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New York Times, Friday, November 27, 1998

Agua ___ (Palm Springs, formerly)

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 229 for Mr. Santora.
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© 1998, The New York Times11/27/98 ( No. 17,916 )
Across
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Synthetic : MADE
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Rising star : COMER
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Step to the barre : PAS
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Have ___ (fume) : AFIT
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Private lines, perhaps : ASIDE
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"Judge Dredd" villainess : ILSA
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The Steppes, e.g. : GRASSLANDS
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Pull (in) : REIN
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Dram : NIP
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"Kon-___" : TIKI
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Dog : HARASS
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Jerks' works : ICECREAMSODAS
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Firth of Clyde island : ARRAN
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Hip : UPTODATE
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Popular credit card : OPTIMA
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Jacket : LINER
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Held on to : CLASPED
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Is part of a think tank : IDEATES
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Stravinsky's "Scherzo à la ___" : RUSSE
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Conductor Ansermet : ERNEST
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Immoderate : OVERDONE
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Mordant : ACERB
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Arizona tourist attraction : PAINTEDDESERT
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The Five ___ (1950's group) : SATINS
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Hot spot : KILN
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House call? : NAY
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Race place : OVAL
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Little inventory : IMITATIONS
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They may be drawn : LOTS
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Salon requests : TINTS
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Bowser's pal : FIDO
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___-neck (horse defect) : EWE
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Cereal killer : ERGOT
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Player's club : IRON
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Great: Prefix : MAGNI
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Fugard's "My Children! My ___!" : AFRICA
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It's on the bottom : DIAPER
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Sci-fi creations : ETS
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Agua ___ (Palm Springs, formerly) : CALIENTE
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Kansai International Airport site : OSAKA
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Bar charge : MINIMUM
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"The Tonight Show" announcer Hall : EDD
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Did a double take? : RESHOT
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Like some dreams : PLEASANT
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Without warranty : ASIS
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Without : SANS
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Lights up : IRRADIATES
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Ready for the ride to begin : STRAPPEDIN
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Minor : ADOLESCENT
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Chair pieces : CROSSRAILS
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1982 World Cup site : SPAIN
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Third of October : TEE
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C.P.R. sites : ERS
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Birth cert., e.g. : IDENT
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Hit 1964 Murray Schisgal play : LUV
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Lacking a dividing membrane : ASEPTATE
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After everyone else : DEADLAST
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Malodorous : REEKING
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Kind of inspection : ONSITE
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"La Loge" artist : RENOIR
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"Viva Zapata!" star : BRANDO
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"Likewise" : DITTO
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Big name in rings : TYSON
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Unique : SOLE
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Confess : AVOW
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Earth orbiter : MIR
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Nat King Cole's "___ May" : IFI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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