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Do the Math

New York Times, Sunday, June 21, 1998

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 106 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0621 ( 17,757 )
Across
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1997 N.H.L. M.V.P. Dominik : HASEK
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Kind of range : RIFLE
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Not right? : LIBERAL
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Romeo, e.g. : ELOPER
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Two for the road : TANDEM
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Ennoble : ELEVATE
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+ 43 : RETIREMENTAGE
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Sticks : COHERES
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Like jambalaya : CREOLE
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Once, once : ERST
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Papas in films : IRENE
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"___ speak" : ASWE
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- 32 : FREEZINGPOINT
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What's-his-face : SOANDSO
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Won over : ENDEARED
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"The Black Cat" writer : POE
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Mentor's charge : TUTEE
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Blacken, as steak : CHAR
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Acropolis figure : ATHENA
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Tolkien creature : ENT
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- 3 : GUNCALIBER
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Like wedding cakes : TIERED
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Rtes. : RDS
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Key rings? : ATOLLS
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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Uniform alternative : MUFTI
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"Casablanca" role and others : ILSAS
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Unkind look : SNEER
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"Maid of Athens, ___ part": Byron : EREWE
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"Wheel of Fortune" request : ANE
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- 41 : HOURSINADAY
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"Foucault's Pendulum" author : ECO
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Progress impeders : SNAGS
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Toward the caboose : AREAR
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Writer Fannie : HURST
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Up : ATBAT
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Dry fuel : PEAT
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Eritrean capital : ASMARA
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"___ vous plait" : SIL
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Rodeo grounds features : CHUTES
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- 31 : SPEEDLIMIT
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Suffix with corpus : CLE
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Its main street is Last Chance Gulch : HELENA
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Santa's spot? : SOOT
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Deadly virus : EBOLA
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Wall Street whiz : ARB
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Homers reach them : THESEATS
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Sponges : ABSORBS
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- 90 or - 94, among others : ROLLOFTHEDICE
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Depilatory brand : NEET
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Less tanned : PALER
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Dirt : INFO
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Item on a list : ERRAND
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One who studies irises : OCULIST
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- 100 : UNLUCKYNUMBER
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Like a gridiron : LINEATE
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Omega competitors : SEIKOS
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Like the heavens : STARRY
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Calculator figures : ADDENDS
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Glyceride, e.g. : ESTER
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Wake the dead? : SNORE
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That ship : HER
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It may be pint-sized : ALE
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Saucehound : SOT
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Lacking vigor : EPICENE
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See 58-Down : KERR
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Indian princess : RANEE
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C.D. offering: Abbr. : INT
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Safe-products org. : FDA
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Paul Bunyan, e.g. : LEGEND
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Develop : EMERGE
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Podium speaker : LECTOR
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U.N. arm : ILO
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Running late : BEHINDTIME
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Three-time Wimbledon champ : EVERT
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Pink, so to speak : RARE
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Solar deity : ATEN
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___-majesté : LESE
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Coral assemblies : REEFS
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Graphic head? : TELE
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60's-70's Italian P.M. : MORO
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Site of many losses : SPA
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Daisy relative : ASTER
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Unflawed : SOUND
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+ 29 or + 44 or + 69, etc. : WATTSINABULB
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Burning passions : ZEALS
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Crucifix letters : INRI
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"I earn that ___": "As You Like It" : IEAT
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"L'Absinthe" painter : DEGAS
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- 29 : PERFECTSCORE
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Ring combination : ONETWO
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Lady of a 1932 song : EADIE
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Quarter-millennium : CCL
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1940's Tigers All-Star Newhouser : HAL
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Posting in a French store : HEURES
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Ship sunk at Pearl Harbor : UTAH
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"Can't do it" : NOSOAP
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Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
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Zeno's home : ELEA
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Rustic pipe : REED
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With 5-Down, a TV gourmet : GRAHAM
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Emissary : LEGATE
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Elton John, e.g. : SIR
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Pollen container : ANTHER
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Actress Mary et al. : URES
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Bring in : REAP
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Stuff : SATE
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Doctor Zhivago : YURI
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Nickname for Alexander : SACHA
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Loud : STENTORIAN
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Advertising figures : RATES
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Give ___ of one's own medicine : ADOSE
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Traffic caution : SLO
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Engineer's sch. : MIT
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Words after "Well" : ILLBE
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Minimal : LEAST
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Mordant Mort : SAHL
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Book after Neh. : ESTH
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Male slave : BONDMAN
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Privileged classes : ELITES
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Zeus, to Cronus : SON
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Pour out freely : EFFUSE
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Squares things : ATONES
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Streep's "___ in the Dark" : ACRY
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The slightest amount : BEANS
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C.S.A. general : RELEE
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House & Garden topic : DECOR
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Bugs : IRKS
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"Passion" star Negri : POLA
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Kind of indigestion : ACID
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Capital of Denmark in the Middle Ages : LUND
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Gonzo : NUTS
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Avg. : STD
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Potted : LIT
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Island guitar : UKE
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"My man!" : BRO
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Go wrong : ERR
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Ham sandwicher : RYE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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