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Foursomes

New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 1998

Author:
Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 85 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0802 ( 17,799 )
Across
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Court conference : SIDEBAR
8
Cakes of a sort : BABAS
13
Gotham City do-gooder : BATMAN
19
It began around 1100 B.C. in Europe : IRONAGE
20
Fires : ARDORS
21
In a New York minute : ATONCE
22
1960's foursome : BEATLES
23
Monumental foursome : MOUNTRUSHMORE
25
1996 Tony winner : RENT
26
Tight : OILED
27
You wouldn't want to be caught in one : LIE
28
Bean ___ : POD
29
Singer in a field : LOCUST
32
___ Varner, Faulkner woman : EULA
33
German electricity-producing city : ESSEN
35
Baseball stats : ERAS
36
Photographer Goldin : NAN
37
Silent : TACIT
39
Tin Pan Alley org. : ASCAP
44
Noncash deposit : SILT
45
Literary foursome : LITTLEWOMEN
48
___-ran : ALSO
49
Semiannual occurrence : SOLSTICE
51
Components of some campaigns : ADS
52
Country club figure : PRO
53
Pitch : TOSS
54
Ransom ___ Olds : ELI
55
Fields of activity : ARENAS
57
Certain turn-on : LSD
58
"O For a Thousand Tongues" composer : IVES
59
Changes a file listing, e.g. : RENAMES
61
Not staccato : LEGATO
65
French F.B.I. : SURETE
67
Con: Var. : GIP
68
Critical foursome : TOPRATING
71
White wine aperitif : KIR
72
Native-born Israelis : SABRAS
75
Fenway Park locale : BOSTON
76
Their words are divine : ORACLES
80
Get via roving eyes : CRIB
81
Outwits : HAS
83
Tex-Mex snacks : NACHOS
85
"Eldorado" rock group : ELO
86
Bickerer in the "Iliad" : HERA
87
___ de Triomphe : ARC
88
"We ___ the World" : ARE
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Rocky Mountain pass : LOVELAND
92
Bankrolls : WADS
93
Court foursome : DOUBLESGAME
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Dedicated : AVID
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Symbols of obstinacy : ASSES
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A "Doctor Zhivago" setting : URALS
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One of Ophelia's flowers : RUE
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Tennis legend Lacoste : RENE
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Super Bowl XXXII outcome : UPSET
104
Some Pablo Neruda works : ODES
106
Enters cyberspace : LOGSON
108
Duchamp contemporary : ARP
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"The Crying Game" star : REA
112
Home of Ephesus : IONIA
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Corn ___ : PONE
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TV foursome : SEINFELDSTARS
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Annual foursome : SEASONS
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What une plume writes on : PAPIER
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Scroogelike : STINGY
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Rustled : SWISHED
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Devotes : SPENDS
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Brahman, e.g. : CASTE
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Spanish saint and namesakes : TERESAS
Down
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Rival, perhaps : SIB
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Dander : IRE
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Edmond O'Brien film noir, 1950 : DOA
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Consigns : ENTRUSTS
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Bundles : BALES
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Mulder of "The X-Files," for one : AGENT
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Word with cure or room : REST
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Barbecue : BROIL
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Overdid the flattery : ADULATED
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Jolly Roger feature : BONE
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Like Radio City Music Hall : ARTDECO
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Latvia, once: Abbr. : SSR
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Ellington contemporary : BASIE
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Greek Minerva : ATHENA
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Nursery rhyme boy : TOM
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Alphabetical foursome : MNOP
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Prefix with phobia : ACRO
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Indigence : NEED
20
Total : AMOUNT
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Overcoats : ULSTERS
29
Inferior : LESSER
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Jim Palmer was one : ORIOLE
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Yuletide foursome : CALLINGBIRDS
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Like Baby Bear's porridge : EATEN
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Noted alpine tunnel : SIMPLON
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Like Miss Congeniality : NICEST
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Cries on seeing a cute baby : AWS
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Like "The Bonfire of the Vanities" : SATIRIC
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Lucky foursome : CLOVERLEAVES
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It may be fixed : ASSET
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Oater group : POSSE
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Bills paid in Italy : LIRE
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Surgeons' tools : LASERS
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Signs of approval : NODS
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Bucs' home : TAMPA
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Ken-L Ration competitor : ALPO
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Lackland, e.g. : AIRBASE
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Rod : GAT
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Does penance : ATONES
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The housewife in "Diary of a Mad Housewife" : TINA
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Decree : UKASE
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Way out of the public eye : OBSCURE
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"Get outta here!" : GOHOME
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Either end of Alaska : SCHWA
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Parts : AREAS
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Variety of herring : SHAD
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Tramp : ROVE
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Weather whipping boy : ELNINO
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Soaked : SODDEN
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Awakening : AROUSAL
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Santa ___ : CLAUS
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Penultimate word of Warner Brothers cartoons : ALL
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Like the sound of a gong : RESONANT
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Big tips : LARGESSE
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Castro's predecessor : BATISTA
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Kind of spoon : GREASY
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Went through channels? : SURFED
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Squints (at) : PEERS
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Sad music : DIRGE
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"Gigi" composer : LOEWE
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"Live" : ONAIR
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Venomous ones : ASPS
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Gather : REAP
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"___ down now!" : PIPE
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Miss in a 1934 song : OTIS
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Sound before "Yeah, you!" : PSST
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Palindromic diarist : NIN
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U.S. Army medal : DSC
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Words of understanding : OHS
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Org. in the Mapplethorpe brouhaha : NEA
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Newsmaking 60's grp. : SDS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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