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BREAKFAST FOR GROAN-UPS

New York Times, Sunday, June 14, 1998

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0614 ( 17,750 )
Across
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It finds itself in hot water : TEABAG
7
Comics debut of 1941 : ARCHIE
13
No longer shrink-wrapped : OPENED
19
Socks pattern : ARGYLE
20
It didn't keep Little Boy Blue awake : BAAING
21
Jinx : EVILEYE
22
Breakfaster's favorite drama? : OMELETPRINCEOFDENMARK
25
Crime mystery writer Paretsky : SARA
26
Fluency : EASE
27
Discredit : TAINT
28
Resort souvenir : TEE
29
Breakfaster's query? : WHATDIDJUICESAY
35
Associate of Zhou : MAO
38
Have breakfast, e.g., in Germany : ESSEN
39
Church part : APSE
40
Nasty : ACID
44
Waters and Mertz : ETHELS
46
Whispered call : PSST
47
ACTH or thyroxine : HORMONE
50
Bright-colored blooms : DAHLIAS
52
E. coli, for one: Abbr. : BACT
53
Heads toward : MAKESFOR
54
Fielding brother : ALOU
55
Breakfaster's personal credo? : IHAMWHATIHAM
58
"Jaws" sighting : FIN
59
Loose, in a manner of speaking : LEWD
60
The L of L-dopa : LEVO
61
Dry as a bone : ARID
62
Is in peak singing condition? : YODELS
64
Marked by drinking : WET
66
First name in jeans : LEVI
68
Williams and Kennedy : TEDS
70
"The Conqueror Worm" poet : POE
71
One way to run : SCARED
74
Peel : RIND
76
1997 Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
78
Isle of Man man : GAEL
81
Dolt : OAF
82
Breakfaster's maids? : HOUSEKIPPERS
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Just : ONLY
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Remove all restrictions on : UNFREEZE
88
L'eau lands? : ILES
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Mouthed but not spoken : APHONIC
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"Amadeus" role : SALIERI
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Cause of a non sequitur : LEAP
93
Salt of element #53 : IODATE
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Meg's "Prelude to a Kiss" co-star : ALEC
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Wear well : LAST
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Feeding tube? : STRAW
99
Formerly named : NEE
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How a breakfaster views himself? : EGGSISTENTIALLY
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Cap initials at Busch Stadium : STL
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Have a loan from : OWETO
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Make : EARN
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Part of the eye : UVEA
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Waiters' reaction after breakfast was over? : THEYNEVERSAUSAGEAMESS
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___ Forest (W.W. I battle site) : ARGONNE
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"Bewitched" husband : DARRIN
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One in the can : INMATE
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Holiday driver, in a phrase : BUSMAN
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Place beside : APPOSE
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Sharp-pointed instrument : STYLET
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___ Ski Valley, N.M. : TAOS
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Author Bombeck : ERMA
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Golden-___ : AGER
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Legally : BYLAW
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It may be involved in a draft : ALE
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Pick up : GET
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Wear off : ABRADE
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Bran accompanier : RAISIN
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Like some chairs : CANED
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___ et ubique (here and everywhere) : HIC
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Female name suffix : INE
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Swellhead : EGOTIST
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Roasters : OVENS
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Second of a historical trio : PINTA
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Cedar ___ (lumber source) : ELM
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"Capital!" : NEAT
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Plain Jane : EYRE
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Astronaut Slayton : DEKE
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Actress McClurg : EDIE
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"No ___ allowed" : PETS
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Confront : FACE
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Start with pad or port : HELI
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Lash out at : ASSAIL
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Violinist Heifetz : JASCHA
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Surprise challenger : UPSTART
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Mashed dish : YAMS
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Cross, of a sort : MEDAL
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Eric Rohmer's "___ of Winter" : ATALE
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Breakfaster's sad comment? : OHHOWWAFFLE
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Breakfaster's U.N. guest? : COFFEEANNAN
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How tuna may be packed : INOIL
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Screendom's Laura and Bruce : DERNS
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Escape artist : ELUDER
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Hand, informally : PAW
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"Gotcha!" : HAH
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"Is that all right?" : OKAY
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Swab again : REMOP
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Illustrator Silverstein : SHEL
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Second-rate film : BMOVIE
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Kind of linebacker : MIDDLE
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Opposed : AVERSE
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Jams : TIEUPS
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Run a charity, e.g. : DOGOOD
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Giggle : TEHEE
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Black to the max : INKIEST
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Will be, to Doris Day : SERA
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March music maker : SOUSA
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Ear part : CANAL
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Wrong end? : DOER
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Enlarge : DILATE
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Observation : ESPIAL
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Select or elect : ELITE
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Paris school : LYCEE
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It releases a dangerous spray : UZI
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Spirit : PEP
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It may be polished : RICE
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1956 Allen Ginsberg poem : HOWL
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Dodger name of fame : LASORDA
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Lo-cal : LITE
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Flow stoppage : STASIS
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Capital city spelled with an umlaut : TIRANE
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Registered, with "up" : RANG
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Sondheim song "We're ___ Be All Right" : GONNA
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Oscar winner Edmund of "Miracle on 34th Street" : GWENN
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Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
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Prefix with transmitter : NEURO
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Scrumptious : YUMMY
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Try : STAB
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Like some traffic : THRU
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Runners : LEGS
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Kind of chops : VEAL
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Renaissance art patron : ESTE
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"I'd hate to break up ___" : ASET
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___ Kippur : YOM
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Easy mark : SAP
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Dadaist Jean : ARP
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It might halt traffic on the Rhein : EIS
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Many a worker : ANT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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