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New York Times, Sunday, September 27, 1998

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0927 ( 17,855 )
Across
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Playwright Norman : MARSHA
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1943 Bogart film : SAHARA
13
Where suits are put on : CABANAS
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Colorless ketone : ACETOL
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Canadiens and Canucks : ICEMEN
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Milieu : ELEMENT
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He should have written "What Makes Sammy Run" : JONATHANSWIFT
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TV role for Penny : LAVERNE
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Kind of chance : SPORTING
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Suffix with human : OID
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Toot : BENDER
30
Fork-tailed flier : TERN
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He should have written "Fear of Flying" : NOELCOWARD
35
Handle, as insurance claims : ADJUST
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Like some heads : DOMED
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Explorer Vasco da ___ : GAMA
40
___ Lobos : LOS
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Sprang : LEAPT
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Magnate : TITAN
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Sight at post offices : FLAGPOLE
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Robbins and Russert : TIMS
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Coach : TRAIN
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"Yikes!" : EGAD
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___ vie : EAUDE
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What candles may signify : AGE
53
He should have written "Green Eggs and Ham" : FRANCISBACON
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Social reformer Jacob : RIIS
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O.R. workers : RNS
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Erskine Caldwell title character : AIMEE
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Seaman's description : ABLE
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Start : OUTSET
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Blade attachments : HILTS
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Tommy Dorsey's "___ Always You" : ITS
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Seeress : SIBYL
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Wasted : STINKO
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Rancher's enemy : PUMA
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Stuffy : CLOSE
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Frequent direction givers: Abbr. : AAA
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Challenge, metaphorically : HILL
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He should have written "Postcards From the Edge" : NORMANMAILER
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Certain fighter : MIG
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Many a Gary Cooper pic : OATER
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Canadiens or Canucks : TEAM
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Crash locale in "Alive" : ANDES
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V-chips block it : PORN
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Strong objections : PROTESTS
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Oodles : SCADS
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72-Across recommendation : ROUTE
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José or Juan : SAN
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Kind of collar : FLEA
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Where Jimmy Carter taught after his Presidency : EMORY
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Nosebleed seats : TOPROW
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She should have written "On the Beach" : GEORGESAND
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Lorelei Lee's creator : LOOS
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Communicate : IMPART
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U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
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Piece of dust : PARTICLE
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Gang of Four members : MAOISTS
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He should have written "Arrowsmith" : JEFFREYARCHER
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Cabalist : PLOTTER
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Temporarily away : ONLOAN
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More virtuous than thou : HOLIER
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Common cleanser : SALSODA
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Eats one's heart out : YEARNS
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Barbecue offerings : STEAKS
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They report to lt. cols. : MAJS
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Reynolds film "Rent-___" : ACOP
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Civil War major general Jesse : RENO
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Business undertakings : STARTUPS
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Most popular : HOTTEST
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"Java" man : ALHIRT
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Blab : SING
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B.T.U. producers : ACS
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Chop down : HEW
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Friend of mon frère : AMI
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Fix some origami : REFOLD
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Marxlike : ANTIC
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Disney Store purchase : CEL
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Bart Starr's alma mater : ALABAMA
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Libation : BEVERAGE
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Touch up : AMEND
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Social misfit : NERD
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Sister of King Arthur : ANNE
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Suffix with pun : STER
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Cape ___ : ANN
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Grunt : Vietnam :: ___ : W.W. II : DOGFACE
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Foreknowledge : NOTICE
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Muscateer? : OMANI
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When dark comes o'er the land : EEN
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He was lost in books : WALDO
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Hitching post : ALTAR
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Condescend : DEIGN
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He should have written "Hotel" : JAMESHILTON
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1928 hit with the lyric "I'm in heaven when I see you smile" : DIANE
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He should have written "Love Story" : LOUISLAMOUR
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Song of the past : OLDIE
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View à la Shakespeare : SEEST
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They have their own lines : TRAMS
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Telephone user : PARTY
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Moon of Neptune : TRITON
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Fades : EBBS
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Square dance partner : GAL
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TV's Peter : FALK
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"Paradise Lost" character : SATAN
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Pops, e.g. : NOISES
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Over in Germany : UBER
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Coastline feature : INLET
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Mosque V.I.P. : IMAM
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Pumps have them : SOLES
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Goes to market : SHOPS
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Miss's accessory : TIARA
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Be prophetic : PRESAGE
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John's "Pulp Fiction" partner : UMA
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Hoax : CANARD
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Plain-speaking radio talk show host : LIDDY
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___-ground missile : AIRTO
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Ford predecessor : AGNEW
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Sea ___ : OTTER
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Little Richard's hometown : MACON
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Mentions : REFERSTO
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It gets a licking : POPSICLE
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On the schedule : SLOTTED
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Wee, to Burns : SMA
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Tree trauma : ROOTROT
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Sect member during the time of Christ : ESSENE
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Ark contents : TORAHS
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Ways of walking : GAITS
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Benefit from : ENJOY
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Not in the profession : LAY
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Baby sitter's banes : IMPS
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___ fide (in bad faith) : MALA
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Combine : POOL
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Parker and Waterman : PENS
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Minty Mexican plant : CHIA
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Soup vegetable : LEEK
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Slips : ERRS
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Title for Mrs. Perón : SRA
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Panama City's home: Abbr. : FLA
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Pro : FOR
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Didn't hold : RAN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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