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New York Times, Saturday, May 23, 1998

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
Year that Michelangelo sculpted the "Pietà"
TotalDebutLatest
1874/27/19943/31/2023
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1814141616118
RebusScrabblePGramFresh
31.57173%
Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 82 for Mr. Norris. Saturday freshness: 13%
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© 1998, The New York Times5/23/98 ( No. 17,728 )
Across
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Mark of a hothead : SHORTFUSE
10
Religious symbols of old Egypt : ASPS
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Complex : LABYRINTH
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Ready : ALERT
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Lets loose : UNLEASHES
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Two-thirds of a magnum : LITER
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Year that Michelangelo sculpted the "Pietà" : MDI
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Headline : STAR
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Summer hat : PANAMA
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Game pieces : PEGS
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Creep : STEAL
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Do galley work : EDIT
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Wasn't vigilant : SLEPT
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Absorb : SOPUP
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Five-time Fiesta Bowl champs: Abbr. : ASU
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River to the Rhine : AAR
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French jeweler Lalique : RENE
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Some modern addictions : COMPUTERGAMES
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Geometric suffix : GON
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Monthly bill: Abbr. : ELEC
41
William F. Buckley, notably : ELI
42
Withdraw, with "out" : OPT
43
Short presentations? : DEMOS
45
Zipper alternative : SNAPS
49
All of T-O-M-T-O-M, in Morse code : DAHS
51
Rose (up), oater-style : RARED
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Saturnine : GLUM
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Acts (for) : SPEAKS
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Exploit : DEED
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Roth ___ : IRA
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Silents actress Ferguson : ELSIE
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Something to memorize : PINNUMBER
62
Nervous sort : NELLY
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Many a doctor : INTERNIST
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Boxes of calendars? : DAYS
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Awards, compliments, etc. : EGOBOOSTS
Down
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Declines : SLUMPS
2
"Agrippina" composer : HANDEL
3
Bind : OBLIGE
4
Kvass ingredient : RYE
5
Musical syllables : TRAS
6
Dukes : FISTS
7
Doffs one's lid, old-style : UNHATS
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Almost any modern album : STEREORECORDING
9
Codger's interjections : EHS
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Style of dress : ALINE
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Make specific plans : SETADATE
12
Property : PREMISES
13
Rock unit : STRATUM
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Like : ALA
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Drop : PLUNGE
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Cyberannoyance : SPAM
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Copycat : APER
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Attached, in a way : TAPED
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Sustained sounds : PEALS
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Makeshift tools of punishment : RULERS
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Compromise in court : COPAPLEA
36
In secret : ONTHESLY
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Central idea, in music : TEMA
38
Chu Yüan-chang's dynasty : MING
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Blessing : GODSEND
44
Handled : SEENTO
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Covers : ALIBIS
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Least affected : PUREST
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Savvy : SMARTS
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Encounters no resistance : SAILS
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Star in Cygnus : DENEB
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Critical : KEY
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Old Spanish coin : DURO
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Sugar ___ : PIE
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Alphabetical sequence : MNO

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