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New York Times, Saturday, March 7, 1998

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {GMQVXZ} This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0307 ( 17,651 )
Across
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Manual : HOWTOBOOK
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Things : STUFF
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Deviation : ABERRANCE
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Adopted "My Three Sons" son : ERNIE
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Track event : RELAYRACE
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Deteriorates : WEARS
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Graphic ___ : ARTS
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U.S. coin word : TRUST
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Look out for, maybe : ABET
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Eggs : ROE
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Get on (it) : HOPTO
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Depression : DALE
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Register : ENROL
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Geology pioneer Sir Charles ___ : LYELL
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Gob : TAR
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Ring up : DIAL
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Gets back in business : REOPENS
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Commandment word : SHALT
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Fleming valve : DIODE
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Be insincere, in a way : PLAYACT
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A dog's age : EONS
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Response to a joke on-line : LOL
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"Yankee Doodle Dandy" songwriter : COHAN
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Corn ___ : SYRUP
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Marking tools : AWLS
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Sealy competitor : SERTA
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Photog. service : ENL
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Bit of bar advertising : NEON
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Solution strength, in medicine : TITER
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Italian news agency : ANSA
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Land of photography : EDWIN
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Convinced of : SUREABOUT
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Paris's ___ Rivoli : RUEDE
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Statistical indicator : TRENDLINE
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Bender : SPREE
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Ones doing the splits? : SODAJERKS
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City formerly called Salisbury : HARARE
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Moon of Uranus : OBERON
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Certain boxer, informally : WELTER
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Skipping sounds : TRAS
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Suffix with sens- : ORY
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"The End of the Road" novelist : BARTH
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Hot : ONAROLL
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Absorb : OCCUPY
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Duff: Var. : KEESTER
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Wrap (up) : SEW
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Stair part : TREAD
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With continued force : UNABATED
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Restricted road area : FIRELANE
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Rankles : FESTERS
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Holy city? : TOLEDO
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Singer Anita : ODAY
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Pale purple : LILAC
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Meat cuts : LOINS
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Not marked up : ATCOST
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Bouquet : POSY
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Exercised caution, in a way : SLOWEDUP
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Priest, at times : HALLOWER
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Woodworking tools : PLANERS
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Believers : THEISTS
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Recorded : ENTERED
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First name in conducting : ARTURO
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"Woman With Fan" artist : RENOIR
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Victorious at sea? : UNSUNK
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Motorists' needs : PLATES
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Insinuative : SNIDE
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Field : ARENA
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Equipped : ABLE
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Old name preceder : NEE
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Dict. label : ADJ

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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