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New York Times, Friday, May 29, 1998

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQWXZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0529 ( 17,734 )
Across
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Hispaniola, por ejemplo : ISLA
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"The Sultan of Sulu" writer : ADE
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Wrinkly-skinned dogs : SHARPEIS
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Imprisons : EMBARS
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Bosh : TOMMYROT
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Fronton gear : CESTAS
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Wrong : INERROR
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Given to snorting, say : PORCINE
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One throwing in the towel : CEDER
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Popular 40-Across subject : DANCERS
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Longtime "Today" figure : SHALIT
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Marsh bird : SNIPE
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Entries : VESTIBULES
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Sci. course : ECOL
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"___ tu" : ERI
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Promoter of Paris? : CAPULET
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Faulkner title starter : ASI
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Suffix with strip or seed : LING
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Braveheart and Annie Hall, e.g. : TITLEROLES
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Noted Impressionist : DEGAS
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Warmer, in a way : NEARER
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Saved the king, maybe : CASTLED
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Thrills : KICKS
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Pas : PAPPIES
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Composer Rimsky-Korsakov : NIKOLAI
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Designate : ANOINT
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Like some TV shows : LATELATE
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Persian, perhaps : CARPET
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Exchanges : TRADESIN
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"The Thinking Eye" artist : KLEE
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Bad start? : DYS
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Where Mays wrapped up his career : SHEA
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Suffix with material : ISTIC
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Did superbly : SHONE
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Shot in the foot : LAMED
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Recliner part : ARMREST
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Sleek, in automotive lingo : AERO
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Noted Christian : DIOR
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Cornerstone abbr. : EST
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Bluer than blue : OBSCENE
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Caustic, in a way : SATIRICAL
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Switch : TRANSPOSE
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Start of North Carolina's motto : ESSE
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Like some victories : PYRRHIC
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Nobel Prize subj. : ECON
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Some autos, for short : MERCS
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Femur neighbor : PATELLA
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Made weak : DILUTED
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Blind as ___ : ABAT
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Bluebonnets : LUPINES
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12-time Ivy League football champs : ELIS
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African spread : VELD
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Clinton supported it : ERIECANAL
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"Road" destination of 1940 : SINGAPORE
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Swami : SEER
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Migrated like the Boers : TREKKED
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Certain main : GASPIPE
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Team since 1954 : ORIOLES
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"Goosebumps" author R. L. ___ : STINE
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Baltic native : LETT
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Don't match : CLASH
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Bright-eyed Couric : KATIE
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Italian city known for its Chianti : SIENA
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Excise tax unit : PACK
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Not : NARY
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"Take ___ a compliment" : ITAS
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Inc., overseas : LTD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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