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New York Times, Monday, April 21, 1997

Author:
Patrick Jordan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Jordan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Jordan. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0421 ( 17,331 )

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Across
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Greta who never actually said "I vant to be alone" : GARBO
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Howled like a hound : BAYED
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This instant : NOW
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Extraterrestrial : ALIEN
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Popeye's sweetie : OLIVE
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Gardner of Tinseltown : AVA
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Restaurant gadabout : TABLEHOPPER
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Blend : MIX
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Pesky insects : GNATS
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Christians' ___ Creed : NICENE
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Surfeit : SATIETY
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Made fractions : DIVIDED
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Fold, as paper : CREASE
28
One-dimensional : LINEAR
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Forebodings : OMENS
30
Zippy flavors : TANGS
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Uneaten morsel : ORT
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Chaney Jr. and Sr. : LONS
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Hats' stats : SIZES
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Fencing blade : EPEE
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Dehydrated : DRY
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Star-to-be : COMER
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Montreal baseballers : EXPOS
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Held responsible (for) : BLAMED
42
"Accept the situation!" : FACEIT
43
Bing Crosby or Rudy Vallee, e.g. : CROONER
45
Penny-pinching : MISERLY
46
Coarse-toothed tool : RIPSAW
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Stun gun : TASER
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Egyptian snake : ASP
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Dazzling performer : SHOWSTOPPER
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Victory sign : VEE
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Cassettes : TAPES
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Speak : UTTER
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Be mistaken : ERR
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Bewildered : ATSEA
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Former Russian sovereigns : TSARS
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Gangster's gun : GAT
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Chicken ___ king : ALA
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Barbecued treat : RIB
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Antwerp residents : BELGIANS
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Unity : ONENESS
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Pirates' plunder : BOOTY
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Zurich's peaks : ALPS
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Sharp bark : YIP
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Periods just past sunset : EVENINGS
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Infers : DERIVES
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Egotistical conversationalist : NAMEDROPPER
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Like shiny floors : WAXED
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Despise : HATE
22
Spy org. : CIA
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Chide, as a child : SCOLD
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Knight's protection : ARMOR
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Adolescent rock fan : TEENYBOPPER
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Mel's on "Alice," for one : DINER
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Lolled : LAZED
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Track official : TIMER
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Try to stop a squeak again : REOIL
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Snappish : TESTY
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To an extent : SOMEWHAT
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Quotes in book reviews : EXCERPTS
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Rummy variation : CANASTA
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Depose gradually and politely : EASEOUT
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___ Angeles : LOS
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Pugilist's weapon : FIST
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Desire deeply : CRAVE
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Part of a stairway : RISER
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Term of address in "Roots" : MASSA
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Overly precious, to a Briton : TWEE
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Photo ___ (pol's news events) : OPS
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Local educ. support group : PTA
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Always, in verse : EER
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Southern Pacific and others: Abbr. : RRS

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

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