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New York Times, Friday, September 18, 1998

Neighbor of Hercules in the night sky

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 7, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times9/18/98 ( No. 17,846 )
Across
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Made : CRAFTED
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Grippers : TALONS
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Submission accompaniments : RETURNENVELOPES
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Started to save, maybe : OPENEDANACCOUNT
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Take post-battle inventory : COUNTONESLOSSES
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Make out : ESPY
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Forum greeting : AVE
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Knock for ___ : ALOOP
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Jazz trumpeter Ziggy : ELMAN
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Gruff-sounding comics character : SGTSNORKEL
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Mansard extension : EAVE
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Lengthy warnings : CAUTIONARYTALES
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Utah ski resort : ALTA
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Long-winded speeches, e.g. : SOPORIFICS
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Dust jacket message : BLURB
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Saturn satellite : TITAN
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Datebook abbr. : FRI
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Blue Triangle grp. : YWCA
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Holiday airing : ACHRISTMASCAROL
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Repairman's knack : TROUBLESHOOTING
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Sister of Joseph II : MARIEANTOINETTE
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Communism or capitalism, e.g. : SYSTEM
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Iron man? : PRESSER
Down
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Departed 70's singer : CROCE
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Bank takebacks : REPOS
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Believed unquestioningly : ATEUP
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Odd : FUNNY
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Waste allowance : TRET
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"The Samurai" novelist Shusaku : ENDO
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Church V.I.P. : DEAN
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Santa ___, El Salvador : TECLA
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Library feature : ALCOVE
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Not bound in : LOOSELEAF
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Sonata, e.g. : OPUS
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It's protected in Hawaii : NENE
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Tu-144 and others : SSTS
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Mobile-to-Birmingham dir. : NNE
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Anatomical duct : VAS
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What makes a plan plain? : ANI
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British conveniences : LOOS
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"Ready ___..." : ORNOT
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Animal with striped legs : OKAPI
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Reform Party founder : PEROT
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Niger neighbor : MALI
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"___ ça!" ("Nonsense!"): Fr. : AVEC
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Lead role in a 60's TV drama : NESS
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Object of union protest : SCAB
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More than irk : GALL
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South African Nobelist : TUTU
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Juicy treat from Southeast Asia : STARFRUIT
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Neighbor of Hercules in the night sky : LYRA
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Like some ears : TIN
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Graft recipient : BRIBEE
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Powerful Mideast force : ISLAM
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"Bullitt" director : YATES
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Mittimus and mandamus : WRITS
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"Thieves' Highway" star : CONTE
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Ragged Dick's creator : ALGER
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20's suppliers : ATMS
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Big name in computers : CRAY
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___ de combat : HORS
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Half a score : TEN
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Colo. hours : MST
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___, skip and jump away : AHOP
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Matin's opposite : SOIR
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Traffic ___ : CONE

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

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