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New York Times, Friday, November 26, 1999

Author:
Roger Phillips
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Roger Phillips

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Phillips. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1126 ( 18,280 )

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Across
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Puts the match to : TORCHES
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They're all the same : CLONES
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High point : EVEREST
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Shift : CHEMISE
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One of the Baleares : MENORCA
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Fauvism founder : MATISSE
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Subject of a definition by Don Marquis : PROCRASTINATION
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Italian emporium ending : ERIA
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High rollers? : ELS
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Revealing : BARING
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Town near Caen : STLO
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Opposite of hence : AGO
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They have reservations about Colorado : UTES
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Like some Chardonnay : OAKY
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Cooperative witness, maybe : NAMER
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Start of the definition : THEARTOFKEEPING
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Olivia de Havilland's birthplace : TOKYO
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Stocking-up time? : NOEL
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Greek promenade : STOA
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Curvaceous character : ESS
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Bleacher feature : TIER
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"The Sweet Hereafter" writer and director : EGOYAN
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Karate level : DAN
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Chewed stimulant : COCA
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End of the definition : UPWITHYESTERDAY
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Primes : READIES
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Paramecium or vorticella : CILIATE
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Touchdown : ARRIVAL
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Tel ___ : AVIVIAN
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European finch : LINNET
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Puts in a whole new light : RECASTS
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Fill-in : TEMP
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"Your turn" : OVER
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Separation station? : RENO
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Marsh critter : CROC
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Men of the haus : HERREN
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French appetizer : ESCARGOT
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East German secret police : STASI
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Big name in fragrance : CHANEL
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Much less : LETALONE
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Doesn't use : OMITS
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Like some decrees : NISI
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Petrol station choice : ESSO
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Dated : SEEN
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Year in Edward the Elder's reign : CMI
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Group with a mission : TASKFORCE
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Geological formation : BUTTE
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Fictional blade : ATHOS
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Stinks : REEKS
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"Look here, old chap!" : ISAY
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Kid : TYKE
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Concord : AMITY
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Andrea Doria's domain : GENOA
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Mass number provider, maybe : ORGAN
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Super ... or where a super might live : AONE
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Lhasa ___ : APSO
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Occurring in regular succession : ROTATIVE
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Certain course : ELECTIVE
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Like a wailing cat : INHEAT
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Manx, e.g. : GAELIC
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Iced : DIDIN
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A good player might get one : OSCAR
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Part of the Europe-Asia boundary : URAL
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"Frasier" actress Gilpin : PERI
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Tip off : WARN
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Designer inits. : YSL
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1972 Kentucky Derby winner ___ Ridge : RIVA
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Oration station : DAIS
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Rat tail? : ATAT
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Hungers : YENS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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