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New York Times, Wednesday, April 29, 1998

Flap in the fashion industry

Author:
Gayle Dean
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gayle Dean

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 31 for Ms. Dean.
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© 1998, The New York Times4/29/98 ( No. 17,704 )

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1
Civilian clothes : MUFTI
6
Any Alp : PEAK
10
___ vu : DEJA
14
Smiling : AGRIN
15
Mountain of Greek legend : OSSA
16
Just-prior periods : EVES
17
E. Annie Proulx novel : THESHIPPINGNEWS
20
Taoism founder Lao-___ : TSE
21
Nile reptile : ASP
22
Part of MADD : AGAINST
23
Molded : FORMED
26
Tarzan's foster mother : APE
27
___-Kettering Institute : SLOAN
29
Honeybunch : DEAR
31
Kind of citizen : DUAL
35
Price fixers : CARTEL
37
Gift label word : FROM
39
Paris-to-Amsterdam dir. : NNE
40
E. M. Forster novel : APASSAGETOINDIA
43
Kinsman: Abbr. : REL
44
Ollie's sidekick : STAN
45
Makes things slippery : SLEETS
46
Former Gov. Grasso : ELLA
48
Choice word : ELSE
50
Gold measure : KARAT
51
P.I. : TEC
53
Is here : EXISTS
55
Cowboy topper : STETSON
59
Cry of disbelief : PAH
60
Cable's "SuperStation" : TBS
63
Jerome K. Jerome novel : THREEMENINABOAT
66
Where to find anvils : EARS
67
Perpetually : EVER
68
Eccentric : KOOKY
69
Use an atomizer : MIST
70
Give stars to, perhaps : RATE
71
Provide (with) : ENDUE
Down
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LeBlanc of "Friends" : MATT
2
Verbal pans : UGHS
3
Melee : FREEFORALL
4
Woody Herman's "___ Autumn" : TIS
5
Like working plowhorses : INHARNESS
6
Like cooked corn : POPPED
7
Debatable power, for short : ESP
8
The East : ASIA
9
Herbivorous hoppers : KANGAROOS
10
Turned down : DENIED
11
So much as : EVEN
12
Feast of Lights observers : JEWS
13
Little helper? : ASST
18
Suffix with sex : ISM
19
Benetton rival : GAP
24
They may be wild : OATS
25
Arena chant : DEFENSE
27
False alarm : SCARE
28
Flap in the fashion industry : LAPEL
30
Dexterity : ART
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"I get it" : UNDERSTOOD
33
"Fraud" novelist Brookner : ANITA
34
Minimal : LEAST
36
Fashionable one? : LATECOMER
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Jerk's creation? : MILKSHAKE
41
"For Me and My ___" : GAL
42
Spiffy : NEAT
47
Bear witness : ATTEST
49
Run out : EXPIRE
52
Nationality suffix : ESE
54
Actor McShane : IAN
55
Ship's front : STEM
56
Neighbor of a Laotian : THAI
57
Commits a faux pas : ERRS
58
Winter Palace river : NEVA
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Capital on the Caspian : BAKU
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Ophthalmological case : STYE
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Surfing site : NET
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Rock's ___ Jovi : BON

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