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New York Times, Thursday, April 2, 1998

Former NATO Mediterranean headquarters

Author:
Alex K. Justin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex K. Justin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Justin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times4/2/98 ( No. 17,677 )
Across
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Lose it : FLIP
5
Former NATO Mediterranean headquarters : MALTA
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Illegal block : CLIP
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Smooth-tongued : OILY
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Pursuer of the Pleiades : ORION
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___ erectus : HOMO
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Polecat's defense : ODOR
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Disappearing phone features : DIALS
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"Mrs. Bridge" novelist Connell : EVAN
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1928 trademark song for Ruth Etting : LOVEMEORLEAVEME
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Crammers' concerns : EXAMS
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Ramakrishna's title : SRI
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For example : SAY
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Fresno-to-L.A. dir. : SSE
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Succeeds : MAKESIT
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Unbalanced : ALOP
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Restless, to Rachmaninoff : AGITATO
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University of Delaware mascot : BLUEHEN
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Less severe : GENTLER
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A "fine" place? : LIBRARY
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Tarzan portrayer Lincoln : ELMO
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Kind of list : ENEMIES
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Tony winner Hagen : UTA
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Knucklehead : ASS
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Op. ___ : CIT
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Deep sleep : SOPOR
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1975 song from "A Chorus Line" : WHATIDIDFORLOVE
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___ monde (society) : HAUT
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Rated NC-17 : ADULT
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"Up Where We Belong," for one : DUET
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Something ___ (a wow) : ELSE
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Avian chatterbox : MYNAH
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Entry blank datum: Abbr. : INIT
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Charity's calculation : NEED
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Thomas Gray work : ELEGY
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Actress ___ May Oliver : EDNA
Down
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Flimflam : FOOL
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Venetian resort : LIDO
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1963 Al Martino hit : ILOVEYOUBECAUSE
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Beaker material : PYREX
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Surfing equipment? : MODEMS
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Songlike : ARIOSE
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Makeup artist? : LIAR
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Damage done : TOLL
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"As I Lay Dying" father : ANSE
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Thin kidskin : CHEVRETTE
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1968 hit for the Troggs : LOVEISALLAROUND
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Mosque officiator : IMAM
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Johnnycake : PONE
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Bell and Barker : MAS
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Be polite to a caller, perhaps : ASKIN
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Mercury model : SABLE
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Ready to drop : ALLIN
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'Zine : MAG
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Go gray : AGE
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Twos in the news : ITEMS
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Corrida chargers : TOROS
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Let : PERMITTED
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René Préval's domain : HAITI
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Prior to, to Prior : ERE
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Gov. Pataki's place: Abbr. : NYS
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Old Glory : USFLAG
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Like some smiles : TOOTHY
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Borrower's concern, briefly : APR
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It may be golden : OLDIE
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Under what circumstances : WHEN
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Hearty partner : HALE
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Agatha Christie, e.g. : DAME
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Theocritus work : IDYL
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Frank Herbert novel : DUNE
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Style : VEIN
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Singer James or Jones : ETTA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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