck : DODO
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Literary monogram : TSE
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First name in jazz : ELLA
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Brave : GUTSY
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It creates a big splash : BELLYFLOP
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Obscure : BEDIM
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Eastern ties : OBIS
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Jerk : ASS
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Enthralled : AGOG
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Send away : BANISH
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Capt.'s prediction : ETA
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Perdue product : ROASTER
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Retracted reluctantly : ATECROW
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It was first tested in 1952 : HYDROGENBOMB
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"The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" writer : AESOP
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Rising locale? : OVEN
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Adah's spouse : ESAU
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Totaled : RANTO
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Hungers : YENS
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Mil. education grp. : ROTC
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Betray : CROSS
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Scrap : ORT
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"Mighty ___ a Rose" : LAK
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Soup served with sour cream : BORSCHT
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Hunks, so to speak : APOLLOS
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Drift : DEVIATE
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Marketing technique : SOFTSELL
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Slugger Moises : ALOU
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Extent : DEGREE
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Kept : SAVED
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Emphasized : PLAYEDUP
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Former Dodger Cey : RON
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Richards of Texas : ANN
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Formal vote : YEA
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Brief moments? : SECS
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Sickened : MADEILL
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Honor : ESTEEM
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Youngster : KID
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Youngster : TOT
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Fingers : IDS
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Playing hard to get : COY
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Jersey fabric : RAYON
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Israelites' pre-Exodus home : GOSHEN
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Moguls : BIGSHOTS
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"Mississippi Burning" part : FBIAGENT
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Is attentive : LISTENS
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Obstacle : BAR
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Inflatable item : EGO
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1988 Meg Ryan film : DOA
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Kind of can : AEROSOL
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Leaf apertures : STOMATA
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Carpenter's aid : SAWBUCK
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Night spot? : BED
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Gulch : ARROYO
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Editor's concerns : TYPOS
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Breaker, maybe : CBER
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Surpassing in rank : OVER
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Line made with a compass : ARC
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Keen perception : EAR
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___-Cat : SNO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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