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New York Times, Monday, February 9, 1998

Author:
Robert Dillman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert Dillman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {CHQ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Dillman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0209 ( 17,625 )
Across
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Labyrinth : MAZE
5
Murders, mob-style : OFFS
9
Numbers on baseball cards : STATS
14
___ Brothers of 40's-50's music : AMES
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Pink, as a steak : RARE
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Sign in an apartment window : TOLET
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Head honcho : MISTERBIG
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Think out loud : OPINE
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Michaelmas daisy : ASTER
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Prefix with metric : ISO
22
Like most sumo wrestlers : OBESE
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Kind of preview : SNEAK
25
Carpenter's machine : PLANER
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Droop : SAG
29
Roadhouse : INN
30
Nuisance : PAIN
31
More smooth : EVENER
33
Medieval weapons : POLEAXES
37
Lima's land : PERU
38
Relatives of the English horn : OBOES
40
Pharaohs' river : NILE
41
Shivered : TREMBLED
43
Persians, today : IRANIS
45
Slippery : EELY
46
"___ Mir Bist Du Schoen" (1938 hit) : BEI
47
Bombast : GAS
48
Gets the 7-10 split : SPARES
51
Sheriff's symbol : BADGE
53
Gypsy's deck : TAROT
54
Have title to : OWN
55
Beginning : ONSET
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"Don't tell ___!" : ASOUL
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Head honcho : MAJORDOMO
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"What ___ to do?" : ISONE
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Presently : ANON
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Tickle-me doll : ELMO
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Tapes sent to recording companies : DEMOS
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Classic political cartoonist : NAST
67
Card game start : DEAL
Down
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Doll's cry : MAMA
2
Writer Kingsley : AMIS
3
Piquancy : ZEST
4
Adlai's 1956 running mate : ESTES
5
Bobby of the Bruins : ORR
6
One-named 50's-60's teen idol : FABIAN
7
Search, as for weapons : FRISK
8
Kind of lily : SEGO
9
Informer : STOOLIE
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Head honcho : TOPBANANA
11
Nonnational : ALIEN
12
Uptight : TENSE
13
One of the cattle in a cattle drive : STEER
18
Actor Kovacs : ERNIE
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Signs up : ENROLLS
25
Shaky : PALSIED
26
Mo. when Libra starts : SEPT
27
Swear : AVER
28
Richard of "Primal Fear" : GERE
30
"Rue Morgue" writer : POE
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Head honcho : NUMEROUNO
33
Pea container : POD
34
Ped ___ (traffic caution) : XING
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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Old Turkish pooh-bah : BEY
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June bugs, e.g. : BEETLES
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Severity : RIGOR
46
Folk music instruments : BANJOS
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Conservative : STAID
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Out of style : PASSE
50
"___ With a View" : AROOM
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Master, in Swahili : BWANA
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Closed : ENDED
54
Neighbor of Yemen : OMAN
56
Shoe bottom : SOLE
57
Jane Austen novel : EMMA
58
Hammer or sickle : TOOL
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Toronto's prov. : ONT

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

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