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New York Times, Saturday, March 22, 1997

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0322 ( 17,301 )
Across
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One egoistically self-absorbed : SOLIPSIST
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Bundle : SHEAF
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Flood : AVALANCHE
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"No problem" : CANDO
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Be affected : PUTONAIRS
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Court call : ORDER
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James Whitcomb Riley's "___ Bull" : OLE
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Separates : SPLITSUP
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Letter before shin : RESH
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Contemporaneous : SYNCHRONAL
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Whack : STAB
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Mother's directive : EAT
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Pop music's Plastic ___ Band : ONO
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Auto with an acronymic name : SAAB
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Suckers in the auto world? : SIPHONS
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One of the Waltons : GRANDPA
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Leave in the shade : ECLIPSE
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They carry on : RANTERS
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Game with matadors and schneiders : SKAT
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"Z" preceder? : ATO
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Often-cited ref. : OED
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Baseball's "Walking Man" Eddie : YOST
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Burlesque entertainers : FANDANCERS
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Tpks. : RTES
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Discarded : OBSOLETE
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Like some profs: Abbr. : RET
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Vijay of the P.G.A. : SINGH
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#1 song of 1957-58 : APRILLOVE
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Budget alternative : ALAMO
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Black-capped bird : CHICKADEE
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Fair : CLEAR
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Kind of chase : HIGHSPEED
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Plant compartments : OVULES
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Rage : LATEST
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Agcy. of the U.N. : ILO
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Criticizes : PANS
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Loses it : SNAPS
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With aloofness : ICILY
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Reliquary, perhaps : SHRINE
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Roe v. Wade et al. : TESTCASES
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Thoroughly comb : SCOUR
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His real name was Arthur : HARPO
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Stop : END
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Sidewalk stand product : ADE
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Benefitting : FOR
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Gimmick, in slang : SHTICK
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Lacks, briefly : HASNT
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Informal denial : NOOP
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Sheridan and others : ANNS
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Suffer deprivation : LOSE
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Adjured : BADE
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Green perimeters : APRONS
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First or third person : BASECOACH
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Flexibility : PLAY
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___-miss : HITOR
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1991 Wimbledon champ : GRAF
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Not known: Abbr. : ANON
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Ancient town near Mt. Parnassus : DELPHI
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Went purposefully : STRODE
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Goggle-box : TEEVEE
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Some religious teachings : DOGMA
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Detest : ABHOR
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Make ready to sail again : RERIG
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1991 Wimbledon champ : STICH
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Mount : STEED
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Some fraternal members : ELKS
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Bunt, perhaps, on a scorecard : SAC
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Unfavorably : ILL
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Reply from Rob Roy : NAE
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One round : LAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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