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New York Times, Sunday, March 2, 1997

A gift in O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Estes.
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© 1997, The New York Times3/2/97 ( No. 17,281 )
Across
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Follow : SUCCEED
8
Cases : SHEATHS
15
Unmemorized words : ADLIB
20
Begin, e.g. : ISRAELI
21
Less stirred : LUMPIER
22
Winslow Homer's home : MAINE
23
Be ecstatic : FEELLIKEAMILLIONBUCKS
26
King of the 18th dynasty : TUT
27
Parodied, with "up" : SENT
28
Poetic contraction : NEER
29
Even though : ALBEIT
30
Tiny bit : SPECK
33
Go to bat for : DEFEND
35
Sault ___ Marie : STE
36
Okla. football rival : NEB
37
"Women and Love" author : HITE
40
Neighbor of Minn. : ONT
41
Garish : LOUD
42
Paris-to-Marseilles dir. : SSE
43
Song from the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" album : WHENIMSIXTYFOUR
48
Rocker Joan : JETT
49
Principle of philosophy : TAO
50
Old Alka-Seltzer mascot : SPEEDY
51
Finder's cry : EUREKA
53
Slippery ___ : ELM
54
Land of the Chosen people : KOREA
55
"Diary of a Genius" author : DALI
57
Bring upon oneself : INCUR
61
Stout relative : ALE
62
With 86-Down, partner of buts : IFS
63
Brunch beverage : MIMOSA
65
___ incognita : TERRA
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Musical measures : BARS
68
Some gold diggers : FORTYNINERS
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Watch word : TICK
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Not chronic : ACUTE
75
Approached : NEARED
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Nice view : MER
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Fraternity letter : CHI
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Pool contents? : GENES
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"It's ___...World" : AMAD
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Bow in the theater : CLARA
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Reunion group : KIN
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B flat's equivalent : ASHARP
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1985 N.L. Cy Young Award winner : GOODEN
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Ally of the U.S. : ENG
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Raised : BRED
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King's title: Abbr. : REV
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Melville foretopman : BUDD
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Singer Janis : IAN
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Rockefeller Center muralist : SERT
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Hosp. areas : ERS
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Sandinista foe : CONTRA
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Cruise in style : YACHT
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Reception helper : AERIAL
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Performs, for King James : DOTH
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Downwind : ALEE
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Dauphin's father : ROI
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1970 Chicago hit : TWENTYFIVEORSIXTOFOUR
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Waste maker : HASTE
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Partly coincide : OVERLAP
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Show up : ECLIPSE
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Vocalist John : ELTON
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Hounds : BASSETS
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American and Swiss : CHEESES
Down
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Strains, in a way : SIFTS
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Exhaust : USEUP
3
Where Sir Arthur Evans excavated : CRETE
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Hall-of-Famer Hubbard : CAL
5
Slimmer swimmer : EEL
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Some Ivy Leaguers : ELIS
7
Water barrier : DIKE
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It's quarried in Vermont : SLATE
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Continuous sound : HUM
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Celebrated : EMINENT
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Galore : APLENTY
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Like some floors : TILED
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Presumptive person? : HEIR
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Full house indicator : SRO
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Sashayed : AMBLED
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Brush carelessly : DAUB
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Poet's prerogative : LICENSE
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Most pitch-black : INKIEST
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Optimal option : BESTBET
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Objective : END
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First published work by 39-Down : NATURE
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Antonio's role in "Evita" : CHE
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Aguirre portrayer : KINSKI
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Very alluring : FOXY
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Whisky drink : SOUR
38
Alert : TIPOFF
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The Sage of Concord : EMERSON
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Charpentier opera or its heroine : LOUISE
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"Ben-Hur" author : WALLACE
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Round trip of sorts : HOMERUN
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Spot : SEE
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Humphrey's "High Sierra" co-star : IDA
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Malefactor : FELON
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Jamie Lee's mom : JANET
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It's often in hot water : TEABAG
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Supplies : KIT
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Treated to supper : DINED
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Surrounded by : AMID
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Fair play : CRICKET
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Ragamuffins : URCHINS
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Yard chore : RAKING
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"___ Breckinridge" : MYRA
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Easily maneuverable military forces : ARMADAS
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Place : STEAD
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Raised : REARED
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City with a Latin quarter : TAMPA
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Composed : SERENE
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Drain trap shape, at times : ESS
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Petered out : RANDRY
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Provincetown catch : COD
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Tennis shot : LOB
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Like some wages : HOURLY
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See 62-Across : ANDS
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Chap : GENT
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Get some air : BREATHE
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Urban modernization : RENEWAL
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Chomolungma's more familiar name : EVEREST
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"Do the Right Thing" extras : RIOTERS
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Way down? : MANHOLE
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Spanish diminutive suffix : ITA
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Hammered : BEATEN
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Recesses : COVES
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Coarse files : RASPS
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Former ring king : ALI
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Riding accessories : CROPS
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Representative location : HOUSE
108
Rollers? : TIRES
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Division word : INTO
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Midler's "___ Las Vegas" : DIVA
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Big cheese : EXEC
114
Use acid : ETCH
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A gift in O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" : FOB
118
Squeal : RAT
119
Good ___ boy : OLE
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Old-style interjection : FIE

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

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