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New York Times, Tuesday, October 19, 1999

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Poet Khayyám : OMAR
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"Naughty you!" : SHAME
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Went for the cuspidor : SPAT
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F.B.I. info : FILE
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Place for croutons : SALAD
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Mafia bigwig : CAPO
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Halloween wear : FRIGHTWIGS
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Geraint's lady : ENID
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___ Tafari (Haile Selassie) : RAS
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Trash bag accessory : TIE
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City on the Arno : PISA
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Burglar's advance man, maybe : CASER
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Tending to grab : CLUTCHY
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Smokers' needs : ASHTRAYS
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"The Purple People Eater" singer Wooley : SHEB
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"O Sole ___" : MIO
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Triangular road sign : YIELD
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Not a stylish dresser : FRUMP
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A throw : EACH
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"Eating ___" (1982 black comedy) : RAOUL
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Milky Way unit : STAR
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Neither sharp nor flat : ONKEY
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Trainees learn these : ROPES
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Singing syllable : TRA
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Pack down : TAMP
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Study of prison management : PENOLOGY
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Crimson : HARVARD
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Good gymnastic scores : NINES
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"The Time Machine" people : ELOI
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Brit. lexicon : OED
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Move it : HIE
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Balm ingredient : ALOE
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Feature of some radios : ALARMCLOCK
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Laces (into) : RIPS
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Sal of "Exodus" : MINEO
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Aunt Bee's boy : OPIE
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Audition : TEST
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Preserves, as pork : SALTS
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Withdraw gradually : WEAN
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Wide of the mark : OFF
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Aging orbiter : MIR
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"Aladdin" prince : ALI
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"That I have but one life to lose for my country," to Hale : REGRET
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Air France fleet members : SSTS
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End of a bray : HAW
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Came to rest : ALIT
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Hoodoo : MAGIC
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Detroit duds : EDSELS
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Regalia items : SCEPTERS
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Pusher's target? : PANICBUTTON
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Imitative : APISH
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NBC debut of 1/14/52 : TODAY
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He followed Franklin : HARRY
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Small role for a big star : CAMEO
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Kind of flu : ASIAN
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Infantry assault group : SHOCKTROOPS
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14 and up, for short : UHF
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Gas station offering : AIR
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Wine taster's concern : YEAR
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Single-master : SLOOP
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Trick : DUPE
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Blue-haired Simpson : MARGE
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Earnestly hopes : PRAYS
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Most likely to break a scale : HEAVIEST
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Football Hall-of-Famer Dawson : LEN
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Singer Sumac : YMA
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Like some booms : SONIC
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Some golf tourneys : PROAMS
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Stay out of sight : LIELOW
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Coward's lack : HEART
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Kate's TV partner : ALLIE
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Daniel's "Sonnets to ___" : DELIA
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Frontiersman Boone, for short : DANL
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Med. care grps. : HMOS
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Not active: Abbr. : RET
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Unlock, in verse : OPE
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Cloak-and-dagger org. : CIA
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Barbie's doll : KEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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