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Getting On In Years

New York Times, Sunday, April 6, 1997

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0406 ( 17,316 )
Across
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Brawl : FRACAS
7
Presence : CHARISMA
15
Brothers' titles : FRAS
19
Place : LOCALE
20
Cleared out, in a way : DECAMPED
21
Matter : COUNT
22
Reckless arrival? : ENTRANCERAMPAGE
24
___ Arenas, port in 93-Down : PUNTA
25
Tropical cuckoo : ANI
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___-Cat : SNO
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University V.I.P. : DEAN
28
Former Met conductor Bruno : WALTER
29
Prefix with fuel : SYN
30
Smalltown, U.S.A., family, in the comics : KENTS
33
Jettison : SLOUGH
36
Mother ___ : LODE
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Punkie : GNAT
39
Figure at a roast : EMCEE
41
Word before Rodham, perhaps : NEE
42
"___ no idea!" : IHAD
43
Become, with "to" : AMOUNT
45
Actress Peeples et al. : NIAS
46
"Hardy Boys" character : CHET
47
Naldi of the "Ziegfeld Follies" : NITA
48
Extols : LAUDS
49
Real estate ad abbr. : BDRM
50
Zero hour for Will Kane, in a film : NOON
51
Convened anew : REMET
52
Computer magazine : BYTE
53
Biblical heirs, with "the" : MEEK
54
"No food or drink" site, perhaps : POOLAREA
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"I knew it!" : AHA
57
Storyteller : LIAR
58
Grating : RASPY
59
Exchange figures : HIGHS
62
Philippine island : NEGROS
64
Early 20th-century French art style : FAUVISM
66
Diamond status : ONEOUT
68
Alley sounds : MEOWS
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Warren Moon, once : OILER
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A lot of time : EONS
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Norwegian coin : ORE
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Made a lot of noise : CLAMORED
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"A Hard Road to Glory" athlete-author : ASHE
76
Baker : OVEN
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Loquacious : TALKY
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Anatomical passage : ITER
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Rumple : MUSS
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Colgate rival : CREST
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Hail ___ : ACAB
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Bulbous flower, for short : GLAD
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Blue of baseball : VIDA
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Plans, as a course : CHARTS
87
Muslim's House of God : KABA
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Boost, with "up" : LEG
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Acting baseball commissioner Bud : SELIG
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Maintained : HELD
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Jack London's "Martin ___" : EDEN
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Hoists : ERECTS
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Glacial ice formation : SERAC
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___ rigueur (literally) : ALA
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Agent 99 portrayer : FELDON
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Jobs, figuratively : HATS
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Be a pain : IRK
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Reach capacity, slangily, with "out" : MAX
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"In other words..." : IMEAN
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Decisive spa service? : CRITICALMASSAGE
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Spica's constellation : VIRGO
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Consign : RELEGATE
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Groundhog, notably : DIGGER
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Slacken : EASE
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D'Oyly Carte production : OPERETTA
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Puts in : ENTERS
Down
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Causes of some scratches : FLEAS
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Cox of "St. Elsewhere" : RONNY
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Temporary talent scarcity? : ACTINGOUTAGE
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Saturn, for one : CAR
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Their motto is "North to the future" : ALASKANS
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"Keystone Kops" producer : SENNETT
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Alphabetic sequence : CDE
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Sailing pronoun : HER
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Inst. : ACAD
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Name of 11 ancient Egyptian rulers : RAMESES
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Transfix : IMPALE
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Actor Vincent of "Alive" : SPANO
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Writer Wolitzer : MEG
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"Fables in Slang" author : ADE
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Questionable ancestry? : FOULLINEAGE
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1961 Bobby Vee hit : RUNTOHIM
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Come before : ANTEDATE
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Eyed : STAREDAT
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One doing a balancing job : CPA
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Trick : CON
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Stimulate : WHET
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Romantic bit of film making? : TENDERFOOTAGE
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Brat's look : SMIRK
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Atheist's E-mail, maybe? : UNHOLYMESSAGE
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She played Thelma in "Thelma & Louise" : GEENA
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Marcel Duchamp subject : NUDE
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Sky-___ (TV news aid) : CAM
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Austrian composer Berg : ALBAN
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Tumult : MAYHEM
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Some apartments : COOPS
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"___ dear..." : BEA
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Polite refusal : NOSIR
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They exist from hand-to-mouth : REINS
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Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
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No longer dirt : PAVED
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River at Avignon : RHONE
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Humble : LOWLY
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Schoolbag item : RULER
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Vacuum malfunction result? : HOOVERDAMAGE
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Least equivocal : SUREST
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Prehistoric medical supply? : ROCKBANDAGE
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Was shown : AIRED
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Revival gear : TENTS
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Words of understanding : OHS
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American record-holder Steve Scott, e.g. : MILER
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Quattros and others : AUDIS
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Kind of testimony : ORAL
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Get some coffee, perhaps : TAKEFIVE
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Don's world : ACADEMIA
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Identifying equipment : LABELERS
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.001 inch : MIL
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Arrives, officially : CHECKSIN
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Baltimore suburb ___ Burnie : GLEN
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Trace : VESTIGE
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It may involve finger-pointing : CHARADE
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Ancient Greek coin : STATER
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Where the Bio-Bio flows : CHILE
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Margin : RIM
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Bar selection : LAGER
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Managers, sometimes : AXERS
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Experimental rock pioneer : ONO
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Jazz style : SCAT
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Part of a workout : REP
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Court figure: Abbr. : ATT
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Rural sight : LEA
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Lt. hopeful : SGT

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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