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New York Times, Monday, August 24, 1998

Author:
Alan Jay Weiss
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Jay Weiss

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Weiss. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0824 ( 17,821 )
Across
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Put one's foot down : STOMP
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They sometimes accompany photos : BIOS
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Onetime Iranian chief : SHAH
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Harness racer : PACER
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Answer an invitation : RSVP
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Mini's opposite : MAXI
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All-out response : EXTREMEMEASURES
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Criticize, in 90's slang : DIS
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Glimpsed : SAW
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Messenger ___ : RNA
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Slalom curve : ESS
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Country north of Chile : PERU
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Tipsy : HIGH
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Rich desserts and soap operas, say : GUILTYPLEASURES
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"Heaven forbid!" : OHNO
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Hockey legend Bobby : ORR
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"The World According to ___" : GARP
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Director Jean-___ Godard : LUC
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Having hair like horses : MANED
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Menagerie : ZOO
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Monastery titles : FRAS
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Aviation hero : ACE
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Alex Trebek, e.g. : HOST
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Jewelry and gold doubloons, maybe : SUNKENTREASURES
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Sciences' partner : ARTS
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Strived (for) : VIED
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Scottie's bark : ARF
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Time in history : ERA
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Hang on the clothesline : AIR
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Absolutely confident : SUREASSURECANBE
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Do as directed : OBEY
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River deposit : SILT
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Had title to : OWNED
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Treat lavishly : FETE
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P.M. periods : AFTS
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Dame Rebecca and others : WESTS
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Went like the dickens : SPED
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Curbside call : TAXI
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Fall mos. : OCTS
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Mal de ___ : MER
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Like some stations on a car radio : PRESET
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Concoct : BREWUP
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Any doctrine : ISM
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Rescuee's cry : OVERHERE
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Coronado was one : SPANIARD
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Dallas sch. : SMU
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Tortoise's opponent : HARE
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Chopping tools : AXES
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Snake's warning : HISS
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One of two English queens : MARY
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Gives under pressure : SAGS
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Arafat's grp. : PLO
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Warm welcome : HUG
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Does a round of nine : GOLFS
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Swahili for "freedom" : UHURU
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Like an old empire of 24-Across : INCAN
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Hermit : LONER
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Gillette product : RAZOR
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Uneven, as leaves : EROSE
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Card markings : SPOTS
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Decimal part of a logarithm : MANTISSA
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Pretends : ACTSASIF
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Music with a blend of folk and calypso : SKA
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1963 Paul Newman film : HUD
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Writer Bombeck : ERMA
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Turns inside out : EVERTS
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Suffix with million : AIRE
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Endangered animal in Florida : SEACOW
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Beginning : ASOF
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Hick : RUBE
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Guitar part : FRET
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Actress Sothern et al. : ANNS
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Skeptic's comment : IBET
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Marge Schott's team : REDS
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It takes in the sights : EYE
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Final: Abbr. : ULT
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Amazement : AWE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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