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New York Times, Saturday, July 4, 1998

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0704 ( 17,770 )

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Across
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Paul Claudel's "Cinq Grandes ___" : ODES
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"My word!" : EGAD
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"Civil Disobedience," e.g. : ESSAY
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Lead, often : TITLEROLE
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Pitch : SLOPE
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Reporter's quest : INTERVIEW
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Winter treat : COCOA
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One way to serve 18-Across : STEAMING
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Nearing bedtime : LATISH
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Sound of swift passage : ZING
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It goes with tails : TOPHAT
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Prick : STING
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Picnic serving : COLESLAW
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Use a food mill : PUREE
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Dewlaps : JOWLS
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Union fighter: Abbr. : CSA
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On ___ (equipotent) : APAR
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Manners : MODES
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"Double Indemnity" author : CAIN
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Brainard, the Absent-Minded Professor : NED
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N.B.A. teammate since 1947 : LAKER
35
Parceled : DOLED
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Mugged : GRIMACED
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"A Natural Man" singer, 1971 : RAWLS
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Cairn composition : STONES
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Met manager, 1950-72 : BING
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Jukes : FEINTS
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Not drawn out : SUCCINCT
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Really fancy : ADORE
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Where a bus passenger might step : TOTHEREAR
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Purport : TENOR
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Flood mark : WATERLINE
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Museum Folkwang locale : ESSEN
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Metallurgist's stock : ORES
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Knock off : SLAY
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Cager Thorpe : OTIS
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Exertion : DINT
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Suffix with disk : ETTE
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Less reputable : SLEAZIER
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1981 N.B.A. M.V.P. : ERVING
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Like some concerns : GOING
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Shake or break follower : ALEG
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To Shakespeare it was "honey-heavy" : DEW
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They may be narrow : ESCAPES
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Couch potatoes, say : SLOTHS
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Visit : SOCIALCALL
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Desertions of dogma : APOSTASIES
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"___, right!" : YEAH
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Ferret's cousin : ERMINE
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Slouches : LOLLS
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Broadcaster's need : TOWER
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Displaces : SUPERSEDES
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Customs : TRADITIONS
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Unreadable : CODED
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Pixie stick : WAND
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Qualm : PANG
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Laughing stock? : JOKES
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Uses an airborne defense : MACES
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Barrel race participants : COWGIRLS
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Revere signaler : LANTERN
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Ball boy or ball girl? : DANCER
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Bill ___, the Father of Bluegrass : MONROE
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Forty-niner's quest : RICHES
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Evel Knievel's hometown : BUTTE
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It may have a twist : FATE
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Shoot up : SOAR
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Quarterback O'Donnell : NEIL
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"Marriage at ___" (Veronese painting) : CANA
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One more than 47-Down : TREY
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Low card : TWO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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