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New York Times, Saturday, November 20, 1999

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JKQXYZ} This is puzzle # 236 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1120 ( 18,274 )
Across
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Never-ending story : SOAPOPERA
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More likely to retire : SHIER
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Not that good : OVERRATED
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Like headlines : TERSE
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Big advertiser at Indy : FIRESTONE
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Range ridge : ARETE
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B'nai B'rith watchdog org. : ADL
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Cairo's river : OHIO
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Made right : ATONED
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Arabic name preceder : IBN
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Radio audience : LISTENERS
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Steward's charge : WINE
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Some like it hot : CEREAL
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"Women, Race & Class" author Davis : ANGELA
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Tying the knot : SPLICING
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Dazes : STUPORS
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Voice : SONANCE
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Not out of the question : POSSIBLE
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Zone : SECTOR
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Pontiffs' accessories : TIARAS
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School administration : TEST
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Where some waves originate : EPICENTER
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It was launched in 1986 : MIR
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À gogo : GALORE
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Bit : MITE
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1992 Kentucky Derby winner ___ E. Tee : LIL
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It may be full of lemons : GROVE
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Ignominy : DISREPUTE
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Capt. Davies's portrayer in "Roots" : ASNER
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Motivation affecters : ATTITUDES
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Fosters : REARS
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Driving force? : TEAMSTERS
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Sitter's choice : SOFA
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"Tristia" poet : OVID
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Its logo is a shamrock : AERLINGUS
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Season opener? : PRE
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Bean seen on-screen : ORSON
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Approach : PATH
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Brisé performer : ETOILE
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Some examples of Impressionism : RENOIRS
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"Hand-Made Fables" writer : ADE
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Place for a road sign : STATELINE
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Long-legged fisher : HERON
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Rich or Worth : IRENE
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Triglyceride, for one : ESTER
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Oboe duet? : REEDS
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Buffaloed : ATALOSS
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Sounds from the hood : BEEPS
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Fall mos. : SEPS
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One of a traditional elite : WASP
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Turned on by : INTO
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Spencer, e.g. : CARBINE
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Idle sorts : LOITERERS
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Plants in a dry place : CACTI
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Rest time : INTERLUDE
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Base runners?: Abbr. : NCOS
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Hurricane of 1999 : GERT
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Crate component : SLAT
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Solitary one : EREMITE
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Aretha Franklin's recording label : ARISTA
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Grant's "Walk, Don't Run" co-star : EGGAR
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Analyze : PARSE
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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What some runners run for : COVER
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What some runners run in : MEETS
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Quick cut : TRIM
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Anatomical aqueduct : ITER
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Not so great : LESS
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"Who ___?" (slangy query) : DAT
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Assign : PUT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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