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New York Times, Saturday, March 21, 1998

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0321 ( 17,665 )
Across
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Well-balanced person : ACROBAT
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Live primitively : ROUGHIT
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1994 Sugar Bowl champs : FLORIDA
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Board, in a way : ENPLANE
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Women, with "the" : FAIRSEX
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Rate : DESERVE
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Radio settings : AMS
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Oil sources : OLIVES
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Shelley's alma mater : ETON
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Guitar attachment? : IST
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Reunion attendee : NIECE
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Scale notes : MIS
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Paris grid : RUES
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Dairy department offerings : EDAMS
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Wanamaker contemporary : MACY
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Nursery rhyme name : SPRAT
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1846 Johann Galle discovery : NEPTUNE
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Romps : FIELDDAYS
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Crook : CHEATER
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N.F.L.'s Joyner and others : SETHS
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Cotswold cries : BAAS
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Measures : STEPS
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Stain : SOIL
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Electricity path : ARC
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Range : SWEEP
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Supporting : PRO
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Ruffles : IRKS
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Part of Lothair I's realm : ALSACE
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Hrs. on the 90th meridian : CST
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Percussion unit : TYMPANI
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Denied admission : KEPTOUT
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Sent with a click : EMAILED
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School : EDUCATE
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Like hibiscus leaves : DENTATE
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Formed a posse, e.g. : DEPUTED
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Business : AFFAIRS
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Is tight-lipped : CLAMSUP
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Celebrate : ROISTER
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N.H.L. Hall-of-Famer since 1979 : ORR
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Humped beast : BISON
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Antarctica's ___ Coast : ADELIE
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Got ready to fly : TAXIED
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Converted, in a way : REDEEMED
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Aces, sometimes : ONES
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Raises : UPS
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Kind of club : GLEE
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Soap title character of the 1970's : HARTMAN
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Part of a statement : INVOICE
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Mite-sized : TEENSY
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"Midnight Whispers" author : VCANDREWS
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Hotel conveniences : SAFES
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Marienbad, for one : SPA
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Reflects : MUSES
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___ Maria : TIA
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Actor Hardin et al. : TYS
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"The X-Files" subject : ETS
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Not bother with, as a chore : LETSLIDE
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Toddler's plea : CARRYME
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Best Actor of 1971 : HACKMAN
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Fall garment : TOPCOAT
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Like a sheepdog : HIRSUTE
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On the schedule : SLOTTED
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Teased : BAITED
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Sickly : PEAKED
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Leave the country? : SECEDE
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Animate : PEPUP
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It turns on the fire : SPIT
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Without ___ (daringly) : ANET
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Chef's phrase : ALA
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The Horned Frogs, initially : TCU

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

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