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OFF THE RACK

New York Times, Sunday, April 27, 1997

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 70 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0427 ( 17,337 )
Across
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Campus cafeteria arrangement : MEALPLAN
9
Soft drink brand : SHASTA
15
Spots, biblically : SEEST
20
"The Witching Hour" author : ANNERICE
21
Dorsal part of the midbrain : TECTUM
22
Merchant Nordstrom : ELMER
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Flip through a magazine? : READONESFORTUNE
25
"The Canterbury Tales" pilgrim : REEVE
26
Returnee's "hello!" : IMHOME
27
Dickens boy : TIM
28
Mars's opposite : PAX
29
Bogies : OGRES
30
Appearances : MIENS
31
Powerful Washington lobby : TOBACCO
34
"If ___ broke..." : ITAINT
35
Near, in Niedersachsen : BEI
36
Get a 3 on a 3, e.g. : PAR
37
Blackens : CHARS
39
From the source : FONTAL
40
From the capital of Eritrea : ASMARAN
43
Gets mentioned by a magazine? : SHOWSUPINTIME
45
Unvarnished : RAW
46
Says a myth that's amiss? : LISPS
47
Prefix with god : DEMI
48
Three-time Masters winner : SAMSNEAD
51
Manx or Persian : CAT
52
Present : NONCE
57
One magazine's view? : SELFPERCEPTION
61
Neighbor of Mauritania : MALI
62
When repeated, comment to an apologizer : EXCUSES
63
Stiller's comedy partner : MEARA
64
Left-lane type : SPEEDER
67
Movie segment : REEL
68
Like an oversized magazine? : LARGERTHANLIFE
70
City of Brittany : BREST
72
A.T.M. need : PIN
73
Guards : SHELTERS
74
Coordinate in the game battleships : HTEN
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Back way : ALLEY
79
Spill, as blood : LET
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Force behind a magazine? : JETPROPULSION
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Herons' haunts : MARSHES
89
"Deal!" : AGREED
90
X's on a map : SITES
91
U.S.S.R. successor : CIS
92
"Die Meistersinger" soprano : EVA
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Bellyached : MOANED
94
20 Questions category : MINERAL
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Prominent U.S. mayor : DALEY
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Held off : ATBAY
99
Old car with a 409 engine : GTO
101
Shining example? : SUN
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Fades (out) : PETERS
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Adler of Sherlock Holmes stories : IRENE
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Gracing a magazine's cover? : RIGHTONTHEMONEY
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Around : CIRCA
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"___ serious?" : AREYOU
110
Southeast Asian tongue : BALINESE
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More fitting : APTER
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Saddam Hussein, e.g. : DESPOT
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They're useful in making contacts : EYETESTS
Down
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Cousin of the xylophone : MARIMBA
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Them : ENEMIES
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Orange County city : ANAHEIM
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Inveigled : LEDON
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Big balls : PROMS
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"You come here often?" e.g. : LINE
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Whiz : ACE
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Counselor at Troy : NESTOR
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Stands : STOMACHS
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"And I Love ___" : HER
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Show biz group : ACT
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Dazes : STUPORS
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Sandwich filler : TUNA
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Green card, informally : AMEX
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Certain neurotransmitter : SEROTONIN
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Finely done : ELEGANT
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Some professors : EMERITI
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Common alarm clock setting : SEVENAM
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Bridge support : TRESTLE
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Piece of disinformation : FIB
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Larrup : TAN
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Ninja's motion : CHOP
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As the crow cries : CAWS
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"___ not back in an hour..." : IFIM
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Foe of the Sioux : PAWNEE
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Red Sea nation : SUDAN
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Amounts to carry : ARMFULS
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Files : RASPS
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Jazz group member : SIDEMAN
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51-Across, for one : PET
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Switzerland's ___ Leman : LAC
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Poultry plant worker : SEXER
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Florida Congressman ___ Hastings : ALCEE
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Operation locations, for short : ERS
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Get tough : COARSEN
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Brunch fare : OMELETS
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Point of depression : NADIR
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G, F and C : CLEFS
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St. Patrick's locale : EIRE
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Recent fighter : SERB
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According to : PER
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Make it : TAG
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Disgruntledness : IRE
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Any car, affectionately : SHE
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Goddess mentioned in "The Raven" : PALLAS
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Computer key : ENTER
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"Peanuts" boy : LINUS
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"Lord's Prayer" pronoun : THY
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Like some sports contracts : THREEYEAR
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Vim : PEP
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One First Lady's maiden name : TODD
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Piedmont wine city : ASTI
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Collateral, maybe : LIEN
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Gets the short end of the stick : LOSESOUT
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Where Montego Bay is : JAMAICA
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Braggart's vacation? : EGOTRIP
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1955 Wimbledon and U.S. Open champ : TRABERT
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Sinners do it : PENANCE
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Fine porcelain : LIMOGES
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Fraction of an inch : MIL
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Curtis and others : HELENES
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News locale of 5/28/53 : EVEREST
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Assents : SAYSYES
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"That's impossible!" : CANTBE
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Bank worry : RUN
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Resign, as an office : DEMIT
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"...___ cost to you!" : ATONE
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Sheepskin holder : GRAD
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Rubber roller : TIRE
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Brazilian national hero : PELE
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Under: Prefix : HYP
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Overly : TOO
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Silver filling? : HAY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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