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New York Times, Wednesday, March 24, 1999

Mr. Rhodes of Rhodes scholarships

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times3/24/99 ( No. 18,033 )

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London Fog, e.g. : COAT
5
Multigenerational story : EPIC
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Betray, in a way : RATON
14
Up to the task : ABLE
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Zippo : NADA
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Play hard to get : EVADE
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Sage lands? : WISEACRES
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Torments : VEXES
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Barfly's roost, perhaps : STOOL
21
"...blackbirds, baked in ___" : APIE
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Professional suffix : IST
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Do a post-laundry job : FOLD
27
Poet ___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
29
Joe's lands? : COFFEEGROUNDS
34
___ de mots (pun) : JEU
35
Feds : TMEN
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Looked with desire : LEERED
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Makes a scene? : ACTS
40
Largest Cornhusker city : OMAHA
42
Have on : WEAR
43
Hotel Bible : GIDEON
45
Peewee people : TOTS
47
One of the "Little Women" : AMY
48
Dieters' lands? : LOWFATSPREADS
51
Last name in cruelty : SADE
52
Took note of : EYED
53
Pal, rapper-style : BRO
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Spot in the Senate : SEAT
58
Arab emirate : DUBAI
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Sly character : RAMBO
64
Bad lands? : SORRYLOTS
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Slicker in the winter : ICIER
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Superior's inferior : ERIE
69
Gold medalist Lipinski : TARA
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Insinuate : GETAT
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Dummy : DODO
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Command to a boxer : STAY
Down
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Crow calls : CAWS
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Parting words : OBIT
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Plus : ALSO
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Make mad : TEEOFF
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Env. stuffer : ENC
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Hole number : PAR
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Inspiration : IDEA
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Comics ghost : CASPER
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Money coming in : REVENUE
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Ancient greeting : AVE
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It has a prominent horn : TAXI
12
Words from Wordsworth : ODES
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Catbird seat? : NEST
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On high : ALOFT
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Star worship : IDOLATRY
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Stand buy : LEMONADE
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Consider : DEEM
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Once again : ANEW
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Mr. Rhodes of Rhodes scholarships : CECIL
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Better : OUTDO
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Biters : GNATS
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Hate the thought of : DREAD
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Tailor's joints : SEAMS
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Bender : JAG
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Like some humor : DRY
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Uses a Singer : SEWS
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Crossed fingers symbolize it : HOPE
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Somewhat : OFASORT
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Like rye, usually : SEEDY
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Kidded around : TEASED
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Full-price payers : ADULTS
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Sailor's stir : BRIG
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Gallop : RACE
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Forget about : OMIT
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Dangerous charger : TORO
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Go sailing : BOAT
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Gillette product : ATRA
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Brit's interjection : ISAY
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Emmy winner Arthur : BEA
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Free : RID
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___ Speedwagon : REO

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