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New York Times, Monday, June 22, 1998

Poet who originated the phrase "truth is stranger than fiction"

Author:
Shannon Burns
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Shannon Burns

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {F} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Burns. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times6/22/98 ( No. 17,758 )

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1
Mah-jongg piece : TILE
5
"Saved by the ___!" : BELL
9
Het up : ANGRY
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Declare : AVER
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"Garfield" dog : ODIE
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Confused struggle : MELEE
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Small skirt : MINI
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Chew like a beaver : GNAW
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Perfect : IDEAL
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North Dakota tourist attraction : PEACEGARDEN
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Building annex : ELL
24
Attack : ASSAIL
25
Campus military org. : ROTC
27
"Auf wiedersehen" wisher : GERMAN
31
Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
34
Indian prince : RAJAH
38
Facility : EASE
39
British pound, informally : QUID
40
To the left side of a ship : APORT
41
Fleur-de-___ : LIS
42
Good ol' boy's nickname : BUBBA
43
Comedian Danny of "The Court Jester" : KAYE
44
Run pledges through the gantlet, say : HAZE
45
Positive replies : YESES
46
Isle of exile for Napoleon : ELBA
47
English cathedral city : EXETER
49
___-friendly : USER
51
Neighborhood : LOCALE
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Show ___ (Hollywood and such) : BIZ
58
Fatty bulges : LOVEHANDLES
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Seeped : OOZED
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"I smell ___!" : ARAT
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Nonglass parts of glasses : RIMS
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Martin or McQueen : STEVE
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Position : SITE
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Woodwind : OBOE
69
Person who gives a hoot : CARER
70
Miffed, with "off" : TEED
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Neighbor of Wis. : MINN
Down
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Home of the Buccaneers : TAMPA
2
Wall-climbing plants : IVIES
3
Horne and Olin : LENAS
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Writer Jong : ERICA
5
Stupefy : BOGGLE
6
Poet ___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
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Tall tale teller : LIAR
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Bawdy : LEWD
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Certain acid : AMINO
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Homer Simpson's neighbor : NED
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Singing groups : GLEECLUBS
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Not imaginary : REAL
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Cry : YELL
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Pieces of ___ : EIGHT
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Brimless hat : TOQUE
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Kick back : RELAX
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Indian corn : MAIZE
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Good thing to have : ASSET
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Barbed remark : GIBE
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Nabokov heroine and others : ADAS
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Gather leaves : RAKE
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"Be ___!" ("Help me out!") : APAL
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Prankster's item : JOYBUZZER
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Zones : AREAS
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Poet who originated the phrase "truth is stranger than fiction" : BYRON
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Submarine : HERO
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Thrilled to death : ELATED
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Church V.I.P. : ELDER
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Modern multimedia tool : CDROM
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Accused's need : ALIBI
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Wretched car : LEMON
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City on the Ruhr : ESSEN
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Popular pear : BOSC
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Infinitesimal amount : IOTA
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Infinite : VAST
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Lake that feeds Niagara Falls : ERIE
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Abhor : HATE
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Apple picker : EVE

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