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More Than a Job

New York Times, Sunday, September 6, 1998

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 162, Blocks: 98 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 88 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0906 ( 17,834 )
Across
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Political V.I.P. : BOSS
5
Where roads meet: Abbr. : JUNC
9
They're full of beans : PODS
13
"My Dinner With Andre" playwright : SHAWN
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"Love Is a Hurtin' Thing" singer : RAWLS
20
Tinny-sounding instrument : SITAR
21
"He fain would write ___": Browning : APOEM
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Jazzman Chick : COREA
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Frequented, as a restaurant : ATEAT
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Tickle : ELATE
26
Magna ___ : CARTA
27
Troublemakers, at times : ANTIS
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Beginning of a quote : THEBESTTHINGTHATCAN
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Speech bobbles : ERS
33
Sound barrier breaker, for short : SST
34
Newt : EFT
35
Poetic preposition : OER
36
Oft-burned item : TOAST
37
Nutritional amt. : RDA
38
Quote, part 2 : HAPPENINLIFEISWHENYOU
45
Mars: Prefix : AREO
47
Closing document : DEED
48
Do a vet's job : SPAY
49
That, in Toledo : ESO
50
Sudden : SHARP
52
Hacienda room : SALA
54
Some default consequences : REPOS
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A fl. oz. contains six : TSPS
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Flourless cakes : TORTES
63
Maryland athlete, for short : TERP
65
Pig ___ : LATIN
67
King of old comics : AROO
69
Quote, part 3 : STARTWORKATEIGHTOCLOCK
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After-dinner offering : TEA
75
Two-syllable foot, in poetry : SPONDEE
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Something to pass : THEBAR
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Old college building feature : IVY
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"Major" animal : URSA
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Quote, part 4 : AND
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___ avis : RARA
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Guido's high note : ELA
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Capital on the Missouri : PIERRE
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Hit : SUCCESS
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Sch. subject : MUS
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Quote, part 5 : SOMEBODYSAYSITSTIMEFOR
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Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Undersides : SOLES
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"Cheerio!" : TATA
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Four-time Oscar-winning composer : PREVIN
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"Puppy Love" singer : ANKA
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Don Pasquale and others : BASSI
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Schmoozes : GABS
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Strainer : SIEVE
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Tree decoration : ORB
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Get ___ (access) : INTO
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Snack bar drink : COLA
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Shot up : GREW
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Quote, part 6 : COFFEEBREAKANDYOUDONT
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Thurman of "Henry & June" : UMA
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Strange : ALIEN
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The New Yorker illustrator Irvin : REA
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Put in stitches : SEW
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"___ Haw" : HEE
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VCR button: Abbr. : REC
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End of the quote, and its author : WANTTOGOSTEPHENKING
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1964 role for Audrey : ELIZA
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Hood of "Our Gang" comedies : DARLA
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Threepeater's threepeat : TITLE
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Like the sea lion : EARED
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Pass on : RELAY
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Kind of mentality : SIEGE
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Get around : AVOID
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Nostalgic, in a way : RETRO
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Cha cha cha, e.g. : STEPS
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1963 Newman co-star : NEAL
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Artist Magritte : RENE
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Rhône's capital : LYON
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Swearing : OATHS
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Kind of deal : SWEETHEART
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Thick piece : SLAB
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Drop abruptly : JILT
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The 45th of 50 : UTAH
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Political journal since 1865, with "The" : NATION
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Battlement openings : CRENELS
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Agreement : PACT
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Colorful fish : OPAH
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Conductor Antal ___ : DORATI
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Disagreements : SETTOS
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Least adequate : SCANTEST
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Doll : HON
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Main conduit : ARTERY
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Flake : WEIRDO
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City ESE of Miami : NASSAU
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Pricey : STEEP
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Family room pieces : SETTEES
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Long-tailed parrot : MACAW
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"The Lineup" grp. : SFPD
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Golf club part : GRIP
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Onetime Davis Cup coach : ASHE
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Blood line : AORTA
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"Cool!" : NEATO
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Lazybones : IDLER
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Way-off : FAR
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Pupil protector : EYELID
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Register key : NOSALE
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Hrs. in Halifax : AST
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Frat letters : RHOS
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Trouble : PERTURB
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Old flatboats : ARKS
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Reach on the road, perhaps : PAGE
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Unmentioned : OTHER
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Convene : SIT
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Investigation : PROBE
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The Trojans, for short : SOCAL
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Record holders? : STEREOS
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Vatican period : PAPACY
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Game declaration by Ivana? : NOTRUMP
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Stew ingredient : OKRA
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Took place : WAS
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Sounds : TONES
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Breaks up : ENDSIT
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Bar orders : CHASERS
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Quartet member : VIOLA
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Mideast land : YEMEN
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Sanctuaries : ASYLA
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French friend : AMI
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Smell like : REEKOF
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Applications : USES
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Medicinal shrub : CASSIA
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Like some parties : STAG
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Driver's lic. stat : DOB
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Actor Keach : STACY
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Prohibited : TABOO
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Fake : FEIGN
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Untrustworthy, to 60's-70's collegians : OVERTHIRTY
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Split : RIVE
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Unfamiliar : NEW
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Urban passages : AREAWAYS
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Publicity : INK
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Washed with lots of water : SLUSHED
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Coach Karolyi : BELA
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Poi, essentially : TARO
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Like a brigadier general : ONESTAR
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"Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
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Doctors : CURERS
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Cheese ___ : OMELET
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Glib : FACILE
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Finishes a book? : BINDS
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Hold : RETAIN
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Access : ENTREE
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Certain case, in Latin grammar : DATIVE
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Pet provider : OWNER
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Diciembre follower : ENERO
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"The Return of the Native" heath : EGDON
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Dumbarton denizen : GAEL
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Shelley's alma mater : ETON
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Ballet movement : PLIE
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Critic Pauline : KAEL
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Kill with a click : ZAP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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