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New York Times, Saturday, May 24, 1997

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 59 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0524 ( 17,364 )
Across
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Bidding strategy : STARTLOW
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Deft : SLICK
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Oater backdrop, e.g. : PANORAMA
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Nursery rhyme merchant : PIEMAN
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Air, vis-a-vis wine : OXIDIZER
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Notify : ADVISE
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Sgt., for one : NCO
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Igneous rock sources : MAGMAS
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Noun-forming suffix : ENCE
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Butter substitute? : GUNS
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Objects of hand-holding : RAILS
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Airline from Lod airport : ELAL
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Footnote abbr. : ETSEQ
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Debut of 10/11/75, briefly : SNL
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Literary tribute : ODE
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Fen ___ (meadow plant) : RUE
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Kind of order : GAG
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Continuously : EVER
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Avoiding publicity : DODGINGTHEPRESS
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Anne Nichols protagonist : ABIE
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Code sound : DAH
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Calendar abbr. : MAR
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"St. Elsewhere" roles : MDS
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It's positive : YES
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Some campus returnees : SOPHS
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Ravel's "Gaspard de la ___" : NUIT
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Bowling Hall-of-Famer Dick : WEBER
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Biblical name meaning "weary" : LEAH
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Fictional Chinese scientist : DRNO
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Conciliatory : IRENIC
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800 preceder : ONE
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Frequents, in a way : EATSAT
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"Take it! It's yours!" : NOCHARGE
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Draft orders : STEINS
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Haydn oratorio, with "The" : CREATION
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Soft fabric : TERRY
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Was busy : HADPLANS
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Bathroom item : SPONGE
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Campaign topic : TAXCUT
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Particles in electrolysis : ANIONS
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Punishment, with "the" : ROD
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A little off : TRIM
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Piano virtuoso ___ Berman : LAZAR
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Certain fraternity men : OMEGAS
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Not playing : WARMINGTHEBENCH
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N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer Luckman : SID
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Bank : LEVEE
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Romantic announcement : IMINLOVE
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Falls : CASCADES
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Churchgoers, at times : KNEELERS
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Be approved : PASS
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Prayer name : ALLAH
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Twilled fabric : SERGE
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First word in Connecticut's motto : QUI
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Deli discard : END
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Thing of beauty : GEM
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"Gentleman Jim" portrayer : ERROL
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Utmost : DAMNDEST
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Hard : OBDURATE
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Raise the dead? : DISINTER
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More bright, as colors : GAYER
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"___ du tout" ("Don't mention it"): Fr. : PAS
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Lady for Don Juan : SENORA
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Bradley University site : PEORIA
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Phone request : HANGON
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Lusters : SHEENS
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Start of a Poitier film title : TOSIR
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Composure : WITS
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Used a kitchen utensil : RICED
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Crack, in a way : CHAP
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"___ Day Now" (1962 hit) : ANY
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Natl. League city : ATL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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