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New York Times, Friday, January 22, 1999

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {HQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0122 ( 17,972 )

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Across
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Top stories : ATTICS
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Grafters' needs : BUDS
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Tolkien cannibal : ORC
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Graft : BOODLE
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From square one : ANEW
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Kind of patch : PEA
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"Dialogues of the Gods" satirist : LUCIAN
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Least obscure : CLEAREST
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Insurance ploy : ARSON
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Pool tool : SKIMMER
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Climate of an era : ZEITGEIST
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Sing the blues : WAIL
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White-tailed birds : ERNS
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Surname separator : NEE
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Fly over the Equator : TSETSE
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Georg Büchner's "Leonce and ___" : LENA
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Cause of hereditary variation : ALLELE
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Dilbert is stuck on it : CORPORATELADDER
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Inexorable process : AGEING
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Didn't stand pat : DREW
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Frasier portrayer : KELSEY
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Didn't malfunction : RAN
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It may be lost or saved : FACE
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Antidiscrimination agcy. : EEOC
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Swinger, perhaps : JITTERBUG
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Chump change in Chihuahua : CENTAVO
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Longshoreman : LADER
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Homer's "Eight Bells," e.g. : SEASCAPE
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Disqualify, as a juror : RECUSE
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Muesli morsel : OAT
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Paul Bunyan, at times : AXER
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Passes : ENACTS
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Fitting : DUE
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Is a good Samaritan : AIDS
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Bow ties and others : PASTAS
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Like hell : ABLAZE
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Band member, often : TOURER
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Alarm bell : TOCSIN
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Sherwood's "___ Delight" : IDIOTS
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Repeated word in "The Trolley Song" : CLANG
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Cambodian coin : SEN
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Conversation steerers? : BACKSEATDRIVERS
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Not 1-Down : UNLIT
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Judge : DEEM
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Was dizzy : SWAM
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Didn't malfunction : OPERATED
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Hi-___ : RES
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Russian blue, e.g. : CAT
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Join again, in a way : REWELD
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St. Catherine's birthplace : SIENA
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Physicist's study : ENERGY
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___ au Haut, Me. : ISLE
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Goatish glance : LEER
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Concern of some agencies : TALENT
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Popular picnic dish : SLAW
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Unattended : LONE
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Decorator's base : CAKE
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S-curve : OGEE
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Move : RELOCATE
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Winter arrival : PISCES
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One of a mythological ennead : ERATO
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Row : FRACAS
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Take away : ABDUCT
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Gentle slope with a sudden drop : CUESTA
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Go out : EGRESS
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Made fun of : JAPED
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"Mefistofele" role : ELENA
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Wildcats' org. : NCAA
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Picker-upper : TAXI
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Buster preceder : SOD
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Fontaine filler : EAU
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One of 435, for short : REP

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

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