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New York Times, Sunday, September 14, 1997

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0914 ( 17,477 )
Across
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March event : OSCARS
7
___ law (i=v/r) : OHMS
11
They may appear in the long run : ACHES
16
"The Phantom of the Opera" star, 1962 : LOM
19
Appear : SHOWUP
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TV actress Spelling : TORI
21
Sound from the bleachers : CHANT
22
She played Sarah in "The Bible" : AVA
23
Hardly Mensa material : LAMEBRAINED
25
Kind of session : QANDA
26
Understanding : KEN
27
Hard rock, maybe : ORE
28
Suburb north of Seattle : LYNNWOOD
29
Mole, for one : TUNNELER
30
Directional suffix : ERN
31
Warhol icon Sedgwick : EDIE
33
Medit. nation : ISR
34
Tricked : WILED
35
Stem joint : NODE
36
"The ___ Adventure" ("Star Wars" spinoff) : EWOK
37
Group of planes : FLEET
39
Bitsy beginning : ITSY
40
Like : GOFOR
41
"Gilligan's Island" actress : DAWNWELLS
43
1974 hit subtitled "Touch the Wind" : ERESTU
45
Composer Prokofiev : SERGEI
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"Exodus" role : ARI
47
John of York : LOO
48
Pizzeria patron : EATER
49
Property of housepets? : TAMENESS
50
Tackled : MET
51
Hay morsel : AWN
52
Reassurer's words : NEVERFEAR
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Animation : VIM
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Perfect : HONE
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Ending with blind or broad : SIDED
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Kilowatt-hour fraction : ERG
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Congratulations, of a sort : PATS
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Decline : WORSEN
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Bereavements : GRIEFS
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"It Happened One Night" producer : COHN
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Violinist Jean-___ Ponty : LUC
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Dosage amts. : TBSPS
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Diamond of records : NEIL
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Nigerian language : EDO
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Book stores? : LIBRARIES
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Cozened : HAD
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First Lady of 1900 : IDA
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Magazine that debuted 2/17/33 : NEWSWEEK
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Cheer : ELATE
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___ Darya (Asian river) : AMU
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When repeated twice, a 1964 pop hit : FUN
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Botswanan problem : TSETSE
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Go-getters : TIGERS
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Portray : REPRESENT
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Grenoble's river : ISERE
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Battle of Coronel admiral, 1914 : SPEE
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Drunk's woe, with "the" : SPINS
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"The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" playwright : INGE
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Better than never? : LATE
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Pancreas, e.g. : GLAND
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Time to look ahead : EVE
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First name in spydom : MATA
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"___ only knew" : IFI
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Intersecting street : CROSSWAY
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Sammy Davis Jr. had one : GLASSEYE
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Drop the ball : ERR
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Small songbird : TIT
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Come about : PIVOT
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Site of Chief Big Foot's last stand : WOUNDEDKNEE
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Clockmaker Terry : ELI
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___ citato : OPERE
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Not well-done : PINK
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They're not in the nuclear family : NIECES
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Matter for a judge : RES
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Thrills : SENDS
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"My Way" songwriter : ANKA
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Sensible to the nth degree : SAGEST
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___ Fjord (inlet of the Skagerrak) : OSLO
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Preview programs for computers : SHAREWARE
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Contract : COMEDOWNWITH
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Transfix : AWE
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Possible change in Russia : RUBLE
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Not lethargic : SPRY
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Idle : OTIOSE
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Center of a roast : HONOREE
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Rocky Lane spoke for him : MRED
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Tom Sawyer's half brother : SID
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One letting go : ACQUITTER
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Couch potatoes, often : CHANNELSURFERS
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"The Furys" novelist James : HANLEY
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Wrapped up : ENDED
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School reward : STAR
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Lausanne lies on it : LAKEOFGENEVA
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Is intemperate : OVERDOESIT
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Quirks, say : MANNERISMS
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"These Dreams" singer, 1986 : ANNWILSON
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Maniacal : TWISTED
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Guitar-picking pioneer Everly : IKE
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Math calculation : NORM
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North Holland seaport : EDAM
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Delicate : FLOWERLIKE
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In a difficult position : TREED
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Tackle : GEAR
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Open tract : LLANO
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Drip site : EAVE
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Ethel Merman and Jack Benny, e.g. : STAGENAMES
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"Children of the Albatross" author : NIN
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Conductor ___ Klas : ERI
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Hold : OWN
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Logging-on need : SECRETPASSWORD
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Sorority letter : PSI
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Torpedo : SUB
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A.M.A. members : GPS
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Disgusted : FEDUP
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.6102 cubic inch : CENTILITER
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Frederick Forsyth best seller, with "The" : ODESSAFILE
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1975 James Taylor hit : HOWSWEETITIS
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Euripidean work : TRAGEDY
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Angler's hope : BITE
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Chaldeans : SEERS
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The maximum, often : LIFESENTENCE
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___-majesté : LESE
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Turns away : ALIENATES
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Put to use : HARNESSED
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Duds at work : DUNGAREES
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Pot grower? : ANTE
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To be, in Bordeaux : ETRE
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Cave : SPELUNK
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Inlet : RIA
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Oscar Madison, for one : SLOVEN
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Donald's daughter : IVANKA
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Bellyache : GRIPE
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Kind of hound : MEDIA
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U.S.N. personnel : CPOS
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Enter : GOIN
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Itchings : YENS
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Unwind : REST
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Depression-era inits. : WPA
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Resource to be tapped? : KEG

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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