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New York Times, Thursday, March 12, 1998

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0312 ( 17,656 )
Across
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Ventures : TRIES
6
Nantes's river : LOIRE
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___-Locka, Fla. : OPA
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Familiar term of address : KIDDO
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Recital feature : ORGAN
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Populous area : URB
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It doesn't generate interest : OCOUPONBOND
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Javits Center designer : PEI
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Late comic Farley : CHRIS
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Described as : TERMED
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Land of Robert Burns : SCOTIA
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College in Syracuse, N.Y. : LEMOYNE
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Keep locked up : CLOSET
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Requirements for some badges : MERITS
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W.W. II heroes: Abbr. : RAF
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Attack : SETAT
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___ of Glenure ("Kidnapped" character) : COLIN
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Some are liberal : ARTS
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Idiots : DODOS
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Russo of "Tin Cup" : RENE
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Bris participant : MOHEL
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Incurred : RANUP
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Sked guess : ETA
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Place of darkness on the way to Hades : EREBUS
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Evergreen hedge : PRIVET
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Go-between : LIAISON
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Relative of a grapefruit : POMELO
52
40's-50's comedy team member : ABBOTT
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A Stooge : SHEMP
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Road show grp. : USO
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Academy Award song of 1947 : OADEEDOODAH
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Man of the cloth, slangily : REV
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The "I" in IV : INTRA
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Treasure : TROVE
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Suffix with meth- : ANE
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Popular disinfectant : LYSOL
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Pre-Novocain stuff : ETHER
Down
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Ref's ruling, briefly : TKO
2
Rock's Ocasek : RIC
3
Answer to a minister's question : IDO
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Chemical extractions : EDUCTS
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"___ Choice" : SOPHIES
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She was WKRP's Jennifer : LONI
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Peepers : ORBS
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1987 #1 hit "Here ___ Again" : IGO
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Fulminator : RANTER
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Peculiar to a locale : ENDEMIC
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Magician's claim : OUPMYSLEEVE
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Dress up : PREEN
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Put up with : ABIDE
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Spieled : ORATED
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Turbine part : ROTOR
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Beat it : SCRAM
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Humidor item : CLARO
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Multiple-choice choice : OOFTHEABOVE
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Pretend : LETON
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___ a hatter : MADAS
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Springsteen's "Born ___" : TORUN
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Big name in computer chips : INTEL
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"Cool!" : NEATO
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Prefix with comic : SERIO
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Ate : SUPPED
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Clorox Company cleanser : LESTOIL
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Hype : PROMOTE
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Horticulturist's topic : BOTANY
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Significance : IMPORT
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Petrarch's beloved : LAURA
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"A Doll's House" dramatist : IBSEN
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Blood fluid: Prefix : SERO
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Patch up : HEAL
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Bowery bum's affliction : DTS
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Homer Simpson exclamation : DOH
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Blvd. : AVE
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Any boat : HER

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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