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New York Times, Tuesday, August 11, 1998

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKWZ} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0811 ( 17,808 )
Across
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Droops : SAGS
5
Hula-Hoops, lava lamps, etc. : FADS
9
Tooth trouble : DECAY
14
24-karat, goldwise : PURE
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Settled down : ALIT
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The Sorbonne, e.g. : ECOLE
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Mediterranean seaport : ORAN
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Punjabi peeress : RANI
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Confine : BOXIN
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Basketball player's credo? : NOHARMNOFOUL
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Free of charge : GRATIS
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Blockhead : LUG
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Pindaric work : ODE
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Starchy tuber : YAM
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You, right now : SOLVER
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Allege as fact : AVER
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Waters : AQUAE
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Sacramento's Arco ___ : ARENA
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Soldier's credo? : NOGUTSNOGLORY
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Science fiction, for one : GENRE
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"Over the Rainbow" composer Harold : ARLEN
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"Dragonwyck" author Seton : ANYA
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Numb, as a foot : ASLEEP
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Wane : EBB
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Superman foe ___ Luthor : LEX
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Cookout leftover? : ASH
49
Armstrong's program : APOLLO
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Bodybuilder's credo? : NOPAINNOGAIN
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Worrier's woe, it's said : ULCER
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Tickled-pink feeling : GLEE
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Quiz show sound : DING
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"Waterlilies" painter Claude : MONET
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Equipment : GEAR
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Prefix with -derm or -therm : ENDO
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___ bear : PANDA
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Talks noisily : YAPS
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Costner, in "The Untouchables" : NESS
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Like foam rubber : SPONGY
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Display in the night sky : AURORA
3
Kind of cracker : GRAHAM
4
French lawmakers : SENAT
5
Sends down to the minors : FARMSOUT
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Actor Alda : ALAN
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Producer De Laurentiis : DINO
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Squelch : STIFLE
9
Fix, as software : DEBUG
10
Environmental sci. : ECOL
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"Friends" co-star Courteney : COX
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He stung like a bee : ALI
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Japanese bread : YEN
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Off-color : RISQUE
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"___ Town" : OUR
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Finished : OVER
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Say it ain't so : DENY
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Mesozoic or Paleozoic : ERA
30
Carol syllables : LAS
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Corruptible : VENAL
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Elvis ___ Presley : ARON
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Syrian city : ALEPPO
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Hawaiian honker : NENE
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Cameo stone : ONYX
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Bauxite or hematite : ORE
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Grain gatherers : GLEANERS
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___ Friday : GAL
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Nile biter : ASP
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Like a yak's coat : SHAGGY
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"Seinfeld" role : ELAINE
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Duck hunters' shelters : BLINDS
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Beatniks beat them : BONGOS
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Central artery : AORTA
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Rhymester Nash : OGDEN
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Poverty : NEED
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Intestinal sections : ILEA
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Minimal high tide : NEAP
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"Kill the ___!" (ball park cry) : UMP
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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MSNBC rival : CNN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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