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AT PRESENT

New York Times, Sunday, March 18, 2001

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 98 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0318 ( 18,758 )
Across
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Per ___ : CAPITA
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Eightball maneuver : MASSE
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New driver, often : TEEN
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Noted Warhol subject : MAO
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Cropped up : ARISEN
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Fatty liquid : OLEIN
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Everything considered : ALLINALL
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Drink that you whack with a stick? : PINATACOLADA
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Like football players : HELMETED
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Affranchise : LET
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As yet : ERENOW
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Sold(i)er material : TIN
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Old-fashioned letter opener : SIRS
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Inclusive abbr. : ETAL
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Fatal fabric? : MORTALSATIN
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Rubble-maker : TNT
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Seven-time All-Star pitcher Dave : STIEB
39
Labor Party member, maybe : ISRAELI
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Skater Protopopov : OLEG
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They're paid for services : SALARIES
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Quaint weapon : DIRK
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College ___ : BOARDS
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Cornhusker, e.g. : FARMER
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Where 48-Acrosses work : FIELDS
52
Informal affirmative : YUP
54
"What's the ___?" : DIF
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Snowmobile part : SKI
58
Canon camera : EOS
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Elevate : EXALT
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Garden grp., perhaps : NBA
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Faulty : AMISS
65
Medium condition? : TRANCE
68
Air currents ridden by gliders : THERMALS
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Greens keeper? : NADER
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"The Great White Hope" woman : ELEANOR
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Holding : ASSET
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Launchers launch them : GRENADES
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Sometime : ANYDAY
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"Così fan ___" : TUTTE
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Spice Girl ___ B or C : MEL
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Chaucer chapters : TALES
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___ chi : TAI
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Silk tie : OBI
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Opium maker : YSL
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Abbr. often repeated after itself : ETC
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Antenna site : INSECT
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Howler : COYOTE
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Ontario port opposite Port Huron, Mich. : SARNIA
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Slayer of Adonis, in myth : ARES
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Guide : LODESTAR
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Stuffing ingredient : SAGE
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Made the roads slick : SLEETED
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Caterpillar or butterfly : STAGE
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Annual awards presenter : MTV
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Superman's rubbery enemy? : LATEXLUTHOR
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One taking a bow? : EROS
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Garment with folds : SARI
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Skippered : LED
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Pre-Socratic philosopher : THALES
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Fire ___ : ANT
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Tropical fruit : PLANTAIN
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Devilish Banderas? : SATANANTONIO
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Trusted friend : ALTEREGO
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Flip : UPEND
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Many a train engineer : TOOTER
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Opposite of paleo- : NEO
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Coffee shop sights : URNS
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1994 Peace Nobelist : PERES
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Place side by side : APPOSE
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Bareheaded : CAPLESS
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Little melody : ARIETTA
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Dabbling duck : PINTAIL
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Part of a Stein line : ISA
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French thinker? : TETE
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Cost ___ and a leg : ANARM
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Bad time for lunatics? : MOONRISE
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Dispenses : ALLOTS
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Where sailors go : SEAWARD
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Latter-day Caesar : SID
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Granddaughter of Queen Victoria : ENA
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Pearl fishing locale : TAHITI
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1985 film co-starring John Malkovich : ELENI
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Shelf bracket, e.g. : ELL
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Match game : NIM
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Chess empire? : MATINGDYNASTY
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Whistle, for one : ALERT
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Ford contemporary : OLDS
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Bird : NESTER
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Mr. Big or Ms. Big : CEO
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"The Jazz Singer," e.g. : TALKIE
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Table part : LEAF
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"Love Story" composer : LAI
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One making a feudal effort? : SERF
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Something in the soup : NOODLE
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Copper: good; zinc: fair? : BRASSRATING
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Moas, just before extinction? : LASTRATITES
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Put out : IRK
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Not absorb : EMIT
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Insipid : BLAH
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Extended vacationers may take them : SUBLETS
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Honest : REAL
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Film fill-in : EXTRA
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Bedroom hue : PASTEL
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1964 Roger Miller hit : DANGME
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Turkish inns : IMARETS
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High-singing Cuban? : FIDELCASTRATO
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Serviceable? : ONEA
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Limited : SCANT
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Burns or Allen: Abbr. : SEN
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Enjoy, as an old movie, maybe : RESEE
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"Orinoco Flow" singer : ENYA
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U.S.C. defeater in the 1988 Rose Bowl : MSU
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Of lyric poetry : ODIC
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Book after Ezekiel : DANIEL
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Leonine movie star : ELSA
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Goofy guy : YOYO
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Like fish ready to be cooked : SCALED
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Muscle Beach sight : BOD
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Natural History Mus. display : TREX
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Veterans : OLDHANDS
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Boiardo patron : ESTE
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Gorge : RAVINE
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Electricity source : EEL
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Repeat oneself? : STUTTER
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Italian city with a dance named after it : TARANTO
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Torments : AGONIES
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Do museum work : RESTORE
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Pool parties? : STENOS
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Constituent of natural gas : ETHANE
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"My Dinner With Andre" director : MALLE
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True : ALIGN
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Suffix with plug : OLA
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___-computer (modern business) : RENTA
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Link, in a way : SPAN
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Check : STOP
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Robert Morse play : TRU
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Atmospheric prefix : AER
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Have a late bite : SUP
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Make like : APE
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Alley ___ : OOP

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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