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What's "Ailing" You?

New York Times, Sunday, October 23, 1994

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 144, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 1023 ( 16,420 )
Across
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60's teens : MODS
5
Bit of kelp, e.g. : ALGA
9
Italian wine city : ASTI
13
Pioneering hypnotist : MESMER
19
Drop : OMIT
20
Where the kip is currency : LAOS
21
Roll up : FURL
22
Run out : EXPIRE
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Like many a jailbird? : SAVEDBYTHEBAIL
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Goad : NEEDLE
27
Haughty look : SNEER
28
Body passage : ITER
29
Horned vipers : ASPS
31
Deutschland song : LIED
32
Transporting white envelopes? : RUNNINGPALEMAIL
37
Cartoonist Browne : DIK
40
Witticism : MOT
41
Mitigates : EASES
42
Erstwhile catalogue : SEARS
46
Opposed, in oaters : AGIN
48
Farm alarm : ROOSTER
52
Kind of tunnel : CARPAL
53
Dethrone : UNSEAT
55
Ill effect of some rock? : SHALESHOCK
59
Long Island Sound city : RYE
60
Nightclub : BISTRO
61
Dummy : SAP
62
Singer Tennille : TONI
63
Dappled : PIED
64
Saying : STATING
66
Méditerranée, e.g. : MER
68
Hits the hay : RETIRES
70
Chemical endings : ENES
71
Gold mine for brew lovers? : ALEDORADO
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Author Umberto et al. : ECOS
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Imagine : DREAMOF
78
CBer's ''bear'' : COP
79
Porky Pig's girlfriend : PETUNIA
82
Stage doings : ACTS
84
Eighth-century Chinese poet : TUFU
85
East Lansing sch. : MSU
87
Beauty parlor procedures : RINSES
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Showy wrap : BOA
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Result of too much filing by the manicurist? : LITTLENAIL
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Where the bees are : APIARY
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A Dionne : EMILIE
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Some smiths : TINNERS
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Leeds's river : AIRE
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Low-lying areas : DALES
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Expanse : TRACT
102
Brit. lexicon : OED
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Classicist's subs. : LAT
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Direction to the special effects guy? : GIVEEMHAILHARRY
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Deposit : LODE
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''Good Luck Miss Wyckoff'' writer : INGE
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Appear : SEEM
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Wonderland cake message : EATME
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Nitrogen compounds : AMINES
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These may have been given to Ishmael? : GETWHALEWISHES
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Kind of wheel : PADDLE
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Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
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King's address : SIRE
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Rombauer of cookbook fame : IRMA
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Drops of water, e.g. : PRISMS
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It's ''east'' of Toledo : ESTE
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Chuck : TOSS
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Australian hoppers : ROOS
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Liverwort kin : MOSS
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Arabian land : OMAN
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Joint : DIVE
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Beef on the hoof : STEER
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Garment under a chasuble : ALB
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Lambaste : LAYINTO
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Convicted crime boss John : GOTTI
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Pale : ASHEN
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Mil. post : AFB
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Latin possessive : SUA
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''The Crucible'' happenings : TRIALS
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''Maybe'' : ILLSEE
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Bright group : MENSA
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River of Somersetshire : EXE
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Bee participant : SPELLER
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The south of France : MIDI
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Perry's creator : ERLE
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Saxophone, e.g. : REED
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Recipient of a beating : DRUM
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Physics unit : ERG
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Canadian chiefs : PMS
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Sewer worker of 50's TV : NORTON
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Eponymous British Bobby : PEEL
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Swiss river : AARE
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Danish writer Dinesen : ISAK
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Smears : DAUBS
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Light : IGNITE
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Play an amorous detective? : KISSANDTAIL
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Where the criminal seaman ended up? : APRISONSAIL
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Martha of ''Hellzapoppin'' : RAYE
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Inuit conveyance : SLED
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Some fishermen : NETTERS
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C.I.A., once : OSS
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Indecent : SHAMEFUL
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Saved for future viewing : TAPED
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Third-century date : CCII
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Emerge : ARISE
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Secures with seat belts : STRAPSIN
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Broke clods : HOED
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Successful : ONTOP
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Money: Lat. : PECUNIA
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Range : GAMUT
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Old Fox sitcom : ROC
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Put a new point on : RETIP
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Artist's workspace : LOFT
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Non-italic : ROMAN
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Notched range : SIERRA
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End in _____ : ATIE
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Slip remover : ERASER
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To date : ASYET
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Slumbering : ABED
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Robin Cook book : COMA
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Little: Suffix : ULE
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Actress Virna : LISI
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Print indelibly : ETCH
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Actress Talbot : NITA
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Map explanations : LEGENDS
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Gadabouts : ROAMERS
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Lacrosse squad : TEN
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Jamaican music : REGGAE
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Muslim moguls : AMEERS
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Vier preceded : DREI
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They hold tight : VISES
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''-y'' equivalent : ISH
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Part of L.C.M. : LEAST
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Sun: Prefix : HELIO
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Mr. Arafat : YASIR
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Reindeer herder : LAPP
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Sheik Abdel Rahman : OMAR
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Conn of ''Benson'' : DIDI
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By way of, old-style : THRO
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Office note : MEMO
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Those, to Juanita : ESAS
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Hackberry, for one : ELM
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Bang maker : TNT
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Me, it's often said : WOE
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Jazzman Montgomery : WES

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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