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New York Times, Monday, March 10, 1997

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0310 ( 17,289 )
Across
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"Too bad!" : ALAS
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Sen. Lott : TRENT
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Hardly colorful : DRAB
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Parks who wouldn't take discrimination sitting down : ROSA
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12-inch stick : RULER
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Superb : AONE
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Water conduit : MAIN
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China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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Do, re or mi, e.g. : NOTE
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"Little Orphan Annie" character : DADDYWARBUCKS
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"There ___ young..." (common limerick start) : WASA
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WNW's reverse : ESE
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Plant dripping : RESIN
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___ Kippur : YOM
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Newsman Pyle : ERNIE
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Puts up : ERECTS
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Spigot : TAP
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Switch positions : ONS
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Santa Claus : FATHERCHRISTMAS
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Noted business conglomerate : ITT
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Great Lakes cargo : ORE
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C2H6 : ETHANE
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Sweetie : TOOTS
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1040 grp. : IRS
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Last name in cosmetics : ARDEN
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Photo ___ (media events) : OPS
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Supreme Court Justice Black : HUGO
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Nobel author, informally : PAPAHEMINGWAY
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Pack (down) : TAMP
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To no ___ (worthless) : AVAIL
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Snake eyes : ONES
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Lemon go-with : LIME
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Menu at Chez Jacques : CARTE
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One of the corners at Four Corners Monument : UTAH
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Blockhead : CLOD
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Gouged sneakily : KNEED
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Akron product : TIRE
Down
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It may be slung in a sling : ARM
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Dumptruckful : LOAD
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Where China is : ASIA
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B.L.T., e.g. : SANDWICH
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Deuce toppers : TREYS
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Takeoff site : RUNWAY
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Actress Raines : ELLA
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Not distant : NEAR
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Cree or Crow : TRIBE
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Martha Graham, e.g. : DANCER
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Castle, in chess : ROOK
12
Orkin targets : ANTS
13
Quilting party : BEE
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"The Divine Comedy" poet : DANTE
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Take advantage of : USE
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Install to new specifications : REFIT
26
Poet's Muse : ERATO
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Brawl : SETTO
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Partner for this and that, with "the" : OTHER
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Spoil : MAR
32
Wanderer : NOMAD
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Absurd : INANE
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Ruhr Valley city : ESSEN
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Box-office letters : SRO
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Bit of Trivial Pursuit equipment : PIE
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Coach Amos Alonzo ___ : STAGG
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Discard : THROWOUT
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Went one better than : TOPPED
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Place for a little R and R : SPA
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Devout Iranian : SHIITE
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Rough cabin : SHACK
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Proceeding independently : UNLED
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Item for Jack and Jill : PAIL
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Bullets and such : AMMO
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Writer Hunter : EVAN
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Stallion's mate : MARE
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The "A" in ABM : ANTI
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Vintage : YEAR
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Special attention, for short : TLC
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"___ Drives Me Crazy" (1989 #1 hit) : SHE

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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