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New York Times, Monday, January 4, 1999

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {HQWXZ} This is puzzle # 64 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0104 ( 17,954 )
Across
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Thumb-twiddling : IDLE
5
Leapfrogs : JUMPS
10
___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
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Make airtight : SEAL
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___ a time (singly) : ONEAT
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"Cleopatra" backdrop : NILE
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"Yes!" : ABSOLUTELY
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Darling : DEAR
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Sendak's "Where the Wild Things ___" : ARE
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Composer Satie : ERIK
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Soviet leader Brezhnev : LEONID
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Semiautomatic rifle : CARBINE
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Land of the llama : PERU
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Red-white-and-blue inits. : USA
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Information bank : DATABASE
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Passing notice? : OBIT
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King of the jungle : LION
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What a lumberjack leaves behind : STUMP
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River to the Rio Grande : PECOS
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SSW's opposite : NNE
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Like a haunted house : EERIE
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Skyward : ALOFT
43
Persian ___ : GULF
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Person to go out with : DATE
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Round Table knight : LANCELOT
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C.I.O.'s partner : AFL
50
Skip : OMIT
51
"Don't move!" : STAYPUT
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Snake-haired woman of myth : MEDUSA
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35-Across's sound : ROAR
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___ de France : ILE
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Walkie-talkie word : OVER
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"Yes!" : BYALLMEANS
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Needles' partner : PINS
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Train making all stops : LOCAL
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Med school subj. : ANAT
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Manicurist's board : EMERY
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Optimistic : ROSY
Down
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Writer Asimov : ISAAC
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Actress Winger : DEBRA
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Tattoo remover : LASER
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"Xanadu" rock grp. : ELO
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Diary : JOURNAL
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Loosen, as a knot : UNTIE
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Overly docile : MEEK
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Chum : PAL
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Sharp-pointed instrument : STYLET
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"Yes!" : UNDOUBTEDLY
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Mortgage : LIEN
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Uncool one : NERD
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Arrival gifts in Honolulu : LEIS
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Remove, as marks : ERASE
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"Yes!" : BUTOFCOURSE
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See 51-Down : PANEL
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Coffee break snack : DONUT
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Glow : AURA
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Slugged, old-style : SMIT
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Sportsman's blade : EPEE
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October's birthstone : OPAL
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Composer Bartók : BELA
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PC picture : ICON
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Fort Knox unit : INGOT
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Cherries' leftovers : STEMS
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So as to cause death : FATALLY
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Apt : LIABLE
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Raise crops : FARM
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With 26-Down, a rooftop energy device : SOLAR
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Elton John's instrument : PIANO
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Arm bones : ULNAS
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Not handling criticism well : TESTY
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Brood : MOPE
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Like Darth Vader : EVIL
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Cub Scout groups : DENS
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Derby : RACE
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___ Kippur : YOM
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Something to lend or bend : EAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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