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New York Times, Thursday, January 28, 1999

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Henry Hook

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GQ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0128 ( 17,978 )
Across
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Overwhelm : SWAMP
6
Prince in "The Arabian Nights' Entertainments" : AHMED
11
Word of indecision : MAY
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Mischief-maker : PIXIE
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String quartet member : VIOLA
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Popular cable channel : A&E
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Start trouble : OPENACANOFWORMS
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Probation : TEST
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Best-selling : HIT
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Over: Prefix : EPI
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Actor Wheaton : WIL
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Challenging potato chip quantity : JUSTONE
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Go on a gamboling spree : CAVORT
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A welcome sight? : MAT
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1961 chimp in space : ENOS
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Absinthe flavor : ANISE
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#1 spot : ACME
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Iniquity locales : DENS
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Unappealing : NOTONESCUPOFTEA
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Examination format : ORAL
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On : ATOP
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A bit daft : POTTY
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Driver's license datum : NAME
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Sauce source : SOY
45
Gentle touch : CARESS
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Straw hat : SKIMMER
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___ de mer : MAL
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Actress Peeples : NIA
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Smart dresser : FOP
51
Comic strip "___ & Janis" : ARLO
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Wall array of song : 99BOTTLESOFBEER
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Introductory course, in college : 101
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Former country name : ZAIRE
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Commercial bovine : ELSIE
63
Fever reading, maybe : 102
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Buck of note : OWENS
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Letters from overseas : ZETAS
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Lady Macbeth's problem : SPOT
2
Piece of absorbent material : WIPE
3
Lets go : AXES
4
Moneymaking venture : MINT
5
Royal insomnia cause : PEA
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Profit : AVAIL
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Suggestion : HINT
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Low : MOO
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Little one : ELF
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Coolidge's Veep : DAWES
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One who's left hanging : MARIONETTE
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Texas ___ : A&M
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"Undeniably" : YES
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It might go into a pot : CHIT
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Chose : OPTEDFOR
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Valuable insect-eater : WREN
24
Clog : JAMUP
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Western Athletic Conference sch. : UTEP
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Some musical groups : NONETS
27
Montaigne output : ESSAYS
28
Comprehensive book lists : CANONS
29
Hooded jacket : ANORAK
30
Aid for the anemic : VITAMINB12
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1899 Eduardo di Capua melody : OSOLEMIO
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A real man? : MCCOY
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V.I.P. on the Titanic's casualty list : ASTOR
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Smooth : EASE
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Autumnal stone : OPAL
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Syndicate bigwig : CAPO
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Ball material : MATZO
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He took two tablets : MOSES
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Forest growth : FERN
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Competent : ABLE
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Balance : REST
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Movie princess : LEIA
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Bonanza finds : ORES
55
Emergency call : 911
56
Popular Saab model : 900
57
Choice marble : TAW
58
Trumped-up story : LIE
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Red topper : FEZ

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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