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New York Times, Tuesday, March 17, 1998

"___ What Comes Natur'lly" (Irving Berlin song)

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.581521
Nancy Salomon
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601/29/19945/22/201110
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1313121426
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.57011
Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXYZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times3/17/98 ( No. 17,661 )
Across
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"You are here" posting : MAP
4
Hawkeye Pierce portrayer : ALDA
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Result : UPSHOT
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Sign that all are welcome : OPENDOOR
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Floodgate : SLUICE
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Like a swift and spectacular success : METEORIC
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Do a slow burn : SEETHE
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Fabled thieves in green : ROBINHOODSMEN
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"The ___ Mutiny" : CAINE
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H.S. math : ALG
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Sounds of hesitation : ERS
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California fort named for a Union general : ORD
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Circumspect : GUARDED
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Fill to the ___ : BRIM
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Small-business magazine : INC
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Asimov and Newton : ISAACS
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Civil rights activist Parks : ROSA
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It'll make you red in the face : ROUGE
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Mallorca, e.g. : ISLA
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Spinning : AWHIRL
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Black gunk : TAR
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Wash cycle : SPIN
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Augusta golf tourney : MASTERS
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CPR expert : EMT
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Ecol. watchdog : EPA
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First person in Berlin : ICH
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Where to get Seoul food : KOREA
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Ivy League rooters in green : DARTMOUTHFANS
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Taking the place (of) : INLIEU
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Face decoration for a brave : WARPAINT
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"You ___ bother!" : NEEDNT
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Person-to-person : ONEONONE
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They can be liquid or frozen : ASSETS
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Distort : SKEW
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Actor Beatty : NED
Down
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Tattoo word, often : MOM
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King Kong : APE
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Culture container : PETRIDISH
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Desert clay : ADOBE
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Actress Singer of "Footloose" : LORI
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"___ What Comes Natur'lly" (Irving Berlin song) : DOIN
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Flatfoot's lack : ARCH
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Fighters in green : USSOLDIERS
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Sorority candidates : PLEDGES
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Takes to court : SUES
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Words to a blackjack dealer : HITME
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Yellow pigment : OCHER
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Many MTV watchers : TEENS
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It's a gas : NEON
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Row your boat : OAR
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Charmer's snake : COBRA
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Cupid's dart : ARROW
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Cookie sellers in green : GIRLSCOUTS
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Popular card game : UNO
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Sharp as a tack : ACUTE
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Speaker's spot : DAIS
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Hurt badly : MAIM
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Slanderous insinuation : ASPERSION
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General weather conditions : CLIME
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Holiday visitor : SANTA
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Civil War grp. : GAR
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Clothing : RAIMENT
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Turkey day: Abbr. : THU
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Patsy's pal on "Absolutely Fabulous" : EDINA
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Window pieces : PANES
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Site in a Bizet suite : ARLES
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Sound of a punch : KAPOW
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"Chestnuts roasting ___ open fire" : ONAN
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Ocean motion : TIDE
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Ark groupings : TWOS
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Bit of hair : HANK
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At no cost : FREE
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Opposite SSW : NNE
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Cable kingpin Turner : TED

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

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