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New York Times, Tuesday, April 28, 1998

Theme of this puzzle, seen seven times in the grid

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 1998, The New York Times4/28/98 ( No. 17,703 )

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Across
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Vatican City, to Rome, e.g. : ENCLAVE
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"That's disgusting!" : UGH
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"___ you kidding?" : ARE
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Not as robust : FRAILER
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Sib for a sis : BRO
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Dellums or Howard : RON
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Discussed : TALKEDABOUT
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Something to chew : CUD
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Prefix with liter : DECI
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Yucatán "yay!" : OLE
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"Elder" or "Younger" Roman : CATO
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Juliette Gordon Low, notably : GIRLSCOUTLEADER
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Treaty of Nanking port : AMOY
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The Sierras, e.g.: Abbr. : MTS
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Good buddies on the road : CBERS
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Part of a dehumidifier : PAN
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Forbidden fruit : NONO
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___ Pointe, Mich. : GROSSE
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Theme of this puzzle, seen seven times in the grid : HIDINGOUT
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Numbered gas rating : OCTANE
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Wacko : NUTS
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Easy mark : SAP
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French port : BREST
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Opposite of 'tain't : TIS
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18-wheeler : SEMI
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From Ho Chi Minh City : SOUTHVIETNAMESE
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Buttonlike? : CUTE
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"___ the fields we go..." : OER
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Reached terra firma : ALIT
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W.W. II zone : ETO
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Astonished : WIDEMOUTHED
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"Smoking or ___?" : NON
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Real cold : ICY
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Dunk : IMMERSE
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Nav. rank : ENS
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"Turn right" : GEE
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Purse items : TISSUES
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Newt : EFT
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Second Amendment lobby, for short : NRA
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Where witches brew : CALDRON
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Probable : LIKELY
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Smart ___ (wisecrackers) : ALECS
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Of Hindu scripture : VEDIC
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Victorian, for one : ERA
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Heavy steel holders : UBOLTS
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Dish for Oliver Twist : GRUEL
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Very popular : HOT
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Skee-Ball and Pac-Man centers : ARCADES
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Hollowing tools : ROUTERS
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Add one's support to : ENDORSE
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Lapel adornment : BOUTONNIERE
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Henry ___ Lodge : CABOT
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Interstice : GAP
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"Hallelujah, ___ Bum" (1928 hit) : IMA
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Prefix with science : OMNI
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Tan colors : ECRUS
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Beethoven's "Choral" Symphony, with "the" : NINTH
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"Intimations of Immortality," e.g. : ODE
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Understood : GOT
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Too big a hurry : HASTE
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Burst of wind : GUST
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Bluer than blue : OBSCENE
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Caesar salad topper : CROUTON
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Old Germans : TEUTONS
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Transparent, modern-style : SEETHRU
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Some radios : AMS
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Cobbler : PIE
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Color fabric : TIEDYE
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Hits, old-style : SMITES
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Alto or tenor : VOICE
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Grammy winner Judd : NAOMI
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Grads : ALUMS
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Rug on the noggin : WIG
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Cambridge sch. : MIT
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WNW's reverse : ESE
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___ Moines : DES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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