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New York Times, Wednesday, June 24, 1998

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0624 ( 17,760 )
Across
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Liberal follower : ARTS
5
Help with the dishes : WIPE
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Frontier dwelling : CABIN
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Orderly : NEAT
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The old sod : ERIN
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Small type : AGATE
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Ironed? : DECREASED
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Brewing need : YEAST
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U.F.O. crew : ALIENS
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Hoodwink : DUPE
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Barrel parts : STAVES
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Lightweight hat : PANAMA
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Back biter : MOLAR
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Wacky : INSANE
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Fastidious : FUSSY
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Wrinkled? : DEPRESSED
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Nile slitherer : ASP
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Ann and May : CAPES
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Noted twin : ENG
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Extinguished? : DELIGHTED
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X-rated : DIRTY
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Nonpointed end : ERASER
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Stable worker : GROOM
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It's often heard during storms : STATIC
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Baroque : ORNATE
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Presuming that : ASIF
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Neighbor of Namibia : ANGOLA
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Provide funding for : ENDOW
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Renounced? : DECLAIMED
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Miss America topper : TIARA
65
Bibliography abbr. : ETAL
66
Hawaiian honker : NENE
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Westminster, for one : ABBEY
68
Bank (on) : RELY
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Those muchachas : ESAS
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Time ___ half : ANDA
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Holders of many frames : REELS
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Implied : TACIT
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Fords are made here : STREAMS
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Pop goer : WEASEL
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Taxing letters : IRS
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Pinto : PIED
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Become, finally : ENDUP
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___ pepper : CAYENNE
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The time of one's life? : AGE
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Flock sound : BAA
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Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS
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New Jersey pro : NET
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Representative : ENVOY
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Skating event : PAIRS
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Peace Nobelist of 1978 : SADAT
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Dunderhead : ASS
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Part of an atomic clock : MASER
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With regard to : ANENT
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Replace a wooden pin : REPEG
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Irritable : EDGY
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Fall behind in the stretch : FADE
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Spreadsheet workers : USERS
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Relative of "thud" : SPLAT
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"Don Quixote" role : PEDRO
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O'Donnell of "Mad Love" : CHRIS
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Book before Jeremiah: Abbr. : ISA
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Brief vacation : GETAWAY
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Italian lady : DONNA
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John Lennon song : IMAGINE
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Viva voce : ORALLY
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Beverage in a jug : CIDER
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Parts of "complete works" : TOMES
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"Maria ___" (1941 hit) : ELENA
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Bash : FETE
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Citrus quaffs : ADES
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Hellenic vowel : ETA
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Pen point : NIB
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Smidgen : DAB
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Comstock output : ORE
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Old White House nickname : CAL

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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