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Paper Chase

New York Times, Sunday, July 13, 1997

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 65 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0713 ( 17,414 )
Across
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Cutaneous : DERMAL
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Rock group that sang "Let's Go" : THECARS
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Splendid : REGAL
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Conductor Toscanini : ARTURO
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Like some shoes : RESOLED
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Grammy-winning single of 1958 : VOLARE
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Groundskeeper's bagful at an Atlantic City newspaper? : PRESSCLIPPINGS
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Armpit : AXILLA
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Companion : COHORT
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Oregon ___ : FIR
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Playboy Khan : ALY
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Library ref. : OED
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Where "Falstaff" premiered, 1893 : MILAN
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Start of a string of 13 Popes : LEOI
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Dish alternative, maybe : CABLE
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Loudness measure : SONE
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Musician who co-starred in "Trespass" : ICET
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Descartes conclusion : IAM
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Horse owned by a Boston newspaper? : GLOBETROTTER
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Hired hands at Microsoft : CODERS
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Camera since 1924 : LEICA
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Bank sitters : ANGLERS
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Some picture frames : OVALS
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Used rubber : RETREAD
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Garden, in a way : HOE
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Correspondence to the editor of an Allentown newspaper? : CALLLETTERS
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Allan-___ : ADALE
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Obviously sleep-deprived : REDEYED
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End of a Burns title : SYNE
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Prepare to get juice : PLUGIN
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Madonna's "La ___ Bonita" : ISLA
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Kind of law : LEASH
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Yeshiva product : RABBI
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Off, so to speak : SLAY
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Drink with 87-Across : MAITAI
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Concert memento : STUB
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Like a clover leaf : TERNATE
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Take over, in a way : ANNEX
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Columbia, S.C., newspaper's security department? : STATEPOLICE
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Vane dir. : SSW
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Like a mule : STERILE
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Mars, to Aries, in astrology : RULER
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Ingredient in a 72-Across : CURACAO
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Thunderstruck : INAWE
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___ facto : IPSO
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Like Chippendale furniture : ROCOCO
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Way into the bathroom at a Macon newspaper? : TELEGRAPHKEY
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Start to function? : MAL
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Snake oil, purportedly : CURE
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Hungary was a member of it : AXIS
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Suffix with sect : ARIAN
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Named before : SAID
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Do some roadwork : RETAR
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Automobile sticker fig. : MPG
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Jack-in-the-box part : LID
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I.Q. recordholder Marilyn ___ Savant : VOS
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Prize : STAKES
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Associated : TIEDIN
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Shell shot at a Harrisburg newspaper? : PATRIOTMISSILE
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Come : ARRIVE
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Nobel physicist Becquerel : ANTOINE
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Frank : WIENER
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Rather awkward : MESSY
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Mouthing off more : SASSIER
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Crackers : INSANE
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Skip, as a stone on water : DAP
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Muff : ERR
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Hwy. : RTE
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Sweet wine : MUSCATEL
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Some insurance fraud : ARSON
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___ Tay, Scotland : LOCH
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Part of an old Greek fleet : TRIREME
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In the know about : HEPTO
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Subject of a psych. experiment : ESP
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Do : COIF
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Permanent-magnet alloy : ALNICO
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Seize again : REGRAB
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60's campus grp. : SDS
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Popular theater name : ROXY
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Bulldog : ELI
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Big goon : GALOOT
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50's-60's "What's My Line?" panelist : ARLENE
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Beginning of a tape : LEADER
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Harper, for one : VALERIE
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"Come Back, Little Sheba" wife : LOLA
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Edits : ALTERS
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Book before Nahum : MICAH
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Likeness: Prefix : ICONO
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Come-on at a Lakeland newspaper? : LEDGERLINE
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"Enough!" : IGIVE
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Handsome, as Henri : BEL
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Carmichael classic : STARDUST
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Sharon, for one : ISRAELI
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Attorney-to-be's exams : LSATS
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In base 8 : OCTAL
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Shipping dept. stamp : RECD
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Pupil's reward : GOLDSTAR
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Roy Rogers's real surname : SLYE
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A great dist. : LTYR
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"...and last in the American League" team : SENATORS
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Recruiter at a Wichita newspaper? : EAGLESCOUT
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Say it ain't so : DENY
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___ squares (statistical method) : LEAST
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Malcontent : REBEL
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They're full of beans : EATERIES
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A bobby pin may hold it : PINCURL
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"Look at me, ___..." : IMAS
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Start of some Italian church names : SANT
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Tutsi foe : HUTU
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___-a-brac : BRIC
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Cutting down : AXING
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Misrepresent : BELIE
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Eddie Rickenbacker's 94th ___ Squadron : AERO
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Alaska air base : SEWARD
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Great Fire of London diarist : PEPYS
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Pelvic bones : SACRA
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Tempter : WOOER
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Acting Day : LARAINE
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Gets via computer : ACCESSES
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Prefix with 1-Across : EPI
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Name dropper? : OMITTER
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Gong in an orchestra set : TAMTAM
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Run out : EXPIRE
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Hybrid cats : LIGERS
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Humidor item : HAVANA
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Fife player : KNOTTS
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"As You Like It" servant : ADAM
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In unison : ASONE
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"Jurassic Park" mosquito preserver : RESIN
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Roman historian : LIVY
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Some B'way shows : SROS
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Bird whose male hatches the eggs : KIWI
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Bad-mouth : DIS
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Stage setups, for short : PAS
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"Superman ___" : III
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___ bind : INA
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Baseball's Dykstra : LEN
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Before, once : ERE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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