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New York Times, Tuesday, January 5, 1999

Author:
Lyell Rodieck
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lyell Rodieck

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Rodieck. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0105 ( 17,955 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Auntie, dramatically : MAME
5
"La Classe de danse" artist : DEGAS
10
Birds in barns : OWLS
14
Quizmaster Trebek : ALEX
15
Humble : ABASE
16
Cookie since 1912 : OREO
17
Asset for 34-Across? : CASTIRONSTOMACH
20
Bee activity : SWARMING
21
Classical lyric poet : SAPPHO
22
Creative work : OPUS
23
Book after Nehemiah: Abbr. : ESTH
24
Sites of crosses : GRAVES
27
Meadow sounds : BAAS
28
___ Na Na : SHA
31
No longer on the plate : EATEN
32
Doughnut shapes : TORI
33
Extent : SPAN
34
Circus act : SWORDSWALLOWING
37
Place for a revival : TENT
38
Kind of desk : CITY
39
Flowerless plants : FERNS
40
Before, in poetry : ERE
41
Rules out : BANS
42
Not yet sunk : AFLOAT
43
Common hello or goodbye : WAVE
44
Habeas corpus, for one : WRIT
45
Spicy cuisine : CREOLE
48
Takes advance orders for : PRESELLS
52
Liability for 34-Across? : LUMPINTHETHROAT
54
The Urals are west of it : ASIA
55
Dinner bird : GOOSE
56
Witty Bombeck : ERMA
57
Put salt on, maybe : MELT
58
Bridge positions : EASTS
59
Time of decision : DDAY
Down
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Handy computers : MACS
2
"There oughta be ___!" : ALAW
3
Southwest sight : MESA
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Glad-handing type : EXTROVERT
5
Father of Xerxes : DARIUS
6
Dark shades : EBONS
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Thieves' group : GANG
8
Numbskull : ASS
9
Leaves the dock : SETSSAIL
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Zing : OOMPH
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Saran, e.g. : WRAP
12
Preyer : LECH
13
London or New York district : SOHO
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Be about to happen : IMPEND
19
Feedbag feed : OATS
23
Jumping the gun : EARLY
24
Romantic adventure : GESTE
25
More cold and wet : RAWER
26
Agreeing (with) : ATONE
27
Marina sights : BOATS
28
Veep Agnew : SPIRO
29
___-Barbera (big name in cartoons) : HANNA
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Feeling of apprehension : ANGST
32
Coil : TWINE
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Took the heat badly : SWELTERED
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Search like wolves : SCAVENGE
36
Aloof : OFFISH
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Island near Java : BALI
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Rugged ridges : ARETES
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Actor Tom of "The Dukes of Hazzard" : WOPAT
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Extract by force : WREST
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Symbol of noncommunication : CLAM
46
Trick : RUSE
47
Oscar winner Jannings : EMIL
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Light: Prefix : PHOS
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Byron or Tennyson : LORD
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Tibetan monk : LAMA
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Corset part : STAY
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___ fault (overly so) : TOA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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