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New York Times, Wednesday, September 16, 1998

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0916 ( 17,844 )
Across
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Witty remark : JEST
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Prince of Darkness : SATAN
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Loot : SWAG
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Sweet sandwich : OREO
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Proclamation : EDICT
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Atlantic City game : KENO
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My fodder's place? : SILO
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Needle point? : NORTH
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Humerus neighbor : ULNA
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"The guy's going to shoot" : HELLFIRE
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Set aside : ALLOT
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Long, long time : AEON
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Mopes : SULKS
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One with equal billing : COSTAR
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Approach stealthily : CREEPUP
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None of the above : OTHER
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Fort McHenry sight : FLAG
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Bond foe : DRNO
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Like many martini olives : SPEARED
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Tag players : ITS
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Put one's cards on the table, maybe : MELD
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"Don't rush into anything!" : EASY
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Banks of diamond fame : ERNIE
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Maid of ___ : ORLEANS
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Drawn-out war tactics : SIEGES
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Time on the job : STINT
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Ambassadorship, e.g. : POST
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Hurt plenty : ACHED
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"This one's on me" : ILLTREAT
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Day divider : NOON
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Rot : GOBAD
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Car bar : AXLE
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Social asset : TACT
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Tea party crasher : ALICE
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Bat's home : CAVE
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Sommer in the cinema : ELKE
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Hologram illuminator : LASER
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Revenuer : TMAN
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Kid : JOSH
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Cuyahoga's outlet : ERIE
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Order to a broker : SELL
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Not in time : TOOLATE
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Next year's alumnus : SENIOR
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Grace : ADORN
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Get bushed : TIRE
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Play piece : ACT
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Unspecified ordinal : NTH
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Lay low : SKULKED
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"You and I are about to leap" : WELLSPRING
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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Barnyard butter : GOAT
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Has apprehensions : FEARS
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Tankard contents : ALE
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Spine-tingling : SCARY
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Inner drive : URGE
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Kramer or Topper : COSMO
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Cousin of a mink : OTTER
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"The woman will behave outrageously" : SHELLSHOCK
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Loosen : UNTIE
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Sits for snaps : POSES
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Religious observance : FEAST
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Andalusian article : LAS
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Famous Friend : PENN
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Jefferson was one : DEIST
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Diplomat's quest : DETENTE
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Disavow : RETRACT
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Pitch in : AID
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Lead-tin alloy : SOLDER
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Show topper : PLACE
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Put up stakes : ANTE
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Shade of black : COAL
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Nile wader : IBIS
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Makeup ___ : EXAM
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Menlo Park middle name : ALVA
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Beavis or Butt-head : TEEN
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Guy's date : GAL
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Pay stretcher? : OLA

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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