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FULL-SCALE EFFORT

New York Times, Sunday, April 5, 1998

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0405 ( 17,680 )
Across
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Outputs from El Chichón : LAVAS
6
Bellyached : BEEFED
12
The Scourge of God : ATTILA
18
Cassandra, e.g. : ORACLE
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Additions at school? : ANNEXES
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Neptune satellite : TRITON
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Conductor Georg got high praise from his peers? : SOLTIFAREDWELLAMIDOWN
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Like a solar event : ECLIPTIC
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Panache : ECLAT
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Come-ons : LINES
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Hides : SKINS
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Go-carts : RACERS
33
Curtain material : VOILE
35
Chunk : GOB
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Half of a Vegas duo : ROY
38
D.C. figures: Abbr. : SENS
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Wiped out : SLEW
43
"Blueberry Hill" singer is the only portly person in the family? : DOMINOSOLEFATRELATIVE
50
Analogous (to) : AKIN
51
"Bravo!" : WELLDONE
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King's title, for short : REV
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Baseball's Caminiti : KEN
54
Burden : TAX
55
Bonaparte aide : NEY
56
Numerical prefix : OCTO
58
Change for the better : AMEND
60
Overthrew : UPENDED
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O.T. book read at Purim : ESTH
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Antiquated : FUSTY
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Japanese violinist is bored by her Calif. performance? : MIDORITIRESOFANLASOLO
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Church assembly : SYNOD
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Small field : ACRE
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Computer language : FORTRAN
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Virile : MACHO
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___ ghost : SEEA
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"7 Faces of Dr. ___" (1964 movie) : LAO
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Salon stuff : DYE
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Clay, now : ALI
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Some radios, for short : FMS
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Thin skin : PELLICLE
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Stadium level : TIER
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Rap Queen loves her supporters? : LATIFAHSOLDONADMIRERS
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Lender's protection : LIEN
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Fan sounds : RAHS
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Amalgamate : WED
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___-Cat : SNO
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Super Bowl M.V.P. Brett : FAVRE
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Show biz's Peggy and Mama : CASSES
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Twilight, old-style : GLOAM
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Composed : STAID
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"The Wild Duck" playwright : IBSEN
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Given to burrowing, maybe : MOLELIKE
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Pianist Ruth's audience knows exactly when to clap? : LAREDOFANSTIMINGSOLID
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Armpit, anatomically : AXILLA
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One surrounded by raised hands : TOASTEE
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Tampa neighbor : STPETE
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Sotheby's visitor : BIDDER
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William Jennings ___ "Cross of Gold" speech : BRYANS
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Mosquito type : AEDES
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Shakes off : LOSES
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Hard as ___ : AROCK
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Singer with a falsetto : VALLI
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Playing a part from : ACTINGIN
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Is tricked by : SLIPSON
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Venetian boat song : BARCAROLE
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Chemical ending : ENE
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Ultimate : END
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Reduced in number : FEWER
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Board members : EXECS
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Big name in paperbacks : DELL
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Take-out counter? : ATM
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Chirrup : TRILL
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Most well-kept : TIDIEST
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Pour ___ : ITON
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"St. Elmo's Fire" actor : LOWE
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Raggedy ___ (dolls) : ANNS
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Newt : EFT
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Drivel : SLAVER
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Component of "fully loaded" : AIR
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Redresser : ATONER
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"Beat the Clock" TV host : COLLYER
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Glanced at : EYED
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Ferry terminus, maybe : ISLE
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Salaam : BOW
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Marginal notation : STET
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Get off on : LIKE
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Composed : EVEN
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Make (one's way) : WEND
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Fact or factoid : DATUM
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Safari sight : OKAPI
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Kind of review : MIXED
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Mail or fax : SENDTO
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Injury around a horse's hoof : FOOTSCALD
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News head : ANCHOR
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Hindu incarnation : AVATAR
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Birds-feather link : OFA
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Best-selling computer game : MYST
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Nibble : NOSH
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Stand in the sun, say : DRYOFF
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German one : EIN
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Wriggly creature : SEAEEL
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Develop : UNFOLD
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Traffic caution : SLO
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Freudian concerns : IDS
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Jaguars and such : FELINES
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"Live free ___" (New Hampshire motto) : ORDIE
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Snowfall : LAYER
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Lulus : ONERS
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Retailer's place : MALL
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Game ending? : ALAI
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Give as an example : CITE
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Group of poems : EPOS
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Service sites : ACADEMIES
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Sportscaster Albert : MARV
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"Funny Girl" co-star : SHARIF
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Weather stats : LOWS
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Maximum limits? : EMS
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English novelist Anthony : TROLLOPE
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Where home is : INFIELD
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Adar's predecessor : SHEBAT
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Food eaten : INGESTA
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Confuse : ADDLE
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French equivalent of the Oscar : CESAR
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Impatient : ANTSY
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Prince, e.g. : SON
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Made smooth, in a way : OILED
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"Go fly ___!" : AKITE
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Old Persians : MEDES
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Hunk : SLAB
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Shout in bad weather? : TAXI
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Saharan : ARID
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Kind of appeal : SNOB
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Some football linemen: Abbr. : LGS
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Scull : OAR
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"Give ___ rest!" : ITA
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Blokes : MEN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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