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New York Times, Friday, January 15, 1999

Author:
John Wolting
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Wolting

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Wolting. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0115 ( 17,965 )

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Across
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Chopin's style : ROMANTICISM
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Sites for bites : LUNCHEONETTES
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Stop dreaming : COMEDOWNTOEARTH
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Parts of royal regalia : ORBS
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A mail carrier has one: Abbr. : RTE
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Copy : MIMEO
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Harris of "thirtysomething" : MEL
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One carrying a back pack : ASS
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Fox sci-fi series : SLIDERS
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Brother-to-be : PLEDGE
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1956 crisis site : SUEZ
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Course abbr. : NNE
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Hitchcockian : EERIE
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Parts of hearts : VALVES
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Job for a speech coach : LISP
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Christmas decoration : HOLLY
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Salt mines : PITS
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Bowman of hockey : SCOTTY
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Russian retreat : DACHA
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Pendleton of Dr. Kildare films : NAT
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Follow : OBEY
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Tribulation : MISERY
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Much-admired First Lady : ELEANOR
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Burn source, sometimes : RUG
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Wax producer : BEE
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Ranges : ROAMS
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Woody Herman's "___ Autumn" : TIS
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Prove durable : WEAR
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Precalamity pronouncement : FAMOUSLASTWORDS
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Stars produce it : NUCLEARENERGY
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Stiff examinations? : POSTMORTEMS
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Gang fighters : RUMBLERS
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People : ONES
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Fast-food chain, in the ad biz : MCD
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Ponied up? : AHORSE
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Red-spotted creatures : NEWTS
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Kind of poem : TONE
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Investment consideration: Abbr. : INT
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Business big : CEO
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Catalogue : ITEMIZE
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Far from flighty : STAID
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Half-humans of folklore : MERMEN
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Siren : LORELEI
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Finger-wagging : STERN
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Drive : COMPEL
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It can go to blazes : HOSE
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Get on : AGE
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Disgrace : SULLY
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Duty : LEVY
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Falls off : DIPS
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Full of four-letter words : SALTY
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Ticket examiner : VOTER
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They have springs : SPAS
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Bindle bearer : HOBO
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Seafaring dangers : ICEBERGS
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Lacking fullness, as the voice : THREADY
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"Strong Poison" author : SAYERS
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Attachés : CONSULS
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Groove on : DIG
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Toy ball brand : NERF
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Float ___ : ALOAN
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Join hands (with) : TEAMUP
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"You ___!" ("No!") : MUSTNT
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Shell alternative : AMOCO
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Speaker's platform : RISER
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Elephant's-ear : TARO
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It may be on a hook : WORM
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Fixed : SET
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Take a powder : LAM
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Like a Burnsian mouse : WEE

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

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