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New York Times, Thursday, January 14, 1999

Author:
Rand H. Burns
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rand H. Burns

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {KQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Burns. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0114 ( 17,964 )
Across
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Turned on the waterworks : WEPT
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Former East German secret police : STASI
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Hot tub inlets : JETS
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In charge of : OVER
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Range feature : TIMER
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Half of dieciseis : OCHO
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CBS reporter Braver : RITA
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You must remember this : ALAMO
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Tartan representation : CLAN
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Snake in the grass, literally : MARIPYTHONJUANA
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Take potshots (at) : SNIPE
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Wren's wing : ELL
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Let down, say : ALTER
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Scooted : SPED
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"The Mystery of ___ Vep" (Charles Ludlam play) : IRMA
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Arm muscle : BICEPS
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Villains, at times : SNEERERS
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Awarder of badges: Abbr. : BSA
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Swaddles : ENWRAPS
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Stay flat : LIE
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Mariachi topper : SOMBRERO
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Cossack chief : ATAMAN
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Parks on a bus : ROSA
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Where the Saône and Rhône meet : LYON
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___ High Dam : ASWAN
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Big Board's Can. equivalent : TSE
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Midsection : WAIST
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Flash in the pan, literally : SPILIGHTNINGDER
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Needle dropper : PINE
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Underway : AFOOT
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Road ___ : RAGE
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Work units : ERGS
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"The Unbearable Bassington" writer : MUNRO
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Attention-getter at sea : AHOY
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Untouchables chief : NESS
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More devious : SLYER
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Symbol of inactivity : MOSS
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Diet site : WORMS
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Lake Geneva spa : EVIAN
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Kind of dish : PETRI
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Gallivant : TRAIPSE
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Sojourn : STAY
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Out of plumb : TILTED
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Menotti title role : AMAHL
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Pasta ingredient : SEMOLINA
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Unyielding : IRON
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Waggish : JOCULAR
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Showiness : ECLAT
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Anglo-Saxon aristocrat : THANE
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Whale finder : SONAR
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Alternative to mushrooms : PEPPERONI
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Where John Rolfe married Pocahontas : JAMESTOWN
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Anglo-Saxon laborers : ESNES
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Indemnify : REPAY
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Small shot : BBS
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Prefix with diametric : ISO
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Picture taker, in combinations : CAM
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Sign of a big crowd : SRO
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Hackberry's kin : ELM
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Estuary : RIA
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Hill person: Abbr. : SEN
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Hardly kindly : WRATHFUL
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Not in one's cups? : BRALESS
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8-Down, to Sal Mineo : ANAGRAM
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Poe poem : LENORE
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Quaker? : ASPEN
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Cathedral topper : SPIRE
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Waiting area, with "the" : WINGS
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Unsentimental : STONY
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Sun Valley locale : IDAHO
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Bell-shaped flowers : SEGOS
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Low poker pair : TREYS
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Schools of whales : GAMS
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"...like ___ not!" : ITOR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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