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New York Times, Thursday, June 4, 1998

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
"Generations of healthy, happy pets" brand
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Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 98 for Ms. Hansen. Thursday freshness: 41%
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© 1998, The New York Times6/4/98 ( No. 17,740 )
Across
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Words said with a sigh : AHME
5
"Generations of healthy, happy pets" brand : ALPO
9
Advance oneself : CLIMB
14
Old Spanish kingdom : LEON
15
___ National Park, Utah : ZION
16
Like some cycles : LUNAR
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Refrains from an indiscreet remark : BITESONESTONGUE
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"Ad ___ per Aspera" (Kansas maxim) : ASTRA
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Hold : MAINTAIN
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Defended : STOODBY
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One of Broadway's Shuberts : LEE
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Considered : DEEMED
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Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
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Clappers : AUDIENCE
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One making overnight deliveries : SANTA
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Indulges in histrionics : CHEWSTHESCENERY
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Biblical measure : CUBIT
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Game plan : SCENARIO
42
Dilute : THIN
43
Covers with crumbs : BREADS
45
Measly amount : SOU
46
When to gather for crumpets : TEATIME
51
Top-rated TV show of 1989-90 : ROSEANNE
56
Skipjacks and bluefins : TUNAS
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Is gullible : SWALLOWSTHEBAIT
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Vice follow-up : VERSA
61
Source of much West Coast trade : ASIA
62
Laura's lover in "La Giocanda" : ENZO
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Forced (apart) : PRIED
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"___ better believe it!" : YOUD
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Ooze : SEEP
Down
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Troubadours' dawn serenades : ALBAS
2
Bank job : HEIST
3
Words on a family shield : MOTTO
4
Vacation time in Buenos Aires : ENERO
5
Kind of dye : AZO
6
China's ___ Yutang : LIN
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Fancy foot work? : POEM
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Discounted : ONSALE
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Repeat oneself, in a way : CLONE
10
Fontanne's dramatic partner : LUNT
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Actress Swenson : INGA
12
So-called "Valley Isle" : MAUI
13
Clip-fed submachine gun : BREN
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Most pathetic : SADDEST
19
Bound : TIED
23
Flair : BENT
24
"Ugh!" : YECH
27
U.S. Attorney General, 1985-88 : MEESE
28
Zola's streetwalker : NANA
29
Humdinger : ONER
30
Abruzzi bell town : ATRI
31
Deli spread : MAYO
32
Part of I.R.A.: Abbr. : ACCT
33
"Nah!" : UHUH
34
Figure skater Thomas : DEBI
35
Gleeful cry after a coin flip : IWIN
36
Feeling : SENSATE
38
Do "T'aint What You Do," maybe : SCAT
39
Relinquish : CEDE
43
One-named rock singer : BONO
44
Model's beat : RUNWAY
45
"Rabbit food" : SALAD
47
Down the ___ (ruined) : TUBES
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Cockeyed : INANE
49
Pale yellow : MAIZE
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Prevent, legally : ESTOP
51
Letters to answer? : RSVP
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One with creditors : OWER
53
Rani's wear : SARI
54
Other : ELSE
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Bygone U.S. gas brand : ESSO
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Old Teutonic war god : TIU
59
Snookered : HAD

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