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New York Times, Tuesday, August 31, 1999

"The Fox and the Grapes" storyteller

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Arthur S. Verdesca

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Verdesca. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times8/31/99 ( No. 18,193 )
Across
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Dobbin's tow, perhaps : SHAY
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Action film highlight : CHASE
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Paul Bunyan's ox : BABE
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King of the road : HOBO
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Pass-the-baton race : RELAY
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Bolshevik Trotsky : LEON
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River delta, e.g. : ALLUVIALDEPOSIT
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Easter egg need : DYE
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Sole : ONLY
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Almost ready for the tooth fairy : LOOSE
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Archeological sites : DIGS
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Go hurriedly : SCAMPER
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Easter event : PARADE
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Bed supports : SLATS
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[see other side] : OVER
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Visually teasing images : OPART
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Circle ratios : PIS
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Tour bus stop : POINTOFINTEREST
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Pull the plug on : END
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"Move ___!" : ALONG
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Carpet store calculation : AREA
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"...only with ___ eyes" : THINE
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Walk with a cane, say : TOTTER
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Part of A.T.M. : MACHINE
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John Paul II, e.g. : POLE
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Little hooter : OWLET
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Franklin D.'s mother : SARA
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Wino : SOT
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Summer time : DAYLIGHTSAVINGS
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Meat-stamp letters : USDA
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Hostel visitor : YOUTH
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Caffeine-yielding nut : COLA
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Sullivan had a really big one : SHEW
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King with a golden touch : MIDAS
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Widemouthed pitcher : EWER
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Herring kin : SHAD
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Smoke or order preceder : HOLY
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Up to the task : ABLE
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"___ rang?" : YOU
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Shrink in fear : CRINGE
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Makes well : HEALS
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Friend in need : ALLY
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Bummed out : SAD
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Storm center : EYE
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Garden display : BLOOMS
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"The Fox and the Grapes" storyteller : AESOP
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Gem State capital : BOISE
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"C'mon in!" : ENTER
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Word on a sample check : VOID
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Nebraska river : PLATTE
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Mend : DARN
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Colorful talk : SLANG
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Golfer's transport : CART
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John Paul II, e.g. : POPE
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Mary Kay competitor : AVON
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Tim of "WKRP in Cincinnati" : REID
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Coward's lack : SPINE
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"Six ___ and half a dozen..." : OFONE
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Fresh-mouthed : PERT
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"That's clear" : ISEE
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Lower-left phone button : STAR
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One of the Society Islands : TAHITI
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Ken or Lena of Hollywood : OLIN
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Judge : RATE
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It's often laid down : THELAW
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Sacred scrolls : TORAHS
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Norwegian saint : OLAV
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___ operandi : MODUS
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Inundated : AWASH
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Bonnie's partner : CLYDE
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Ziti or spaghetti : PASTA
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Dress shirt ornament : STUD
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Pre-cable problem : SNOW
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Lecher's look : OGLE
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Old autocrat : TSAR
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Workout spot : GYM
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___ polloi : HOI
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Yegg's haul : ICE

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