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New York Times, Saturday, November 6, 1999

Author:
Joan Bayer Williamson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joan Williamson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FQXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Williamson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1106 ( 18,260 )
Across
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Major Adams of "Wagon Train" and others : SETHS
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Face-saver? : MASK
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Some crossword clues : PUNS
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"Foreign Affairs" Pulitzer winner : LURIE
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Rug source : IRAN
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Side with? : ABUT
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The Beatles' "___ Your Name" : ICALL
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It may be held underwater : NOSE
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Time out? : COMA
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First published black woman poet in America : PHILLISWHEATLEY
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Spigoted container : URN
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Noisy flier : SST
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Aladdin's simian sidekick : ABU
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Prefix with oxide : TRI
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Early Inverness resident : PICT
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"Catch-22" pilot : ORR
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Urges : EGGSON
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Animal catcher : SNARE
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Disney head : EISNER
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Immortalizer of Notre Dame's Four Horsemen : GRANTLANDRICE
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Magical utterance : PRESTO
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Thong : STRAP
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Service provider : PARSON
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More than move : AWE
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Causing puckering, perhaps : SOUR
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Latin series starter : AMO
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Big hit in the comics : BAM
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It may be made in short order : BLT
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Stock follower : ADE
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"American Appetites" novelist : JOYCECAROLOATES
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___ Sea (Amu Darya's outlet) : ARAL
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Fancy : IDEA
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With us : ALIVE
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Driver's license designation : MALE
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Smudge on a Dear John letter? : TEAR
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See 64-Across : STAIN
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Plus : ALSO
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Stock follower : YARD
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Persuasion : TENET
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Goofs : SLIPUPS
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Hoodwinking : EUCHRING
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Smoker, for one : TRAINCAR
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Eminence : HILL
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Flies off the shelf, so to speak : SELLS
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Lay people? : MINSTRELS
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Forming ranks : AROW
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Basketballer Danilovic : SASHA
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Quadriceps strengthener : KNEEBEND
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Agreement : PACT
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Horseshoe-shaped fasteners : UBOLTS
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Dos, e.g. : NUMERO
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Forgo a night on the town : STAYIN
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The same, at first? : ISO
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Bits of carpentry : AUGERS
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Uses a 33-Across : TRAPS
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Steer stopper : RIATA
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Corny side : GRITS
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Attire : ENROBE
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Go downhill fast? : SNOWBOARD
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Stick-to-it-iveness : TENACITY
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Like part of the Adriatic coast : CROATIAN
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Fruit brandy : EAUDEVIE
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Answering roll call : PRESENT
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Kind of party : PAJAMA
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Libertine : AMORAL
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Many are buried at Westminster Abbey : ROYALS
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Plumber's pipe : ELL
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Skoaled : MADEA
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See 52-Down : TOAST
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1963 role for Liz : CLEO
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Stern : REAR
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Der ___ (German "father") : ALTE

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

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