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New York Times, Monday, November 8, 1999

Author:
Kent Lorentzen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kent Lorentzen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 41 Missing: {HQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Lorentzen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1108 ( 18,262 )

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Across
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Not white, as meat : DARK
5
Free, as a ticket : COMP
9
Choir voice : ALTO
13
Skin softener : ALOE
14
Before surgery : PREOP
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Spare : LEAN
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Wine container : WOODBARREL
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Checker, perhaps : TAXI
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"Crackers" : NUTSO
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Hot sauce : TABASCO
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Egg container : PAPERCARTON
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Part of the Corn Belt : IOWA
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Carted : DRAYED
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Olive container : GLASSJAR
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Civilian clothes : MUFTI
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Bob of the Bob and Ray comedy team : ELLIOTT
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Sermon : ORATION
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Mongol invader : TATAR
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Moonshine container : STONEJUG
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Field : DOMAIN
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Father : SIRE
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Soda pop container : ALUMINUMCAN
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Partitions : DIVIDES
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River spanned by the Bagnell Dam : OSAGE
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Relatives of ostriches : EMUS
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Garbage container : PLASTICBAG
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Gondola propeller : POLE
65
Muddle : MIXUP
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___ mater : ALMA
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Victim of a 1917 revolution : TSAR
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Hardly demanding : MEEK
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Requisite : NEED
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Time to crow : DAWN
2
Baseball brothers' name : ALOU
3
Edible part of a parsnip : ROOT
4
Popular sneakers : KEDS
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Book balancer, for short : CPA
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Bobby of hockey : ORR
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Mal de ___ : MER
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Emily Dickinson's field : POETRY
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Hitching post : ALTAR
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Minimum : LEAST
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Mexican silverwork center : TAXCO
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Tear bringer : ONION
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Rank : PLACE
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Conk : BOP
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Villain : BADMAN
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Mil. staff officer : ADJT
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Rear end, site of many falls : PRAT
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Prominent dachshund feature : EAR
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The Beach Boys' "___ Around" : IGET
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Stewpot : OLLA
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Animator Disney : WALT
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It's east of the Urals : ASIA
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Dishonorable : SORDID
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Colorado Indians : UTES
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Pacific island getaway : FIJI
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Sightseeing trip : TOUR
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"Come Back, Little Sheba" playwright : INGE
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Suffix with psych- : OTIC
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Barrett known for dishing : RONA
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Uncle ___ : SAM
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When lunch ends, maybe : ONEPM
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Islam adherent : MUSLIM
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Highly skilled : ADEPT
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Prom transports : LIMOS
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Part of the back of the mouth : UVULA
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Scrooge : MISER
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"___ don't!" (words of denial) : NOI
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Put into the computer without typing : SCAN
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Competent : ABLE
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Willing : GAME
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"Holy cow!" : EGAD
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Tree feller : AXE
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Let a judge hear the case : SUE
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Tollway: Abbr. : TPK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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