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New York Times, Saturday, November 14, 1998

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.61004
Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a TRIPLE pangram. Scrabble average: 2.09 This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This is the first triple pangram published in the NYT. See 34 Across.

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H
2
A
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M
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H
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O
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D
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C
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A
9
N
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A
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R
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Y
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O
M
A
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A
J
A
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M
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O
P
A
Q
U
E
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M
A
C
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A
R
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D
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V
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I
Z
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A
K
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I
N
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F
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R
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N
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W
S
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F
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D
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X
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G
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O
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T
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O
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G
D
S
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C
A
L
M
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Y
O
K
E
L
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H
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L
L
Y
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S
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R
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D
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T
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R
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P
L
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P
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A
N
G
R
A
M
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J
A
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N
T
S
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S
Q
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D
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E
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D
A
U
B
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D
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I
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A
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W
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J
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W
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L
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T
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R
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T
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Q
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C
K
F
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R
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G
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1114 ( 17,903 )
Across
1
Hardly an Oscar candidate : HAM
4
Worksite tool : HOD
7
Singer : CANARY
13
Medical suffix : OMA
14
In ___ (stuck) : AJAM
16
Muddy : OPAQUE
17
Popular side dish : MACARONI
19
Canadian writer Robertson ___ : DAVIES
20
Walton who wrote "The Compleat Angler" : IZAAK
21
Tell (from) : INFER
23
Kind of wire : NEWS
24
Send, in a way : FEDEX
25
BASIC command : GOTO
29
Commercial stuff: Abbr. : GDS
30
Settles : CALMS
31
Bumpkin : YOKEL
32
Yuletide décor : HOLLY
33
Turned bad : SOURED
34
This crossword grid, when completed correctly : TRIPLEPANGRAM
37
Trips : JAUNTS
38
Ristorante offering : SQUID
39
Interstate info : EXITS
40
Plasters, e.g. : DAUBS
41
Day in Granada : DIA
44
Team data : WINS
45
Angola's Savimbi : JONAS
46
Winter warmer : WOOL
47
U.S. Open champ, 1985-87 : LENDL
48
Ending with two-, three-, four-, etc. : TOONE
49
Henry Clay, e.g. : ORATOR
53
Short-term solution : QUICKFIX
55
Bring back : REVIVE
56
Stereotyped Beverly Hills resident : SNOB
57
Big shooter : UZI
58
Spanish novelist Blasco ___ : IBANEZ
59
Kind of wire : GUY
60
Expanse : SEA
Down
1
Like some pigeons : HOMING
2
In shock : AMAZED
3
Noisy talkers : MACAWS
4
"Listen!" : HARK
5
Spanish eye : OJO
6
Steel in writing : DANIELLE
7
Ancient book : CODEX
8
On ___ with : APAR
9
Part of U.S.N.A.: Abbr. : NAV
10
Pollution meas. : AQI
11
Wish undone : RUE
12
Hoped-for reply : YES
15
What I, the constructor, had to do while making this puzzle : MINDMYPSANDQS
18
___ in apple : AAS
22
City NE of Casablanca : FES
24
Honeymoon destination, with "the" : FALLS
25
Primitive "drum" : GOURD
26
Some pods : OKRA
27
Overflow : TEEM
28
Worn : OLD
30
Egyptian believers : COPTS
31
Meditators : YOGIS
32
Suggests : HINTS
33
High-hats : SNUBS
34
It has a bill of fare : TAXI
35
Bankruptcy : RUIN
36
It's breathtaking : AQUALUNG
37
Wandering ___ (houseplant) : JEW
40
Slip on : DON
41
Dork : DOOFUS
42
Charge : IONIZE
43
Inability to read : ALEXIA
45
Spanish wine town : JEREZ
46
Cookware item : WOK
47
Troubadour's subject : LOVE
48
National frozen dessert chain : TCBY
49
"It must be him, ___..." (60's lyric) : ORI
50
Johnny ___ : REB
51
Gardner of film : AVA
52
Food holder : TIN
54
Paper in a pot : IOU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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