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New York Times, Friday, August 14, 1998

1990 Literature Nobelist Octavio ___

Author:
Shannon Burns
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Shannon Burns

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {K} This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Burns. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times8/14/98 ( No. 17,811 )
Across
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Thrifty competitor : AVIS
5
Kind of point : FOCAL
10
Subjoin : ADD
13
Idealistic sort : DONQUIXOTE
15
Chief Big Bear, e.g. : CREE
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Habitual : ACCUSTOMED
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Snakes lack them : EARS
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Mend a dress, maybe : REHEM
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1990 Literature Nobelist Octavio ___ : PAZ
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Meet transaction : SWAP
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"...could ___ horse!" : EATA
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Swell place? : SEA
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"Mister!" : SIR
28
Pane producer : GLAZIER
31
James, for one : EPISTLE
33
Rose up : REBELLED
35
Some tourneys : PROAMS
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Lots : AGOB
37
Supersized : LARGE
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Father of Fear and Panic : ARES
40
King of pop : CAROLE
42
It may heat up a dish : JALAPENO
44
Cure-alls : ELIXIRS
46
Counterstrokes: Var. : RIPOSTS
47
Smoke : CIG
48
S.F. zone : PST
49
Go off the deep end : SNAP
50
Banned weapons : UZIS
52
Wharton grad's aspiration, maybe : CEO
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Jonson dedicatee : CELIA
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Scotch ___ : PINE
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Ultimate villain : ANTICHRIST
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Hitch : SNAG
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Justification : GOODREASON
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Day-___ : GLO
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Bacon product : ESSAY
66
Not loco : SANO
Down
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When Purim is observed : ADAR
2
Una ___ (unanimously) : VOCE
3
Span fraction : INCH
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Concertina : SQUEEZEBOX
5
Meet : FIT
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Tic-tac-toe dud : OXO
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Free ticket : COMP
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Resting : ATEASE
9
Plant group : LEDZEPPELIN
10
Hand helpers : ACES
11
What public oddities often do : DRAWSTARES
12
Result of a bad jump : DERAILMENT
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FedEx alternative : USMAIL
16
Starbucks listings : ESPRESSOS
23
Withdrawal whereabouts : TELLERSCAGE
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Department : AREA
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4-Down necessity : AIR
28
Meal-ending toasts : GRACECUPS
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Making O.K., in a way : LEGALIZING
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Native : ABORIGINAL
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Daily productions : SOAPOPERAS
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Court legend : DRJ
38
Long-jawed fishes : GARS
41
Leo Durocher monicker, with "The" : LIP
43
Military helicopter : APACHE
45
Tachygraphists : STENOS
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Utah's flower : SEGO
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Native Oklahomans : OTOS
55
Daughter of Homer and Marge : LISA
56
"Help ___ the way!" : ISON
57
___ extra cost : ATNO
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Civil rights leader Wells : IDA
61
"All for one and one for all," e.g. : CRY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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