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New York Times, Friday, March 20, 1998

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {BKQVXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0320 ( 17,664 )
Across
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Jackson Five features : AFROS
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Have a fling? : TOSS
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Voight and others : JONS
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Fieldworkers' items : PLOWS
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Rwanda native : HUTU
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Shade of blue : OPAL
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Dynasts : POTENTATES
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Cryptobiologist's interest, perhaps : YETI
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Back muscle, briefly : LAT
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Pablo or Pedro, e.g. : SAN
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Stew ingredient : PARSNIP
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Berlioz's "Les nuits d'___" : ETE
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Actress Durbin : DEANNA
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Heat unit? : COP
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Christmas cracker? : PINATA
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Spill the beans : SING
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Ending of most odds : ONE
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Prefix with coastal : INTRA
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Strawberry's field, once : SHEA
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Barbra's "Funny Girl" co-star : OMAR
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Swelled head : EGOTIST
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On sale : CHEAPLY
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Res gestae : ACTS
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Hand over : CEDE
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1970's Robert Conrad courtroom drama : THEDA
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___-di-dah : LAH
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"Later" : CIAO
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Pan-fries : SAUTES
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Flatter, in a way : APE
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Fix : REMEDY
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"___ Man Answers" (1962 movie) : IFA
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Small measures : MICRONS
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Short retort : ANS
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Pin number? : TEN
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Siouan speaker : OTOE
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Mistress of a castle : CHATELAINE
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Save, as socks : DARN
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Where Dingle Bay is : EIRE
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Appeared : AROSE
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Part of a C.S.A. signature : ELEE
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Made tracks : SPED
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Coffer, in architecture : PANEL
Down
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Diner order : APPLEPIEALAMODE
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Uncommitted money : FLOATINGCAPITAL
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Corrupt and then some : ROTTENTOTHECORE
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See red? : OWE
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ID's of a sort : SSNS
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Lord's attendant : THANE
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Old hat : OUT
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Girl from uncle? : STEPNIECE
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York of "Tom Jones" : SUSANNAH
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Delights : JOYS
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Free-for-all : OPENCOMPETITION
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Big slice of a budget : NATIONALDEFENSE
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Hard to hold : SLIPPERYASANEEL
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"Aren't I amazing?" : TADA
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Paparazzo's paper, perhaps : RAG
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Carolina ___ : ASH
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37-Down's partner : ARTS
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Half a bar order : TAI
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Queen Mary, e.g. : STEAMSHIP
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Kahuku setting : OAHU
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29-Down's partner : SCIENCES
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Traveler's info, for short : ETA
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The buck stops here? : DOE
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___-Magnon : CRO
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End of a party song : SYNE
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Old hat : DATED
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Artist Magritte : RENE
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Certain hockey shot : SLAP
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Were up to date? : ARE
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It's south of Scorpius : ARA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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