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New York Times, Saturday, June 27, 1998

Author:
Alan Jay Weiss
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Jay Weiss

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Weiss. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0627 ( 17,763 )

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Across
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One of Frank's 27-Down : AVA
4
Movie-rating org. : MPAA
8
Lots of lager : CASES
13
Big pitch : BILLBOARD
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Duck : EVADE
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Source of cabinetry wood : ALDERTREE
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House by a church : MANSE
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Harbor openings : SEAGATES
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Gather one's strength : RESTUP
21
Loads : ATON
22
With 32-Down, a drugstore purchase : DENTAL
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Hardware purchase : BOLTS
25
Bargain : PACT
26
Welsh rabbit ingredient : ALE
28
One way to be knocked : SILLY
29
Worker's incentive : BONUS
30
Overrule : NIX
31
Bedfellow : ALLY
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Winged : FLEET
33
Collapse : GIVE
34
Husband of Fatima : ALI
35
Brandy base : PLUMS
36
___ a fiddle : FITAS
37
Kind of flour : RYE
38
They may be exchanged in chambers : IONS
39
Superhero of pulp fiction : CONAN
40
Not AWOL : ONPOST
42
Actress Helgenberger : MARG
43
Boos : SCORNS
44
Buckthorn varieties : CASCARAS
48
Room with a view : AERIE
49
Metalworker? : ALCHEMIST
50
Feline, in Frankfurt : KATZE
51
Recklessly bold : DAREDEVIL
52
"A Flea ___ Ear" (Georges Feydeau play) : INHER
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Interference : SNOW
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W.W. II arena : ETO
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French protest phrase : ABAS
2
Hardly honorable : VILE
3
"Sweet Liberty" star : ALDA
4
"Virtute et Armis" and others : MOTTOS
5
Figure above a 9 or 0, for short : PAREN
6
Vultures were sacred to him : ARES
7
The Aesop of Indiana : ADE
8
Binds : CEMENTS
9
"Belay there!" : AVAST
10
Arcadia racing venue : SANTAANITA
11
"Toast of the Town" host : EDSULLIVAN
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Percolate : SEEP
14
According to Hoyle : LEGALLY
15
Impudent : BRATTY
20
Director's prerogative : RECUT
22
About five million Europeans : DANES
23
"Suddenly" singer, 1985 : BILLYOCEAN
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Reagan Administration figure : OLLIENORTH
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Romantic recitals : POEMS
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Onetime item : EXES
28
River from the Vosges Mountains : SAAR
29
Like a foil : BLUNT
32
See 22-Across : FLOSS
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D. L. Coburn Pulitzer play, with "The" : GINGAME
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Avant-gardist : PIONEER
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Unnatural : FORCED
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Kind of nut : CASHEW
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It may be grand : PRIZE
42
Computer aid : MACRO
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"Reginald" author : SAKI
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MacGregor, to Rob Roy : CLAN
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Bank of Paris : RIVE
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___ were : ASIT
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City on the Vire : STLO
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Print ___ : ADS

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

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