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New York Times, Saturday, May 2, 1998

Commander at Briar Creek, in the Revolutionary War

Author:
Jeff Herrington
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Herrington

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQV} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Herrington.
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© 1998, The New York Times5/2/98 ( No. 17,707 )
Across
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Suicidal : KAMIKAZE
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Kind of dust : COSMIC
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More than thin : ANOREXIC
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Senators' home : OTTAWA
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Kind of measures : REMEDIAL
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"What do you have to lose?" : WHYNOT
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Town north of Tulsa : OWASSO
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Commander at Briar Creek, in the Revolutionary War : ASHE
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Peak of the Pennines : MATTERHORN
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Least forward : SHIEST
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Hall of fame : ARSENIO
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Uniformed units : TEAMS
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128 cubic feet : CORD
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Old Fords : LTDS
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Stridulates : RASPS
38
Meeting place : HUB
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Base coach's cry : SLIDE
40
Actress Martinelli : ELSA
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Caesar's place : SITU
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Librarians' loads : TOMES
43
Nervous ___ (worrywarts) : NELLIES
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Led to : CAUSED
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"Amistad" studio : DREAMWORKS
49
Philatelist's purchase : PANE
50
Most vulpine : SLYEST
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Braggart : GASCON
60
Cordial : ANISETTE
62
Beau Brummell's concern : ATTIRE
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Competitions between banks : REGATTAS
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Composed : SEDATE
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Aware : SENTIENT
Down
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Big name in corn syrup : KARO
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De novo : ANEW
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N.Y.C. cultural center : MOMA
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Burns up : IRES
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Its slogan was once "They feel good" : KEDS
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Postulates : AXIOMS
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Pakistani president, 1978-88 : ZIA
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Bravura : ECLAT
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Steer steerer : COWHERD
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Leftovers : OTHERS
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What a mess! : STY
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Fortify : MAN
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W.W. II battle site, for short : IWO
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Clawer : CAT
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First mate of the Pequod : STARBUCK
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City on the Missouri : ATCHISON
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They may accompany handshakes : HELLOS
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Like many departures : ONTIME
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Purged: Var. : RIDDED
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Bridge locales : NOSES
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Undercoat : SEALER
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Headache : HASSLE
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Old Chevy model : IMPALA
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Three dots, in Morse : ESS
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Pollster's concern : TREND
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Excuse : OUT
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Grimson of hockey : STU
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Home of the University of the South : SEWANEE
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Gravity : IMPORT
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Allocate : ASSIGN
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Nurtures : REARS
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E.T.S. offering : LSAT
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Elusive creature : YETI
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Politically-incorrect ending : ETTE
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Quarterback Humphries : STAN
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Dip one's toe in, say : TEST
56
Blast : GAS
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Corroded : ATE
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Norm: Abbr. : STD
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Fact-gathering grp. : CIA
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Prenuptial? : NEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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