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FOLLOWING ORDERS

New York Times, Sunday, January 17, 1999

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 50 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0117 ( 17,967 )
Across
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Where Hawthorne wrote "The Scarlet Letter" : SALEM
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Verve : ELAN
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Crackers : BATS
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Bacillus shapes : RODS
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Food fish, in scientific names : SOLEA
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"My Brother ___" (Grateful Dead song) : ESAU
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The wrong stuff : EVIL
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Pecking order? : KISSMEQUICK
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Money order? : GIMMEFIVE
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Dynamo's pivot : STATOR
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Team coached by Bud Grant for 17 years : VIKINGS
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Coordinated, in a way : ALINED
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Function : ROLE
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Rare sports result : TIE
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Bad reception? : ICINESS
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Alphabetical order? : MINDYOURPSANDQS
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Litmus is one kind : TEST
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On the main : ASEA
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Red shade : CERISE
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Disconnected : UNDID
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Skewer : STAB
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Che cohort : FIDEL
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Reverent : PIOUS
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Abbr. concerning the holy or "potholy" : STS
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Difficult position : HOTSEAT
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Batting order? : SOCKITTOMENOW
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Waxed : GREW
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Split : RENT
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Dozer's spot : SOFA
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Cry at an old-fashioned battle : CHARGE
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Tick off : INCENSE
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Headed north, by Northwest : FLEWUP
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Interlaken's river : AARE
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Snowfall : COAT
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Agitate : RILE
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Back order? : STEPTOTHEREAR
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Sagebrush State native : NEVADAN
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Kind of cozy : TEA
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Bubbling on the stove : ABOIL
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Tree thicket : COPSE
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Moth with translucent spots on its wings : LUNA
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Red flag : ALERT
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It's deadly for Bardot : FATALE
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Skip : OMIT
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Aura : HALO
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Benedictine order? : MAKEMINEADOUBLE
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They hold cones : RETINAE
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Had a cone : ATE
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Not orig. : IMIT
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Regard : ESTEEM
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Neighbor of the larynx : TRACHEA
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Impresario : STAGER
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Side order? : STANDBYME
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Suborder? : HOLDTHEMAYO
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Poop out : TIRE
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It's often on the house : LOAN
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Pioneer in calculus : EULER
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Levels : RAZES
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Returned MS holder : SASE
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Many ages : EONS
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Encouraging : ROSY
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Squirreled supply : STASH
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New York merchant Horace : SAKS
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Throw ___ (go ballistic) : AFIT
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One of the Simpsons : LISA
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Word with while : ERST
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Computer buyer's concern : MEMORY
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Atty.'s title : ESQ
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Like some vents : LOUVERED
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Et ___ : ALII
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Guitar part : NECK
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Implored : BEGGED
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One way to buy an item : ASIS
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McDonald's lid? : TAM
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Tree with tiny red berries : SUMAC
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Cultivated : REFINED
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Cheviots and merinos : OVINES
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Strip (of) : DIVEST
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One-way transports? : SLEDS
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Japanese pooches : AKITAS
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Switch suffix : EROO
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Antidemocratic belief : ELITISM
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Mozart's age, when he wrote his Fifth Symphony : NINE
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DuPont brand : LUCITE
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"The fault, dear Brutus, ___ in our stars" : ISNOT
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Beer-brewing mixture : MASH
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Analogy words : ISTO
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Shipshape : NEAT
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Cotton ball applications : DABS
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P.M. counterpart : PRES
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Countryside cylinder : SILO
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Proverbial loser : QUITTER
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Decimal starter : DUO
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Meter reading, maybe : FARE
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Wrestling falls : PINS
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Serial killer? : SNOW
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Protein source : TOFU
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Pull a switch : SWAP
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Word with drop or roll : EGG
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El Greco's homeland : CRETE
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Football Hall-of-Famer Strong : KEN
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Suffix with computer : ESE
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Glen Campbell title city : WICHITA
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Shed : CAST
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Crime motivation : HATE
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Suburbia, e.g. : AREA
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Public image, for short : REP
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Winter air : NOEL
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Eclipse, for one : CAR
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Make tracks : FLEE
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O.T. book : LEV
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Line of clothing : INSEAM
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Equipped à la raptors : TALONED
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U.K. award : OBE
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Melodious Mel : TORME
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Opera opener : ACTI
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Horse color : ROAN
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Big baseball surname : ALOU
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Half-witted : DUMB
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Dye source : ANIL
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Hoopster Archibald : NATE
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Cluster in Taurus : PLEIADES
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Property recipient, at law : ALIENEE
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Greek salad ingredient : FETA
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Old Hollywood star with a mustache : AMECHE
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Hearth goddess : HESTIA
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Essential oils : ATTARS
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Black and Valentine : KARENS
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Rooftop fixture : DISH
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Water rompers : OTTERS
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Leans (on) : RESTS
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Stroll : AMBLE
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Certain Fed : TMAN
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Time : HOUR
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Cockney greeting : ELLO
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Latin learner's verb : AMAT
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One of the five chief cities of the Philistines : GAZA
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Regards : EYES
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Hebrew "beginning" : ROSH
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___-hoo : YOO
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Venture : TRY

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

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