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New York Times, Wednesday, May 6, 1998

"___ Gotta Have It" (Spike Lee film)

Author:
Richard Hughes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Hughes.
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© 1998, The New York Times5/6/98 ( No. 17,711 )
Across
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Skiing mecca : ALPS
5
Lawn eyesore : WEED
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Donnybrook : MELEE
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Not on the rocks : NEAT
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Red Muppet : ELMO
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Chan portrayer : OLAND
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"Tell ___ the Marines!" : ITTO
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Donnybrook : RIOT
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Seeing stars : DAZED
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Start of a George Orwell quote : THEGREATENEMY
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Condor condo : AERIE
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Carrier to Tel Aviv : ELAL
25
Sunscreen abbr. : SPF
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Crammer's concern : EXAM
31
Time to burn : LEISURE
33
"___ Boot" : DAS
36
Kind of boot : HIP
38
Word with sharp or shovel : NOSED
39
More of the quote : OFCLEARLANGUAGE
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Gardener's pride : BLOOM
45
Second person : YOU
46
Night, to Nero : NOX
47
North African region : BARBARY
50
Wood panel feature : KNOT
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"The Racer's Edge" : STP
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Like most colleges : COED
56
Cardiff citizens : WELSH
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End of the quote : ISINSINCERITY
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Waikiki welcome : ALOHA
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Daily delivery : MAIL
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Thunderpeal : CLAP
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Belief : TENET
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The "I" of "The King and I" : ANNA
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Lui's partner : ELLE
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Snooker shot : MASSE
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Exigency : NEED
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Look lasciviously : LEER
Down
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Santa ___ race track : ANITA
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River in Hades : LETHE
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Devonshire dad : PATER
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Humidor cheapie : STOGIE
5
"___ No Angels" (Bogart film) : WERE
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Lamb's pseudonym : ELIA
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Chew the scenery : EMOTE
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"You don't say!" : DOTELL
9
Fabio's forte : MODELING
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Jack of "Big Bad John" : ELAM
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Food-filled revolver : LAZYSUSAN
12
Hydrocarbon suffix : ENE
13
Actor Byrnes, of 50's-60's TV : EDD
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T. follower : REX
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Highland refusal : NAE
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Ragú rival : PREGO
27
U.P.S. rival : FEDEX
29
"So that's it!" : AHA
30
Russian orbiter : MIR
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Not worth a ___ : SOU
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___ Ferry, N.Y. : DOBBS
34
G sharp's equivalent : AFLAT
35
Saharan stingers : SCORPIONS
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Carry on : PLY
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Slow throw : LOB
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Starve : EMACIATE
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Hunky-dory : AOK
43
Mother, maybe : NUN
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Former White House nickname : RON
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Sycophant : YESMAN
51
See red? : OWE
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Toyota model : TERCEL
55
Designer von Fürstenberg : DIANE
57
Charles de Gaulle's birthplace : LILLE
58
Like an old joke : STALE
59
Keyed up : HYPER
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"___ Gotta Have It" (Spike Lee film) : SHES
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Supreme Court count : NINE
63
Unlike Godiva : CLAD
64
24-hr. convenience : ATM
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Grazing grounds : LEA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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