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New York Times, Monday, October 25, 1999

Author:
Philip Lew
Editor:
Will Shortz
Key of Chopin's "Piano Concerto No. 2"
TotalDebutLatest
55/25/19992/18/2002
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0212000
ScrabDebutFresh
1.672926%
Philip Lew

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Lew. Monday freshness: 56%
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P
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A
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H
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C
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K
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H
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L
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K
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M
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K
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© 1999, The New York Times10/25/99 ( No. 18,248 )
Across
1
Weeps uncontrollably : SOBS
5
[Nothing but net] : SWISH
10
Midbody muscles : ABS
13
Stage device : PROP
14
Electrical pioneer Nikola : TESLA
15
Cabal's plans : PLOT
16
"Like, no way!" : ASIF
17
"The Breakfast Club" actress : ALLYSHEEDY
19
Pro's opposite : CON
20
"Gomer ___, U.S.M.C." : PYLE
21
Thrill-seeker's cord : BUNGEE
22
Duelist's warning : ENGARDE
24
Actor Lugosi : BELA
25
Star of TV's "Veronica's Closet" : KIRSTIEALLEY
30
Image that may be burned : EFFIGY
33
Brinker with silver skates : HANS
34
Fury : IRE
35
Break off from a mother's milk : WEAN
36
"___ Misérables" : LES
37
Roman wrap : TOGA
38
Like some stocks, for short : OTC
39
Vaudeville bit : SKIT
41
Key of Chopin's "Piano Concerto No. 2" : FMINOR
43
1980's sitcom : KATEANDALLIE
46
Spy Aldrich : AMES
47
It doesn't look good : EYESORE
51
Little piggy that went to market? : BIGTOE
54
Muscat's land : OMAN
55
Phone transmission : FAX
56
"Love Story" actress : ALIMACGRAW
58
Wind instrument : VANE
59
Severe sentence : LIFE
60
Boxing site : ARENA
61
Transylvanian lab assistant? : IGOR
62
Came across : MET
63
Dull, as text : PROSY
64
Shut (up) : PENT
Down
1
Extraterrestrial realm : SPACE
2
With 6-Down, Citizen Kane portrayer : ORSON
3
Sound of a spring : BOING
4
Coppertone no. : SPF
5
Keep out of the rain : STAYDRY
6
See 2-Down : WELLES
7
___ of Wight : ISLE
8
Foxy : SLY
9
Faded star : HASBEEN
10
"Shake ___!" : ALEG
11
Foreshadow : BODE
12
47-Across, literally : STYE
15
Prison-related : PENAL
18
Luau dances : HULAS
20
Bluenose : PRIG
23
Like, with "to" : AKIN
24
Slant : BIAS
26
Iota preceder : THETA
27
Its pride is its pride : LION
28
Thus : ERGO
29
Two semesters : YEAR
30
Friendly "Star Wars" creature : EWOK
31
Cheese from sheep's milk : FETA
32
It's true : FACT
36
Box tops : LIDS
37
20-20 and 7-up : TIES
39
Pago Pago site : SAMOA
40
Patella : KNEECAP
41
Abandon the nest : FLYAWAY
42
Bearing : MIEN
44
Words on a Wonderland cake : EATME
45
Noted French auto race : LEMANS
48
Mature : OFAGE
49
Kept going and going and... : RANON
50
Exercise : EXERT
51
Pain soother : BALM
52
Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
53
Present : GIFT
54
Nabisco cookie : OREO
57
Dog's warning : GRR
58
Bigwig : VIP

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