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New York Times, Wednesday, July 9, 1997

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" writer
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Chuck Deodene

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Deodene. Wednesday freshness: 66%
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© 1997, The New York Times7/9/97 ( No. 17,410 )
Across
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Monarch until 1979 : SHAH
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Market amount : COST
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Texas A & M student : AGGIE
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Attraction : LURE
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"Button it!" : SHHH
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Hush money : BRIBE
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Omnia vincit ___ : AMOR
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1992 Edward James Olmos film : AMERICANME
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Travelers' needs : VISAS
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Not like a milquetoast : BOSSY
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#1 hit for Helen Reddy : DELTADAWN
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Actor Holbrook and others : HALS
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Red-helmeted rock group : DEVO
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Precisely : TOATEE
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Spheroid : ORB
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Residents of Castel Gandolfo : POPES
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Accommodate : FITIN
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Namibia, formerly : SOUTHWESTAFRICA
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Paris plaza : CARRE
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Does go with them : STAGS
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Hipster : CAT
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Making inquiries : ASKING
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Tony-winning actress Beryl : REID
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Parts of itineraries: Abbr. : RTES
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Popular charity : UNITEDWAY
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Precept : TENET
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___ spout (water runoff site) : EAVES
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Quadrennial athletic event : PANAMGAMES
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Brooklet : RILL
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Stradivari's teacher : AMATI
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Hardly racy : TAME
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White House Scottie : FALA
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Whence the Brahmaputra flows : TIBET
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Overpromotion : HYPE
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All-too-frequent Buffalo forecast : SNOW
Down
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Bulgar, e.g. : SLAV
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Like greenhouse air : HUMID
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Cropped up : AROSE
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Miami daily : HERALD
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1860's initials : CSA
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Its symbol is an omega : OHM
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Queen's land, once : SHEBA
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Quarter's worth at a carnival, maybe : THROW
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Fundamentals : ABCS
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Grecian Formula target : GRAYHAIR
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Mixologist's staple : GIN
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PC maker : IBM
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Specification at Thom McAn : EEE
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George Harrison's "___ It a Pity" : ISNT
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"Portrait of the Artist" youth : STEPHEN
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Acknowledge : AVOW
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Numbskulls : DOPES
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Creepy household area : ATTIC
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Nikon rival : LEICA
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French legislature : SENAT
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Ref's call : OFFSIDE
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Grouchy Muppet : OSCAR
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Hearty meal : ROAST
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Cleveland's ___ Lakefront Airport : BURKE
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Pa. hours : EST
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Sudden fright : START
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Around a geographical meeting point : TRISTATE
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"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" writer : AGEE
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Ho lead-in : GUNG
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Towers over : DWARFS
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Below, in poesy : NEATH
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"Be that as ___..." : ITMAY
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Birdy : AVIAN
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Mello ___ (Coca-Cola brand) : YELLO
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Discharge : EMIT
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It usually comes on the side : SLAW
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To the point : PAT
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"___ Blue?" : AMI
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Pick up : NAB
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Nero, e.g.: Abbr. : EMP
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"Didn't I tell you?" : SEE

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