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New York Times, Thursday, August 28, 1997

They may make you feel 18-Across

Author:
Shannon Burns
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Shannon Burns

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 31 Missing: {BJQVX} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Burns.
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© 1997, The New York Times8/28/97 ( No. 17,460 )

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Across
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Harper on the bookshelf : LEE
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Procrastinator's time of action : LASTMINUTE
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Trouble : AIL
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Some Pythagoreans : ASTRONOMERS
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Certain ed. of the Bible : STD
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Festive : CHRISTMASSY
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Midgard serpent's slayer : THOR
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Cafeteria-goers : EATERS
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Salt : TAR
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"If I ___ Rich Man" : WEREA
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It comes easily to hand : YOYO
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Abominable Snowman : YETI
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Rigorous tests : ORALS
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Advantages : INS
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Gibbons on TV : LEEZA
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Roscoe : ROD
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Georgia ___ : PINE
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___ de mer : MAL
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Going on and on and... : DRONING
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Jack and Jill's burden : PAILFUL
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Annoy : IRK
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Put out : IRED
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Taking after : ALA
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Candied : GLACE
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1969 Three Dog Night hit : ONE
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Is not on the level : TILTS
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Genre of 46-Across : ROCK
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Slays, in slang : OFFS
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Beginning : ONSET
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"Lady ___ Train" (1945 film) : ONA
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Cream puff : ECLAIR
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"Coming Home" co-star : DERN
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Sneaky : UNDERHANDED
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Member of the familia : TIA
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They may make you feel 18-Across : POINSETTIAS
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Mr. Cat : TOM
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Desperate strategy : LASTRESORT
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Stuff of mine : ORE
Down
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Definitive statement : LASTWORD
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"Take your choice" : EITHEROR
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Pizarro's quest : ELDORADO
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Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
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Gentleman of the court : ASHE
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In need of repentance : STRAYING
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Musical interval : TRITONE
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Saunters : MOSEYS
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Prologue : INTRO
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Annuaire listings : NOMS
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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Guinea pig, in a way : TESTEE
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Synthetic : ERSATZ
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Site of ancient Palmyra : SYRIA
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Luth. teaching, e.g. : REL
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Yearn : ASPIRE
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Cry out loud : YELL
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Docked : LAIDTO
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Publicity : INK
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West of Hollywood : MAE
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Shaving wound : NICK
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1988 Connery film, with "The" : PRESIDIO
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Unnatural high : FALSETTO
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Intentionally concealed : ULTERIOR
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1-Across or 55-Across, e.g. : LASTNAME
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Babies : INFANTS
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Get together : GROUP
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1970's Cambodian leader : LONNOL
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___ National Park, Maine : ACADIA
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Recently : OFLATE
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Perot follower: Abbr. : IND
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Yellowish : OCHER
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Caboose, figuratively : REAR
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Print measures : ENS
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August hrs. : DST

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

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