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New York Times, Monday, March 9, 1998

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0309 ( 17,653 )
Across
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"___ Howdy Doody time!" : ITS
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Bit of gravel : STONE
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"Falstaff" or "Fidelio" : OPERA
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Singer ___ King Cole : NAT
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Lecture hall platforms : PODIA
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Boxcars, in dice : SIXES
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Barbecue dish : SPARERIBS
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Open, as a bottle : UNCAP
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Weird : EERIE
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"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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Enlivens, with "up" : PEPS
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Developments : TRENDS
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One "E" on a scoreboard : ERROR
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Street urchin : GUTTERSNIPE
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Nay canceler : YEA
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Load for Jack and Jill : PAIL
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Madcap : ANTIC
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9-Across solo : ARIA
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Fairy tale figure : GNOME
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Bird on a beach : TERN
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Malden and Marx : KARLS
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Scores 72 on a 72 course : PARS
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Lair : DEN
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Kind of timing : SPLITSECOND
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Slowdown : LETUP
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Deep Throat, e.g., in the Watergate scandal : SOURCE
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Kill, as a dragon : SLAY
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Not slack : TAUT
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Smells : ODORS
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Birchbark : CANOE
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Nolan Ryan specialty : STRIKEOUT
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Bread spreads : OLEOS
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Pale purple : MAUVE
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NNW's opposite : SSE
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Hornets' cousins : WASPS
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Very, very thin : SHEER
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Word before "more" and "merrier" : THE
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Map within a map : INSET
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Become narrower : TAPER
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Gawk (at) : STARE
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Acceleration : SPEEDUP
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Craggy peak : TOR
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Garfield's canine pal : ODIE
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Bird beaks : NIBS
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It ends Lent : EASTER
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The Buckeyes: Abbr. : OSU
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Locate exactly : PINPOINT
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Quoted (from) : EXCERPTED
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Sow's opposite : REAP
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Nile snakes : ASPS
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Bathtub detritus : RING
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Horace's "___ Poetica" : ARS
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Without women : STAG
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Genetic initials : RNA
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Kind of foil : TIN
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Skip the usual wedding preparations : ELOPE
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Land of the leprechauns : EIRE
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Tibetan ox : YAK
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Paleozoic and Mesozoic : ERAS
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Hangar contents : AIRPLANES
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Larry King employer : CNN
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Cartoon caveman : ALLEYOOP
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Rock's Fleetwood ___ : MAC
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Son of Aphrodite : EROS
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Take a chair : SIT
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Pub game : SNOOKER
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Egyptian boy king : TUT
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Muscle tics : SPASMS
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Surfer's sobriquet : DUDE
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Barnyard perch : ROOST
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Puppy love : CRUSH
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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Flat-bottomed boat : SCOW
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Singer's refrain : LALA
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Beehive State : UTAH
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Loyal : TRUE
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Super G curve, in the Olympics : ESS
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"___ Got a Secret" : IVE

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