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New York Times, Tuesday, March 31, 1998

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0331 ( 17,675 )
Across
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Check : REIN
5
Fill to excess : SATE
9
Country bumpkin : RUBE
13
Pretentious : ARTY
14
Deposed leader's fate, maybe : EXILE
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Chester Arthur's middle name : ALAN
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DIAMOND : BASEBALLINFIELD
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Airport info, informally : ETA
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On the safe side, at sea : ALEE
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Math groups : COSETS
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Here, to Henri : ICI
24
Calcutta clothing : SARI
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SQUARE : PERSONWHOSUNHIP
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Klingon or Vulcan : ALIEN
34
Women's group? : HAREM
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
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Central points : GISTS
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First governor of Alaska : EGAN
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Loser to R.M.N. in '68 : HHH
40
Numbers game : LOTTO
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Sharp : ACUTE
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CIRCLE : OUTSIDEOFAWHEEL
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One who's on your side : ALLY
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London lav : LOO
47
Bother : HASSLE
50
In a frenzy : AMOK
52
Take a part : ACT
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TRIANGLE : ORCHESTRAMEMBER
58
Lago contents : AGUA
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Seasonal visitor : SANTA
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Efficient : ABLE
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Actress Schneider : ROMY
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Hoot : JEER
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Not a hit or an out : WALK
Down
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"Streamers" playwright David : RABE
2
Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
3
Frank Capra's "___ Wonderful Life" : ITSA
4
Bill ___, the Science Guy : NYE
5
Protect, as freshness : SEALIN
6
Bridge toll unit : AXLE
7
Floor unit : TILE
8
Actor Wallach : ELI
9
Kind of bread : RAISIN
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1997 Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
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Latvian, e.g. : BALT
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Volumes A and Z in an encyclopedia : ENDS
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Boxes : ENCASES
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Part of a hearty breakfast : BACON
19
Discussion medium : FORUM
23
"Mm-hmm!" : ISEE
24
Somewhat : SORTOF
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Prefix with logical : PATHO
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Peace Nobelist Root : ELIHU
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"Oh, sure" : RIGHT
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Yankee Hall-of-Famer Ford : WHITEY
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Must : HASTO
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International court site, with "The" : HAGUE
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Plenty sore : IRATE
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Jury : PANEL
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Atheistic : GODLESS
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Return to the Alps? : ECHO
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French textile city : LILLE
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Came to : AWOKE
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Square dance move : SASHAY
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Baseball's Roberto : ALOMAR
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Frost : HOAR
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Refuse : SCUM
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"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
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"G'day" recipient : MATE
52
Palindromic pop group : ABBA
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It makes a bit of a stir : CELL
54
Hard journey : TREK
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___ Mahal : TAJ
57
Stomach : MAW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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