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New York Times, Saturday, May 9, 1998

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
When repeated, one of the Society Islands
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 81 for Mr. Norris. Saturday freshness: 20%
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© 1998, The New York Times5/9/98 ( No. 17,714 )
Across
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Touches for a score : TAPSIN
7
Forwarded : REROUTED
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Go by : ELAPSE
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Confrontation : ONEONONE
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Heart chamber : ATRIUM
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1786 erupter : MTSHASTA
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Raise : REAR
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Mitchell family : OHARAS
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The "S" of R.S.V.P. : SIL
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"Turkey on white, hold the mayo," e.g. : ORDER
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Over : ANEW
26
Decoy : LURE
27
Mile High Center architect : PEI
28
Chilling : ONICE
30
Spy, at times : TAPER
31
___ roll : EGG
32
Belle's counterpart : BETE
33
Ref. staple : OED
34
1995 Annie Lennox hit : NOMOREILOVEYOUS
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It may be spared : ROD
41
Touch : ABUT
42
Atl. state : FLA
43
Histrionic : STAGY
46
Boeotian Muse of memory : MNEME
47
Florist letters : FTD
48
Coffee houses? : URNS
49
Gets stuck, with "down" : BOGS
50
Political events : RACES
52
Joint job : GIG
53
Some theatrical fare : REVUES
55
When repeated, one of the Society Islands : BORA
56
Gounod composition : AVEMARIA
58
Emphatic, in a way : ITALIC
60
Serving as a satellite : RELAYING
61
Engage again, as an act : REBOOK
62
Rocky period? : STONEAGE
63
Bart and Brenda : STARRS
Down
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Deal with impatiently, as mail : TEAROPEN
2
Clark Kent, for one : ALTEREGO
3
Epitome : PARADIGM
4
Skyline feature : SPIRE
5
Ames inst. : ISU
6
Verne villain : NEMO
7
34-Across, e.g.? : ROMANCELANGUAGE
8
Access : ENTREE
9
Lumbering machine : RESAW
10
Amazed outcries : OOHS
11
Actress Merkel : UNA
12
Even chance : TOSSUP
13
Unbroken : ENTIRE
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Casino position : DEALER
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Independent country since 1804 : HAITI
24
Scotch concoction : ROBROY
26
Disney dog : LADY
29
Emergency : NEED
30
Vacillate : TEETER
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Start of something big? : OVUM
35
Subjects of many H.S. yearbook photos : ORGS
36
Having a lot to lose? : OBESE
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Spicy : OFFCOLOR
38
Concealed : ULTERIOR
39
Bunglers : SADSACKS
43
Body substances : SUGARS
44
Serving aid : TRIVET
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Pope John XXIII's first name : ANGELO
46
Emotional : MOVING
49
Head of Soviet secret police, 1938-53 : BERIA
51
Addis ___ : ABABA
53
Oscar-winning Martha : RAYE
54
Word often followed by a colon : SIRS
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"Wow!" : MAN
59
___ holiday : TET

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