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New York Times, Wednesday, March 25, 1998

Like a little old lady in tennis shoes?

Author:
Gene Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JKQV} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Newman.
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© 1998, The New York Times3/25/98 ( No. 17,669 )
Across
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Kind of shower : BRIDAL
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Bedroom furniture : ARMOIRE
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Treat with gas : AERATE
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"Gunsmoke" deputy : CHESTER
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Mythical warrior : AMAZON
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Consolidated clockmaker? : SETHOMAS
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Give off : EMIT
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Cleopatra biter : ASP
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Oldenburg "oh!" : ACH
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Private reply, maybe : NOSIR
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Oktoberfest supply : BIER
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Valerie Harper TV role : RHODA
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Start of many ship names : USS
33
"Peter Pan" heroine : WENDY
34
Consolidated composer? : GEORGERSHWIN
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Decree : ORDAIN
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Popular radio format : OLDIES
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Consolidated singer? : PLACIDOMINGO
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Wistful exclamation : OHGEE
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Stir : ADO
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Accepted rule : AXIOM
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Actor's goal : LEAD
52
Office folk : STAFF
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Literary monogram : TSE
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Yalie : ELI
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Ally of the Fox tribe : SAC
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Kismet : FATE
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Consolidated puzzle author? : GENEWMAN
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Mountainous : RIDGED
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Distinguished : NOTABLE
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Headline-making weather phenomenon : ELNINO
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Deviation : ANOMALY
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Places to sit, paradoxically : STANDS
Down
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Cry to Bo-peep : BAA
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"Losing My Religion" rock group : REM
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Brother of 34-Across : IRA
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Stun : DAZE
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Focus for Fermi : ATOM
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Red Square figure : LENIN
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Heat beaters: Abbr. : ACS
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Like Cologne and environs : RHENISH
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Taxi feature : METER
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Workplace regulator, for short : OSHA
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"What was ___ think?" : ITO
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Stay : REMAIN
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Eliminated, in a way : ERASED
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Like a little old lady in tennis shoes? : SPRY
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Hit the road : TOUR
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Ship on which Heracles sailed : ARGO
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"Moonstruck" star : CHER
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Cascades mount : HOOD
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Induction grp. : SSS
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Former aerospace giant : BENDIX
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Adorned, in a way : DRAPED
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Light-footed : AGILE
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Mrs. Flintstone : WILMA
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Alfonso XIII's queen : ENA
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Court : WOO
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Brief O.K.: Abbr. : INIT
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They can be bruised : EGOS
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Between 0% and 100% : SOME
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Jeer : CATCALL
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Cretan peak : IDA
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Remove : DOFF
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Couturier Cassini : OLEG
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Mother of Constantine the Great : HELENA
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Get closer to, in a race : GAINON
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Brazilian dance : SAMBA
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Passengers : FARES
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Dog-paddled, e.g. : SWAM
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Conclusion of some games : TILT
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Poet ___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
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Ike's W.W. II command : ETO
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Marshal under Napoleon : NEY
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Conclusion of some games : GIN
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Conclusion : END
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Bits of advice : DOS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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