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New York Times Apr 21 1997

'Accept the situation!' FACEIT
Adolescent rock fan TEENYBOPPER
Always, in verse EER
Antwerp residents BELGIANS
Barbecued treat RIB
Be mistaken ERR
Bewildered ATSEA
Bing Crosby or Rudy Vallee, e.g. CROONER
Blend MIX
Cassettes TAPES
Chaney Jr. and Sr. LONS
Chicken ___ king ALA
Chide, as a child SCOLD
Christians' ___ Creed NICENE
Coarse-toothed tool RIPSAW
Dazzling performer SHOWSTOPPER
Dehydrated DRY
Depose gradually and politely EASEOUT
Desire deeply CRAVE
Despise HATE
Egotistical conversationalist NAMEDROPPER
Egyptian snake ASP
Extraterrestrial ALIEN
Fencing blade EPEE
Fold, as paper CREASE
Forebodings OMENS
Former Russian sovereigns TSARS
Gangster's gun GAT
Gardner of Tinseltown AVA
Greta who never actually said 'I vant to be alone' GARBO
Hats' stats SIZES
Held responsible (for) BLAMED
Howled like a hound BAYED
Knight's protection ARMOR
Like shiny floors WAXED
Local educ. support group PTA
Lolled LAZED
Made fractions DIVIDED
Mel's on 'Alice,' for one DINER
Montreal baseballers EXPOS
One-dimensional LINEAR
Overly precious, to a Briton TWEE
Part of a stairway RISER
Penny-pinching MISERLY
Periods just past sunset EVENINGS
Pesky insects GNATS
Photo ___ (pol's news events) OPS
Pirates' plunder BOOTY
Popeye's sweetie OLIVE
Pugilist's weapon FIST
Quotes in book reviews EXCERPTS
Restaurant gadabout TABLEHOPPER
Rummy variation CANASTA
Sharp bark YIP
Sheeplike OVINE
Snappish TESTY
Southern Pacific and others: Abbr. RRS
Spy org. CIA
Star-to-be COMER
Stun gun TASER
Term of address in 'Roots' MASSA
This instant NOW
To an extent SOMEWHAT
Track official TIMER
Try to stop a squeak again REOIL
Uneaten morsel ORT
Victory sign VEE
Zippy flavors TANGS
Zurich's peaks ALPS
___ Angeles LOS
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