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New York Times, Friday, April 24, 1998

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQWZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0424 ( 17,699 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Secret weapon : ACEUPONESSLEEVE
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View : PERSONALOPINION
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Brunch order : SPANISHOMELETTE
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Pisan pronoun : ESSA
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Large knife : SNEE
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Mini feature? : HEM
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Profess : AVER
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Double-dealing : DUPERY
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Wicked places : BABYLONS
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Poet portrayed by Vincent Price in "Son of Sinbad" : OMAR
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Have it bad? : AIL
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Leading Edinburgh newspaper, with "The" : SCOTSMAN
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Scope : AREA
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1971 Fonda-Sutherland film : KLUTE
38
Second : ECHO
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Ravage : DECIMATE
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Drill bit? : HEP
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5-Down source : TARO
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Meaningful : PREGNANT
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Perspicacity : ACUMEN
51
Scope : ROOM
52
Didn't hold : RAN
53
Join hands? : CLAP
57
First name in lexicography : NOAH
60
Cause trouble : CREATEANUISANCE
65
"The Good-Natur'd Man" playwright : OLIVERGOLDSMITH
66
Site of Trinity University : SANANTONIOTEXAS
Down
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Site of a bishop's seat in early churches : APSE
2
Ending with bi- or tri- : CEPS
3
Not permanent : ERASABLE
4
Fleet runner : USNAVY
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It's made from 46-Across : POI
6
Switch ups? : ONS
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Slangy denials : NAHS
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College much seen in crosswords : ELON
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"___ nerve!" : SOME
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Place for a needle : SPEEDOMETER
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___ Bad Wolf of comic books : LIL
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Toronto-to-Ottawa dir. : ENE
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Flexible reply to an offer : EITHER
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Nay-sayer, perhaps : VOTER
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Kind of aircraft : ENEMY
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Overhead lines : ELS
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Weekend college event : ROCKCONCERT
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Ethan's "Gattaca" co-star : UMA
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See-through item : PANE
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Wether report? : BAA
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Cause of inflation : AIR
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___ me tangere : NOLI
30
Perplex : STUMP
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Alpha, e.g. : STAR
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Role in Haydn's "The Creation" : ADAM
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Resort near Mont Blanc : CHAMONIX
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Small incubator : HEN
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Get off the fence : OPT
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Obsolete preposition : ERE
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"I" for Claudius : EGO
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Start to pay attention : TUNEIN
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Generic : NONAME
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___ de la Frontera (town near Cádiz) : ARCOS
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"Cheers" role : CARLA
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Maracaibo or Titicaca, e.g. : LAGO
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By and by : ANON
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Hungarian sheepdog : PULI
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Official records : ACTA
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Sneaky laughs : HEHS
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Modern music prize : AVA
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Wallet bill : TEN
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Swear words? : IDO
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Rapid transit : SST

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

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