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Vee Formation

New York Times, Sunday, May 10, 1998

Author:
Rich Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0510 ( 17,715 )
Across
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"Say You, Say Me" singer, 1985 : RICHIE
7
Gets rid of : SCRAPS
13
Goalie's area : CREASE
19
1804 symphony : EROICA
20
Chiang Kai-shek's capital : TAIPEI
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Lizard : SAURIAN
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Salesman's sprees? : VENDERBENDERS
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Puts forward : ASSERTS
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In addition : ELSE
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Gridiron specialist : PUNTER
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Prepare mushrooms : SAUTE
29
Full deck, to Caesar? : LII
30
Scottish landowner : LAIRD
32
B.&O. stop : STA
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Seat option : AISLE
34
Saltimbocca base : VEAL
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Tilde wearers : ENS
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Fall wear? : OCTOBERVEST
40
Wallop : PASTE
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C14H9Cl5 : DDT
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Best Actress of 1987 : CHER
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Minimum : LEAST
44
Took five : PAUSED
45
Little bit : TAD
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Potato chip brand : LAYS
47
Roper undertaking : POLL
48
Peter Pan's loss : SHADOW
52
"Red Red Wine" and "Gitarzan"? : VINETUNES
55
Long haul : TREK
59
Flush : COLOR
60
Aurifies : GILDS
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Prime time for Nick : NITE
62
Hot issue? : LAVA
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Like the Kara Kum : ARID
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Groundwork : BASIS
65
Boy-meets-girl event : MIXER
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Construction piece : IBAR
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Called up : RANG
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Send out : EMIT
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Something to read : METER
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Insinuating : SNIDE
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Take off : FLEE
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Akin to barrel-chested? : VATHEADED
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"I'll Take ___" (Bob Hope film) : SWEDEN
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Not walk straight : REEL
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Suffered a sell-off : SLID
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Little white thing : LIE
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Rock group? : GRAVEL
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Be a cast member of : ACTIN
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Tops : AONE
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Cookbook abbr. : TBS
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Actor Burton : LEVAR
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Obnoxious Presidential advisers? : VILECABINET
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Take a loss on, so to speak : EAT
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Child's appliance : OVEN
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Dungeons & Dragons sort : GAMER
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Attorney's deg. : LLD
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Judge Kenneth : STARR
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To be, in Barcelona : SER
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Kafka hero Gregor : SAMSA
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Captivate : ENAMOR
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Florentine flower : ARNO
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Confuse : SNARLUP
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The Bible? : REVERENCEBOOK
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Holiday quenchers : EGGNOGS
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One by one? : ELEVEN
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Jazz star : MALONE
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Annette, in "Beach Blanket Bingo" : DEEDEE
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Hereditary ruler : DYNAST
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Like some college programs : PREMED
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Made merry : REVELED
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Greatest source of 1840's immigration : IRELAND
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Be composed (of) : CONSIST
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It's quarry : HIDER
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Water cooler : ICE
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Clanton foe : EARP
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Loud speaker : STENTOR
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Magdalene College student : CANTAB
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Subject of a Car and Driver rating : RIDE
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Takeoff artist : APER
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Part of w.p.m. : PER
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Pantywaists : SISSIES
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Societal division : CASTE
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Con : RUSE
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Poetic preposition : ERE
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Close : AIRLESS
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Fill to the brim : SATIATE
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Put fodder away : ENSILED
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___ Ste. Marie : SAULT
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Without a cent : BUSTED
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Helper, in brief : ASST
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No, for one : DOCTOR
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"Halt!" to a salt : AVAST
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Queue at the bank? : VAULTLINE
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Plug in the mouth : CHAW
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Veldt sights : ELANDS
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Spanish royalty : REYES
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Bud : PAL
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Conundrum : POSER
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Bebe Neuwirth TV role : LILITH
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Man of Principle : PETER
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Winter wear : SCARF
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Every 60 minutes : HORAL
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Dior creation : ALINE
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L.A. team vehicle? : DODGERVAN
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Short stay : VISIT
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One way to stand : UNITED
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Put the kibosh on : NIXED
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Overzealous : RABID
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Duck : EVADE
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An original Mouseketeer : KAREN
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Anwar's predecessor : GAMAL
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Cut at an angle : BEVEL
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Saudi city : MEDINA
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Kind of acid : MALIC
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Candy, in Canterbury : SWEETS
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Ethyl acetate, e.g. : ESTER
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Fourier series function : SINE
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It's always in verse : EER
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Tower site : LONDON
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Made annotations : GLOSSED
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Whodunit motive, perhaps : REVENGE
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Garden-variety : AVERAGE
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Prepares for a shoot : AIMS
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Given the go-ahead : CLEARED
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Minor malady : AILMENT
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Dainty restaurant : TEAROOM
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Without exception : BARNONE
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Flattered : STROKED
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Improvises chords : VAMPS
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Strident sounds : BLARES
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Distance between rails : GAUGE
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Put off : TABLE
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Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
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Balanced : EVEN
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Gulf of Finland feeder : NEVA
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Dudley Do-Right's org. : RCMP
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Three min. in the ring : RND
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TV Tarzan : ELY
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Musician's pride : EAR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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