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New York Times, Wednesday, January 27, 1999

Author:
Leslie Billig
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Leslie Billig

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Billig. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0127 ( 17,977 )

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Across
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Not shut tight : AJAR
5
Royal crown : TIARA
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O.K. in any outlet : ACDC
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Like Silver's rider : LONE
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Up to : UNTIL
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"Oops!" : UHOH
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Greek salad ingredient : FETA
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Dolly, for one : CLONE
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Tear : RACE
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RAMSEYS : LEWISANDCLARK
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Schoenberg opera "Moses und ___" : ARON
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"Boola Boola" singer : ELI
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POWELLS : DICKANDJANE
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Org. in old spy stories : OSS
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Athol Fugard's "A Lesson From ___" : ALOES
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Mouse manipulator : USER
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Company, proverbially : TWO
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Verb, for example : NOUN
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Planck's "thanks" : DANKE
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Lots of bucks : DEER
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King's domain : CNN
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Cousin's mother : AUNT
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"The House of Dies ___" (Virginia Hamilton Edgar-winning mystery) : DREAR
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Attack a sub? : EAT
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STILLERS : BENANDJERRY
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Cataract site : EYE
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Like Patagonia : ARID
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ROGERS : FREDANDGINGER
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Culbertson coup : SLAM
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Showed again : RERAN
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Wrinkle remover : IRON
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Wear out the carpet in the waiting room : PACE
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Gatling gun feature : CRANK
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Rosetta's river : NILE
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"Now hear this!": Abbr. : ATTN
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Rail riders : HOBOS
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Traditional Hanukkah gift : GELT
Down
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Landon of politics : ALF
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One of the Coen brothers : JOEL
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It's just for openers : ANTE
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Arouse : REAWAKEN
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Popular retirement destination : TUCSON
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Not on the shore : INLAND
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Heaps and heaps : ATON
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Zest : RIND
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Tess's seducer in "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" : ALEC
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Hearing-related : AURAL
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Ben Hur, e.g. : CHARIOTEER
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Deduct from : DOCK
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Fighter with Fidel : CHE
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Roth offerings : IRAS
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Groucho's expression : LEER
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Twist or stomp : DANCE
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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Work against : COUNTERACT
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Undemocratic government : JUNTA
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"Don't ___!" : ASK
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Born, in Bordeaux : NEE
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Talk a blue streak? : SWEAR
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Contrite : SORRY
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Expected to arrive : DUE
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First name in advice : ANN
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Using a dragnet : DREDGING
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Out for the night : ABED
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Bottled spirit?: Var. : DJIN
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1998 Olympics site : NAGANO
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They may be on the house : DRINKS
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Mocha's country : YEMEN
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Off-pitch : FLAT
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Ogee, e.g. : ARCH
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Agrippina's son : NERO
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Colorless : DRAB
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U.S. port, or its locale : ERIE
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Throw, as dice : ROLL
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Health haven : SPA
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Place to surf : NET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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