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New York Times, Monday, October 11, 1999

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
Where General Motors is headquartered
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 75 for Mr. Paul. Monday freshness: 10%
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V
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I
3
B
4
E
5
S
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L
7
A
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S
9
S
10
E
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D
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E
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N
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E
R
A
S
E
15
O
N
T
O
16
N
O
D
E
17
R
O
B
O
T
18
B
E
A
M
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I
N
G
A
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A
N
Y
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B
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R
O
W
N
B
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A
G
G
E
R
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B
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E
A
U
S
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R
I
M
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A
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T
O
N
C
E
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O
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P
E
R
A
31
B
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L
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E
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C
R
O
O
K
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S
T
A
R
S
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R
O
N
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H
U
M
S
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M
E
T
R
O
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H
O
O
T
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E
S
E
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B
E
R
E
T
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D
O
W
S
E
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S
T
R
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A
I
N
E
R
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B
E
R
B
E
R
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L
B
S
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S
E
T
A
E
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B
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A
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C
K
B
R
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E
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A
K
E
R
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A
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P
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T
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R
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L
E
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O
R
C
A
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O
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A
T
E
R
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A
D
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N
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O
M
I
T
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I
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N
E
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G
A
P
E
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M
A
D
E
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T
E
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S
E
© 1999, The New York Times10/11/99 ( No. 18,234 )
Across
1
Feelings, informally : VIBES
6
Young miss : LASS
10
Garden with the tree of life : EDEN
14
Wipe, as a blackboard : ERASE
15
Get ___ (board) : ONTO
16
Lymph bump : NODE
17
Mechanical man : ROBOT
18
Skyscraper support : BEAM
19
Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
20
Unspecified number : ANY
21
Frugal lunch-eater : BROWNBAGGER
24
Boyfriends : BEAUS
26
What a swish shot doesn't touch : RIM
27
Immediately : ATONCE
29
In working condition : OPERABLE
34
No-good sort : CROOK
35
Planetarium display : STARS
36
President after Jimmy : RON
37
Accompanies musically sans words : HUMS
38
The first "M" in M-G-M : METRO
39
Catcall : HOOT
40
Suffix with computer : ESE
41
Artist's cap : BERET
42
Use a divining rod : DOWSE
43
Kitchen gadget : STRAINER
45
North African tribesman : BERBER
46
Scale units: Abbr. : LBS
47
Caterpillar hairs : SETAE
48
Torturous task : BACKBREAKER
53
Prone : APT
56
Tick off : RILE
57
Sea World attraction : ORCA
58
Movie with a saloon fight, maybe : OATER
60
Tennis score after deuce : ADIN
61
Skip : OMIT
62
Actress Worth : IRENE
63
Be in awe : GAPE
64
Custom-___ : MADE
65
To the point : TERSE
Down
1
Aloe ___ : VERA
2
It's pumped in gyms : IRON
3
Fortysomething, say : BABYBOOMER
4
"___ Beso" (1962 song) : ESO
5
Relapse : SETBACK
6
University of New Mexico's nickname : LOBOS
7
From the top : ANEW
8
Saxophonist Getz : STAN
9
Hat dance hat : SOMBRERO
10
Mystery : ENIGMA
11
Doorbell sound : DONG
12
Upper hand : EDGE
13
At hand : NEAR
22
Regret : RUE
23
Pretense : AIRS
25
Son in Genesis : ENOS
27
Partner of pains : ACHES
28
Kind of fund : TRUST
29
Playful animal : OTTER
30
Divide with a comb : PART
31
Bully : BROWBEATER
32
Baggy : LOOSE
33
Register : ENTER
35
Dried up : SERE
38
Public facility : MENSROOM
39
Bar mitzvah dance : HORA
41
Kind of lettuce : BIBB
42
Where General Motors is headquartered : DETROIT
44
Certain hydrocarbon : ALKENE
45
The ___ Gees : BEE
47
It has wheels on its heel : SKATE
48
Talk big : BRAG
49
Opera set in Egypt : AIDA
50
Football foul : CLIP
51
Witty Bombeck : ERMA
52
Ascorbic ___ : ACID
54
Highlighters, e.g. : PENS
55
Branch headquarters? : TREE
59
"___ you kidding?" : ARE

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