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New York Times, Saturday, April 4, 1998

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QY} This is puzzle # 79 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0404 ( 17,679 )

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Across
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Policeman, in slang : JOHNLAW
8
Hair style : BANGS
13
Beastly : ABUSIVE
14
Chekhov play, with "The" : SEAGULL
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Acts of kindness : MERCIES
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Concern for some losers : CALORIE
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Underestimate, e.g. : ERR
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C.P.A.'s request : IRSFORM
21
Literary monogram : TSE
22
Eye opening, maybe : SLIT
24
Binges : TOOTS
25
Scapegoat : BUTT
26
Looks at : VIEWS
28
Bit of reverse English? : NOT
29
Gay city : PAREE
30
Not alfresco : INDOOR
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Line position : TIGHTEND
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Donned : SLIPPEDON
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Interested party : CUSTOMER
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Devious ones : SNEAKS
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Deal prerequisites : ANTES
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Hors d'oeuvre item : DIP
46
Oedipus, in the end : EXILE
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Work area : SHOP
48
Kind of discussion : PANEL
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Unfeigned : TRUE
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More, to Mehta : PIU
52
Check : CONTROL
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Old Ford model : LTD
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Privately, and to be kept private : INTRUST
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Detail : ITEMIZE
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Some discriminators : AGEISTS
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Carpenter, at times : STAINER
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The socially lost : NERDS
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Make ready for use : HARNESS
Down
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Son of Mary Stuart : JAMESVI
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College that pioneered in coeducation : OBERLIN
3
Slapdash : HURRIED
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Pres. advisory grp. : NSC
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Year Trajan was born : LIII
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Keep from happening : AVERT
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Big name in oil : WESSON
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Emollient : BALM
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Back : AGO
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Encourage : NURTURE
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Reflect brilliantly : GLISTEN
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Came down pretty hard : SLEETED
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Short dog, for short : SCOTTIE
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Surrogate listener : EARS
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Classic clue : FOOTPRINT
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Gliding ballroom dance : TWOSTEP
25
Be on deck : BATNEXT
27
Cadenzas, e.g. : SOLOS
29
Call : PHONE
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Lip : RIM
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Mdse. : GDS
35
They split hairs : PEDANTS
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Volga outlet : CASPIAN
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Rattle : UNHINGE
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Less daunted : STOUTER
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Diver's need : AIRLINE
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Palookas : KLUTZES
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Groundskeeping apparatuses : SEEDERS
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Fade away : PERISH
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Announce : POST
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"Whole ___ Love" (1970 hit) : LOTTA
52
Swear : CUSS
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"Laughable Lyrics" writer : LEAR
56
Clear (of) : RID
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Time div. : MIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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