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New York Times, Saturday, March 1, 1997

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 99 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0301 ( 17,280 )
Across
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Backs : SPONSORS
9
Deceives : FLAMS
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Aspen unit : SKIPATROL
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Sublease : RELET
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Symposium, originally : WINEPARTY
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Novelist Brookner : ANITA
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Former crown colony : ADEN
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"Turandot" role : LIU
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Necessitate : ENTAIL
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"Rocky III" actor : MRT
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TV ___ : DINNER
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Psychiatrist's response : ISEE
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Like granola : OATEN
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Participles, sometimes : DANGLERS
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Call it a day on the set : WRAP
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Black ___ (paddy wagon) : MARIA
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Time-saving means of travel : SST
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Lake at the foothills of the Alps : COMO
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Comparative form of little : LESS
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Dog with a curled tail : PUG
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Classic kids' game : SORRY
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It may be critical : MASS
44
"Blossom Time," e.g. : OPERETTA
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Alternative to Russian : RANCH
47
Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Connective tissue : TENDON
50
Rage : IRE
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Covers (up) : HUSHES
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Mythical flier : ROC
55
Actor Elliott of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" : REID
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Stomach : BROOK
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Kindergarten outlay : MILKMONEY
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Be consistent : AGREE
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Mission souvenirs : MOONROCKS
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Minds : HEEDS
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Plays up : STRESSES
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Lush setting? : SKIDROW
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Cause of a 1983 baseball controversy : PINETAR
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Crack : OPEN
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Raised fiber : NAP
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Infamous Georgian : STALIN
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Hatch out of Utah : ORRIN
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Hotel lobby, maybe : ROTUNDA
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Roguish : SLY
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Pal of Ollie : FRAN
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Navy bean alternative : LENTIL
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Rap sheet list : ALIASES
12
Fields : METIERS
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Least newsworthy : STALEST
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Emulated Leander : SWAM
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Banks of the Cubs : ERNIE
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Oust : DEPOSE
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Primitive : EARLY
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One-third of XXX? : TAC
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Meter reader : GASMAN
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Word in a Thomas Malory title : MORTE
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Miss ___ (Uncle Remus character) : MOTTS
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___ Gabriel : SAN
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His title was "Lord High Everything Else" : POOHBAH
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Rise : UPSURGE
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Bristle : GETSORE
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Cut loose : RANRIOT
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Premed focus : SCIENCE
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Horror film sounds : SHRIEKS
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Went over the same ground? : REHOED
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1940 O'Brien part : ROCKNE
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Grief : DOLOR
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Ice cream brand : EDYS
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Stretches, with "out" : EKES
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Outback hoppers : ROOS
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Music degrees : MMS
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"___ Parkington" (Greer Garson film) : MRS

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

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