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New York Times, Friday, October 29, 1999

Salman Rushdie's "The Moor's Last ___"

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 39 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times10/29/99 ( No. 18,252 )
Across
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They help avoid sticking points : THIMBLES
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Plumber's item : WASHER
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Period of crisis : REDALERT
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One way to fall : INLOVE
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Pretty things to look at : EYECANDY
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Busted but good : NAILED
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Org. for bridge builders : ADA
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Didn't merely grow : BOOMED
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Like early records : MONO
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Raconteur's repertoire : TALES
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Carton contents, for short : CIGS
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One involved with drilling: Abbr. : SGT
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Method: Abbr. : SYST
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Went to Wendy's, say : ATEOUT
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Fix : RIG
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Old rail riders : HOBOS
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Red Roof rival : RAMADA
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Warrant : EMPOWER
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They're thin at the top : AFRAMES
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Promo : TEASER
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Corners : TREES
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Where to spot spots : SUN
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Cartoonist : DRAWER
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Salman Rushdie's "The Moor's Last ___" : SIGH
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Refusal after refusal : NOS
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Price presentation : ARIA
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Art class : GENRE
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Beget : SIRE
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Primestar 500 org. : NASCAR
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Eau naturelle? : MER
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Discovered : LEARNT
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Swallow : TOLERATE
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Firewood amount : ARMFUL
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Schools : EDUCATES
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Likely to rise? : YEASTY
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To just a slight degree : REMOTELY
Down
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Obedience school supply : TREATS
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Golden age : HEYDAY
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High ends : IDEALS
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Buddy : MAC
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Spills the beans : BLABS
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Follower of the news : LENO
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One who might put you in stitches : ERDOCTOR
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Blocks : STYMIES
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Person on board? : WINDSURFER
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Bibliographical suffix : ANA
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Some 25-Across : SLIMS
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Feature of some credit cards : HOLOGRAM
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Twilight : EVENTIDE
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Change : REDO
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It may be overblown : EGO
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Community character : ETHOS
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In an unnatural way : ABERRANTLY
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Weight not charged for : TARE
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Blast : GAS
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Missed a payback opportunity? : OWED
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Billiard stroke : MASSE
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Klingons, e.g. : ETS
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Floured and sautéed in butter : MEUNIERE
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Long shot? : PANORAMA
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Information information : AREACODE
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Classic party game : TWISTER
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Rome's ___ Pacis : ARA
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One with a flight plan, maybe : INMATE
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Humperdinck heroine : GRETEL
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Nicene Council concern : HERESY
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Old laborers : SERFS
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El ___ : GRECO
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More than tickle : SLAY
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Styptic stuff : ALUM
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Screwball : NUT
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No-goodnik : RAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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