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New York Times, Thursday, March 11, 1999

It "is nothing but perception," wrote Plato

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Grid has super-symmetry. This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times3/11/99 ( No. 18,020 )
Across
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Coffee get-together : KLATCH
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V.I.P.'s : NABOBS
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Low-fat meat : BEEFALO
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Stumped : UPATREE
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Relaxing : RESTFUL
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Affectedly dainty : MINCING
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Photo ___ : OPS
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It's strapped around the head : FEEDBAG
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Predatory fish : GAR
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Hotsy-___ : TOTSY
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Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 ___ minor : INE
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Outpouring : SPATE
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Communist-hunting grp. of the 50's : HUAC
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Setup : SNARE
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Stirs : ADOS
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First call, perhaps : STRIKEONE
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Zingers : ONELINERS
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Suffix with acetyl : ENE
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$$$ for old age : IRA
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Gambling game : TWENTYONE
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Some : ONEORMORE
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W.W. II org. : WAAC
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Not give ___ : AHOOT
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Top parts of suits : ACES
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___ in the right direction : ASTEP
51
Business magazine : INC
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Opera singer Simon ___ : ESTES
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Mathematician's ordinal : NTH
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Tell accidentally : LETSLIP
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Overseas article : UNA
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Most dreary : GREYEST
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Risky way to run : ONEMPTY
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Arranged in order : SERIATE
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Some West Indians : CREOLES
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Borrower's quest : LENDER
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Mug : KISSER
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Unwelcome sign? : KEEPOUT
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Cigarette ad claim : LESSTAR
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Back on board : AFT
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It's pulled at a carnival : TAFFY
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This, for example : CLUE
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Stroke of excellence : HOLEINONE
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Most people look out for it : NUMBERONE
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Samoan capital : APIA
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Mamie's hairdo : BANGS
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Stock page heading: Abbr. : OTC
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Fighting force : BRIGADE
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Forum participant : SENATOR
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Servings for the sick : BROTHS
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Way out : EGRESS
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Modern means of identification : DNA
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It "is nothing but perception," wrote Plato : SCIENCE
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Tropical toppers : PANAMAS
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"Ta-ta!" : SEEYA
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"The Sacred Wood" writer : ELIOT
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Old Eng. title : KNT
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Letters on seconds : IRR
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Sounds in archery : TWANGS
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Spendthrift : WASTREL
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Diner sign : EATHERE
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Pitcher's triumph : ONEHITTER
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Wee hour : ONEOCLOCK
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Like an amazing return on an investment : OCTUPLE
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Type in again : REENTER
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Features of The New York Review of Books : ESSAYS
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Switch positions : ONS
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Make a case : PLEAD
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They're guarded in competition : EPEES
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Italian art patron : ESTE
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Christian inscription : INRI
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Negative side : YIN
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Criminal patterns, for short : MOS

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later.

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