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KVETCHES

New York Times, Sunday, May 31, 1998

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 44 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0531 ( 17,736 )
Across
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Heath ___ (flowering perennial) : ASTER
6
Some are inflatable : RAFTS
11
1980's Geena Davis sitcom : SARA
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During : AMID
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Verdi's Aïda, e.g. : SLAVE
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Dazzle : ECLAT
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Lover of Aphrodite : ARES
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Goya's Maja is one : NUDE
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Movie kvetch in the woods? : FORESTGRUMP
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Arbitrary decree : FIAT
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Old Pontiacs : GTOS
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Catchers in tag : ITS
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"There's Something About ___ (That Reminds Me of You)" : AROSE
29
Newborn's bed : BASSINET
31
Leg scratchers : THISTLES
34
Madras wear : SARIS
35
Robert ___ : ELEE
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Kvetch's game show? : WHATSMYWHINE
40
Charges : WARDS
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Basis of the marine food chain : ALGAE
45
Job ad letters : EOE
46
Seles rival : GRAF
48
Pavarotti possessive : MIO
49
What kvetches do at grocery stores? : CARPATBAGGERS
55
Steeping gadget : TEABALL
57
Prefix with light or night : TWI
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Rock's ___ Heep : URIAH
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Prefix with sphere or system : ECO
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Surfeited : CLOYED
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Spot for a nosh : SNACKBAR
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___ apple : ADAMS
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Mrs. Flagston of the comics : LOIS
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Remember a kvetch in one's will? : LEAVEITTOBEEFER
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Maj. Houlihan portrayer in "M*A*S*H" : SWIT
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Round trip? : ORBIT
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Contradicts : GAINSAYS
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No-waist dresses : SHIFTS
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Visit : SEE
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More than irked : IRATE
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Newcomer, briefly : NEO
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Cloaks : MANTLES
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Angry kvetching? : GRIPESOFWRATH
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Annihilation : END
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They often don't speak to each other : EXES
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"-speak" : ESE
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Tangent, e.g. : RATIO
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By ___ (via) : WAYOF
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Nickname for a kvetch maven? : THEPROFUSSER
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"The Thief of Bagdad" star, 1940 : SABU
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Football's Flash Herber : ARNIE
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Primitive time : STONEAGE
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Small pipe organ : MELODICA
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Reject : SPURN
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Triangle part : LEG
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Susan Lucci's eluder : EMMY
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Procter & Gamble soap : LAVA
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Film title kvetch? : FERRISPULER
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Kind of club : GLEE
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French quarters : ETES
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Heard cases : TRIED
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Pronouncement : UKASE
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Surround : GIRD
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Richard of "Final Analysis" : GERE
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Riding lawnmower maker : DEERE
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"The Devil and Daniel Webster" writer : BENET
Down
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Comparable to a fiddle : ASFIT
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A deadly sin : SLOTH
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Tibiae neighbors : TARSI
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Brink : EVE
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Legal matter : RES
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Rue : REGRET
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Transversely : ACROSS
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Bugs : FLUS
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Subdued : TAME
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Big initials at Indy : STP
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Occasion for a game plan? : SAFARI
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Stemming : ARISING
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Get back, as authority : REASSERT
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Piedmont province : ASTI
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Actress Bassett : ANGELA
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Kiddie kvetches' game? : MUTTERMAYI
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Oft-broken promise : IDO
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___ Arc, Ark. : DES
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Indian percussion rhythm : TALA
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Cousin of "Phooey!" : BAH
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Like some Clement Moore snow : NEWFALLEN
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Kind of meet : SWAP
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Train in a celebrated song : THEA
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___ Pea (Popeye's kid) : SWEE
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Ancient Roman officials : EDILES
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Prefix with store : MEGA
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Middle English letter : YOGH
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Realtor sign add-on : SOLD
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"Rigoletto" has three : ACTS
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Croquet site : LAWN
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Yago Sant'___ (wine brand) : GRIA
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N.R.C. predecessor : AEC
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Low note provider : TUBA
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Curtain call call : BRAVO
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Drying frames : AIRERS
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Overhaul : REDO
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Fink : SCAB
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Human apes : BOORS
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Some fraternity members : OMEGAS
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Actor Montgomery : CLIFT
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A lot of tea : KETTLEFUL
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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'54 defense pact : SEATO
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"___ your pardon?" : IBEG
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Bleacher feature : TIER
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Feudal estate : FIEF
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Journalist Alexander et al. : SHANAS
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Zephyr's kvetching? : WINDYAMMER
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Premed subj. : ANAT
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Elusive creature : YETI
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Arty Big Apple area : SOHO
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Small merganser : SMEW
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What an "F" may indicate : SEX
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___ jure (by law) : IPSO
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Site of a wreck : REEF
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Begin wedding plans : SETADATE
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"Able was ___..." : IERE
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Birdhouse dweller : WREN
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Undone? : RARE
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Peace Corps director Sargent : SHRIVER
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Minded : OBEYED
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Sheathe : ENCASE
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Daughter of Ingrid Bergman : PIA
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Illegal lender : USURER
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Big step : STRIDE
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Conclusion of many firm names : SONS
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Detective Pinkerton : ALLAN
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Followers : GEESE
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Wading bird : EGRET
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Cassini with designs on Jackie : OLEG
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Withered : SERE
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___-dieu (kneeling bench) : PRIE
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Prod : EGG
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Year in Leo IX's papacy : MLI
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Bouquet sender's abbr. : FTD
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Brew milieu : PUB
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Strummer's instrument : UKE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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