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New York Times, Wednesday, May 27, 1998

Author:
Mark Elliot Skolsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Elliot Skolsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Skolsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0527 ( 17,732 )
Across
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Problem in the defense lines : HOLE
5
Mountain dew producer : STILL
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Theories : ISMS
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On ___ with (equal to) : APAR
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Lofty roost : AERIE
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Cannon of "Deathtrap" : DYAN
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First name in jeans : LEVI
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French and Indian War battle site : LAKEGEORGE
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"Much Ado About Nothing" friar : FRANCIS
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Gallivant : GAD
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Article in France-Soir : UNE
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Clinton, e.g., before being Pres. : GOV
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Igneous rock constituent : FELDSPAR
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Grand Canyon view : PANORAMA
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It's 0 deg. at the equator : LAT
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Pueblo material : ADOBE
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With competence : ABLY
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Cause to grimace : PAIN
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Standard partner : POORS
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"___ Man Answers" (1962 film) : IFA
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"Pénélope" composer : FAURE
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"___ silly question..." : ASKA
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Recognize : KNOW
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Part of LEM : LUNAR
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4, on a phone : GHI
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Opened, as a door : UNBOLTED
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"The Dating Game" contestant : BACHELOR
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Mentalist Geller : URI
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1-Down doubled : ALL
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80's sitcom with the voice of Paul Fusco : ALF
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Wild asses : ONAGERS
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Newfoundland's capital : SAINTJOHNS
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Where Farsi is spoken : IRAN
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Shells and such : AMMO
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Standing by : ONICE
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"Lovely" Beatles girl : RITA
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Arcing shots : LOBS
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Neighbor of Oman : YEMEN
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Spring : LEAP
Down
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Soccer segment : HALF
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Telephone abbr. : OPER
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Kind of lamp : LAVA
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St. Patrick's Day phrase : ERINGOBRAGH
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Mouth moistener : SALIVA
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They may be herbal : TEAS
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Tick off : IRK
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Feudal lord : LIEGE
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Under sanction : LEGALLY
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49-Across's last words : IDO
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Vermont product : SYRUP
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___ cum laude : MAGNA
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Vile smile : SNEER
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Classic Icelandic poetry : EDDA
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Nuclei : CORES
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Quartet hidden in this puzzle : FABFOUR
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Beer brewed in Bremen : STPAULIGIRL
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Hemingway's handle : PAPA
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Commotions : ADOS
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Breakfast area : NOOK
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Water source : MAIN
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Bowling green : LAWN
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Bee or Em : AUNT
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Disappointing date, maybe : NERD
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Regional plants : FLORA
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Wet blanket : KILLJOY
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Qualifying race : HEAT
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Burner designer : BUNSEN
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Kind of metabolism : BASAL
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Texas shrine : ALAMO
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Shinny : CLIMB
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___ mind (in agreement) : OFONE
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Story starter : ONCE
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Pelee Island's lake : ERIE
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Tat-tat preceder : RATA
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Say with annoyance : SNAP
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Refusals : NOS
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"She Done ___ Wrong" : HIM

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

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