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New York Times, Wednesday, May 7, 1997

Author:
Dean Niles
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dean Niles

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQVZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Niles. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0507 ( 17,347 )
Across
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How the boss wants things done, briefly : ASAP
5
Ditto : SAME
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Devil dolls, e.g. : MOJOS
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Kind of chop : JUDO
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"Family Ties" kid : ALEX
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Dander : IRISH
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"Oh, woe!" : ALAS
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Chimney covering : SOOT
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Nick name? : SANTA
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"Don't tell!" : MUMSTHEWORD
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"Losing My Religion" rock group : REM
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Scene of the William Tell legend : URI
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Norma Webster's middle name : RAE
26
Cash substitute : IOU
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Certain corporate career path : THEMOMMYTRACK
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Beam : RAY
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Carthage founder : DIDO
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Julia, on "Seinfeld" : ELAINE
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"___ Three Lives" : ILED
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Reggae relative : SKA
42
Brit. decorations : DSOS
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New York county : OSWEGO
46
Reaching as far as : UPTO
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Easter parade attraction : HAT
50
1948 Irene Dunne film : IREMEMBERMAMA
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Foldaway, e.g. : COT
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Polit. designation : IND
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Maiden name preceder : NEE
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___ Arbor : ANN
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Western mountain range : SIERRAMADRE
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Shade tree : BEECH
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Equine shade : ROAN
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"Let's Make a Deal" choice : DOOR
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"Victory ___" (1954 film) : ATSEA
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Secular : LAIC
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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Forfeits : LOSES
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Swirl : EDDY
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"And away ___!" : WEGO
Down
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In ___ (having trouble) : AJAM
2
George Takei TV/film role : SULU
3
Sixth-day creation : ADAM
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"Playing" critter : POSSUM
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Japanese fish dish : SASHIMI
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Facial tissues additive : ALOE
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Doorsill cry : MEOW
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Obtain by force : EXTORT
9
Poker boo-boo : MISDEAL
10
Mouths, anatomically : ORA
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Eastern taxi: Var. : JINRIKISHA
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Prefix with arthritis : OSTEO
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Sea World attraction : SHAMU
21
Walked (on) : TROD
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Scarce : RARE
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Chamber group, maybe : TRIO
28
Dutch painter : HALS
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See firsthand : EYEWITNESS
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Clinic workers, for short : MDS
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Mammy ___ : YOKUM
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Lowlife : CAD
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Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
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"Como ___ usted?" : ESTA
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German article : DER
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Police radio msg. : APB
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Japanese entertainers : GEISHAS
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Old Dodge : OMNI
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Period of a renter's agreement : TENANCY
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Provo neighbor : OREM
51
Channel swimmer Gertrude : EDERLE
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Grazing area : MEADOW
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Plot : CABAL
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"You're ___ talk!" : ONETO
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Way to go : ROAD
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Bust, so to speak : RAID
61
Handout : DOLE
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Film director Nicolas : ROEG
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"Cogito ___ sum" : ERGO
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Middling mark : CEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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