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New York Times, Thursday, July 23, 1998

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0723 ( 17,789 )
Across
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Like good beds : MADE
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___ the finish : INAT
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Word said in grace : BLESS
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Marlon's "On the Waterfront" director : ELIA
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Fix up : REDO
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Circumscribe : LIMIT
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Attempt at a carnival booth : TOSS
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This has a big mouth : EWER
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Walled city near Madrid : AVILA
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Tonto portrayer, briefly : AGHEELS
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"Goodnight, Irene" singer, briefly : PBBELLY
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Union headquarters? : ALTAR
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Symbols of kingly power : ORBS
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Financing abbr. : APR
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Arles article : UNE
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Future fish : ROE
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Lose (to) : BOW
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Old instrument of torture, briefly : FEMAIDEN
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Apparition : WRAITH
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One on a pedestal : IDOL
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___ Cayes, Haiti : LES
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See 42-Across : NOTE
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With 41-Across, kidnapper's correspondence : RANSOM
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Bond nemesis, briefly : AUFINGER
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Cambridgeshire cathedral town : ELY
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Kindergarten break : NAP
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Cartoon dog : REN
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Afore : ERE
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Irish Rose lover : ABIE
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"Silly Cow" playwright Ben : ELTON
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Like Marilyn Monroe, briefly : PTBLOND
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Early theater, briefly : NIODEON
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Caribbean eden : ARUBA
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The final word : AMEN
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Sicilian smoker : ETNA
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Linoleum layer : TILER
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Smoke detector : NOSE
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No-win situations? : TIES
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Sank the putt, with "out" : HOLED
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Actress Harper : TESS
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Louis Armstrong popularized it : SCAT
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Physical beginning : META
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Sleep like ___ : ALOG
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Jangling : DISHARMONY
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Supporter of the arts? : EASEL
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Cork locale : IRELAND
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Fox Movietone piece : NEWSREEL
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Drink suffix : ADE
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Lethargy : TORPOR
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Tattletale : BLABBER
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Subsists : LIVES
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Biographer Ludwig : EMIL
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Threshold : SILL
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Gallows reprieve : STAY
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Pincushion alternative : ETUI
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Sweat site : BROW
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Eager and excited : AFIRE
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Piano part : PEDAL
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Like Ernst Haeckel's law : BIOGENETIC
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River ___ : OTTER
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The spot : WHERE
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Hirt and Haig : ALS
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World's largest professional org. : NEA
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Miller of "On the Town" : ANN
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Certainty : SURENESS
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Riding : ONBOARD
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Chief : MAIN
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Ocelots and others : FELINES
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Eagerly studying : INTO
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Hairsplitter : PEDANT
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"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" playwright : ALBEE
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"Waiting for Lefty" playwright : ODETS
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Trodden track : PATH
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The Bee Gees, e.g. : TRIO
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Certain charger : BULL
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Most draftable : ONEA
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Democratic donkey designer : NAST
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Berg of baseball : MOE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle.

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