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New York Times, Tuesday, September 16, 1997

Author:
Christopher Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Christopher Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0916 ( 17,479 )

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Across
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"Holy mackerel!" : EGAD
5
Shady lady : BAWD
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Landscaper's tool : EDGER
14
California wine valley : NAPA
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1847 South Seas adventure : OMOO
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Running bowline, e.g. : NOOSE
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Desert mount : DROMEDARY
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7-11 game : CRAPS
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Full up : SATED
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Aria, usually : SOLO
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"j" topper : DOT
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"Yuck!" : UGH
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Place for marbles : STATUARY
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Baby blues : PEEPERS
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Hillbilly TV fare : HEEHAW
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Strait of Dover port : CALAIS
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Got some shuteye : SLEPT
38
Hightail it : TEAR
40
New Zealand native : MAORI
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Executive: Abbr. : PRES
44
Bit of parsley : SPRIG
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"You've got my support" : IAGREE
48
Settles bills : PAYSUP
50
How many bouquets are made : TOORDER
53
Desperation football pass : HAILMARY
56
Native: Suffix : ITE
57
Bad Ems, e.g. : SPA
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School sports org. : NCAA
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Gave a ticket : CITED
63
Caterpillar, for one : LARVA
65
Irish locale of song : TIPPERARY
68
Caper : ANTIC
69
Go ___ detail : INTO
70
"The Masque of Alfred" composer : ARNE
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Kind of answer : YESNO
72
Kind of tide : NEAP
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Humorist Bill and others : NYES
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Finishes : ENDSUP
2
Home annex : GARAGE
3
Rx purveyor : APOTHECARY
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Woman of distinction : DAME
5
Physique, slangily : BOD
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Physicians' grp. : AMA
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"What's the ___ that could happen?" : WORST
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"___ mind?" : DOYOU
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They follow standing ovations : ENCORES
10
Golden, in France : DOR
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Spur : GOAD
12
Hockey great Phil, familiarly : ESPO
13
Take five : REST
18
1957 Ford debut : EDSEL
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___-di-dah : LAH
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Bygone London transport : TRAM
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Part of SEATO : ASIA
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Barker : YELPER
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Reverend's responsibility : PARISH
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Like many titles : HEREDITARY
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"Tarzan" extra : APE
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Lb. and kg. : WTS
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___-disant (self-styled): Fr. : SOI
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Recipe amt. : TSP
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Emissions tester: Abbr. : EPA
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Operatic prince : IGOR
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Camel's cousin : GUANACO
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Rolls's partner : ROYCE
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Paparazzo's prize : PIC
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Ev'rlasting : ETERNE
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Goes brunette this time : REDYES
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"E pluribus unum," e.g. : LATIN
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Bath's state : MAINE
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Leave laughing : SLAY
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Glazier's unit : PANE
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Theater, opera, etc. : ARTS
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Tabriz's land : IRAN
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Bordeaux, e.g. : VIN
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Educ. group : PTA
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Top 40 music : POP

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

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