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New York Times, Monday, June 1, 1998

Author:
Evie Eysenburg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Evie Eysenburg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {VXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Eysenburg. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0601 ( 17,737 )
Across
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Total : SUM
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Castle protector : MOAT
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Sipper's aid : STRAW
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"___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
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Open, as a gate : UNBAR
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Rapid-fire : QUICK
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Beavers' project : DAM
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Former Bangkok-based grp. : SEATO
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Yens : URGES
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Question of understanding, to a Spanish count? : UNOWHATIMEAN
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Undemanding, as a job : CUSHY
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Recede : EBB
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"___ girl watcher" (1968 song lyric) : IMA
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Plant again : RESOW
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Boast : BRAG
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"The Old Wives' Tale" dramatist George : PEELE
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"Ars Poetica" poet : HORACE
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What a doctor prescribes, to a Spanish count? : DOSOFMEDICINE
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Lacking interest : JEJUNE
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"Same here" : DITTO
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Harvest : REAP
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Important element of rap lyrics : RHYME
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Where baby sleeps : CRIB
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Coffee alternative : TEA
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Alan Ladd western : SHANE
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Minute nutritional components, to a Spanish count? : TRESELEMENTS
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House V.I.P. Dick : ARMEY
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Cease-fire : TRUCE
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Cause for a Band-Aid : CUT
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Perjurers : LIARS
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Swashbuckling Flynn : ERROL
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Word repeated in "takes ___ to know ___" : ONE
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Slight contamination : TAINT
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Mailed : SENT
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Bloodshot : RED
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Tempt : SEDUCE
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Planet beyond Saturn : URANUS
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Brunch drink : MIMOSA
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Like cooked oatmeal : MUSHY
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Prime draft classification : ONEA
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Blind as ___ : ABAT
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Jacques of French cinema : TATI
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Edible pigeon : SQUAB
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Swirl : TURN
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Trucker's truck : RIG
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Serve that zings : ACE
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Divs. of months : WKS
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He was asked "Wherefore art thou?" : ROMEO
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Creates quickly : WHIPSUP
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"Charlotte's Web" author : EBWHITE
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Shah's land, once : IRAN
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Anti-attacker spray : MACE
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"___ before beauty" : AGE
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"Foul!" caller : REFEREE
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Shade provider : ELM
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Rundown : SEEDY
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Sweet roll : BRIOCHE
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Long, long time : EON
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World Series mo. : OCT
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Stags and does : DEER
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Town east of Santa Barbara : OJAI
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Barely lit : DIM
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P.S.A.T. takers : JRS
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Swiftness : HASTE
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Ill will : RANCOR
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What musical instruments should be : INTUNE
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Defeated : BESTED
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Rendezvous : TRYST
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Relative of the salmon : SMELT
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Graceful aquatic bird : TERN
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Goes astray : ERRS
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Tempt : LURE
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Supply-and-demand subj. : ECON
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Not the main route: Abbr. : ALT
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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___ tai : MAI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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