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New York Times, Monday, July 27, 1998

Author:
Steven Picus
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Picus. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0727 ( 17,793 )

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Across
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Thicket : COPSE
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Droop : SAG
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Arguments : SPATS
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Month of showers : APRIL
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___-haw : HEE
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Return to base after a fly ball : TAGUP
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Sentry's position : GUARDPOST
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Lyric poem : EPODE
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Superlative ending : EST
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New currency on the Continent : EURO
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Be relevant to : BEARON
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Volunteer : STEPFORWARD
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Central points : MIDSTS
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Genetic letters : RNA
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It might make you say "Aha!" : IDEA
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"Aha!" : ISEE
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Tour leader : GUIDE
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Municipal building : COMMUNITYCENTER
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Nonnational : ALIEN
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Surf's sound : ROAR
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Sorts : ILKS
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Lamb's mother : EWE
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Plug's place : OUTLET
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Quarterback option : FORWARDPASS
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Bee house : APIARY
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Site of Napoleon's first exile : ELBA
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Rink surface : ICE
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Lacquer part : RESIN
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V.I.P. protector : BODYGUARD
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Minotaur's island : CRETE
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French article : UNE
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Goaded, with "on" : EGGED
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Kind of seal : EARED
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Neighbor of Isr. : SYR
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Flamboyant : SHOWY
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Hamster's home : CAGE
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Numbered composition : OPUS
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Kind of fall : PRAT
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Knight, by definition : SIR
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Firstborn : ELDEST
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Water's edge : SHORE
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"The Lion and the Mouse" writer : AESOP
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Receive : GET
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Cheap ship accommodations : STEERAGE
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Tree with oblong leaves : PAPAW
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Greek marketplace : AGORA
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House style : TUDOR
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Go on a buying spree : SPEND
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Contributes : PUTSIN
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"___ appétit!" : BON
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Norse love goddess : FREYA
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Isinglass : MICA
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Movie star : IDOL
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Prefix with god : DEMI
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Word said before "time" and "place" : SAME
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Fathered : SIRED
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D.D.E.'s command in W.W. II : ETO
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Company part : UNIT
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"___ be a cold day..." : ITLL
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Astronaut Slayton : DEKE
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Once, once : ERST
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Like some income on a 1040 : UNEARNED
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Stills and Nash partner : CROSBY
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Twisted : WRY
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Practices : USAGES
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You can't take it seriously : FARCE
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"The Barber of Seville," e.g. : OPERA
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Stair part : RISER
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Actor Ralph of "The Waltons" : WAITE
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Flashy flower : PEONY
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Birch relative : ALDER
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"Othello" villain : IAGO
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Airplane staff : CREW
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Small whirlpool : EDDY
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Tour transportation : BUS
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"That's horrid!" : UGH

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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