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New York Times, Saturday, August 22, 1998

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0822 ( 17,819 )
Across
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Depression rarities : HIRERS
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60's-70's music genre : ACIDROCK
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Small verse : ODELET
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Maumee River outlet : LAKEERIE
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Word with race or chip : POTATO
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Like national elections : BIENNIAL
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___-Jet (popular toy) : SNO
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Tiny : ELFIN
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"Home Improvement" prop : TOOL
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Bull's-eye: Abbr. : CTR
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1993 best seller "___-Language" : SEIN
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Wuss : PANSY
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Wedding band, maybe : OCTET
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Unconnected : LOOSE
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Mai ___ : TAIS
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Where the lord dwells : MANOR
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Christmas bulb : ORB
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1986 "fish out of water" movie : CROCODILEDUNDEE
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Maternal sort : HEN
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Scoundrels : HEELS
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Classic literary work : EDDA
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Rate : MERIT
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Expert, so to speak : DEMON
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Old Soviet biggie : GORBY
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Paid attendees : GATE
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Bath suds? : ALE
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Letters above 0 : OPER
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Hall-of-Famer from Mobile : AARON
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2.3-mil. member union : NEA
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Show : TELECAST
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Early TV network : DUMONT
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Scarlatti work : ORATORIO
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Cite as proof : ADDUCE
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Resolution time, often : NEXTYEAR
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Past, in the past : YESTER
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Game played with a stone : HOPSCOTCH
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"Do whatever you want" : IDONTCARE
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Act of bending back : RETORTION
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Musical high note : ELA
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Lab verification : RETEST
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Pirated : STOLE
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1997 Matt Dillon movie : ALBINOALLIGATOR
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This may be raised : CAIN
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Running mate for Dick : IKE
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Place for a VCR : DEN
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___-van : RENTA
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Constellation next to Gemini : ORION
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Slangy greetings : CIAOS
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___ green : KELLY
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More delicate : FILMIER
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Callao is its chief port : PERU
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Computer option: Abbr. : ESC
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Poor film rating : ONESTAR
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Do lawn work : SOD
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Elimination method : ODDMANOUT
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Perfume : REDOLENCE
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Bostonian, slangily : BEANEATER
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Words of surprise : OHMY
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Fourth in a series : DEE
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Part of a lady's name : NEE
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Bare : DENUDE
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Boarded : GOTON
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___ citato : OPERE
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"Chill!" : RELAX
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1980 A.L. M.V.P. : BRETT
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Lauer's hours on TV : TODAY
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Southeast ___ : ASIA
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Not exactly outgoing : COY
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"Chances ___" : ARE
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Hosp. workers : MDS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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