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New York Times, Wednesday, July 11, 2001

70's-80's show that's nothing to sneeze at?

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 138 for Mr. Silvestri.
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© 2001, The New York Times7/11/01 ( No. 18,873 )
Across
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Calculate astrologically : CAST
5
Smart player : ADAMS
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Stupefy : DAZE
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Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Easily broken : FRAIL
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Rubber-stamp : OKAY
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May dance, maybe : PROM
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Pro follower : FORMA
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___ Horn : CAPE
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Desk item that's nothing to sneeze at? : PEPPERWEIGHT
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Japanese honorific : SAN
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Bartlett relatives : BOSCS
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Hollow : CAVITY
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Eccentric : ABNORMAL
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Originated : AROSE
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Ballet movement : PLIE
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Stat that's good when under 3.00 : ERA
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Folk group that's nothing to sneeze at? : PETERPOLLENMARY
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Wee hour : ONE
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Netman Nastase : ILIE
44
Chilling : EERIE
45
Vinegar flavoring : TARRAGON
48
Tricky problem : TEASER
49
Krupp works city : ESSEN
50
Deserving a spanking : BAD
51
70's-80's show that's nothing to sneeze at? : EIGHTISSNUFF
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Corner after "GO" : JAIL
62
1976 best seller that starts in Gambia : ROOTS
63
Lust after, visually : OGLE
64
Differential attachment : AXLE
65
Slacken : ABATE
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Job opening : SLOT
67
Join of arc? : WELD
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Work with clay : MODEL
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Big buildup : HYPE
Down
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Comics fellow who hangs out in a pub : CAPP
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Piece of property : ACRE
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Sign on the corner : STOP
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Pack down : TAMP
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Brawl : AFFRAY
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Soak : DROWN
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Alpine river : AARE
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"La Bohème" heroine : MIMI
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Smeltery refuse : SLAG
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Person who's been given the third degree? : DOCTOR
11
Blotter letters : AKA
12
Microwave : ZAP
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Real looker : EYE
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Aromatic compound : ESTER
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TNT alternative : HBO
25
Sullies : SMEARS
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1976 film featuring telekinesis : CARRIE
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Buffy is one : SLAYER
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"Breakfast at Tiffany's" author : CAPOTE
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Action centers : ARENAS
30
Electorate : VOTERS
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Expert ending : ISE
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Fagged : ALLIN
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Nasty comments : BILE
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Wedding page word : NEE
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Ralph Lauren brand : POLO
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Kind of iron : PIG
40
What alimony covers, minimally : NEEDS
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___ culpa : MEA
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Staggered : REELED
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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Dangler : TASSEL
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Please, abroad : BITTE
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15.432 grains : GRAM
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Odd jobs doer : HOBO
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Loathsome one : TOAD
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Bag of chips, maybe : NOSH
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Unappealing : UGLY
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Lay an egg : FLOP
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It may be an honor : FETE
59
Shoot the breeze : JAW
60
Let go : AXE
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Laid up : ILL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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