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STARS "R" US

New York Times, Sunday, November 14, 1999

Author:
Lloyd E. Pollet
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lloyd E. Pollet

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Pollet. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1114 ( 18,268 )
Across
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See above : ACROSS
7
Refuse : CHAFF
12
Less cool : DIPPIER
19
Three-time hockey M.V.P. : CLARKE
20
End product : RESULT
22
Artist known for his street scenes of Paris : UTRILLO
23
Actor getting bad press? : HENRYWRINKLER
25
Destroy a person : DOONEIN
26
Light opening? : TWI
27
Gymnast's perch : BEAM
28
Barely beat : NOSEOUT
30
Actress who's cold? : JODIEFROSTER
34
Karate schools : DOJOS
38
Scriptures volume : CODEX
41
Suffix added to large numbers : AIRE
42
Son, sometimes : NAMESAKE
44
They may be picked out : ORES
45
Actress with punishing roles? : SHARONSTONER
49
Sack : CAN
50
Tool points : NIBS
51
Begin liking : WARMTO
52
Grampuses : ORCS
53
"The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
54
Seconds : MORE
55
Article in Der Spiegel : EIN
56
Fan sound : RAH
57
Slip-up : LAPSE
58
[Boo-hoo!] : ALAS
59
"Min and Bill" Oscar winner : DRESSLER
64
Manilow song setting : COPA
65
State-of-the-art : NEW
66
Actor who plays terrorists? : WESLEYSNIPERS
69
Trans World Dome player : RAM
72
A pluviometer measures it : RAIN
74
Come before : ANTEDATE
75
___ breve : ALLA
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Go around : SKIRT
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Tiny particle: Abbr. : MOL
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It comes in sticks : GUM
81
Hitter of 660 career home runs : MAYS
82
Start of a selection process : EENY
83
Mrs. Dithers, in the comics : CORA
84
Pull out : SECEDE
87
Word processing command : UNDO
88
Telephone ___ : TAG
89
Actress famous for boxing? : PHOEBECRATES
91
Read the U.P.C. : SCAN
92
Dead accurate : UNERRING
94
Hideaway : LAIR
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Equals : PEERS
96
Baby food : PUREE
97
Actress in a dressing room? : SONDRALOCKER
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One may be silent : PARTNER
104
St. Paul's architect : WREN
105
Grp. with holes in its organization : PGA
108
Sri Lanka's capital : COLOMBO
111
Actress with the keys to a city? : VIRGINIAMAYOR
116
Patron saint of shoemakers : CRISPIN
117
Impeach : ACCUSE
118
Gelcap alternative : TABLET
119
Do-nothing's state : IDLESSE
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June of "The Dolly Sisters" : HAVER
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Says scornfully : SNEERS
Down
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Fünf und drei : ACHT
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Miss Marple's discovery : CLEW
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Eastern royal : RANI
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His #4 was retired : ORR
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Big step up from the bleachers : SKYBOX
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Gave a darn? : SEWED
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It may be organized : CRIME
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Roaster, perhaps : HEN
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"What would you like to know?" : ASK
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Suffix with hand or fist : FUL
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Strips blubber : FLENSES
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Urbanite's vacation spot : DUDERANCH
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Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
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More dignified : PROUDER
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Ford failures : PINTOS
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France's Belle-___ : ILE
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"Boola Boola" singer : ELI
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Ex-Yankee Guidry : RON
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The Hambletonian, e.g. : TROT
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Heyerdahl craft : RAI
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Lady of Spain : SENORA
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Jackson and James : JESSES
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Its business is growing : FARM
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Laughfest : RIOT
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Words after "yes" : ORNO
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Actor with a special way of talking? : JACKPARLANCE
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Initials, maybe : OKAYS
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Common thing : SENSE
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Bunco artist : CONMAN
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Firebird : ORIOLE
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Actress who does the twist? : DEBRAWRINGER
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Julio, e.g. : MES
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It had the earliest parliament on the European continent : SWEDEN
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They're sometimes split : HAIRS
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Textile trademark : ARNEL
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Like some love affairs : TORRID
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Forest runner : SAP
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Archaic attention-getters : LOS
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Aquanaut's base : SEALAB
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Dict. listing : SYN
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"Saving Private Ryan" craft: Abbr. : LST
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Tampa-to-Orlando dir. : ENE
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Some liqueurs : CREMES
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Punster : WIT
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British surgeon Sir James : PAGET
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Chopin piece : ETUDE
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Three-time placer in the 1978 Triple Crown : ALYDAR
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"Free" people : MASONS
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Station closing? : ARY
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Comedian, e.g. : AMUSER
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Framed : SETUP
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Actor Reeves : KEANU
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Feldspar variety : MOONSTONE
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Fremont National Forest site : OREGON
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Midwest city, on scoreboards : CHI
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Mark for life : SCAR
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Assam silkworm : ERIA
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Screwballer Hubbell : CARL
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Sound system components : PREAMPS
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Unearthly : ELDRICH
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Peace of mind : REPOSE
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Scribe : PENMAN
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Gulf of Finland feeder : NEVA
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Registration datum : OWNER
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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"Endymion" writer : KEATS
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Power stats : RBIS
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"Here Is Your War" author : PYLE
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One on the move : GOER
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Stratagems : ARTS
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Early third-century date : CCI
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First or second, e.g.: Abbr. : ORD
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Capp diminutive : LIL
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Color TV pioneer : RCA
113
Informal British address : GUV
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Sussex suffix : ISE
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Tad's dad : ABE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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