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CENTRAL FIGURES

New York Times, Sunday, March 15, 1998

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0315 ( 17,659 )
Across
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Overhaul : REVAMP
7
Inge dog : SHEBA
12
Oysters Rockefeller ingredient : SPINACH
19
Cry of success : IMADEIT
21
Gretzky was one : OILER
22
Dragon's land, in song : HONALEE
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Soprano Gluck kidnapped by a fundamentalist group? : MORALMAJORITY
25
Raging : ONATEAR
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River to the Ohio : MIAMI
27
Actor Baldwin trapped in a heavenly phenomenon? : TOTALECLIPSE
29
Telescope-maker ___ Clark : ALVAN
32
Green around the gills : ILL
34
"Mickey" singer Basil : TONI
35
Flees to a J.P. : ELOPES
36
Supermodel Evangelista stuck in a dead end? : BLINDALLEY
39
Party giver's abbr. : RSVP
41
Overcurious : NOSY
42
Poster material : OAKTAG
43
VCR adjuncts : TVS
45
"___-Kid" (1995 comedy) : RENTA
48
Sign, slangily : INK
49
Where Jekyll became Hyde : LAB
52
Actress Garr discovered at a statue site? : EASTERISLAND
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Reporter under Perry White : LOISLANE
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Aspen asset : SNOW
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A abroad : UNE
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Davy Jones's domain : SEA
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Cowboy, at times : HERDER
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Remnant : DREG
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Queequeg's captain : AHAB
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Actor Williams found in a 17th-century poem? : SHAKESPEAREANSONNET
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Near-miss exclamation : WHEW
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Casa chamber : SALA
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"Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain" author Justin : KAPLAN
78
Spitchcock : EEL
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Like new recruits : RAW
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A&W alternative : DADS
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Like a flu sufferer, often : REDNOSED
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Singer Cochran unearthed in the food pyramid? : BALANCEDDIET
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Gift for a haole : LEI
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Aladdin's monkey : ABU
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Consumer Reports employee : RATER
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Years on end : EON
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Race with gates : SLALOM
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"The Statue" actress Virna : LISI
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Claim on an orange juice carton : PURE
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Witticist Bombeck caught in a newspaper feature? : WEATHERMAP
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Strapped : INNEED
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Hebrides island : IONA
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Letters on some 747's : TWA
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Peace : AMITY
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Artist Warhol accosted by the British police? : SCOTLANDYARD
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Hersey hamlet : ADANO
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Bach work : PARTITA
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Statesman Doria seen in an idealistic vision? : AMERICANDREAM
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Pricey homes : ESTATES
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Bolshevism founder : LENIN
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Bradshaw was one : STEELER
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Calorie-crammed course : DESSERT
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High-fives : SLAPS
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Clinkers : ERRORS
Down
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Periphery : RIM
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First name in screwball comedy : EMO
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Different sp. : VAR
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Inflexible : ADAMANT
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Dillon of "A Christmas Story" : MELINDA
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Arizona Indian : PIMA
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___ Canals : SOO
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"Java" trumpeter : HIRT
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"The Mill on the Floss" writer : ELIOT
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Tip sheet buyer : BETTOR
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Indo-Europeans : ARYANS
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Part of a brake : SHOE
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Puerto Rican port : PONCE
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Totally : INALL
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Avis alternative : NATIONAL
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City known in ancient times as Beroea : ALEPPO
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Discontinues : CEASES
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Reason for excommunication : HERESY
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Sri Lankan language : TAMIL
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TV angel Munroe : JILL
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"Les Misérables," e.g. : LIVRE
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Simmering : ABOIL
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Treeless tract : LLANO
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Singer Carr : VIKKI
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Tennis do-over : LET
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Blazing : AGLARE
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Actor Montand : YVES
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Major fish exporter : PERU
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"The Dunwich Horror" star : SANDRADEE
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"Ladders to Fire" novelist : NIN
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Philosopher Lao-___ : TSE
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Added stipulations : ANDS
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Contacts, modern-style : BEEPS
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Holding a grudge : SORE
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Fine-tune : TWEAK
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"Hard Road to Glory" author : ASHE
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Uncluttered : NEAT
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Apply, as ointment : DAB
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CNN anchor Bernard : SHAW
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100 qintars : LEK
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Check the figures : READD
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Distort : GNARL
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Word on monuments : ANNO
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1966 Beatles concert site : SHEA
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Alternative to high water : HELL
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___ Mountains, part of the Tien Shan range : ALAI
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Ill-fated German admiral : SPEE
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Getting on in years : OLDISH
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Actress Grey : NAN
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It's catching : WEB
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Retrovirus component : RNA
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Masquerade : ACT
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Display dolor : WEEP
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Lay up : STOW
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Film actor Albert : SALMI
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Torpedo vessel : EBOAT
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Short and stout : DUMPY
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Brief operatic solos : ARIETTAS
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Stonehenge worshiper : DRUID
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Lepidopterist's accessory : NET
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Hellespont victim : LEANDER
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Gunsmith : ARMORER
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Spoke like Sylvester : LISPED
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Lest : INCASE
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Mister Ed productions : SNORTS
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Charles and others : ROYALS
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Fabergé egg glaze : ENAMEL
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"Never Wave at ___" (Rosalind Russell flick) : AWAC
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Drumroll-accompanying exclamations : TADAS
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Top-drawer : ELITE
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One playing the field : DATER
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Where the action is : ARENA
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Democratic donkey designer : NAST
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Plumbing problem : DRIP
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Cost of cards : ANTE
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Powers that be : INS
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"Hold On Tight" group : ELO
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___ Lingus : AER
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Title choice : MRS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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