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New York Times, Saturday, September 5, 1998

Author:
Thomas W. Schier
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Thomas W. Schier

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {BQZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Schier. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0905 ( 17,833 )

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Across
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First name in horror : WES
4
"The Mosquito Coast" hero : ALLIE
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Iron-rich dish : LIVER
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Removals : EXCISIONS
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Worth keeping : UTILE
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Most mephitic : STINKIEST
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Sharp-___ : NOSED
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Golfer's obstacle : TREE
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Charger : STEED
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Bad date, perhaps : CAD
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Ch'in dynasty follower : HAN
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Corsair, Ranger and Citation : EDSELS
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Peace Nobelist Cassin : RENE
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Acquiesce : ACCEDE
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West Bank grp. : PLO
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"Theogony" figure : EROS
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Workshop of Hephaestus : MTETNA
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Isolate : SETAPART
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One of the Pillars of Islam : HADJ
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Hospital supplies : SERA
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Polish worker? : FINISHER
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Election extension : REVOTE
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"The True Believer" author Hoffer : ERIC
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Chaud period : ETE
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1984 Timothy Hutton film : ICEMAN
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Old-___-beard (green lichen) : MANS
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Silky wool source : ALPACA
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Country on the Atl. : ARG
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Took in a poor boy : ATE
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With lance in hand : ATILT
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Prefix with plano : ALTI
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Kalaupapa colonist : LEPER
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Mexican tongue : NAHUATLAN
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The 400 : ELITE
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Life-support system : ECOSPHERE
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Lip-___ : SYNCS
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Adjusted : RESET
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Survey choice : YES
Down
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Home of soccer's United : WESTHAM
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Get to the root of? : EXTRACT
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Kind of fair : SCIENCE
4
Break a rule in the military : ASK
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Number of weeks per annum : LII
6
Mississippi Valley deposit : LOESS
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Arch locales : INSTEPS
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Actress Winwood and others : ESTELLES
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"My Friend Irma" star : LUND
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Yamaguchi's 1992 rival : ITO
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Guts : VISCERA
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Feminist Smeal : ELEANOR
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Most embarrassed : REDDEST
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Like Bach's Sonata No. 3 : INE
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Secret : ESOTERIC
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Purviance and O'Brien : EDNAS
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Tie : DEADHEAT
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Do some roadwork : REPAVE
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Deontology : ETHICS
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Betel nut source : ARECA
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Boeing product : JETLINER
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Does, for example : FEMALES
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How hotheads react : IRATELY
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Part of some splits : NINEPIN
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Succeed : REPLACE
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Longtime Dodgers owner : OMALLEY
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Rarer than rare : TARTARE
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35-Down's quartet : ENGINES
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Fictional blade : ATHOS
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He favored the Trojans : ARES
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Part of N.C.A.A.: Abbr. : ATH
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Abbr. after a comma : ETC
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Consumption : USE
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Quick-witted : APT

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

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