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New York Times, Monday, April 27, 1998

With 7-Down, statement at a do-or-die moment

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Paul.
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© 1998, The New York Times4/27/98 ( No. 17,702 )
Across
1
Send overnight, for example : RUSH
5
Hat's edge : BRIM
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Chin indentation : CLEFT
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"___ girl!" : ATTA
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Deftness : EASE
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Consumer Reports employee, e.g. : RATER
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Hurt : PAIN
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Garage sale warning : ASIS
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Little ___ (part of the Big Apple) : ITALY
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Undergoing severe trials : THROUGHTHEMILL
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Any of the Antilles : ISLE
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Scouting unit : DEN
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Pharmaceutical watchdog grp. : FDA
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Announces with fanfare : HERALDS
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Fencing move : LUNGE
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"___ dare to eat a peach?": Eliot : DOI
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Estate division : ACRE
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Abound : TEEM
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Triple jump feature : HOP
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High schoolers : TEENS
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Slalom curve : ESS
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"25 words or less" event : CONTEST
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H.S.T.'s successor : DDE
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The "F" in F.Y.I. : FOR
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With 7-Down, statement at a do-or-die moment : THIS
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Ceaselessly : AROUNDTHECLOCK
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Remove dishes from : CLEAR
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DeWitt Clinton's canal : ERIE
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Persia, today : IRAN
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Cooks in a caldron : BOILS
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Ancient Briton : PICT
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Diligence : CARE
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Pick up on : SENSE
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Easy throw : TOSS
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"What ___ can I say?" : ELSE
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Awestruck : RAPT
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Four Corners state : UTAH
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Swizzle : STIR
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Vietnam's capital : HANOI
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Snoopy, for one : BEAGLE
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Bacon serving : RASHER
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See 51-Across : ISIT
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Intertwine : MESH
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Woody Allen's "___ and Misdemeanors" : CRIMES
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Mr. Chips's class in "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" : LATIN
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Abbr. at the end of a list : ETAL
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Collapsed : FELL
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Sample : TRY
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Wedding worker : USHER
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Jockey Arcaro : EDDIE
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"Peter and the Wolf" bird : FLUTE
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Desert features : DUNES
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Peruvian peaks : ANDES
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Skillful : ADEPT
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Depressed : LOW
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Hankered (for) : ACHED
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The way things are going : TREND
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To the point : TERSE
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Turquoise or topaz : GEM
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Broke bread : ATE
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Rose feature : THORN
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Sweetie : HON
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Room at the top : ATTIC
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English Lit, e.g. : COURSE
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High standards : ETHICS
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Bed covers : SHEETS
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Mares' young : FOALS
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Bread serving : SLICE
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Burn balm : ALOE
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Bridle strap : REIN
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Part of U.S.D.A.: Abbr. : DEPT
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Tom, Dick and Harry, e.g. : TRIO
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Mouth-to-mouth : ORAL
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Mercury and Saturn, for instance : CARS
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On bended ___ : KNEE
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"60 Minutes" network : CBS

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