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New York Times, Tuesday, May 5, 1998

Not quite grammatical answer to "Who's there?"

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephanie Spadaccini

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 34 for Ms. Spadaccini. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times5/5/98 ( No. 17,710 )
Across
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May honorees : MAMAS
6
___ A to Z : FROM
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Notability : FAME
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Nimble : AGILE
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___ avis : RARA
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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Blakley of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" : RONEE
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Famous New York cop Eddie : EGAN
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Preceding : UPTO
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Buckle : KNUCKLEUNDER
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Method: Abbr. : SYS
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Sympathetic attention : EAR
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OB/___ (certain doctor) : GYN
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Front of a semi : CAB
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James of "Gunsmoke" : ARNESS
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Open-ceilinged rooms : ATRIA
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Got 100 on, as a test : ACED
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Expire : DIE
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Pre-book book : SCROLL
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Prom queen props : TIARAS
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Wonderland drink : TEA
43
Betting ratio : ODDS
44
Photographer Adams : ANSEL
45
Window shade, e.g. : ROLLUP
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"Norma ___" : RAE
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Tell a whopper : LIE
50
Part of a balance : PAN
51
Everything : ALL
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Buckle : EATHUMBLEPIE
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___-in-the-bone (deeply ingrained) : BRED
60
Intravenous infusions : SERA
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Obtain, as vengeance : EXACT
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"You ___?" (butler's question) : RANG
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Pith : MEAT
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Small plant shoot : SPRIG
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Sailor's cry : AHOY
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Model Macpherson : ELLE
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___ voce : SOTTO
Down
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School grades : MARKS
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It hurts : AGONY
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Part of a school grade, maybe : MINUS
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Guinness or Baldwin : ALEC
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Person who's it : SEEKER
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Carte blanche : FREEREIN
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Spaghetti sauce brand : RAGU
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Shaggy apes : ORANGS
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1975 #1 Barry Manilow hit : MANDY
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Late afternoon : FOUR
11
Mountain near Zurich : ALP
12
N.Y.C. opera house, with "the" : MET
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Self : EGO
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"The Blues Brothers" director John : LANDIS
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Put into practice : ENACT
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Throng : CROWD
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Was laid up : AILED
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Cotillions : BALLS
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Idolize : ADORE
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Fistfight : SETTO
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Group of Girl Scouts, e.g. : TROOP
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Essence of roses : ATTAR
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Canton's country : CHINA
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Rub out : ERASE
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Underwater experiment site : SEALAB
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When repeated, a Washington city : WALLA
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Spouse : HELPMATE
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Do a shoemaker's job : REHEEL
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Word of qualification : UNLESS
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Not quite grammatical answer to "Who's there?" : ITSME
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Detached : APART
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Legal : LICIT
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Loosen one's hold : LETGO
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Stressed out : EDGY
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Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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World's fair, for short : EXPO
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Bikini top : BRA
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"Hooray!" : RAH
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Musician Brian : ENO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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