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New York Times, Wednesday, June 3, 1998

Author:
Karen Hodge
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.590012
Karen Young Bonin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Bonin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0603 ( 17,739 )
Across
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Be wide open : GAPE
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Square fare? : MEAL
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Common alias : SMITH
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Port of "The Plague" : ORAN
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Tickle Me doll : ELMO
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Capital west of Haiphong : HANOI
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Like jokers, often : WILD
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Steal a pass? : LIFTTICKET
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Formidable foe : NEMESIS
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Newcastle's river : TYNE
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Atty.-to-be exams : LSATS
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Lifesaving equipment : ROPE
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Popular cooking spray : PAM
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Word said with a wave of the hand : PRESTO
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Fabulous fur : ERMINE
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Paving stuff : TAR
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Unruly crowd : RABBLE
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Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
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For the birds? : AVIAN
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Tabard Inn order : ALE
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Understood : TACIT
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Big name in electronics : SONY
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Beethoven's Third : EROICA
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"Get your hands off me!" : HEY
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A wink or a nod, say : SIGNAL
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Pre-exercise exercise : WARMUP
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Baseball's Kranepool and others : EDS
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Spare, e.g. : TIRE
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Bobbing object : APPLE
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"Scram!" : SHOO
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Trap setters : SNARERS
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Steal a novel? : POCKETBOOK
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"___ Camera" : IAMA
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Land of the Rising Sun : JAPAN
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Philharmonic part : OBOE
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For men only : STAG
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Sports data : STATS
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Take care of : TEND
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To be, in old Rome : ESSE
Down
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Dress for a ball : GOWN
2
The Little Mermaid : ARIEL
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Steal coils? : PALMSPRINGS
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Make lovable : ENDEAR
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TV actress Gilbert : MELISSA
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Yalies : ELIS
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Bowling alley initials : AMF
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Game of chance : LOTTO
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Fistfight result : SHINER
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Nutmeg-based spice : MACE
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Old well's contents : INK
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Corn site : TOE
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Smash : HIT
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Melville tale : TYPEE
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Rear : STERN
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Steal from singer Nick? : ROBLOWE
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Steal draperies? : PINCHPLEATS
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1973 Rolling Stones #1 song : ANGIE
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Substantial : MEATY
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Transportation on the slopes : TBAR
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Actress Farrow : MIA
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Café cup : TASSE
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Skirt : AVOID
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"Star Wars" princess : LEIA
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Writer Rand : AYN
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Buccaneers' bay : TAMPA
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"A Cooking Egg" poet : ELIOT
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Turned the handle : CRANKED
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Parthenon's city : ATHENS
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Revolt : UPRISE
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"Lost in Space" figure : ROBOT
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Bombeck and others : ERMAS
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Card game played with sevens through aces : SKAT
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In a bit : SOON
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Wise one : SAGE
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Bedwear, briefly : PJS
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Horse's morsel : OAT
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Tax preparer, for short : CPA
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Medal bestowed by Eliz. II : OBE

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

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