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New York Times, Thursday, October 7, 1999

She "charmed the husk right off of the corn"

Author:
Kelly Clark
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Clark.
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© 1999, The New York Times10/7/99 ( No. 18,230 )
Across
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City near the Red Fork oil fields : TULSA
6
Star bear : URSA
10
"Hey. You. Yeah, you!" : PSST
14
Start of a query to a practical tailor : WHATS
15
Coll. offering : ROTC
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"This isn't looking good..." : UHOH
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Schubert's "Mass in ___ major" : AFLAT
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Chinese nurse : AMAH
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Wither away : FADE
20
Query, part 2 : AFOOLPROOFWAY
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To's partner : FRO
24
Senator from Virginia : ROBB
25
Loud hits : BAMS
28
Sideless cart : DRAY
31
House of the Seven Gables site : SALEM
35
Terza rima rhyme scheme : ABA
36
Smelt residue : SLAG
37
"Dreaming of You" singer : SELENA
38
End of the query : TOMAKEPANTSLAST
41
Chutzpah : HUBRIS
42
They can be sweet : PEAS
43
Part of Madame's address : RUE
44
Exit huffily, with "out" : STOMP
45
Sucrose source : BEET
46
They may have it : AYES
47
Climb : RISE
49
Doctrine : ISM
51
The tailor's response, part 1 : MAKETHEJACKET
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"'Tis a pity" : ALAS
58
Off yonder : AFAR
59
"You win" : ILOSE
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Soften : MELT
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Certain bond, informally : MUNI
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End of the response : FIRST
65
Donald and Ivana, e.g. : EXES
66
Went like the dickens : SPED
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"Cruel" goddesses : FATES
Down
1
Ambassadors Club carrier : TWA
2
Broadcast signal type : UHF
3
Song bit : LALA
4
Crooks, e.g. : STAFFS
5
Lady Nancy : ASTOR
6
Caspian feeder : URAL
7
Easy win : ROMP
8
Like van Gogh's night : STARRY
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Blessing preceder : ACHOO
10
It gets a big head : PUFFBALL
11
"Begin the Beguine" bandleader : SHAW
12
Teetotaler's order : SODA
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He and she : THEY
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Lots : OODLES
22
Preoccupy : OBSESS
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Spa, say : BATHS
26
More or less : ABOUT
27
Cha-cha cousin : MAMBO
29
Blame : RAP
30
Wide open : AGAPE
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"Turn on, tune in, drop out" advocate : LEARY
33
Come to pass : ENSUE
34
Blokes : MATES
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"Never mind!" : SKIPIT
37
Noise : STATIC
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Comforts for car passengers : ARMRESTS
40
Formerly : NEE
45
Strengthen : BEEFUP
46
Aviator Earhart : AMELIA
48
Pillow covers : SHAMS
50
Small boat : SKIFF
51
She "charmed the husk right off of the corn" : MAME
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Quizmaster Trebek : ALEX
53
Hardy cabbage : KALE
54
Plain ___ : JANE
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Desiccated : ARID
56
Legal matter : TORT
60
From K.C. to Little Rock : SSE
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Neptunians and others : ETS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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