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To Coin a Phrase

New York Times, Sunday, July 12, 1998

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Henry Hook

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0712 ( 17,778 )
Across
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Meager : SLIM
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Pen name : BIC
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Tried to lose? : ATELESS
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Mediocre : BLAH
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Hawaiian winter wind : KONA
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She danced with John in "Pulp Fiction" : UMA
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Woman in Charles's life : CAMILLA
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Relaxation : EASE
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Start of a quip : IFIHADANICKELFOR
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Mysterious character : RUNE
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They let you know you're wanted : PAGERS
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Solar system mockup : ORRERY
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Vacillated : WAVERED
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Abundance : STORE
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Tykes : WEEUNS
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The other team in "Damn Yankees" : SENATORS
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Homer Simpson's exclamation : DOH
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Ike's command: Abbr. : ETO
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Inheritance? : TRAIT
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Dickens the sketchwriter : BOZ
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Suffix with macro- : COSM
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As soon as : ONCE
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C's in shop class? : CLAMPS
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Town SE of Bakersfield, Calif. : TEHACHAPI
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Scepter adornment : ORB
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Family : ILK
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Zulus, e.g. : BANTUS
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Political practice, perhaps : ISM
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Quip, part 2 : EVERYTIMEI
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Forster's "___ With a View" : AROOM
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Gull : DECEIVE
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Asia Minor region : AEOLIA
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Quip, part 3 : PUTADOLLARINTHE
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Like a banshee : GAELIC
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Without : NEEDING
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Gone by : OFOLD
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Quip, part 4 : BANKIDHAVE
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Tolkien tree-man : ENT
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"The Player" director, 1992 : ALTMAN
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Article in El Pais : UNA
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Citric cooler : ADE
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Addams Family member : GRANDMAMA
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E-9: Abbr. : SGTMAJ
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Painter Anthony Van ___ : DYCK
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Spread out : SOWN
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Calendar units: Abbr. : YRS
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Unsurprising : USUAL
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Japanese honorific : SAN
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Ilex, for one : OAK
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Noted site of foreign study : SORBONNE
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Kind of train : LIONEL
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Nearly sacrificed son : ISAAC
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Expurgated, with "up" : CLEANED
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"Tobacco Road" father Jeeter ___ : LESTER
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Actress Dolores : DELRIO
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Plant-growth retardant : ALAR
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End of the quip : 1/2OWHATIHAVENOW
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Bean town? : LIMA
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More blackened : SOOTIER
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Animation unit : CEL
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Take out of context? : DELE
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Secretary, for one : DESK
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Lev Bronstein's alias : TROTSKY
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Fire : AXE
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Tried to beat the tag : SLID
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Captains, informally : SKIPS
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O.K. for the diet-conscious : LOFAT
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Architect Jones : INIGO
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"Politically Incorrect" host : MAHER
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Chums : BUDS
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1965 Yardbirds hit "___ Man" : IMA
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Lakeside sight : CANOE
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Build up : ACCRUE
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Enjoyed : TAKENTO
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The Sage of Concord : EMERSON
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Easter emblem : LILY
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Toymaker, maybe : ELF
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Largo, vis-à-vis presto : SLOWER
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Adirondack lake : SARANAC
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Big pistol manufacturer : BERETTA
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1985 newsmaking ship Achille ___ : LAURO
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"Roots" Emmy winner : ASNER
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Follows : HEEDS
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Cézanne's "Boy in ___ Vest" : ARED
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Madness? : IRE
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Colorado resort : VAIL
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Horse's halter : WHOA
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Cordwood measure : STERE
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Publisher Adolph : OCHS
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Tolerate : BEAR
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"Oops!" : OHNO
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Emil ___, 1948-52 Czech track gold medalist : ZATOPEK
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Did some scouting : SPIED
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Impart erroneously : MISCONVEY
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They're on top of things : COVERINGS
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"The Drew Carey Show" woman : MIMI
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Entreaty : PLEA
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Partake at 30-Down : SKI
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As yet unscheduled: Abbr. : TBA
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Dense clouds : CUMULI
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Fetched, to a hillbilly : BRANG
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Free-for-all : MELEE
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Duck : EVADE
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Nevertheless : YET
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Wedding vow infinitive : TOHOLD
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Bennett song start : ILEFTMY
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Vladivostok villa : DACHA
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Nouvelle Calédonie, e.g. : ILE
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Thrice daily, in pharm. : TID
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Preface : INTRO
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Jets or Sharks : GANG
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Makeup lessons?: Abbr. : ANAT
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Gen. Bradley : OMAR
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Flees : LAMS
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Modern-day evidence : DNA
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Clear the tables : BUS
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Mix up : ADDLE
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Writer Quindlen : ANNA
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Sans pass : AWOL
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Mideast leader beginning 1981 : MUBARAK
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"Chacun ___ goût" : ASON
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Marilyn Monroe's birthday : JUNE1ST
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"The Screwtape Letters" writer : CSLEWIS
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Name in Chinese history : KAISHEK
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Multipurpose conjunction : AND/OR
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One with a lot of paperwork : NOTARY
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Ukraine's capital : KIEV
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Almost boil : SCALD
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Stan's pal : OLLIE
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Lots and lots : REAMS
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Bottom line : NET
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"All My Children" role : ERICA
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Coasters : SLEDS
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Synthetic fiber : ARNEL
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Garlicky mayonnaise : AIOLI
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Intimidated : COWED
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Trent of the Senate : LOTT
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Lowland : DALE
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CC : 2OO
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Spell : HEX

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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