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New York Times, Saturday, July 18, 1998

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0718 ( 17,784 )

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Across
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Some mercenaries : ASSASSINS
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Westernmost African capital : DAKAR
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Crimped : BUNCHEDUP
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Greece's Constantine II, for one : EXILE
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Stick in the oven? : BROCHETTE
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Martín Pinzón's command : PINTA
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Stray : ERR
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Rate : PACE
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Sanctioned : OKED
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Beginnings : SEEDS
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Wander : GAD
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Catcher's gear? : SNARE
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On-line V.I.P.'s : SYSOPS
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Lovelorn's utterance : SIGH
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Shock : JAR
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Make ends meet? : FIT
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First name in architecture : EERO
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Switch ups : ONS
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More cracked : DAFTER
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Very poor spirits? : ROTGUT
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Listening device : EAR
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Short distance : STEP
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Belgian resort town : SPA
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Assad's land: Abbr. : SYR
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Red letters? : USSR
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Not up to snuff : SUBPAR
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Envelope feature : CLASP
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Layer : HEN
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Clipped : TERSE
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Act suggestively : HINT
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"___ in Calico" (1946 song) : AGAL
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Mama bear, in Madrid : OSA
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Prod : EGGON
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Fasten, in a way : PAPERCLIP
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The place : WHERE
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Identify (with) : EMPATHIZE
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Spread : STREW
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Tossed : DEEPSIXED
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Religious leader : ABBESS
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Romantic vehicle, in song : SURREY
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Needs to roll over, perhaps : SNORES
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Blue Devils' grp. : ACC
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Theater warning : SHH
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Permeate : SEEP
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Collar attachment : IDTAG
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Screwball : NUTCASE
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Less time-consuming : SPEEDIER
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Bankbook abbr. : DEP
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Hypothetical physics particle : AXION
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Raccoon relative : KINKAJOU
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Causing change : ALTERANT
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Publishing employees : READERS
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Tip : DOFF
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Doesn't swallow : SPITSUP
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Field event : SHOTPUT
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Puts back : STETS
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Scuzzy : GROSS
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Vampire's undoing : DAYLIGHT
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Professional musician : ARRANGER
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Changed the course of : RESHAPED
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Comedian Kaplan : GABE
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Forgoes : ESCHEWS
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Kind of show : PREGAME
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Not shutting up : PROLIX
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Legislative ordinance : ASSIZE
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Realized : REAPED
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Selling point : STORE
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Half a cone, in geometry : NAPPE
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Abrupt transition : LEAP
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Fresh : NEW
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A.C.L.U. concerns : RTS
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Midwest city, slangily : CHI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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