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Poetic Injustice

New York Times, Sunday, March 1, 1998

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 76 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 40 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0301 ( 17,645 )
Across
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Displaces : BUMPS
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Atomic : MINUTE
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Lowly ones : SERFS
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Portuguese city : OPORTO
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Batting a thousand : ONAROLL
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Mercury : Sable :: Ford : ___ : TAURUS
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Poet's outlook on life? : ITCOULDBEVERSE
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Fighting force : ARMADA
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Good earth : LOAM
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Grab : SEIZE
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Poet's favorite 1972 hit? : IAMBWOMAN
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Objective : IDEAL
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Many people sit around it : ARENA
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With 68-Down, "Fame" actress : IRENE
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Shakespearean couplet description? : ITSSONNETSLASTLEGS
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Did derbies : RACED
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Derbies : HATS
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Roar of the crowd : OLE
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Ebon : JET
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What one gets reading poetry? : ABARDSEYEVIEW
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Pen : ENCLOSE
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Iranian city : QUM
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General assemblies : PLENA
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Meal starter : OAT
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Don't waste : REUSE
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Sans nuts, e.g. : PLAIN
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"Taras Bulba" author : GOGOL
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Tamper-resistant : SEALED
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Result of poetic license? : ASSONANCEWILLHAPPEN
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Crows : GLOATS
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Stand for Steen : EASEL
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"Eleni" director Peter : YATES
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Too hot for tots : ADULT
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"Brain Trust" Prez : FDR
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Bats : LOONY
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Hi-fi buys : LPS
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Substance in soaps : PALMOIL
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What a disaffected Japanese poet might become? : AHAIKUDROPOUT
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Outdated poet suffix : ESS
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Tel. listing abbr. : RES
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Kyrgyzstan's ___ Mountains : ALAI
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Certain vertebrae : SACRA
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Opinion of Keats poetry? : ITSTHESAMEODESTORY
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Some "Aïda" singers : BASSI
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Labor activist Chavez : CESAR
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Forum wear : TOGAE
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Talk about Tennyson poems? : IDYLLCHAT
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Hose hue : BEIGE
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"Hard Lines" poet : NASH
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Correction section : ERRATA
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Conclusion of many a poet? : RHYMEDOESNTPAY
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Emmy-winning Rob : REINER
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Arabs, Hebrews, etc. : SEMITES
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Hitches : TIESUP
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She's married...with niños : MADRE
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Contend, colloquially : RASSLE
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Designer Simpson : ADELE
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More than simmer : BOIL
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Machinating : UPTO
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Provincial capital in the Dominican Republic : MOCA
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Vow taker : PROMISER
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Jeff's "77 Sunset Strip" partner : STU
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Kinetic art form : MOBILE
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"The Gondoliers" nurse : INEZ
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Pew locale : NAVE
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Suffix akin to -ity : URE
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Crag : TOR
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Fictional Dinsmore and Venner : ELSIES
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Lance : STAB
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Pesky insect : EARWIG
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Unconfirmed reports : RUMORS
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Body build : FRAME
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Khartoum's country : SUDAN
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Merlin of football and TV : OLSEN
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Roof type : LEANTO
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All there : SANE
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Old-timer, of sorts : DEAN
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Xylophone striker : MALLET
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Senator of 1967 censure : DODD
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High: Prefix : ALTI
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Flatten, in Britain : RASE
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Babylon's land : IRAQ
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Perfume billed as "The forbidden fragrance" : TABU
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Swindle : SCAM
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Next : THEN
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Wild things : SAVAGES
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Poetic contraction : EEN
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10,000,000 ergs : JOULE
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Krupp works site : ESSEN
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Ticked (off) : TEED
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Reaches over : SPANS
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Friend of Coleridge : ELIA
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Hankered : YENNED
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It's got ewe covered : WOOL
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Crinkly cloth : CREPE
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Springs : LEAPS
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"___ can eat!" : ALLYOU
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Sacred poem : PSALM
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It's played with matches : LOTTO
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Need to reimburse : OWE
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"The Fisher King" director : GILLIAM
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Bacchus attendant : SATYR
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Filmdom's Robert and Alan : ALDAS
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People : SOULS
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See 34-Across : CARA
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Horse height measure : HAND
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Open wide : GAPE
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Chevy Chase title role : FLETCH
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Sooner migrant : OKIE
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Bats : LOCO
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Manx "Thanks!" : PURR
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Abide : STAY
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Cabbage collector, for short : IRS
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"Ford ___ better idea" (old slogan) : HASA
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Winged : ALAR
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"Odyssey" peak : OSSA
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Protected, in a way : PATENTED
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Tailor's tool : SHEARS
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St. John, e.g. : ISLAND
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Joust contestant : TILTER
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Job preceder : ESTHER
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Pointless : OTIOSE
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Venetian official, once : DOGE
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Give off : EGEST
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Stand at wakes : BIER
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Relevant, to lawyers : ADREM
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Neighbor of Turkey : SYRIA
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Give a hoot : CARE
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Derby doings : BETS
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Noble, in Nuremberg : EDEL
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Church projection : APSE
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King of a Handel oratorio : SAUL
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Promotional overkill : HYPE
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Peruvian Sumac : YMA
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Lead head? : MIS
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Actress Long : NIA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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