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AWAY WITH WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, August 1, 1999

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0801 ( 18,163 )
Across
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Wags : JOKERS
7
Jack-tars : SALTS
12
Like some tickets : SCALPED
19
Song on which "Love Me Tender" is based : AURALEE
20
One trying to avoid charges? : UBOAT
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Cheese with holes : HAVARTI
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Golfing? : PLAYINGAROUND
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People stand for this : OVATION
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U.S. trading partner : EEC
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Thundering group : HERD
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Water under the bridge : MOAT
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Palindromic diarist : NIN
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Share a role? : SPLITAPART
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A charming way to look at things? : ACUTEANGLE
37
Arizona tourist locale : SEDONA
38
"Deuce Coupe" choreographer : THARP
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It's for good measure : RULER
40
Walking the dogie? : LEADINGASTRAY
45
Brown ___ (old musket) : BESS
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"The Sound of Music" figure : ABBESS
49
Smell bad : REEK
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Boy who's bowed : EROS
52
Cleaning cabinet supplies : LYES
53
Assassins have them : HITLISTS
56
Like 007 : URBANE
61
Sale item abbr. : IRR
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Former monarchy : LAOS
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G.I.'s superior : NCO
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Cause of an immune response : ANTIGEN
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Irrelevant to Don King? : NOTWORTHFIGHTINGABOUT
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Upright : ETHICAL
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Initials on a toothpaste box : ADA
73
Supreme leader : ROSS
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The Rams of the Atlantic 10 Conf. : URI
75
Aquanaut's place : SEALAB
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Proved valid, in a way : PROBATED
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"ER" order : STAT
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Actress Virna : LISI
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Impulse transmitter : AXON
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Kind of tree : FAMILY
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Mirth : GLEE
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An event to honor the best hospital patient? : AWARDCEREMONY
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"___-Cop" (1988 film) : RENTA
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Aimée from Paree : ANOUK
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Crème de ___ : MENTHE
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An angry place to live? : ACROSSTOWN
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Rearranges the lettuce? : MOVESAHEAD
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Broadcaster in many langs. : VOA
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Bowlers : HATS
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Start of a prayer : NOWI
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Pres. Davis led it : CSA
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Prepare, as a fancy invitation : ENGRAVE
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Two good N.F.L. plays? : AGAINANDAGAIN
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Carpet cleaner : STEAMER
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Scotland yard, approximately : METRE
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Puts down : BERATES
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Lab employees : TESTERS
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Like the surf : AROAR
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Hunter's trophy : ANTLER
Down
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Bourbon drinks : JULEPS
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Wise counsel : ORACLE
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Senator Hutchison : KAY
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High priest at Shiloh : ELI
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Half a cartoon duo : REN
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Part of a line: Abbr. : SEG
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More likely : SURER
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Halt : ABORT
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Brightly colored : LOUD
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Summer shade : TAN
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Regular: Abbr. : STD
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Do about as expected : SHOOTPAR
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Venae ___ : CAVAE
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Embodiment : AVATAR
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Cartographic fig. : LAT
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Snug snack item? : PRINGLE
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Ballet headliners : ETOILES
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White House affairs : DINNERS
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Monkeys' uncles : APES
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"Got ya!" : AHA
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Black-and-white diving birds : MURRES
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Benches : IDLES
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Web site? : TOES
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Anthologies : ANAS
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Walk softly : PAD
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Massage reactions : AHS
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Jazz man : CAT
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Essence : NUB
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N.F.L. draft move? : TAKINGABACK
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March marchers : IRISH
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Safety device : NET
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Piece of stage lighting : GEL
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Neil and Loretta : YOUNGS
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Dress designs : ALINES
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How some learn : BYROTE
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"Big" girl : BERTHA
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Muchachas: Abbr. : SRTAS
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Lanford Wilson's "The ___ Baltimore" : HOTL
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M.I.T. or N.Y.U. : SCH
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Little one : TOT
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Chest protector : BIB
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Rodent that menaces sugar cane : AGOUTI
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Kind of pathway : NEURAL
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Thing : ENTITY
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Dietary : LOCAL
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"All the perfumes of ___...": Shak. : ARABIA
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"___ is as good as a wink" : ANOD
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Actor Wheaton : WIL
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Where the successful go : FAR
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Words of commitment : IDO
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Singer Cara : IRENE
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Some bar features : PIANOS
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Can : AXE
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Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
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Rocker Patty : SMYTH
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Home-run hitters : SWATTERS
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Rivals : FOES
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Visitor to Siam : ANNA
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Like a worst-case scenario : GRAVEST
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French poet ___ de Lisle : LECONTE
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Tees off : ENRAGES
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Verdun was in it once: Abbr. : ETO
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Scrape : ROW
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Press for payment : DUN
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Marseilles Mrs. : MME
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Sad news : ASHAME
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Witch's deity : HECATE
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Not so punishing : EASIER
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Relief pitcher : SAVER
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Ballerina Shearer : MOIRA
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Title name : OWNER
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Travel word : VIA
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Marino and others : DANS
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Its HQ is in Brussels : NATO
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Tattler : RAT
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Group the Surgeon Gen. addresses : AMA
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Part of the 25-Across: Abbr. : GER
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Jazz grp. : NBA
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Lamp site : DEN
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Knack : ART
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___ Friday : GAL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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