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New York Times, Tuesday, October 26, 1999

Author:
Kevin McCann
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevin McCann

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. McCann. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1026 ( 18,249 )

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Across
1
Garden shelter : GAZEBO
7
Put past? : ACED
11
Hush-hush org. : CIA
14
Musical with an exclamation point in its name : OLIVER
15
Defensive spray : MACE
16
"So...?" : AND
17
Nullify : NEGATE
18
About, in memos : INRE
19
Ready for an asylum : MAD
20
Hip 1984 Bill Murray film : GHOSTBUSTERS
23
___ la Douce : IRMA
26
Sailor's affirmative : AYE
27
Suffix with switch : EROO
28
Marine food fish : SEABASS
31
Actress ___ Chong : RAEDAWN
34
1884 Helen Hunt Jackson novel : RAMONA
35
Londoner, e.g. : BRIT
36
Uninvited guests : PARTYCRASHERS
41
Grandson of Adam : ENOS
42
Mouth puckerers : LEMONS
44
Encouraged : EGGEDON
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Mark the boundaries of : DELIMIT
49
Inside view? : XRAY
50
"There but for the grace of God ___" : GOI
52
Solidifies : SETS
53
Women who go after other women's men : HOMEWRECKERS
58
Mad. ___ : AVE
59
Furnace output : HEAT
60
"Stop bugging me!" : QUITIT
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Tennis call : LET
65
Not busy : IDLE
66
German subs : UBOATS
67
Bard's "before" : ERE
68
"Hey, bud!" : PSST
69
Violates the rules : ISNTOK
Down
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Geometry suffix : GON
2
Ginger ___ : ALE
3
Quick turn : ZIG
4
"Green Acres" co-star : EVAGABOR
5
One of Alcott's "little women" : BETH
6
Creme-filled snack : OREO
7
Friendliness : AMITY
8
Capital of Australia : CANBERRA
9
Tannish : ECRU
10
Poor grades : DEES
11
Tourist's staple : CAMERA
12
Consecutively : INAROW
13
Appends : ADDSON
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Carrier to Stockholm : SAS
22
English poet laureate Hughes : TED
23
Jerusalem's home: Abbr. : ISR
24
Gather : REAP
25
"Red hot" person : MAMA
29
Paid to hold hands? : ANTED
30
Refuse : SAYNO
32
Many an airline seat request : AISLE
33
One of the Barrymores : ETHEL
35
Apt. features : BRS
37
Solidifies : CONGEALS
38
Discharge : EMISSION
39
Palatine Hill site : ROME
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Angry state : SNIT
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Patrick and Paul: Abbr. : STS
44
Blow out : EXHALE
45
Sesame Street character : GROVER
46
Egg, for one : GAMETE
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Optometrist's interest : EYE
48
Cartoonist Browne : DIK
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String ensemble, maybe : OCTET
54
Party manager, in Congress : WHIP
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Lipstick shades : REDS
56
Prefix with lateral : EQUI
57
Massages : RUBS
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Tit for ___ : TAT
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Judge in 1996 news : ITO
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"'Tis a pity" : TSK

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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