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New York Times, Friday, May 1, 1998

Author:
John Wolting
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Wolting

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FKQWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Wolting. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0501 ( 17,706 )
Across
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"Good Will Hunting" setting : MIT
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Hire : ENGAGE
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Sitting duck : SAP
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Volcano apex : CONE
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Blackpool's area in England : LANCASHIRE
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Auctioneer's word : ONCE
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They're often seen above 7's : AMPERSANDS
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Man or mandrill : PRIMATE
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Bar : INGOT
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Scrape treatment : IODINE
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Suds source : PUB
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Copter's forerunner : GIRO
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It may be blessed : EVENT
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Spare parts? : NINEPINS
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There's no end to it : RING
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Oater offense : RUSTLING
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Parked it : SAT
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Italian artist ___ da Fabriano : GENTILE
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Atlantic City casino, with "The" : TAJ
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Three-digit number : AREACODE
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Expo presentation : DEMO
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In a languid way : SLEEPILY
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Whitman's dooryard bloomer : LILAC
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Mahayana master : LAMA
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..._ _ _... : SOS
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Málaga money : PESETA
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Quick reversal : UTURN
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Attacks viciously : SAVAGES
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They look in the Mir : COSMONAUTS
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Old Spice alternative : BRUT
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House of Lords member : ARISTOCRAT
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Her theme was a hit : LARA
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Set a setter (on) : SIC
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Complete : ENTIRE
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Mime duo? : EMS
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Liberia's capital : MONROVIA
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Strings, perhaps, in a romance film : INCIDENTALMUSIC
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Filled to the gills : TEEMING
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Opposite of deject : ELATE
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Label : NAME
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Econ. indicator : GNP
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Unbeatable service : ACE
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Long-snouted fish : GAR
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They, in Italy : ESSI
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Novelty message : SINGINGTELEGRAM
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Passions : ARDORS
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Marinara alternative : PESTO
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Office equipment : COPIERS
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"___ Tough" (1989 #1 hit) : HANGIN
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Queen of the hill : ANT
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They may be automatic : PISTOLS
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Disordered : UNTIDY
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Hardly a wallflower : BELLE
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Pope's envoy : NUNCIO
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Trivial Pursuit piece : PIE
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Swings a sickle : REAPS
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"Hmm, I don't know!" : GEE
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Many Olympic athletes, today : AMATEURS
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Antigone's mother : JOCASTA
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Supplies with new 22-Down : REARMS
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Put out of commission : DISABLE
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Zen enlightenment : SATORI
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100 stotinki : LEV
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"American Graffiti" director : LUCAS
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Cut's partner : PASTE
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T or C follower : NOTE
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Canopus or Aldebaran : STAR
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Stop start : NON
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Take steps : ACT
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William Tell's home : URI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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