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New York Times, Friday, October 16, 1998

They're probably not good for what ails you

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKVWZ} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith.
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© 1998, The New York Times10/16/98 ( No. 17,874 )
Across
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Small settlements : HAMLETS
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One of a popular musical trio : DOMINGO
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Pumpkin-headed : IDIOTIC
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Keats, to Shelley : ADONAIS
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Common fertilizer : NITRATE
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First hit by the Police, 1979 : ROXANNE
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Spoils : DOTESON
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Wrongfully take : CRIB
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Seagoing letters : USS
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Get-up-and-go : PEP
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Morales of "La Bamba" : ESAI
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Good name for a cook? : STU
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Of which A-Ant was pub. in Jan. 1884 : OED
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Comment to a backstabber? : ETTU
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Misappropriate public funds, say : FEATHERONESNEST
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Like certain opportunities : ONCEINALIFETIME
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They're probably not good for what ails you : PATENTMEDICINES
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Quash : STOP
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Canal zone? : EAR
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Reb letters : CSA
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At one time, at one time : ERST
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Grade sch. class : SCI
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Tight wrapper : BOA
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Kirkuk's country : IRAQ
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Men of the cloth : RECTORS
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Less subdued : GAUDIER
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Still in rehearsals : UNREADY
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Outstanding debt : ARREARS
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Yapper : SCOTTIE
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Diamond in the rough? : SANDLOT
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Work on a galley : TYPESET
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Worshiper of 37-Down : HINDU
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"Later!" : ADIOS
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Paws : MITTS
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Elders' teachings : LORE
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Long E's, in Greek : ETAS
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"Mambo Diablo" musician : TITOPUENTE
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Play makeup : SCENE
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Bois ___ (Osage orange) : DARC
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Garlic, for one : ODOR
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Get-up-and-go : MOXIE
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One way to vote : INABSENTIA
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Bert's fictional twin sister : NAN
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Kind of mill : GIN
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Verb follower? : OSE
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Joint-stock company owners : POOLERS
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Had a traditional dinner : ATEIN
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"Who's there?" response : ITSME
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Like cliffs : STEEPSIDED
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Hairline : THIN
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"Idylls of the King" lady : ENID
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Shortfall : DEFICIENCY
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Sport-___ (popular vehicles) : UTES
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Popinjays : FOPS
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Mother's mother, e.g. : ENATE
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Man of parts : ACTOR
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See 1-Down : RAMA
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Brief moments : SECS
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"Perry Mason" feature : TRIAL
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Pizza feature : CRUST
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Jetty set : BOATS
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Do ___ : ORDIE
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Heretofore : ASYET
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Akron baseball player : AERO
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Alphabet quartet : QRST
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Field yield : CROP
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Pied's opposite : TETE
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A number of dental patients? : GAS
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Neighbor of Scorpius : ARA
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Ossuary : URN

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

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