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New York Times, Friday, September 25, 1998

"The Cat and the Curmudgeon" author

Author:
Mark Blakeburn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Blakeburn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJWXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Blakeburn.
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© 1998, The New York Times9/25/98 ( No. 17,853 )

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Across
1
Did a Little bit : APED
5
Streamliner segment : BAGGAGECAR
15
Rex's sleuth : NERO
16
Beryl variety : AQUAMARINE
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Kit Carson's home : TAOS
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They may have designs on you : TATTOOISTS
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Little on the end? : ETTE
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23-Across ingredient : BEER
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E.R. A.S.A.P. : STAT
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___ sunt (poetic motif) : UBI
23
Pub quaff : SHANDY
25
Word used before now : ERE
26
Pennsylvania's ___ Mountains : POCONO
28
Like farmland : ACRED
30
Social butterfly : GADABOUT
34
Movers' inventory : VANS
35
The Virginia and the Monitor, e.g. : IRONSIDES
37
Irate reaction : RISE
39
Opens, e.g. : TOURNEYS
42
Breeds : SORTS
43
"Another Time" poet and family : AUDENS
45
Journal addendum? : ESE
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STP target : SLUDGE
50
Conciliatory gift : SOP
51
Precipitate : RASH
53
Portrayer of WKRP's Jennifer : LONI
54
Part of P.R. : RICO
55
Turning away : ALIENATING
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AOL logo, e.g. : ICON
59
Having a foot fault? : PIGEONTOED
60
Tattled : SANG
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They may be done on a beam : HANDSTANDS
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Scrape site : KNEE
Down
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Dealer's directive : ANTEUP
2
Fertilizer source : PEATBOG
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A nice word for dirt? : EROTICA
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Capsule contents : DOSE
5
Swinger's club : BAT
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : AQABA
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"___ Tag!" : GUTEN
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Like heaven's entrance : GATED
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"The Cat and the Curmudgeon" author : AMORY
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Auditing agcy. : GAO
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Discordia's Greek counterpart : ERIS
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Well : CISTERN
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Southern Hemisphere supergiant : ANTARES
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Ready to play again : RESTED
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Gets game : SNARES
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"Rolling stone" : HOBO
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Wordsworth, for one : ODIST
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Way to go : AVENUE
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Sized up : CASED
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N.Y. neighbor : ONT
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Private club, for short? : USO
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English war god : TIU
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Aerodynamic force : DRAG
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Patron saint of Palermo : ROSALIA
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Defeatist declaration : IRESIGN
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Non-defeatist declaration : YESICAN
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Italian ice alternative : SNOCONE
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Part of an angelic host : SERAPH
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Kind of cake : SPONGE
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Way of looking at things : SLANT
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"Little" girl of old comics : LOTTA
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Student ___ : UNION
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Made it through crunch time? : DINED
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Observe : HEED
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Underwriter's concern : RISK
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Our, in Orléans : NOS
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Mdse. : GDS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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