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MONTHLY MEETINGS

New York Times, Sunday, March 9, 1997

Author:
June Boggs
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 97 Missing: {Z} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Boggs. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0309 ( 17,288 )
Across
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Sponge : CADGE
6
Iconoclastic comedian : SAHL
10
South Africa's first P.M. : BOTHA
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Sap : CHUMP
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Think a lot of : ADORE
21
Ensemble part : OBOE
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Commandment subjects : TABOOS
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Pineapple island : LANAI
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Sailor's cry : MANOVERBOARD
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Forty? : WHENLIFEBEGINS
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Continue to the end : PLAYOUT
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Stuffing seasoning : SAGE
31
Clear : RID
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1936 Loretta Young title role : RAMONA
33
Itches : YENS
34
Second person in the Bible : THEE
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Approaching : ALMOST
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First name in society : IVANA
39
Take the wrong way? : STEAL
40
1932 skiing gold medalist Utterstrom : SVEN
41
Agamemnon's sister-in-law : HELEN
43
Dog on "Frasier" : EDDIE
46
Heiress, maybe : DAUGHTER
48
Subject of monthly reading : METER
49
Indy racer Guthrie : JANET
52
Monitor : PROCTOR
53
Flushing stadium : SHEA
54
Onetime SAC chief and family : LEMAYS
55
Downyflake rival : EGGO
56
Put on a show : EMOTED
58
Virus type : RNA
60
Part of the Winnebago nation : OTOE
61
Less ruddy : PALER
62
Dreary : TIRESOME
65
New York nosh : KNISH
67
Trembling : QUAVERY
69
Hydrocarbon suffixes : ENES
70
Class division : ORDER
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Sandhurst send-offs : TATAS
75
Earned a citation? : SPED
76
Barber of renown : RED
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Lure of New Orleans : MARDIGRAS
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Churchill Downs drink : MINTJULEP
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"We Do Our Part" org. : NRA
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Parsley's pungent relative : DILL
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Where Mocha is : YEMEN
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Hardly enthusiastic : TEPID
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Largest land carnivore : BEAR
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Concerns : WORRIES
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Pluck : MOXIE
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Dessert wine : SAUTERNE
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Part of "the works" : ONION
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Women's casual slacks : CAPRIS
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G.I.'s suppliers : PXS
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Truth, to Trotsky : PRAVDA
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Senator succeeded by Cleland : NUNN
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Liturgy : RITE
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8-Down sound : HAHA
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Beauts : ONERS
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Sound of reproach : TSK
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Deposit : PLACE
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Guard of myth : DRAGON
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Kind of footing : PUSSY
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Plug : PROMO
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Blue-green : TEAL
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Not yet scheduled : UNSET
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Head for the ranch? : STEER
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"___ Playing Our Song" (1979 song) : THEYRE
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Calyx components : SEPALS
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Pizarro's capital : LIMA
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Home of the Riksdag : SWEDEN
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Stalemate : TIE
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Joss : IDOL
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Odysseus, e.g. : ITHACAN
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Antique sale listing : HANDMADECARPET
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Lure of New Orleans : CAJUNCOOKING
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Reference marks : OBELI
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A la King? : CREEPY
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Individual share : ANTE
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Two-time U.S. Open winner : SELES
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First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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Stumped : ATSEA
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Dallas Cowboy's emblem : STAR
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Assignation : TRYST
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Like some skits : CAMPY
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Allan-___ : ADALE
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Single-named 60's singer : DONOVAN
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Zane and Lady Jane : GREYS
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A Saarinen : EERO
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Reassure : SOOTHE
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Former org. of the Pacers and the Spurs : ABA
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Guffaw : HORSELAUGH
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Mother of 41-Across : LEDA
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"Phooey!" : BAH
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It circles Uranus : OBERON
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Morrison and others : TONIS
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Lunch counter request : HOLDTHEMAYO
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Start of a Faulkner title : ASI
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TV family name : CLEAVER
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"Dallas" co-star : HAGMAN
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Kind of suit : UNION
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Heavenly gift : MANNA
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Site of a famous campanile : PISA
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Boxcars : TWELVE
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Western copper center : BUTTE
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Feverish : FEBRILE
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Place to put a tiger? : GASTANK
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___ Bridge, St. Louis : EADS
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La Mediterranee, e.g. : MER
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Parts of pedigrees : SIRES
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And the following: Lat. : ETSEQ
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Fine fur : ERMINE
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Mickey : DOCTOREDDRINK
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Spoils, with "on" : DOTES
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"What's with ___?" : HER
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CH4 : METHANE
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Heebie-jeebies : JANGLEDNERVES
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The Rome of Hungary : EGER
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Loyalist : TORY
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Westernizer of Russia : PETER
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Became unglued : LOSTIT
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Leaf gatherer : EAVE
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Make squiggles : DOODLE
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Tunnel traveler : ANT
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Founder of New York's Public Theater : PAPP
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Claustrophobe's nightmare, for short : MRI
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Tense : EDGY
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Cartesian conclusion : IAM
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Gone : USEDUP
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Monk, maybe : EREMITE
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Branched : RAMOSE
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Motor oil additives : STPS
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Prized game fish : MARLIN
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Reason for an R rating : SEX
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Addams portrayer, in film : JULIA
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Produced no more : RANDRY
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Some are restricted : AREAS
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It's a scorcher : IRON
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Frostiness : NIP
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Vegetarian's staple : BEANS
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Practice : WONT
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___ probandi : ONUS
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Beat it : SCRAM
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Gave off, as vapor : EXHALED
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Steelhead, e.g. : TROUT
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Fruit pastry : APRICOTTART
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Slump : SAG
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Philodendron, e.g. : HOUSEPLANT
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Held on the stage : ANNA
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Early arrival : PREEMIE
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Blackmore heroine : LORNA
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"Blue River" actress, 1995 : DEY
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Collectible, maybe : RARITY
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Sauce made with pine nuts : PESTO
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Hawk : PEDDLE
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Crow's home : TEEPEE
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Deli necessity : SLICER
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Lab specimens : SWABS
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Principle : TENET
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Like good computer screens, informally : HIRES
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Great Western Forum player : LAKER
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With aloof disdain : ICILY
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Prides of lions : MANES
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Existential woe : ANGST
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Last item : SHOE
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Wood sorrels : OCAS
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Graft recipient : HOST
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Bing Crosby's record label : DECCA
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Org. founded in 1970 : EPA
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Interim rulers : JUNTA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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