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Plus Tax

New York Times, Sunday, April 12, 1998

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0412 ( 17,687 )
Across
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Slow-witted : DIM
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Gum site : SEAL
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Norms: Abbr. : STDS
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O. Henry specialty : IRONY
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When to call, in some want ads : EVES
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"The Alienist" author Carr : CALEB
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Kind of cut : CREW
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Blazing stars : NOVAE
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Carom : BANK
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"Like me" : ASIDO
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"A waking dream," according to Aristotle : HOPE
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Supports a scheme : ABETS
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Very old I.R.S. employee? : ANTIQUETAXCOLLECTOR
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They're good for the biceps : CHINUPS
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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Delighted condition? : OUTAGE
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On the lam : LOOSE
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Some western New York legislation? : BUFFALOTAXBILLS
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Hallow ending : EEN
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Class : STYLE
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Blueprint item : SPEC
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Blockage : CLOT
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Orch. section : STR
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Office mail : MEMO
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Big inits. in cellular technology : MCI
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Madison and Monroe : JAMESES
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Cry of economic liberation? : TAXFREEATLAST
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Part of Latin I conjugation : AMAT
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Just make, with "out" : EKE
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Steamed : RILED
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Anthology : READER
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Hobbyist purchases : KITS
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I.R.S. target in Calif.? : LATAXDODGER
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Colosseum cover-up : TOGA
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Guarantee : ENSURE
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Something to lend : ANEAR
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Clockmaker Terry : ELI
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Follow : OBEY
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Assessment of a comedian? : SOUPYSALESTAX
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Tom and Diane : SAWYERS
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Subj. for immigrants : ESL
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"The Time Machine" race : ELOI
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Actress Scala : GIA
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Company recruits, for short : MBAS
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Mammilla : TEAT
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Let out : UNPEN
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Sot sound : HIC
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Stones' request of their accountant? : GIMMETAXSHELTER
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"The House of Blue Leaves" playwright : GUARE
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Tommy of "Finian's Rainbow" : STEELE
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English dramatist George : PEELE
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Bulldog, e.g. : EDITION
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April 15 greeting? : MANYHAPPYTAXRETURNS
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Language from which "mako" comes : MAORI
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Side in a debate : ANTI
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Jaleel White role on "Family Matters" : URKEL
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Cold coating : RIME
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Quite dissimilar : ALIEN
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"___ happens..." : ASIT
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Brouhaha : SCENE
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Intimate : NEAR
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"Saturday Night Live" announcer : PARDO
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Jiffs : SECS
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Fast fleet : SSTS
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H.M.O. personnel : RNS
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Disaster : DEBACLE
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Fictional friend of Isaac of York : IVANHOE
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One may be honorable : MENTION
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Diving duck : SCAUP
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Slips past : EASESBY
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De-bused, e.g. : ALIT
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Mother of Castor and Pollux : LEDA
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Trains : SCHOOLS
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Slattern : TROLLOP
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Exhaust : DEPLETE
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Popeye's ___ Pea : SWEE
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Place for a male trio : INATUB
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Emotionless : ROBOTIC
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In general : OVERALL
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Styron's Turner : NAT
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Proposal response : YES
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D.C. team, for short : SKINS
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___ chocolates : BOXOF
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Searches : QUESTS
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Davis was its Pres. : CSA
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"Friends" co-star : COX
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___-Coat (floor wax brand) : GLO
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Not necessarily exact: Abbr. : EST
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Einstein's birthplace : ULM
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Poetic measures : FEET
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Crowning point : ACME
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Like a tundra : TREELESS
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Plays matchmaker : SETSUP
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Funny brothers : MARXES
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Rust : OXIDATE
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Bearing : CARRIAGE
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Follower: Suffix : ITE
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Nicholson film "The Two ___" : JAKES
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___ acid : AMINO
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Disputed island in the East China Sea : MATSU
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Music with jazzlike riffs : SKA
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Like some arrangements : FLORAL
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Embarrassed : RED
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Just beat : EDGE
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One of the Jacksons : LATOYA
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Desert home : ADOBE
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Rocker Bob : SEGER
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Cafeteria supply : TRAYS
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Handy abbr. : ETAL
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Get ___ for effort : ANE
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Loop runners : ELS
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Manhattan ingredient : RYE
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___ Loma, Calif. : ALTA
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Delete : XOUT
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Extemporize : WINGIT
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Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 ___ minor : INE
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Bygone sports cars : MGS
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Accepted the bait : BIT
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David Brinkley's autobiography : AMEMOIR
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Practiced yellow journalism : SMEARED
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Sweep : EXPANSE
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Germfree : ASEPTIC
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Something awful : THEPITS
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Let in advance : PRERENT
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Twice as perilous : HAIRIER
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Lou Gehrig or Cal Ripken : IRONMAN
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They're swung in church : CENSERS
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Winter 1997-98 newsmaker : ELNINO
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Writer Josephine : TEY
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Nevada town : ELY
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"___ pray" : LETUS
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180, so to speak : UTURN
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Strikes out : DELES
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Lukas of "Witness" : HAAS
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Rainbows : ARCS
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Jaguar models : XKES
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It works according to scale : MAP
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King intro : ALA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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