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A Twist of Phrase

New York Times, Sunday, August 30, 1998

Author:
John Wolting
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Wolting

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Wolting. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0830 ( 17,827 )
Across
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Son of Zeus : ARES
5
Caucus selection : DELEGATE
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On-line feature : FORUM
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Apple seeds' site : CORE
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Poisonous shrub : OLEANDER
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Spheres : ARENAS
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Make jerky : CURE
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Hypochondriac? : MIGRAINEIMAGINER
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Run out : ELAPSE
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Van Morrison's "___ the Mystic" : INTO
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Oscar winner Kedrova : LILA
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Go right : GEE
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None too brainy : DENSE
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Former mile record-holder : COE
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Magical symbol : SIGIL
36
Christmas leapers, in song : LORDS
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Bolt down : EAT
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Pub order : ROUND
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Overcast : GRAY
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Classroom accessory : GLOBE
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Like denim : DURABLE
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Showed fright, in a way : PALED
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Soccer team : ELEVEN
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"Vissi d'arte," e.g. : ARIA
49
Like the Trojan horse : HOLLOW
51
Food stat. : RDA
52
D.C. setting : EDT
53
Quick-starting worker? : MONDAYDYNAMO
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American naturalist John : MUIR
57
Bernie's partner in songwriting : ELTON
58
Checks : REINS
59
Cudgel : BASTE
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Jet follower : LAG
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Sibyl : SEER
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North Dakota city : MINOT
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Upside-down sleeper : SLOTH
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Stay near the shore : WADE
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TV adjustment: Abbr. : HOR
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Ottoman, e.g. : DIVAN
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Late puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
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Hyperion, for one : TITAN
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x and y : AXES
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Grade-C movies? : ANEMICCINEMA
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It may be lent or bent : EAR
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Addr. book entry : TEL
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Dramatists' devices : ASIDES
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Bartlett's abbr. : ANON
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Water cannon target : RIOTER
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Colorings : TINTS
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Take offense : BRISTLE
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Certain suit : ARMOR
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Secluded : LONE
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Drop off : ABATE
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Clansman's wear : TAM
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Meager : SCANT
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Commuter's home, perhaps : EXURB
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On : LIT
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Slog : SLAVE
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Interminable time : EON
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Eastern royal : RANI
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Some bends : ELLS
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Less original : STALER
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Ancient Greek puzzle? : SOCRATICACROSTIC
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___ libre (poetry style) : VERS
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Deceive : LEADON
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Pacific Rim capital : CANBERRA
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Year, on monuments : ANNO
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Florists' units : STEMS
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Sticky-toed critter : TREETOAD
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"Nana" actress : STEN
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Consented : ACCEDED
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Roll of coins : ROULEAU
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Wild-eyed orator? : ERRANTRANTER
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Percolates : SEEPS
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Fuller construction : DOME
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High priest at Shiloh : ELI
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Multitudinous : LEGION
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Took in : EARNED
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No-see-um : GNAT
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"Later!" : ADIOS
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Common base : TEN
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Prior to : ERE
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The Three Bears, e.g. : FAMILY
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Grad student's grilling : ORAL
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Queen Elizabeth's daggers? : REGALGLARE
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Prefix with sex : UNI
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Everglades evergreen : MANGROVE
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Source of growth : SEEDBED
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Story of a siege : ILIAD
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Take umbrage at : RESENT
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Like Monica Seles, by birth : SERBIAN
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Prompt : CUE
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Block house? : IGLOO
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Waxed : GREW
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___ Miss : OLE
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Oil of ___ : OLAY
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Warmth : ARDOR
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Not legitimate evidence : PLANT
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Bygone request : ALMS
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Woodrow's second First Lady : EDITH
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Carrion feeders : HYENAS
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Stew ingredient : ONION
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Snuffy Smith, for one : RUSTIC
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Coordinate : MESH
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It may be on a roll : OLEO
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Worthless talk : DRIVEL
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Tiki carvers : MAORIS
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Hold responsible : BLAME
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Unfulfilled potential? : LATENTTALENT
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First of all : ADAM
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Co-star of Mia in "Another Woman" : GENA
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Coke, sometimes : MIXER
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Shucks : SHEDS
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They often brown-bag it : WINOS
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Matchmaking industry? : DATERTRADE
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Huff : SNIT
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Like the little finger : TINIEST
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Long-time Moore co-star : ASNER
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Links rental : CART
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Takes back the lead? : ERASES
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Reduce engine heat, in a way : AIRCOOL
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Courts : ROMANCES
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Hokkaido people : AINU
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___-mile (freight unit) : TON
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Like locoweed : TOXIC
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Cavern sight : BAT
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One of the Andrews Sisters : LAVERNE
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1964-65 Wimbledon winner Roy : EMERSON
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___ Tomb : LENINS
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Raring to go : ALLSET
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Watering hole : BISTRO
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European capital : BERNE
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They go with the flow : LAVAS
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Jot : ATOM
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Brain area : LOBE
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Bunch : SCAD
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Singer, of a sort : RAT
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Take steps : ACT
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16-year-old's want : CAR
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401(k) alternative : IRA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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