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New York Times, Wednesday, May 20, 1998

Author:
Frederick T. Buhler
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frederick T. Buhler

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQWXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Minimum word length: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Buhler. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0520 ( 17,725 )

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Across
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Plays a round : GOLFS
6
U.S.A.F. NCO : TSGT
10
Pianist Myra : HESS
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Sanctuaries : ASYLA
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Subscription length, often : YEAR
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Septi- plus one : OCTA
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Young pig : SHOAT
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React to yeast : RISE
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___ Tower (San Francisco landmark) : COIT
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Monkey business : HANKYPANKY
22
Radius neighbor : ULNA
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Rajah's wife : RANEE
24
Churchill's trademark : VSIGN
25
Beat to a pulp : MASH
29
Open, as a bag : UNSTRAP
31
Job for TV's Quincy : AUTOPSY
33
Oater settings : SALOONS
37
Hold gently : CRADLE
38
St. Thomas à ___ (martyred archbishop) : BECKET
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Hollow-eyed : HAGGARD
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Place : SITUATE
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Safeguarded : ENSURED
44
Kind of analyst: Abbr. : SYST
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Dangle a carrot in front of : TEMPT
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They may be fair or square : DEALS
50
Mélange : OLIO
51
Chicken Little's friend : HENNYPENNY
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Look after : TEND
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"Just ___!" : ASEC
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Say "fo'c's'le," for instance : ELIDE
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Enthralled : AGOG
60
Elephantine : HUGE
61
___ Highway (road through Ft. Nelson) : ALCAN
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Orpheus' instrument : LYRE
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Greystoke's foster parents : APES
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Stinks to high heaven : REEKS
Down
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More than a scrape : GASH
2
Watchmen's watchdog?: Abbr. : OSHA
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"Lolita" star Sue : LYON
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Criticism : FLAK
5
One with Don Juanism : SATYR
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Despotism : TYRANNY
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Tuna trappers : SEINES
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O-rings, e.g. : GASKETS
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Rare trick taker : TREY
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Trickery : HOCUSPOCUS
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Gastroenteritis cause : ECOLI
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Entrapment : STING
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Lucifer : SATAN
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Hesitant ones : PAUSERS
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Man's man : VALET
25
Speed ratio : MACH
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Mystique : AURA
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For guys : STAG
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Miscellany : HODGEPODGE
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With keen interest : RABIDLY
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Infiltrator, perhaps : PLANT
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Acceptable : OKAY
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Acquires in the end : NETS
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"Let it stand" : STET
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Dons one's Sunday best : DUDESUP
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Occasions for holding hands : SEANCES
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Not do as promised : RENEGE
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Damage beyond repair : TOTAL
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Plaintive piece : ELEGY
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Bush-league : MINOR
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Bushman's weapon : SPEAR
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"Very funny!" : HAHA
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Glamour competitor : ELLE
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"Well done!" : NICE
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Neighbor of Minn. : NDAK
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Cravings : YENS

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

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