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New York Times, Tuesday, May 27, 1997

Rapper who co-starred in "New Jack City"

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephanie Spadaccini

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKQZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Ms. Spadaccini. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times5/27/97 ( No. 17,367 )
Across
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27, to 3 : CUBE
5
Virgule : SLASH
10
St. Nick accessory : PIPE
14
The top : APEX
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"Remember the ___!" : MAINE
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"Ars Amatoria" poet : OVID
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Surgical site in the Beaver State? : PORTLANDOR
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Kid's phrase of request : CANI
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Chang's Siamese twin : ENG
21
Itch : URGE
22
Full moon color : ORANGE
24
Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
25
Rapper who co-starred in "New Jack City" : ICET
26
Le Carre character George : SMILEY
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Methodology : PROCESS
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Estate papers : WILLS
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Gunk : GOOP
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Champagne Tony of golf : LEMA
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___ vera : ALOE
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Middays : NOONS
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Money to tide one over : LOAN
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It's west of N.C. : TENN
40
Just : ONLY
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"What ___ I do?" : COULD
42
Nielsen stats : RATINGS
44
Comic Charles Nelson ___ : REILLY
45
Unpleasant task : ONUS
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Hospital unit : WARD
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Declarer : AVOWER
50
Swiss river : AARE
51
"___ is me!" : WOE
54
Glitzy sign : NEON
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Doc from the Old Line State? : BETHESDAMD
58
Cartoonist Al : CAPP
59
Chorus girls? : ALTOS
60
The first: Abbr. : ORIG
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Fashion's Klensch : ELSA
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1956 Four Lads hit "___ Much!" : NONOT
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It's just for openers : ANTE
Down
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Supergarb : CAPE
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"___ the housetop..." (Christmas lyric) : UPON
3
Arctic Ocean sighting : BERG
4
Phone line abbr. : EXT
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___-pants (wise guy) : SMARTY
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Jessica of "Frances" : LANGE
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Right-hand person : AIDE
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___-cone : SNO
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Decorated officers : HEROCOPS
10
Driver's license in the Gem State? : POCATELLOID
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Russian "John" : IVAN
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Engine knock : PING
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Actress McClurg : EDIE
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Fishing gear : LURES
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___ room : REC
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Sound system in the Keystone State? : ALLENTOWNPA
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Humor not for dummies : IRONY
26
Quite a hit : SWAT
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Distance runner : MILER
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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Chlorinated waters : POOLS
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1988 Olympics site : SEOUL
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Inconsequential : SMALL
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Pagoda sounds : GONGS
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"Handy" man : ANDY
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Rural : NONURBAN
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Goddess of agriculture : CERES
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Suffix with elephant : INE
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Least cooked : RAREST
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"Yippee!" : WAHOO
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Suffix with utter : ANCE
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___ piccata : VEAL
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Kin of "Uh-oh!" : OOPS
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Envelope abbr. : ATTN
51
Alert : WARN
52
Leave off : OMIT
53
Periphery : EDGE
56
"Strange Magic" rock band : ELO
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1988 Dennis Quaid remake : DOA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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