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New York Times, Monday, March 16, 1998

Author:
Mark Moldowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Moldowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Moldowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0316 ( 17,660 )

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Across
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Diminished over time, as the moon : WANED
6
Model T starter : CRANK
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15-Across swung one : BAT
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French novelist Zola : EMILE
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Baseball's Hammerin' Hank : AARON
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Grow old : AGE
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"Great" words from Jerry Lee Lewis : BALLSOFFIRE
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Sought office : RAN
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Tallow source : SUET
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Like a haunted house : EERIE
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Cosmetics : POWDERS
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Name to a position : APPOINT
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Not these or those : OTHERS
30
Artist Eric : SLOANE
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Time on the job : STINT
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Physical stature : BUILD
33
Letter after pi : RHO
36
Tennis units : SETS
37
Gnatlike insect : MIDGE
38
St. Paul's architect Sir Christopher : WREN
39
Before, in poetry : ERE
40
Alternative to a convertible : SEDAN
41
Appearances : MIENS
42
Lustrous cotton fabric : SATEEN
44
Harsh : SEVERE
45
Clothes with slogans : TSHIRTS
47
Charity event : BENEFIT
48
Second City's #1 airport : OHARE
49
Weapon swung by a gaucho : BOLA
50
Needlefish : GAR
51
"Great" Asian landmark : WALLOFCHINA
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Indiana Jones's quest : ARK
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"The Waste Land" poet : ELIOT
60
Word after dog or jug : EARED
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Bro's sibling : SIS
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"You Light Up My Life" singer Boone : DEBBY
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Drive too fast : SPEED
Down
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Spider's snare : WEB
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Doctors' grp. : AMA
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Nothing : NIL
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Building wing : ELL
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Tapioca pudding, e.g. : DESSERT
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Parisian diners : CAFES
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Huck Finn's conveyance : RAFT
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Jackie's second : ARI
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"___ any drop to drink": Coleridge : NOR
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Patella protector : KNEEPAD
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"Great" Australian landmark : BARRIERREEF
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Once more : AGAIN
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Group belief : TENET
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Mine and yours : OURS
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Seemingly forever : EON
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Sheriff's group : POSSE
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Weasel relative : OTTER
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"Great" ocean predators : WHITESHARKS
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TV rooms : DENS
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True up : ALIGN
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True north spot : POLE
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Khartoum is its capital : SUDAN
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Waits : BIDES
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Artist Matisse : HENRI
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Beginning : ONSET
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Make the acquaintance of : MEET
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Marry a woman : WIVE
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Scattered, as seeds : STREWED
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What Dennis does to Mr. Wilson : MENACES
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Lungful : AIR
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The individual : SELF
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Ceremonial gowns : TOGAS
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Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
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Ill-gotten gains : BOOTY
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Splotch : BLOB
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Pub choice : ALE
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Women's ___ : LIB
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See by chance, with "upon" : HAP
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Intense anger : IRE
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Maiden name preceder : NEE
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Use an abacus : ADD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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