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New York Times, Wednesday, October 20, 1999

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BFJQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1020 ( 18,243 )
Across
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Insecticide target : APHID
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New Year's popper : CORK
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Truck stop order : HASH
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"Time in a Bottle" singer : CROCE
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Bit attachment : REIN
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Where Lima is : OHIO
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With 38- and 62-Across, why the maharishi refused Novocain : HEWANTEDTO
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Place to play blackjack : RENO
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Become balanced : EVENOUT
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Pull out : EXTRACT
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"___ magnifique!" : TRES
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Goes underground : HIDES
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Screech : SHRIEK
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Broadcast : AIRED
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Endless years : AEON
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Hardly important : MINOR
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Check cashers' cards : IDS
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See 17-Across : TRANSCENDDENTAL
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"My boy" : SON
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Good going down : TASTY
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Legal rights org. : ACLU
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Like Vikings : NORSE
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Gentle breeze : ZEPHYR
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Command to Rover : SPEAK
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Lead singer for the Belmonts : DION
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Dispute : CONTEST
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Horned thing? : DILEMMA
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Lots of laughs : RIOT
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See 17-Across : MEDICATION
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___ Royale National Park : ISLE
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Spread served in bars : OLEO
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"The Faerie Queene" division : CANTO
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Orchard item : PEAR
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Grab (onto) : GLOM
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John of rock : ELTON
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Pine (for) : ACHE
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Before: Abbr. : PREV
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Sewing machine inventor : HOWE
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"...___ do better!" : ICAN
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Indicate : DENOTE
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Aegean vacation locale : CRETE
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Multivolume ref. work : OED
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Initiation procedure : RITE
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Fort ___ (gold repository) : KNOX
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Abominable : HORRID
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Coming up : AHEAD
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Subsequently : SINCE
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Heckling sounds : HOOTS
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Izmir inhabitant : TURK
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Start of many limericks : THERE
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Like Mother Cabrini : SAINTED
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Srs.' worry : SATS
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Lifesaver, e.g. : HERO
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Horse of a certain color : ROAN
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Caravansary : INN
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500 spot : INDY
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Fishing need : ROD
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Snafu : MESS
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Restless desire : ITCH
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Emmy-winning Tyne : DALY
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Insulting remark : SLUR
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Tend, as a fire : STOKE
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Sleeper or smoker : CAR
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Velvet pile : NAP
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Run off at the mouth : NATTER
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Suffix on era names : ZOIC
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Intertwine : ENLACE
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Money substitute : SCRIP
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Modeling asset : POISE
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Bomber name : ENOLA
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Challenge for a nonnative speaker : IDIOM
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E.P.A. concern : SMOG
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Confess : TELL
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And others, for short : ETAL
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Make change? : MINT
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Marquand sleuth : MOTO
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In a while : ANON
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"Gloria in excelsis ___" : DEO

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

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