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New York Times, Saturday, June 6, 1998

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {BJQVX} This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0606 ( 17,742 )

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Across
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Loses data, in a way : MISFILES
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Relief : SUCCOR
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Describing the Viper rocket : ANTITANK
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Natural gas component : ETHANE
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When shadows disappear : NOONTIDE
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Gained : REAPED
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Like "see," in grammar: Abbr. : IRR
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"Sonnets to Orpheus" poet : RILKE
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Chip maker : WISE
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"Watership Down" novelist Richard : ADAMS
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Swindled : STUNG
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Diversion : TOY
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Smooth connections : SEGUES
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Most eligible : ONEA
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Two can take this : ACE
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Fix, as a bow : RESTRING
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Passes (out) : ZONKS
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"This ___" (1979 Loggins hit) : ISIT
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Experience : FEEL
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Thumb : HITCH
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Totally out of it : CLUELESS
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___ whim : ONA
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Regulatory grp. since 1970 : OSHA
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Gentle slope : GLACIS
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"Bad!" : TSK
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Bridge opponents : THEYS
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Son of Cain : ENOCH
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Park near Flushing Bay : SHEA
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Vote to accept : ADOPT
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One of Hollywood's "big five," once : RKO
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Inspired a lot? : PANTED
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Zapper predecessor : FLYPAPER
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Chloral hydrate, e.g. : OPIATE
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Open swath in a forest : FIRELINE
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Looked out for : TENDED
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Kind of order to a broker : STOPLOSS
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Rages : MANIAS
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Called for : INORDER
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Memory, in a manner of speaking : STORAGE
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Bygone auto ornament : FIN
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Defense and electronics giant : ITT
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Animal house : LAIR
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"The ___ near" : ENDIS
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Sheriff Deadeye creator : SKELTON
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Peaceful : SERENE
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Southwestern native : UTE
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Plug : CHAW
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El ___ (Western peak) : CAPITAN
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Frequent laundry leftover : ONESOCK
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Signs of insomnia, maybe : REDEYES
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Chinese for "skill" : KUNGFU
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Scores, e.g. : MUSIC
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Obsolete court tactic : SETSHOT
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Graceful beast : GAZELLE
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Title of respect : SRI
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Was irritating, in a way : ITCHED
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City on the Allegheny : OLEAN
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Neurologist's tool, for short : EEG
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Popular club : HOTSPOT
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Fit : INSHAPE
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Duped : TAKENIN
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Reactions to losses, maybe : LAYOFFS
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Aggressive type, supposedly : SCORPIO
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Repulses : SICKENS
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Hidden from view : SHADED
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Coasts : SHORES
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Kind of ticket : SPLIT
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Not much : ATAD
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Rookie : TYRO
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Verano, across the Pyrénées : ETE
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Vigor : PEP
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Solely : ALL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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