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New York Times, Tuesday, July 28, 1998

Author:
Robert Dillman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert Dillman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Dillman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0728 ( 17,794 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Lady with a title : OWNER
6
Mirth : GLEE
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Evil : BAD
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Carefree song syllables : TRALA
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Transport for Huck Finn : RAFT
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A large part of Mongolia : GOBI
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Stock secretarial ploy #1 : HESINCONFERENCE
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Catch ___ (start to get) : ONTO
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Decorative window shape : OVAL
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Artist Max : ERNST
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It's baked in a square : TILE
24
Strike callers : UMPS
26
Genteel affair : TEA
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Juices : SALIVA
31
Crones : HAGS
35
Skylit rooms : ATRIA
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"Yes, ___!" : SIR
38
Command to Dobbin : WHOA
39
Stock secretarial ploy #2 : SHESWITHACLIENT
43
Bingo-like game : KENO
44
Pi follower : RHO
45
Cockeyed : INANE
46
Sharp rebuff : SLAP
47
It lets off steam : KETTLE
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Many a Little League coach : DAD
51
Seamstress Betsy : ROSS
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Village smith, e.g. : SHOER
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Pantomimist Jacques : TATI
60
Meadows : LEAS
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Stock secretarial ploy #3 : HESNOTATHISDESK
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Lighten (up) : EASE
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Queen before George I : ANNE
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Jaunty : PERKY
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Commotion : ADO
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Stink : ODOR
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Left one's seat : AROSE
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Roman emperor in A.D. 69 : OTHO
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Birdhouse bird : WREN
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Magazine publisher Condé ___ : NAST
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"Cats" poet : ELIOT
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Wasn't colorfast : RAN
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Act servile : GROVEL
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Turner, the 40's Sweater Girl : LANA
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Offensive smells : EFFLUVIA
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Beach time in Bordeaux : ETE
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Rhine city : BONN
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Basics : ABCS
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Many a New Year's resolution : DIET
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"'S Wonderful" composer : GERSHWIN
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Pepsi, e.g. : COLA
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Business solicitor, for short : REP
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"___ Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" : ISAW
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Dramatist Connelly : MARC
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Duties : TASKS
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A Barrymore : ETHEL
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Gladiator's locale : ARENA
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"___ the Sheriff" (1974 hit) : ISHOT
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Leading : AHEAD
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Slangy word of intention : GONNA
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Full, at last : SATED
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Liquid in synthetic rubber manufacture : ISOPRENE
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Nettles : IRKS
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What witnesses take : THESTAND
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Mortgage, e.g. : LIEN
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Pet restraint : TETHER
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CVI halved : LIII
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Cortez's quest : ORO
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Box ___ (tree) : ELDER
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Where Dwight Gooden once pitched : SHEA
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Principal : HEAD
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___ buco (Italian dish) : OSSO
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79 for gold, e.g.: Abbr. : ATNO
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Inquires : ASKS
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Kind of terrier : SKYE
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Chinese ideal : TAO
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Health facility : SPA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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