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New York Times, Saturday, April 14, 2001

19th-century novelist with an appropriate name

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 142 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times4/14/01 ( No. 18,785 )
Across
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Outdoes : SHOWSUP
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Crowned : TIARAED
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Opening in wastewater management? : MANHOLE
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Malign : ASPERSE
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Like a club, maybe : ONTOAST
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French pioneer in planetary orbital theory : LAPLACE
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Dietary ideal, briefly : RDA
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Toughish : STICKY
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Not-so-subtle no : SLAP
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Zaragoza's river : EBRO
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Bien-___ (well-being): Fr. : ETRE
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Lotion abbr. : SPF
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Not tacit : SAID
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19th-century novelist with an appropriate name : READE
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Certain draft : BEER
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Heads off : GOES
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Happen without a struggle : COMEEASY
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Chips, etc. : SNACKFOOD
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Confined, in dialect : PRISONED
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Witch's brew ingredient : NEWT
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Actress Sofer : RENA
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Fed. bill : TNOTE
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"Hold it!" : WHOA
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License giver: Abbr. : FCC
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Lohengrin, the Knight of the ___ : SWAN
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Smooth : SAND
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Burns up : IRES
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Bracers : TONICS
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Apply : USE
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Review : RUNOVER
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In order : LINEDUP
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Put out of order : MISFILE
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Vigilant : ONALERT
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Hot : STEAMED
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Plunderings : RAPINES
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Marshmallow treats : SMORES
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Compact carrier : HANDBAG
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California 500 race site : ONTARIO
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The Four Seasons' "___ Loves You" : WHO
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In order (to) : SOAS
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Woodstock, N.Y., county : ULSTER
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Bantam : PETITE
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Discussed : TALKEDOF
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"Well, well!" : ISAY
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Computer program, informally : APP
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Blood grp.? : RELS
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Noted lake with more than 10% salinity : ARALSEA
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Some are narrow : ESCAPES
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Make tempura, e.g. : DEEPFRY
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Police news : CRACKDOWN
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Texas city with an annual Shakespeare Festival : ODESSA
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Comic Philips : EMO
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Moistens, in a way : BEDEWS
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___-Cat : SNO
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Quite a while : EON
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Hill dweller : ANT
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Cleaned up : CENSORED
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Spinners? : PRFIRMS
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Signee, maybe : RECRUIT
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Altar offering : INCENSE
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"City Without Walls" poet : WHAUDEN
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Ritual shaving of the head : TONSURE
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Make fit : TAILOR
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Live oak : ENCINA
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Pros : ADEPTS
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Soft spot : SOFA
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Modern prefix with banking : TELE
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Instantaneous : SNAP
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Dash : VIM
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Samuel's teacher : ELI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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