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New York Times, Friday, July 3, 1998

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {HKQ} Spans: 4, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0703 ( 17,769 )
Across
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Close to closed : AJAR
5
Bandy : SWAP
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Set store by : PRIZE
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Part of a gimlet : LIMEJUICE
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Work orders? : MEMOS
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Bygone wedding vow : OBEDIENCE
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Mere : SCANT
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"___ at End House" (Christie mystery) : PERIL
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Go by the board? : DIVE
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Molding type : OGEE
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Mothballed : IDLE
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Corn sugar : DEXTROSE
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Former auto mfr. : AMC
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Formal need : TIE
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Churl : CAD
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It may follow a cease-fire : PEACECONFERENCE
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Outdoor decorations : ORNAMENTALTREES
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Star's family, perhaps : PLANETARYSYSTEM
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Together : ONE
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That, in Oaxaca : ESA
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British verb ending : ISE
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Shower unit? : RAINDROP
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Kind of hall : TOWN
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"___ Desire" (1953 Barbara Stanwyck movie) : ALLI
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Pothers : ADOS
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Big drawer? : MECCA
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Hit the bottle : BOOZE
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Smoothed : IRONEDOUT
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Architectural afterthought : ANNEX
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Some circus performers : STRONGMEN
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Needle : TEASE
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Basil, e.g. : TSAR
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First name in architecture : EERO
Down
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Out of balance : ALOP
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See eye to eye : JIBE
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Things of national interest : AMERICANA
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Took from the top : REDID
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Go a-courting? : SUE
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Flag waver? : WIND
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Adjusters' concerns : ACCIDENTREPORTS
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Bone to pick : PEEVE
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Tony Blair and others, for short : PMS
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Black boxes : RECORDERS
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Cricket stage : IMAGO
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Becomes inattentive, with "out" : ZONES
13
French name that sounds like two letters : ESTEE
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Tumbler of rhyme : JILL
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Has a flair for : EXCELSAT
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"You get the idea..." : ETCETERA
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Somewhat sour : TARTY
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How bottles of soft drink may be priced? : APOP
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Scottish blackbird : MERL
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College founded in 1940 : IONA
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Treats as holy : CANONIZES
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Fiddle with : EMEND
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Wray and others : FAYS
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Bottom line, so to speak : NETINCOME
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Civic boundaries? : CEES
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Salinger dedicatee : ESME
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Nearest capital to Gibraltar : RABAT
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Helpless? : ALONE
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Massey of "Balalaika" : ILONA
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Keats, e.g. : ODIST
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Indication : OMEN
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Military formation : WEDGE
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Short-billed rail : SORA
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Square dance official : CUER
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___ cost : ATNO
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Devon river : EXE
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"Fear not, ___ be dismayed": II Chronicles : NOR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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