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New York Times, Saturday, March 29, 1997

42-Down : Mets' modifier

Author:
Fran and Lou Sabin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.51
Fran Sabin
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1.49108
Lou Sabin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Sabin. This is puzzle # 126 for Mr. Sabin.
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© 1997, The New York Times3/29/97 ( No. 17,308 )
Across
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Kid stuff : ABCS
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"On the Town" theme : SHORELEAVE
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Lightweight garment : SARI
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We, the people : POPULATION
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Tonsorial work : TRIM
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They're sometimes upset : APPLECARTS
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No more than : ATMOST
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Cassette button: Abbr. : REC
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One of the hunters in "The Deer Hunter" : STAN
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Actress Davis : GEENA
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"The hell with it!" : NERTS
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Man-mouse divider : ORA
27
Time frame : ERA
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Hollywood figure : GROSS
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Strike ___ deal : AFAIR
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Products at a charcuterie : MEATS
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Popular cigar brand : MURIEL
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Bandleader Tito : PUENTE
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Kitchen gizmos : DICERS
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Soft silk fabric : PONGEE
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Arctic : GELID
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1981 Literature Nobelist Canetti : ELIAS
40
Simpletons : GEESE
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Make a dent in : MAR
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Father, for short : REV
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Sharpen : STROP
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Word of reproach : SHAME
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End ___ : USER
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Rhine feeder : AAR
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Captives' camp : STALAG
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Very much : STRIKINGLY
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Knock for a loop : DAZE
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Malay, e.g. : EASTINDIAN
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Service edge : ADIN
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Groups of stars? : DREAMTEAMS
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Intensive care room sight : TENT
Down
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"A kingdom for ___": "Henry V" : ASTAGE
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Simple commerce : BARTER
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Where the Light Brigade charged : CRIMEA
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Half a publishing duo : SIMON
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Bad exchange : SPAT
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Infield bounce : HOP
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Give a hard time : OPPRESS
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Line gauges : RULERS
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Go for : ELECT
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Insect secretion : LAC
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Sorority letters : ETAS
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Kind of missile : AIRTOAIR
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Fans : VOTARIES
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Get into a jam : ENSNARL
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Nestor's trait : SAGENESS
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It can fall flat : NOTE
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Most forward : SAUCIEST
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Tempo : RATE
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Oscar-winning film director Zinnemann : FRED
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Part of MB : MEGA
33
Tiny measures : MILS
34
Guiding light : POLESTAR
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Whole shebang : UNIVERSE
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Yawning : DEEP
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Studied thoroughly : PERUSED
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Where Walt Frazier and Larry Holmes were born : GEORGIA
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___ dame : GRANDE
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Sick, in St.-Lo : MALADE
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Mets' modifier : AMAZIN
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Sovereign's stand-in : REGENT
46
"___ so!" : TAINT
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Tackled : HADAT
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Romance writer's award : RITA
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They say the same things: Abbr. : SYNS
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Kipling's orphan hero : KIM
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Thrash : LAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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