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They What?

New York Times, Sunday, July 27, 1997

City discussed at the 1954 Geneva Conference

Author:
June Boggs
Editor:
Will Shortz
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© 1997, The New York Times7/27/97 ( No. 17,428 )
Across
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Steady : BRACE
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Sauteed dish : HASH
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Edison's middle name : ALVA
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Dessert item : MELON
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Silver Ghost, informally : ROLLS
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Lohengrin's love : ELSA
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Activist : DOER
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Up : ALOFT
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Title for a cleric's book? : ABOUTFAITH
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Teen fantasy? : JUNIORMYTH
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Do type : BEEHIVE
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Gone : USEDUP
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1995 Pitt flick : SEVEN
30
Product of the press? : CIDER
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Quickly apply : SLAPON
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Goodfellow ___, Tex. : AFB
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It may be black or green : TEA
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Deep bell sound : BONG
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Mr. Hyde, e.g. : ALTEREGO
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Cybernetics pioneer ___ Wiener : NORBERT
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Firm : ALDENTE
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Pinochle combo : MELD
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"Dirty dog," for one : SLUR
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City discussed at the 1954 Geneva Conference : HANOI
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Senate support : YEAS
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Cows, maybe : AWES
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Opposite of baja : ALTA
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Black spot : DISGRACE
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Kind of expression : PAINED
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They cross the line : ROADHOGS
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___ one : NOTA
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Bank deposit : LODE
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Sewing tool : AWL
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Masseuse's target : ACHE
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"Was ___ blame?" : ITO
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Program : SHOW
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Ring org. : WBA
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70-Across weapon : FIST
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Miss America attire : SASH
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Dweller across the strait from Singapore : SUMATRAN
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Stadium sight : POMPOM
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Horrible : GRUESOME
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Prefix with mechanics : AERO
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Thick fog, in slang : SOUP
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"___-Man" (1974 spy/sci-fi film) : ROBO
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Center of activity : MECCA
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Wit : CARD
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Part of a W.W. II exclamation : TORA
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Search for x : ALGEBRA
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Bit of business attire : NECKTIE
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Kind of apparel : INTIMATE
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Foreign refusal : NEIN
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Shower with flowers : WOO
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Certain model railroads : HOS
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Ardent and then some : RAHRAH
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Cavern, in poetry : ANTRE
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"Backdraft" concern : ARSON
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Old piece : ROSCOE
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Wedding locale in a Crosby film : WAIKIKI
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Anorexic? : DEADLYTHIN
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Simple beachwear? : PLAINTHONG
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Provide, as with some quality : ENDUE
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For fear that : LEST
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Split, so to speak : EXIT
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Pen patter : OINKS
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Not thinking straight : WOOZY
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Douay prophet : OSEE
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Heart of the matter : PITH
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Desert drainage basin : PLAYA
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Support ___ : BRA
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Virginia Senator : ROBB
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Lily relative : ALOE
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Hints : CLUES
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Artsy one : ESTHETE
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Engage in a food fight at KFC? : HEAVEATHIGH
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Out of this world : ALIEN
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Sight at Dulles : SST
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"That'll show you!" : HAH
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Deem : ADJUDGE
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Screw (up) : LOUSE
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Hero-worship : VENERATE
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Like Australia's western plateau : ARID
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Famous Tuesday Club member : MARPLE
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___ bark beetle : ELM
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Actress Myrna : LOY
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Repeatedly : OFT
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Ultimate : NTH
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Fin : FIVER
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Bounce : OUST
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Do a salon job : COLOR
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Hitchhiker from Calcutta? : INDIANTHUMBER
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Hammer in manufacturing : ARMAND
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Tiny Christmas decoration? : PEEWEEWREATH
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Was coquettish with : OGLED
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Auction actions : NODS
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Cochise player Michael in 50's TV : ANSARA
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Succeed : FOLLOW
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Unbearably hot holiday? : BRUTALFOURTH
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Quite a thrill : BANG
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Capriole : LEAP
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Small fastener : BRAD
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Foreign refusal : NYET
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Jerks : ASSES
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1953 title role for Rita Hayworth : SALOME
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Treat : DOCTOR
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Talk fondly : COO
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"Field of Dreams" setting : IOWA
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What a padlock may fasten : HASP
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Org. : ASSOC
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Where Mt. Carmel is: Abbr. : ISR
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Kindly spirit? : HUMANWRAITH
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Inner-city area : BARRIO
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Current terminals : ANODES
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Disable : IMPAIR
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With bated breath : AGOG
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Small fastener : TACK
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City ESE of Bombay : POONA
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Water ring : MOAT
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Chilling : EERIE
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Go up and down the dial : SCAN
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Budge : STIR
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Whitens : BLEACHES
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It might come out of a summit : ENTENTE
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Rose-red dye : EOSIN
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Stove workspace : COOKTOP
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Fictional ghost : MARLEY
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It passes between decks : AHOY
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Clangor : NOISE
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Be ready for : AWAIT
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It meant nothing to Caesar : NIHIL
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Capital of Manche : STLO
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North or South district in Hawaii : KONA
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Black : INKY
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Drops outside : DEW
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Hubbub : ADO
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Procter & Gamble soap : DUZ
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Oomph : PEP
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Year in Nero's reign : LXI
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Agcy. overseeing Fed. records : GSA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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