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New York Times, Saturday, January 23, 1999

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 24 Missing: {QWYZ} Average word length: 6.48 This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0123 ( 17,973 )
Across
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Cager Mashburn : JAMAL
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Like many transferred workers : RETRAINED
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First course of action : PLANA
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Bathroom block : FLOORTILE
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Rialtos : MARTS
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For a song : DIRTCHEAP
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Some Mozart works : OCTETS
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Connects with : TIESINTO
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Outdoor event provision : RAINDATE
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It may precede marriage : INTER
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It may be eaten in a bar : GRANOLA
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Superlatively slender : LANKEST
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B. & O. Railroad neighbor : ATLANTICAVE
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1987 Costner role : NESS
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Pig in ___ : APOKE
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___ Hodesh : ROSH
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Living : INEXISTENCE
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1979 Caine/Ustinov adventure flick : ASHANTI
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Show presenters : STAGERS
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Single-foot and others : GAITS
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Alexander Calder creations : STABILES
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When hell freezes over : ATNOTIME
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Centers of research : NUCLEI
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Reserves : SETSASIDE
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Bushrope : LIANA
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Dangerous ocean-dwellers : SEASNAKES
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Pitchers : ADMEN
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Like a stereotypical beggar : INTATTERS
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Puts up : REARS
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Early N.Y. Public Library benefactor : JPMORGAN
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Like some dinners : ALACARTE
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Court-___ : MARTIALS
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"My Favorite Martian" props : ANTENNAS
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Mario Puzo novel, with "The" : LASTDON
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Postal abbr. : RFD
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Select : ELITE
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Spelling on television : TORI
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School drills : ROTE
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It's measured in radians : ARCSINE
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Phrase of irresolution : ITHINK
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Nothing at the Vatican : NIENTE
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Transports : ELATES
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Conduct (oneself) : DEPORT
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Dancing or leaping : SALTANT
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Asian capital : TAIPEI
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Wordsworth or Coleridge, as a poet : LAKIST
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Ancient Iranian language : AVESTAN
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Tricia Nixon's married name : COX
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"Macbeth" theme : REGICIDE
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Priest in a humorous verse : ONELLAMA
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Call-in radio show employee : SCREENER
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Revolutionary War force : HESSIANS
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Not brewed, perhaps : INSTANT
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Like almanac data : TABULAR
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1994 U.S. Open winner : AGASSI
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Strong cotton fabric : SATEEN
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Intimate : HINTAT
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Mother of Xerxes I : ATOSSA
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When maror is eaten : SEDER
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"Time ___ a premium" : ISAT
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Studio need : MIKE
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Season opener? : ESS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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