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New York Times, Friday, March 13, 1998

Wearer of a half-inch gold bar: Abbr.

Author:
Shannon Burns
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Burns.
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© 1998, The New York Times3/13/98 ( No. 17,657 )

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Kind of rug : NAVAJO
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___ annum : PER
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Bow wood : YEW
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Compadres : AMIGOS
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Relative of a buttercup : ANEMONE
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Clothed, so to speak : DECENT
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Highbrow cinema : ARTHOUSE
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Cut : AXE
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Stored, as wine : CELLARED
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Agitprop : TROUBLEMAKER
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Dobbin might pull it : SHAY
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___-de-sac : CUL
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Drudge : SLAVE
29
High : STONED
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End of a demonstration? : QED
33
Last in a line : ZEE
34
Hallmark store section : CONGRATULATIONS
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Sgt.'s address : APO
39
It's spotted in casinos : DIE
40
Designer Miller : NICOLE
41
Beginning : BIRTH
44
Physics unit : ERG
46
Pink : ROSY
47
"The Getaway" star, 1972 : STEVEMCQUEEN
50
Needles : STYLUSES
51
Sch. course concentration : SCI
54
About 9,900 square miles of water : LAKEERIE
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Consider : LOOKAT
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Caught : INATRAP
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Computer contacts : EMAILS
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Be worthwhile : PAY
62
1946 Alan Ladd film : OSS
63
With great skill : DEFTLY
Down
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Zilch : NADA
2
Stock page heading : AMEX
3
Number 2 : VICE
4
Obsolesce : AGE
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"Hot Shots!" actor, 1991 : JONCRYER
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Prefix with arthritis : OSTEO
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Like railroad tracks : PARALLEL
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Fixes a dress : REHEMS
10
Crossword fan, presumably : YOU
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Wearer of a half-inch gold bar: Abbr. : ENS
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Teensy : WEE
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Relating to form : MODAL
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America's hot-air balloon capital : ALBUQUERQUE
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Hockey's Robitaille : LUC
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Slight trace : TANG
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They create a buzz in the music world : KAZOOS
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Without variations : EVENLY
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Candy manufacturer Harry : REESE
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"Quit fighting!" : STOPIT
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French painter Daumier : HONORE
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Unpopular workers : SCABS
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Family man : DAD
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Judo level : DAN
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Haberdashery accessories : TIECLIPS
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Wearing thin : TIRESOME
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Menu symbol : ICON
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Tube : TVSET
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Sexual classification : HETERO
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NASA's Grissom : GUS
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Hess and Breckinridge : MYRAS
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Moved sinuously : EELED
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Blackout : SKIT
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Poker action : CALL
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Tiny, for short : ITSY
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Edge : LIP
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Anecdotes : ANA
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Dash-dot-dash, in Morse code : KAY
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Dunce : OAF

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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