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New York Times, Friday, March 27, 1998

"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever" poet

Author:
Alan Jay Weiss
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Jay Weiss

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQWZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Weiss. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times3/27/98 ( No. 17,671 )
Across
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Crack and redden : CHAP
5
"Asylum" star Sylvia : SYMS
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Pitcher Labine : CLEM
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Painter Bonheur : ROSA
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Pound (down) : TAMP
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See 1-Down : GRAVE
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Obote's overthrower : AMIN
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"Show Boat" show-stopper : OLMANRIVER
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1989 Neill/Kidman thriller : DEADCALM
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Abatement : EASING
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Runner Alexander : LAMAR
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Retirement mecca, informally : STPETE
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Letter drop-offs : ELISIONS
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Place for a pin : TIE
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Busy person's alleged work load : TON
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Vast : BROAD
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Playfully roguish : ARCH
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___ about (around) : ONOR
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The Hoosier Poet : RILEY
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Leader of the Limelites, in 60's pop : SHEP
41
Actor Stoltz : ERIC
43
Postgame show : RECAP
45
Uncouth one : APE
46
Bovine mouthful : CUD
48
Holes as expected : MAKESPAR
50
Start liking : TAKETO
53
"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever" poet : KEATS
54
Christmas eave decoration? : ICICLE
55
"Floor it!" : LETERRIP
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Jackpot : MOTHERLODE
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Painter's first class, possibly : ARTI
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Either of the Sprats : EATER
62
Pinnacle : APEX
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Part of a full house : PAIR
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Underworld flower : STYX
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Predisposition : BENT
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Ultimatum ender : ELSE
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With 15-Across, lifetime : CRADLETO
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Comedy hit of 1990 : HOMEALONE
3
Anatolia, today : ASIAMINOR
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Ling-Ling and others : PANDAS
5
Athenian site : STOA
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You and you, along the Yazoo : YALL
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"Delicious!" : MMMM
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It might afford a remedy : SPA
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Produce drawers : CRISPERS
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"C'est ___" : LAVIE
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Affair : EVENT
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Go with the flow? : MERGE
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Middle of M-G-M's motto : GRATIA
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Incubation station : NEST
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Plagiarize : CRIB
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Peace Nobelist John Boyd ___ : ORR
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Café ___ : NOIR
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Capital on the Willamette : SALEM
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Ten in front? : DECA
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Shrubby thicket : CHAPARRAL
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A, B or C preceder : HEPATITIS
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Party snack-mix ingredient : RICECHEX
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Chatter : YAK
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Lose moisture, in a way : PERSPIRE
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Sheffield artisan : CUTLER
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Toy dog : PEKE
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No layabout : DOER
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Wrap in bright colors : SERAPE
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Era : TIMES
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C. P. Snow's "___ of Varnish" : ACOAT
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Long Branch Saloon proprietress : KITTY
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Run off a farm? : LOPE
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Successor to Churchill : EDEN
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Libretto : TEXT
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Film processing place : LAB

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

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