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MAGAZINE MERGER MANIA

New York Times, Sunday, August 31, 1997

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 130, Blocks: 78 Missing: {KQZ} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0831 ( 17,463 )
Across
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Routine responses? : HAHAS
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Least amiable : ICIEST
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One who sets up shots : BARMAN
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Make ___ for : APITCH
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Radiators and such : HEATERS
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Camden Yards player : ORIOLE
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One of the Beverly Hillbillies : JETHRO
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The World ___ : ALMANAC
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Lab vessel : AMPULE
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View surreptitiously : PEEPAT
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Concubine's room : ODA
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Tart : ACRID
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How the celebrity's mom and dad survived? : STARWIREDPARENTSMONEY
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Contemptible one : WORM
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Theme park transport : GYROCAR
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Hit man, so to speak : ICER
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Novelist Nin : ANAIS
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Name of three English rivers : OUSE
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Be against change : STANDPAT
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How the case of commercial espionage is halted? : MADCONSUMERREPORTSSPY
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___ du Diable : ILE
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Cry of delight : OOH
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Bitter, to a Brit : ALE
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Chatter : YAP
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Nonplussed : ATSEA
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Birchbark : CANOE
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Bowling game : BOCCIE
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Commute overseas regularly? : JETTHEATLANTICMONTHLY
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Quit : EXITED
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Top : OUTDO
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More monumental : HUGER
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Short test for brains? : EEG
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Base figure: Abbr. : NCO
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Annual hoops event, familiarly : NIT
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Taste : BIT
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Evening hours, to Larry King? : PREMIEREINTERVIEWTIME
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Ready for a vacation : STRESSED
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Sundance's girl : ETTA
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Pour ___ troubled waters : OILON
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Where the Via del Corso runs : ROMA
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Elath resident : ISRAELI
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Small toymakers: Var. : ELFS
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President Bush writes part of his autobiography? : GEORGEDETAILSHOMELIFE
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Andretti, for one : MARIO
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1920's White House nickname : CAL
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Greenish-yellow hue : ACACIA
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Sit in on : ATTEND
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"King Rat" novelist : CLAVELL
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Birdie of Broadway's "Bye Bye Birdie" : CONRAD
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Diving instructions, maybe : TOESIN
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Barely perceptible : LIMINAL
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Heavy hammer : SLEDGE
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Lay hold of : SNATCH
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___ verite : CINEMA
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Krupp family city : ESSEN
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Muslim pilgrimage: Var. : HAJ
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Cousin of a lemur : APE
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Weekly radio program : HITPARADE
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Heatless : ATHERMIC
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It can go in brackets : SCREW
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Angry words : IHATEYOU
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Animator's sheet : CEL
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Words before and after "what" for Popeye : IAM
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LAX abbr. : ETA
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Counterpart for madame : SENORA
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Wall Street figure : TRADER
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Stole : BOA
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Hardware : ARMAMENT
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Chutists' needs : RIPCORDS
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Keen : MOURN
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80's TV divorcee : ALLIE
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Strapped : NEEDY
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Arizona native : HOPI
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Mayo Clinic test : SCAN
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S.A. country : ARG
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Master : SWAMI
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Not dissonant, musically : TONAL
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Beat it! : DRUM
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Emulate Tyra Banks : POSE
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Agassi, at times : ACER
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Challenger of Stalin : TITO
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Sign of damage : SCAR
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Mollify : SOOTHE
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When repeated, cry at a celebratory party : SPEECH
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Intimidate, with "out" : PSYCH
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"To fetch ___..." : APAIL
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Combining the ideal characteristics of its variety : TYPEY
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Nipped, with "out" : NOSED
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1973 World Series stadium : SHEA
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Reached in amount : RANTO
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"The Time Machine" people : ELOI
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Letters on a telephone bill : ATT
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Redressed, with "for" : ATONED
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Williams title start : CATON
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"So then what?" : AND
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Specter : BOGIE
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Left and right, maybe : ONETWO
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Midpoint: Abbr. : CTR
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Camp vehicles : JEEPS
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Strain : EXERT
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Big name in golf : TIGER
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Light: Prefix : LUCI
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Tax-free bond, briefly : MUNI
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Banking game : BILLIARDS
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"See ya!" : IMOFF
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English 101 subject : TENSE
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Most gamesome : MERRIEST
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Having equal angles : ISOGONIC
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Salinger dedicatee : ESME
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Interpret : READ
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She had a "Tootsie" role : TERI
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List ender : ETAL
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Tpkes. : RTES
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"Das Rheingold" locale : VALHALLA
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Telephone connections : TIELINES
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Leaning to the right : ITALIC
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Corned beef alternative : SALAMI
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Important sports org. : IOC
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Exams for advanced study, briefly : GMATS
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Noted stationer : EATON
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"Coffee ___?" : ORTEA
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Churchly: Abbr. : ECCL
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Some office equipment : MACS
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Eleve's place : ECOLE
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Letters after Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's name : DNH
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Sportscaster Scully : VIN
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Compass heading : ENE
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Thrash : LAM
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Sensitive subject, often : AGE
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Stereo site : DEN

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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