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New York Times, Saturday, October 9, 1999

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.5761108
Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 94 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1009 ( 18,232 )
Across
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Taste test subject : SODAPOP
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Bit of moisture : DROPLET
15
Staff resembling a shepherd's crook : CROSIER
16
TV Guide information : AIRDATE
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Temple offering : HIGHEREDUCATION
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Frenchman noted for his machine art : LEGER
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Mountain air : YODEL
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Air Force One passenger: Abbr. : CIC
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"___ off?" : ONOR
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Cut : HEWED
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Digestion aid : BILE
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UPS delivery: Abbr. : CTN
26
"___ We" (1969 Richard Harris song) : DIDNT
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Deceive : COZEN
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Not let have : KEEPFROM
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Most angry : SOREST
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Tony winner for "Enter Laughing," 1963 : ALANARKIN
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Laugh riot : SCREAM
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Returns to a seat : REELECTS
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"Give it ___!" : AREST
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Meteorologists' study : SKIES
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Kind of gun : RAY
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Arrow site : VANE
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All gone : SPENT
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Beef buy : LOIN
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Word often accompanying 54-Across : AYE
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Fifth in a series of connected works : PARTV
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Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
49
x, y or z : LOWERCASELETTER
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Quite ill, in Lille : ALAMORT
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Picking up : NABBING
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General reception? : SALUTES
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Lacking fullness, as a voice : THREADY
Down
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Junk : SCHLOCK
2
Region of Cuba or Ecuador : ORIENTE
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Darn : DOGGONE
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Son of Jacob : ASHER
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Marina sight : PIER
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Anthem contraction : OER
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Victimized : PREYEDON
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French writer Alphonse or Léon : DAUDET
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Made grain-sized : RICED
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Kind of history : ORAL
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LAX clock setting : PDT
12
Remove the clerical nature of : LAICIZE
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L'Opéra performers : ETOILES
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Like old paperback novels : TENCENT
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Where bears fare well : DOWNMARKETS
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Grant name : HIRAM
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Carried : BORNE
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Key of Prokofiev's first piano concerto : DFLAT
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Winds : COILS
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Bel ___ : PAESE
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Activity that can wreck a hard disk : SKEET
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Be original, but not first : REINVENT
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Emmy winner for a 1970's police drama : SAVALAS
34
Classic Binney & Smith trademark : CRAYOLA
35
Playboy's request : RENEWAL
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Modern-day locale of ancient Dalmatia : CROATIA
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Rear : TAILEND
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Hoped-for result of a merger : SYNERGY
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Duo of a children's rhyme : SPRATS
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Start of an oath : SACRE
45
Not bother : LETBE
47
Bapt. or Meth. : PROT
48
1867 admission to the Union: Abbr. : NEBR
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Tall runner : EMU
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"Well, ___-di-dah!" : LAH

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

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