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New York Times, Monday, January 25, 1999

Author:
Fran and Lou Sabin
Editor:
Will Shortz
Word repeated before "pants on fire"
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
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1.5112038%
Fran Sabin
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ScrabDebutPre‑WSFresh
1.4913710837%
Lou Sabin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JVXZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Sabin. This is puzzle # 132 for Mr. Sabin. Monday freshness: 40%
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© 1999, The New York Times1/25/99 ( No. 17,975 )
Across
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Entr'___ (theater break) : ACTE
5
Word repeated before "pants on fire" : LIAR
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Turns from ice to water : MELTS
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Daily delivery : MAIL
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Press for : URGE
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Best : IDEAL
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Italian wine province : ASTI
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Ring-tailed critter : COON
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Pause for a rest : LIEBY
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Permanent military procedures : STANDINGORDERS
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Lady of Lima : SENORA
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"___ geht's?" ("How goes it?"): Ger. : WIE
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Plumbing convenience : RUNNINGWATER
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Flower starter : BUD
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They wrap their food well : BOAS
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Intake problem? : ASTHMA
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Part of a list : ITEM
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Coal box : BIN
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Not a permanent employee : TEMP
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Reversible fabric : DAMASK
45
Wordsmith Webster : NOAH
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Wrestling site : MAT
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Wishers' object : SHOOTINGSTAR
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Chicken ___ king : ALA
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Park features : TRAILS
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Tree-to-tree traveler : FLYINGSQUIRREL
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Unearthly : ALIEN
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Zap : STUN
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"Othello" villain : IAGO
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Beatrice's adorer : DANTE
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Toward shelter : ALEE
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Threaded metal fastener : TNUT
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Recording sign : ONAIR
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Fling : TOSS
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Puppy cries : YIPS
Down
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Pile up : AMASS
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Hindu social division : CASTE
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Giant : TITAN
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Romance novelist ___ Glyn : ELINOR
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Tenor Pavarotti : LUCIANO
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Vitamin tablet supplement : IRON
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Highly excited : AGOG
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Celebrity : RENOWN
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Funguses : MILDEWS
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90's singer Brickell : EDIE
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Unpleasant look : LEER
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Day planner features : TABS
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Foxy : SLY
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Clobber : DRUB
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Latvia's capital : RIGA
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Collar : NAB
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Gershwin's "Of Thee ___" : ISING
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Big inits. in long distance : ATT
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Not us : THEM
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Oscar winner ___ Thompson : EMMA
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Deeply absorbed : RAPT
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Auction actions : BIDS
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Orrin Hatch's state : UTAH
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It's just for show : DEMO
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Longtime Chinese leader : MAO
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Rebuffs : NOS
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Dye worker : STAINER
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Brick oven : KILN
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Puts into harmony : ATTUNES
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Pesters : NAGSAT
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Blue moon, e.g. : RARITY
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Teheran native : IRANI
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Slight advantage, so to speak : LEGUP
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Atlantic City machines : SLOTS
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Sweetened custard : FLAN
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Director Wertmüller : LINA
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Abominable Snowman : YETI
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D-Day invasion town : STLO
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Opposite of an ans. : QUES
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Ruckus : ADO

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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