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New York Times, Monday, November 30, 1998

Author:
Cynthia Joy Higgins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cynthia Joy Higgins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKQYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Higgins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1130 ( 17,919 )
Across
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Number on a baseball card : STAT
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Beginning with frost : PERMA
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Like most nursery rhymes: Abbr. : ANON
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Twosome : PAIR
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To have, in Paris : AVOIR
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Timber wolf : LOBO
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Wheel rotator : AXLE
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Butcher's ship? : MEATCUTTER
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Squander : MISSPEND
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"To your health!," e.g. : TOAST
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A fisherman may spin one : TALE
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Museum V.I.P. : TRUSTEE
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Postal worker's ship? : MAILCARRIER
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Gulf Coast bird : EGRET
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Yemeni port : ADEN
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Second addendum to a letter: Abbr. : PPS
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Most people born in August : LEOS
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Spoke wildly : RAVED
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Codger : COOT
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Pins or penny preceder : TEN
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Fillet of ___ : SOLE
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Beta's follower : GAMMA
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Manicurist's ship? : NAILCLIPPER
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Summer park event : CONCERT
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Boaters pull them : OARS
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Informed (of) : AWARE
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Storm protectors : SHUTTERS
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Highlighter's ship? : UNDERLINER
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Pass over : OMIT
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Espies : SEES
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Become accustomed (to) : INURE
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Egypt's main water supply : NILE
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Misses the mark : ERRS
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Tower of ___ : BABEL
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Grades 1-6: Abbr. : ELEM
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Meat in a can : SPAM
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Curbside call : TAXI
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Is under the weather : AILS
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Railroad bridges : TRESTLES
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Actress Anderson of "Baywatch" : PAMELA
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Closer to 50-50 : EVENER
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Turnpike : ROAD
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Prestigious sch. near Boston : MIT
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Rainbow : ARC
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Choir voices : ALTOS
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Skipping, as an event : NOTAT
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Portly and then some : OBESE
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Sur's opposite, in México : NORTE
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Sometimes illegal auto maneuver : UTURN
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Treaty : PACT
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Beach washer : TIDE
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Critic Rex : REED
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Sandwich that's been heated : MELT
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"A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
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Multivitamin supplement : IRON
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Get tangled : RAVEL
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Magnificence : POMP
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Fleshy fruit : POME
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Polaris, e.g. : STAR
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Crowd sound : ROAR
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Came down : ALIT
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Crowning event : CAPSTONE
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Show scorn : SNEER
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Braced : GIRT
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Stick (to) : COHERE
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Victory emblem : LAUREL
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___ célèbre : CAUSE
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Tenant's counterpart : OWNER
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Consumerist Ralph : NADER
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Green garnish : CRESS
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Rebuff : SNUB
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Olympic track champion Zatopek : EMIL
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Tick off : RILE
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Flower holder : STEM
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Conservative's foe: Abbr. : LIB
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___ heartbeat (instantly) : INA

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

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