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APOSTROPHES IN THE HEADLINES

New York Times, Sunday, May 30, 1999

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 55 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0530 ( 18,100 )
Across
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Half of a 1955 merger: Abbr. : AFL
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Florida footballer : GATOR
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"Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
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Mallow family plant : OKRA
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Strive : TRY
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Horror film director George : ROMERO
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Like relaxed-fit jeans : COMFY
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Conch shell effect : ROAR
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VIOLENCE ON THE ICE GETS OUT OF HAND! : HOCKEYPLAYER'SFACEOFF
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Some Iroquois : ONEIDAS
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Burdens : TAXES
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Releases : UNBOLTS
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Great bargain : STEAL
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Shoe strengthener : WELT
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Does something appealing? : ASKS
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Ending with Smurf or Rock : ETTE
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Dormmate : ROOMIE
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Word on the Great Seal : ORDO
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CONCERT ENDS WITH DISH ON FAN'S HEAD! : SINGER'SBOWLOVERTEEN
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Partially : SOME
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"The Sound of Music" song : MARIA
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Hibernia : EIRE
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Do in : ERASE
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Half-and-half half : CREAM
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Dudley Do-Right's beloved : NELL
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___ Tan (cigar brand) : ROI
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Paesano's land : ITALIA
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Clueless : ATALOSS
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Ref. room offering : OED
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Chapeau's perch : TETE
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INSURGENT'S PARKA IS GUNFIRE CASUALTY! : MANSHOOTSRIOTER'SDOWN
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Michigan college : ALMA
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Blue shade : SKY
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Section of Queens : ASTORIA
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Five-iron, once : MASHIE
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Year in the life of Constantine : CCC
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Figures on Pharaohs' headdresses : ASPS
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Afoam : SUDSY
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Basket material : OSIER
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Symbol on a phone button : STAR
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Works with measures : POEMS
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Back-to-sch. times : SEPS
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OPERATING PHYSICIAN HAS TROUBLE WITH STATIC CLING! : DOC'SSLIPUPINSURGERY
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Squid squirts : INKS
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Back-baring top : HALTER
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Church center : NAVE
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Juanita's "those" : ESAS
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Not upright : ALIST
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Dancing man in "Dancing Lady" : ASTAIRE
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Zealous : EAGER
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Don't mind : DISOBEY
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ONE PART OF EMPLOYEE RETURNS TO JOB! : FIRMHIRESWORKER'SBACK
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As old as ___ : ADAM
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Postembryonic : FETAL
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With class : FINELY
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A.A.A. recommendation : RTE
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Bank take-back : REPO
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Campaigner's stand : DAIS
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Kind of mail : SNAIL
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Teakettle sound : SSS
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One of the Three Musketeers : ATHOS
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Attack locale : FRONT
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French school : LYCEE
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"Tauromaquia" artist : GOYA
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Rockers' equipment : AMPS
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Part of A.T.&T.: Abbr. : TEL
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Electioneer : ORATE
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Shade of blue : ROYAL
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A lot, maybe : ACRE
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First of two related lists : DO'S
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German resort : EMS
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Overflowing : EFFUSIVE
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Lunchbox treat : OREO
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Brown and Williamson brand : KOOL
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Large number : RAFT
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Pounds' sounds : ARFS
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Colorful partridge : REDLEG
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Union member : YANKEE
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1990's car : KIA
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Prefix with version : EXTRO
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"The Nanny" network : CBS
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"___ off to see the Wizard" : WE'RE
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Ancient Semite : AMORITE
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Window over a door : TRANSOM
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Chit writer : OWER
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Medley : OLIO
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___ cosa (something else): Sp. : OTRA
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Kind of time : REAL
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Lucie's father : DESI
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Ready to go in : ONEA
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Somewhat, slangily : SORTA
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"Er...um..." : IMEAN
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Poet/dramatist Larry et al. : NEALS
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Country towers : SILOS
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One who makes a bundle : BALER
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Checks to make sure : RETESTS
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Fraud : SCAM
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Heavy sweaters : MOHAIRS
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Oft-misused contraction : IT'S
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Something underfoot? : SOLE
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Criticize, slangily : DIS
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Catholic Reformation writer : ERASMUS
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Feeling : TACTILE
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Animal with striped legs : OKAPI
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1997 boxer of the ear? : TYSON
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Extinguish : DOUSE
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Corinthian, for one : ORDER
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Gossamer : WISPY
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Those opposed : NAYS
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___ operandi (ways of working) : MODI
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"...unto us ___ is given" : ASON
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Like some jokes : SICK
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"___ a Rebel" (1962 Crystals hit) : HE'S
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Four-striper: Abbr. : CAPT
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Rock's Mötley ___ : CRUE
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Gnats, rats, etc. : PESTS
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Drooled : SLAVERED
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Married mujer: Abbr. : SRA
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Zhivago portrayer : SHARIF
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Ragú alternative : PREGO
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Lush, in a way : GRASSY
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Biomed. research agency : NIH
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Lord's workers : SERFS
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Alan of "Havana" : ARKIN
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Throw, as a grenade : LOB
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Certain girders : IBARS
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Sunnites and Shiites, e.g. : SECTS
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Wee ones : TYKES
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At a distance : AFAR
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Pro or con : SIDE
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Kisser : TRAP
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Shots, for short : AMMO
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Morales of "La Bamba" : ESAI
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Hand-held holers : AWLS
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Vier preceder : DREI
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"___ show you!" : I'LL
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Posting at SFO or LAX : ETA
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Old Spanish queen : ENA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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