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Plain Geometry

New York Times, Sunday, September 8, 1996

Author:
R. H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0908 ( 17,106 )
Across
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___ Na Na : SHA
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Capitoline Museum site : ROME
8
___ blank : DRAWA
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Flying Eagle, 1856-58 : CENT
17
TV/film director Averback et al. : HYS
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Pre-fax transmission : TELEX
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"O Sanctissima," e.g. : CAROL
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1934 Douglas Freeman biography : RELEE
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Post-___ (surgical follow-ups) : OPS
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"___ Street Blues" : BEALE
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Fireplace : INGLE
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Writer Wiesel and others : ELIES
25
"Independence Day" setting : THEOVALOFFICE
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Clique : CIRCLEOFFRIENDS
30
Cheek : PERTNESS
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Remainder of Rennes : RESTE
33
Foot comforter : INSOLE
34
Loose : UNTIED
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Go one better : SURPASS
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Scotland yards? : METRES
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"The Wonder Years" years : TEENS
39
Charity event : BAZAAR
40
Mademoiselle's mother : MERE
41
W.W. II hero : DDE
42
Stayed at home : WASIN
43
"Odyssey" peak : OSSA
46
229-year-old TV alien : ALF
49
Word with care or mare : DAY
50
Axioms : TRUTHS
52
___ nothing : ALLOR
54
Twisted entertainment? : RUBIKSCUBES
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Early computer : ENIAC
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Produce foliage : LEAVE
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Bully : MENACE
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Add more lanes to : REWIDEN
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Millay work : SONNET
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___ a minute : AMILE
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Seattle player, for short : SONIC
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Sunken treasure site : BERMUDATRIANGLE
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One who can't get out : LIFER
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Shells : CONCHS
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Some library vols. : OED
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Suffix with practical : ITY
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Where Navajo Mountain is : UTAH
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___ du jour : CARTE
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Giant's word : FUM
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First of all : ADAM
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Type inclined to stress : ITALIC
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Optimist : HOPER
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Buddhist sermons : SUTRAS
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Clad : ATTIRED
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Dishevel : TOUSLE
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Jack-in-the-pulpits, e.g. : AROIDS
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Part of a Gilbert and Sullivan chorus : TRALA
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Travels overseas : ISABROAD
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Puts at risk : LAYSONTHELINE
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Starting over : BACKTOSQUAREONE
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Bond : UNITE
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Large quantity : REAMS
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Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," e.g. : SUITE
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Actress Peeples : NIA
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Film producer De Laurentiis et al. : DINOS
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Temple pilasters : ANTAS
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Harmony parts : ALTOS
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Sharp-nosed fish : EEL
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Isn't robust : SAGS
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"Miracle on 34th Street" actor John : PAYNE
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Mexican bread : PESO
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Q's tail : RST
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Randy Barnes's Olympic gold-winning event : SHOTPUT
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Like A-frames : HYPHENED
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Maintained : ASSERTED
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Lowered, as a mast : REEFED
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Five Norwegian kings : OLAFS
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Singer Etheridge and others : MELISSAS
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Suit, so to speak : EXEC
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Seventh-century date : DCI
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Easily beat : RANCIRCLESAROUND
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Special vocabularies : ARGOTS
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Tom and Thomas : WOLFES
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A as in Absalom : ALEF
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Popular pizza brand : CELESTE
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"Sense and Sensibility" sister : ELINOR
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Razz : NEEDLE
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Title roles for MacLaine and Kinski : TESSES
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Hearty entrees : TBONES
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Conductor Fritz : REINER
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Chocolate drink : OVALTINE
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Wandering : ERRANT
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Coleridge poem : RIME
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Auto indus. regulator : EPA
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Weapon of war : UZI
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Howls : BAYS
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Like some pronouns: Abbr. : MASC
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U.S. Pacific atoll : WAKE
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Toronto All-Star pitcher Dave : STIEB
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1953 Paramount hit : SHANE
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TV host Stewart : ALANA
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"Jules and Jim" situation : LOVETRIANGLE
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Stew : FRET
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Kitchen gizmo : DICER
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First, Second or Third state : REICH
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Not just in the head : ALOUD
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Advance : LEND
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Send : REMIT
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Consolidate : UNIFY
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Farm unit : BALE
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Two to eight : CUBEROOT
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Cathartic drug : SENNA
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French Sudan, today : MALI
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Campbell song : WICHITALINEMAN
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Fictional pirate : SMEE
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Riffraff : SCUM
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Cadet's course, for short : ROTC
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Ancient charm : SCARAB
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It may take some hops : ALE
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Twit : RIDICULE
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Frank : FOURSQUARE
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Awake before another : UPSOONER
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Griffith and others : MELANIES
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Nobles, colloquially : ARISTOS
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Pedestal parts : DADOES
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League: Abbr. : ASSN
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"___ I Kissed You" (Everly Brothers song) : TIL
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Drifters : HOBOES
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Like some card hands : REDEALT
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Toast words : SALUDS
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Muse with a globe : URANIA
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Acting idly : TOYING
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Parthenon sculpture : ATHENA
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Concord : TREATY
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Portable art : TATTOO
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Blackouts : SKITS
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Quicksand, e.g. : TRAP
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"Now!" : ASAP
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Capt.'s direction : SSE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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