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New York Times, Sunday, September 21, 1997

Author:
Mike Shenk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Shenk

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 75 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Shenk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0921 ( 17,484 )
Across
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In a fog : SPACED
7
Fattening sites : STIES
12
School founded by a brewer : VASSAR
18
Comic Judy : TENUTA
19
Fusilli's shape : SPIRAL
20
Delta, for one : AIRLINE
21
John Knowles book about the tortoise's winning strategy? : ASEPARATEPACE
23
Paper launched in 1944 : LEMONDE
24
Its setting is a setting : GEM
25
Color close to aqua : TEAL
26
Makes sound : HEALS
28
Slumber party guest : GIRL
29
Public outcry : STINK
32
Frasier's brother : NILES
35
Debate position : PRO
36
Diamond corners : BASES
37
John Kennedy Toole book about a desert union? : ACONFEDERACYOFDUNES
41
Luke's sister : LEIA
42
"Whip It" singers : DEVO
43
Wrong : AMISS
44
Parkers plug them : METERS
46
Peruvian coin : SOL
47
Musical based on "La Bohème" : RENT
48
"___ So Fine" : HES
51
Discussion groups : PANELS
52
Sine, cosine and tangent : RATIOS
55
Recess : ALCOVE
57
Duke is part of it, for short : ACC
58
Henry James story about a mutiny? : THETURNOFTHECREW
62
Minimal swimwear : THONG
65
Tour-planning org. : AAA
66
Island ring : LEI
67
Islam's largest branch : SUNNI
68
Jane Austen book about Rosa Parks? : RIDEANDPREJUDICE
74
Moral misdeed : SIN
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Ring combo : ONETWO
76
Patch sort : IRONON
77
Strasberg subject : ACTING
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Was a pioneer : LED
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Door feature : KNOB
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Horror director Craven : WES
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Kite-flying need : STRING
86
Be cyclical : RECUR
87
Writer Tarbell and others : IDAS
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Superwide shoe specification : EEEE
90
Thomas Hardy book about a taxpayer's deductions for groceries? : THERETURNOFTHENAIVE
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Prophets : SEERS
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City on Guanabara Bay : RIO
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Pianist Peter and family : NEROS
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Doughy snack : KNISH
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Robust : HALE
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Start of many Latin American place names : SANTO
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Dubai native : ARAB
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Filing asst. : CPA
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It's not wall-to-wall : AREARUG
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John Grisham book about fashion show critics? : THERUNWAYJURY
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Ordinary : MUNDANE
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Sheathe : ENCASE
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Frosh topper : BEANIE
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Sudden contractions : SPASMS
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TV event of January 1977 : ROOTS
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Baseball card number : ATBATS
Down
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Harts : STAGS
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Coin of Córdoba : PESETA
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Lacking in substance : ANEMIC
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Trophy : CUP
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Pilot's projection: Abbr. : ETA
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Blowgun ammo : DART
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Relieved : SPELLED
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Service award : TIP
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401(k)'s kin : IRA
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Singly : EACH
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Happy colleague : SLEEPY
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Competes : VIES
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Radius setting : ARM
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Campaign poster inscriptions : SLOGANS
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Gary of "Forrest Gump" : SINISE
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Guitarist Segovia : ANDRES
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Cassette parts : REELS
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Sobersided : STAID
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1984 Steve Martin/Lily Tomlin film : ALLOFME
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Dido's love : AENEAS
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Like appreciative fans : AROAR
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"Jefferson in Paris" star : NOLTE
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Use a prie-dieu : KNEEL
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1974 foreign-language hit : ERESTU
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Knowledge, in France : SAVOIR
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Stirs : BUSTLES
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Historic event : FIRST
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Upended umlaut : COLON
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Alice's cat : DINAH
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Kind of shop or language : MACHINE
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Prepared for transmission : ENCODED
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Meddles : HORNSIN
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Vespers time : EVENING
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Ross's forte : SEWING
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Recon unit : PATROL
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Win : REAP
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"Computers for people" company : ATARI
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Old five-centesimi coin : SOLDO
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Heart ward, for short : CCU
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Swindled : HAD
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Sinn ___ : FEIN
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Behavioral quirk : TIC
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Clear : NET
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Rubbernecks : GAWKERS
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Time being : NONCE
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Field marshal Rommel : ERWIN
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Actor Baker : JOEDON
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Precarious : UNSAFE
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Corroded : EATEN
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Floorboard sound : CREAK
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Soundtrack album, e.g. : TIEIN
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Scandal reaction : OUTRAGE
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Bobby Orr, from 1966 to 1976 : BRUIN
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It has its ups and downs : SEESAW
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Enjoys a favorite book : REREADS
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"Die Fledermaus" composer : STRAUSS
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Shred : TEARUP
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"All's Well That Ends Well" heroine : HELENA
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Cad : ROTTER
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"Deed I Do" singer : HORNE
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Andean beast : VICUNA
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Morale : ESPRIT
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Pillow covers : SHAMS
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He introduced the Easter egg roll on the White House lawn : HAYES
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Stars : SUNS
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Cry of despair : OHNO
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Rum cake : BABA
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Fishes-Bull go-between : RAM
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"The Island of the Day Before" author : ECO
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Snitch : RAT
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In addition : YET
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Quick punch : JAB

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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