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New York Times, Friday, July 24, 1998

What I must follow, in a children's song

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {DJQVXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 1998, The New York Times7/24/98 ( No. 17,790 )
Across
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Some noncoms : MASTERSERGEANTS
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Risking danger : INTHELINEOFFIRE
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So as to annoy : AGAINSTTHEGRAIN
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Cheerful : SUNNY
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Leave a mess : TRASH
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Some docs : GPS
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Biscuit ingredient : MILK
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Kind of col. or cmdr. : LIEUT
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Start of a carol's refrain : FALA
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British verb ending : ISE
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Bruce of old movies : NIGEL
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Basque topper : BERET
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They're spotted in Africa : CHEETAHS
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Salt of element #5 : BORATE
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Forward : PERT
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Resting place : MOOR
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Neglectful : REMISS
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Big Apple V.I.P. : GIULIANI
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Pitch : ERECT
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Jai alai basket : CESTA
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Skedaddle : LAM
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Odd and even, at times : BETS
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Severe blows : GALES
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Smoother : RASP
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Milk source : EWE
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Truman's birthplace : LAMAR
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"The ___ Kid" : CISCO
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Some Slim Fast offerings : CHOCOLATESHAKES
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Distractive annoyance : COUNTERIRRITANT
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Impatience : ANTSINONESPANTS
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Emitting noxious fumes : MIASMIC
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Torture : ANGUISH
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The "Incredible Hulk" creator : STANLEE
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Reflect : THINK
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Part of a choosing-up routine : EENY
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Literary inits. : RLS
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Be patient : SITTIGHT
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"Specials," often : ENTREES
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Drag off again : REHAUL
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"Whither thou ___..." : GOEST
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What I must follow, in a children's song : EFGH
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It borders the Atl. : AFR
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Western New York county : NIAGARA
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One with instant siblings : TRIPLET
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Having feeling : SENSATE
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Tellers of tales : LIARS
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Iron-containing: Prefix : FERRI
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Protested event : NTEST
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When repeated, a college cheer : BOOLA
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"How the West Was Won" and others : EPICS
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Matches : BOUTS
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The 51st Psalm : MISERERE
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Diane's successor on "Cheers" : REBECCA
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Utopian novel of 1872 : EREWHON
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Dispense, as small shares : METEOUT
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Form of some dynamite : GELATIN
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___ king crab : ALASKAN
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Emerging : NASCENT
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Duties : IMPOSTS
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Chevrolet introduced in 1966 : CAMARO
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Second-century anatomist : GALEN
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Cowboy's rope : RIATA
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French novelist Pierre : LOTI
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China problem : CHIP
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Brain and spinal cord: Abbr. : CNS
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Grads-to-be : SRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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