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New York Times, Saturday, May 16, 1998

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 105 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0516 ( 17,721 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Practiced : VERSED
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Meets head-on : BRAVES
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Some public exhibits : AQUARIA
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Sustenance : ALIMENT
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Accountant : NUMBERSCRUNCHER
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Family man? : CAPO
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Good source of exercise : STAIRS
20
Sinatra's "___ Fool to Want You" : IMA
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Prince Valiant's wife : ALETA
23
Tickle : ELATE
24
Year in Trajan's reign : CII
25
Bear, e.g.: Abbr. : MTN
26
Columnist Rowan : CARL
28
Like some apartments : RELET
30
Detachable container : POD
31
1975 hurricane : ELOISE
34
"Nothing ___" (bargainer's demand) : LESS
35
Matter for Poirot : BRAINCELL
37
Blame receiver? : MAME
40
Whodunit awards : EDGARS
41
Quick addenda : PSS
44
France's ___ Ré : ILEDE
46
Thrombus : CLOT
47
Gloating cry : OHO
48
Morse tap : DIT
49
Crib : STEAL
52
R. J. Reynolds brand : SALEM
54
Scale notes : RES
55
Amphitheater spot : TOPROW
57
Dollar, in slang : CLAM
58
Shot in the dark : INFRAREDPICTURE
61
"The Minstrel" poet : BEATTIE
62
More obstinate : STOUTER
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Rationality : SENSES
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Clerical sorts : TYPERS
Down
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Baked beans maker : VANCAMP
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Ready for : EQUALTO
3
Cut of beef : RUMPEND
4
Clunky shoe : SABOT
5
Poetic preposition : ERE
6
Board members: Abbr. : DIRS
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Divulge without thinking : BLURT
8
Car wash device : RINSER
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Cable choice : AMC
10
Way to go : VEHICLE
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"A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his ___": Wilde : ENEMIES
12
Difficulties : STRAITS
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Part of a belt : ASTEROID
15
"Song of the Golden Calf," e.g. : ARIA
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Old-fashioned introduction : CALLINGCARD
22
Cannonball maker, say : ACER
27
Wings: Lat. : ALAE
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Particular turn : ELL
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Shore dinner : SCALLOPS
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Subsoil : BED
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W.W. II ships: Abbr. : LSTS
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Leaf parts : MIDRIBS
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Property overseer : ALIENEE
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Rooter at Shea : METSFAN
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Foul : POLLUTE
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"Escape" co-star, 1940 : SHEARER
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Elke and others : SOMMERS
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Kennedy home, e.g. : ESTATE
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Spelling and others : TORIS
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Three-sided sword : EPEE
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Misbehave : ACTUP
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1984-88 skating gold medalist : WITT
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N.F.L. linemen: Abbr. : RTS
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Not forthright : COY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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