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New York Times, Sunday, April 26, 1998

Not sharply defined, as a computer image

Author:
Fran and Lou Sabin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lou Sabin

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Sabin. This is puzzle # 128 for Mr. Sabin.
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© 1998, The New York Times4/26/98 ( No. 17,701 )
Across
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Men in the hood? : FRAS
5
Head lock : TRESS
10
"Damn Yankees" vamp : LOLA
14
School subj. : HIST
18
"La Bohème," updated : RENT
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Back-country : RURAL
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Dostoyevsky novel, with "The" : IDIOT
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Digging, so to speak : INTO
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Sgt. Snorkel's dog : OTTO
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Labor organizer's cry : UNITE
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Full shopping cart? : FOURBAGGER
27
Coffee filter? : GROUNDSKEEPER
30
Small-time : TINHORN
31
"The Benefactor" novelist : SONTAG
32
Whirlpool whereabouts : SPA
33
Captain Kirk's log entry : STARDATE
35
Commemorative pillar : STELA
38
They, to Thibaudet : ILS
40
Mayflower Compact signer : ALDEN
41
Journalist's question : WHO
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Drama in three acts? : TRIPLEPLAY
47
Be reasonable : ADDUP
51
Wifey's mate : HUBBY
53
Little or Short : APER
54
Is near bankruptcy : AILS
56
Poltergeist manifestation : NOISE
57
Area east of the Bosporus : ASIA
58
Mountain goat's perch : CRAG
59
Matriculate : ENROLL
61
"Superman II" villainess : URSA
62
Pat Nixon's real first name : THELMA
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Like party punch : LACED
66
Farm alarms : ROOSTERS
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Kind of division : LONG
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Not sharply defined, as a computer image : LORES
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Drag queen's collection : BOAS
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Food fish : SNAPPERS
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Like some undercover cops : WIRED
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Loafer, e.g. : SLIPON
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Seat of Allen County, Kansas : IOLA
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Port on the English Channel : DIEPPE
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Like a Windsor tie : WIDE
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The Blue Devils : DUKE
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John known as "The Father of Television" : BAIRD
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Body that includes SHAPE : NATO
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Mystical saying : RUNE
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He caught Larsen's perfect game : BERRA
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Plumed headgear : SHAKO
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Apply cosmetics to wild animals? : MAKEUPGAME
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Stirrup site : EAR
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Wharton's farmer : FROME
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Brownie : ELF
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N.B.A. Rookie of the Year, 1993 : ONEAL
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Goofing, with "up" : SCREWING
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Org. founded by Samuel Gompers : AFL
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Nagana carrier : TSETSE
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Talmud Torah teacher : MELAMED
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Bromo salesman? : RELIEFPITCHER
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December 25? : OPENINGDAY
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Go gaga over : ADORE
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One in a receiving line? : HEIR
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Bogarde of "Darling" : DIRK
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Pick up on : SENSE
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Comparatively congenial : NICER
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Shore soarer : ERNE
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Nordstrom competitor : SAKS
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A little night music : TAPS
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Brats : SNIPS
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Kind of organ : REED
Down
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The second plague, in Exodus : FROGS
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From an earlier era : RETRO
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Composer Bruckner : ANTON
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Strong porters : STOUTS
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Weary walker : TRUDGER
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They're always made at home : RUNS
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The Phantom of the Opera : ERIK
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Renders replete : SATES
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Less lively : SLEEPIER
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Luce publication : LIFE
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Olfactory input : ODORS
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"Turandot" slave : LIU
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Of an arterial trunk : AORTAL
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Plastered at a picnic? : HIGHANDOUTSIDE
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Mint bar : INGOT
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Divided : TORN
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Car in a Beach Boys tune : TBIRD
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Like much of Chile : ANDEAN
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Spruce : NATTY
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Feeler : PALP
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Jazz pianist Billy : TAYLOR
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Unbelievable one : LIAR
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Knock for a loop: Var. : APPAL
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Bad-mouth : SLANDER
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Journalist's question : WHAT
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"Not another word!" : HUSH
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Tony's cousin : OBIE
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8 1/2" x 14" : LEGAL
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Land alternative : AIR
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Like some consequences : DIRE
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Pre-1991 atlas abbr. : USSR
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Subjects of Mendelian experiments : PEAS
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Robinson and Thomas? : BALLPARKFRANKS
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Vulgarian : SLOB
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Switch-hit? : CANED
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Out of this world : EERIE
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Like some interpretations : LOOSE
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Bushy hair : MOP
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Ranch hand : COWPOKE
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Baseball's Maglie : SAL
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Mouth widener : GRIN
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Clinch : SEWUP
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They're all in the family : SIBS
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Ancient mariner : NOAH
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Others, to Ovid : ALIA
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Tars : SEAMEN
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Down Under dog : DINGO
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Unalloyed : PURE
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Creole vegetable : OKRA
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Close in on : NEAR
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Student-focused org. : PTA
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One who makes an admission? : DEAN
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Bread : DOREMI
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Brutes : RUFFIANS
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Brute : BEAST
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Tel Aviv carrier : ELAL
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Trades : METIERS
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1936 Olympics hero : OWENS
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Car-racing class : MIDGET
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Libertine : LECHER
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Olive brown : SEPIA
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Bob Cratchit, e.g. : CLERK
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Understanding : GRASP
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Showed the way, in a way : LEDIN
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"So ___!" : THERE
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Hanging net : SEINE
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Flubbed a fly : ERRED
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Fashionable dressers : MODS
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Head set : EYES
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Central points : FOCI
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Attend Andover, e.g. : PREP
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Watson-Crick model : DNA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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