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New York Times, Monday, September 29, 1997

Author:
Randy Sowell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randy Sowell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQVWX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Sowell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0929 ( 17,492 )
Across
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Response to an insult : SLAP
5
Tibetan monk : LAMA
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Snack chip : NACHO
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Prefix with dynamic : AERO
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Pastoral poem : IDYL
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"Not you ___!" : AGAIN
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Expressway access : RAMP
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Big bag : SACK
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Saltine brand : ZESTA
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Attractions near the Nile : GREATPYRAMIDS
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Doorway : ENTRY
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Elderly : OLD
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Orthodontist's org. : ADA
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Sights around road repairs : TRAFFICCONES
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"Quiet!" : SHH
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Fishing equipment : NET
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___ Ababa : ADDIS
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Rural outing : HAYRIDE
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Fine gold and enamelware : FABERGE
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Viper : ADDER
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Swiss peak : ALP
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Question's opposite: Abbr. : ANS
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1, 8, 27, 64, etc. : PERFECTCUBES
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That: Sp. : ESO
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It's 21% oxygen : AIR
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Stallone title role : RAMBO
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Components of some auto engines : FOURCYLINDERS
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Screen symbols : ICONS
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Grand Dragon's group : KLAN
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Barely passing grades : DEES
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"___ and Punishment" : CRIME
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Table of contents, e.g. : LIST
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___ spumante (wine) : ASTI
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18 on a golf course : HOLES
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Canyon effect : ECHO
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Distribute, with "out" : METE
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"Beetle Bailey" character : SARGE
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Gain knowledge : LEARN
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Medieval helmet : ARMET
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Warhol's genre : POPART
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Have trouble with esses : LISP
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"An apple ___..." : ADAY
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Sherlock Holmes's brother : MYCROFT
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Acid neutralizer : ALKALI
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"Schindler's List" villain : NAZI
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Elderly : AGED
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Prophetess of Greek myth : CASSANDRA
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Strike : HIT
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"Put ___ Happy Face" : ONA
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Scandinavian war god : TYR
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1600, to Cato : MDC
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Condescend : DEIGN
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Biblical beasts of burden : ASSES
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Common conjunction : AND
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Finder's ___ : FEE
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Taxi : CAB
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"___ to the West Wind" : ODE
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Mold : SHAPE
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Devil's domain : HADES
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Swift watercraft : HYDROFOIL
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Third man in the ring : REF
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Anger : IRE
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Winter bug : FLU
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Police alert, for short : APB
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Kind of paint : ACRYLIC
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Convertible or coupe, e.g. : CAR
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Amuse : TICKLE
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White-tailed eagle : ERN
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Iraq's Hussein : SADDAM
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Reagan Attorney General Edwin : MEESE
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Royals great George : BRETT
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Actor Davis : OSSIE
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"This one's ___" : ONME
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Applies : USES
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Whip : LASH
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"What's gotten ___ you?" : INTO
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German "I" : ICH
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___-Magnon : CRO

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

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