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Drop It!

New York Times, Sunday, July 5, 1998

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JQX} Scrabble average: 1.70 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0705 ( 17,771 )
Across
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Spot on a cliff : CRAG
5
Pound (down) : TAMP
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First baseball player to make $1 million a year : RYAN
13
Big splash : ECLAT
18
"Thérèse Raquin" novelist : ZOLA
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Girl in a #1 Everly Brothers hit : SUSIE
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Part of a meter : IAMB
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Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
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Turning points : ELLS
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Critic Judith : CRIST
24
Genius? : GREATBRAIN
26
Beige shirt with khaki pants? : CLASHOFTHETANS
29
"Bulworth" star : BEATTY
30
"Yo!" : HEYYOU
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Grp. in peace accords : IRA
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Person of high position : WORTHY
33
A new twist? : CREATIVEWRING
39
Toshiba competitor : RCA
42
"The Last Time I Saw Paris" composer : KERN
43
Wagner heroine : ISOLDE
44
Twist : SKEW
48
Solely : ALL
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Job for a seamstress : EDGING
52
Part of a plane : NOSE
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Partner of Brahma and Vishnu : SHIVA
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Rather soft : PULPY
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Like many a castle : MOATED
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Not just given : EARNED
59
Farm sound : BAA
60
Calmer : OPIATE
62
Kilmer communicates with the deaf? : VALSIGNS
64
Headline trumpeting a new wedding veil? : BRIDESHEADREVISED
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Hairdo for the office? : WORKPERM
70
"Phantom Lady" actress, 1944 : RAINES
71
Far East carrier, for short : KAL
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Black Sea locale : ODESSA
74
Challenging reply : WHYNOT
76
Answers : RSVPS
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"Seven" or "10," e.g. : MOVIE
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Qatar's capital : DOHA
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Took steps : STRODE
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"Here ___ Again" (1987 #1 hit) : IGO
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Writer Harte : BRET
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St. ___, Switzerland : MORITZ
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Agape : AWED
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Journal unit : DAY
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Ex-hoopster Dave, after he went to Washington? : BINGTHEBULLET
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His name's an anagram of "gaoler" : ALGORE
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Calendar abbr. : SEP
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Supply boat : PACKET
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Split : CLEAVE
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Places where graft is most common? : CENTERSOFGRAVY
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Case for Ace Ventura? : PETLARCENY
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Having fine threads : FILAR
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The Miners of the N.C.A.A. : UTEP
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Kind of bit : AUGER
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Cutlass, e.g. : OLDS
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Great interest : USURY
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Repeated cry in a children's argument : MINE
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Obdurate : STONY
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Word after who or what : ELSE
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Gamepieces : PEGS
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Certain constellation star : BETA
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Bohemian, e.g. : CZECH
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"Good Times" star, in 70's TV : ROLLE
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Calm : ALLAY
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Needing a pat on the back, say : GASSY
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Gang's domain : TURF
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___ were : ASIT
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Like a golf ball in the rough : MISHIT
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Czar of 1682-1725 : PETERI
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European capital : RIGA
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Fabrication : YARN
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Home of the Cyclones : AMES
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TV's "The ___ Today" : NBA
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Sportscaster Dick : ENBERG
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Stone size : CARAT
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Hesitant : LOATH
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Concord : AMITY
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Baby : TINY
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Absolutely clean : SCOURED
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Hearty entree : TBONE
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Goal-oriented activity : HOCKEY
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Rikki-tikki-___ : TAVI
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Plate ump's call : WIDE
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A little work : ERG
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Belief that all natural objects have souls : ANIMISM
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Lord's worker : ESNE
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A three or a five, for instance : WOOD
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Literary inits. : RLS
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Sound at the door : RAP
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37-Down, e.g. : CLUB
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How "Lili Marlene" is played : ALLABREVE
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Laughs hysterically : SHRIEKS
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Psalms writer : KINGDAVID
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Still : EVEN
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Rolls : WADS
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"Take two" was his motto : NOAH
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Receipts : GATE
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Disrespect : SASS
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Sits, slangily : PARKSIT
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Sad : TEARY
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Tigers foe : ELIS
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Concert sites : ODEA
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Each : PER
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Of the belly : VENTRAL
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Ancient greeting : AVE
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Dapper ones : DANS
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Funny one : RIOT
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Starting point : WOMB
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Lilac, e.g. : ODOR
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Tour grp. : LPGA
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Shred : WHIT
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Owns, once : HATH
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Kind of sale : REDTAG
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Sauce ingredient : SOY
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Ready to come out of the oven : DONE
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Ending of many Web site names : ORG
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One who stays up late : OWL
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Make some fast food : DEEPFRY
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1993 A.F.C. Rookie of the Year Rick : MIRER
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Bite, so to speak : ZEST
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Flaubert creation : BOVARY
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Strengthen : BEEFUP
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Revolt : UPRISE
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Eskimo-___ (language group) : ALEUT
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Discharge : LETGO
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Ancient Greek physician : GALEN
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Leftover : CRUMB
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Woman of "Today" : KATIE
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It happens : EVENT
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Aggressive : TYPEA
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Workers in columns : CPAS
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Battery : CELL
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Tips : ENDS
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A bell ringer closes it: Abbr. : NYSE
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Wallop : SLUG
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Wherry equipment : OARS
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Runner Sebastian : COE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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