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New York Times, Wednesday, December 1, 1999

Author:
Bill Zais and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.64240
Bill Zais
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Zais. This is puzzle # 41 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: DIAGONAL
1 Pirate booty
68 More pirate booty
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1201 ( 18,285 )

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Across
1
"The Lost Weekend" subject : DTS
4
Scream : RIOT
8
Care provider, to a child : NURSIE
14
Crater feature : RIM
15
"This one's ___" : ONME
16
Land on Lake Victoria : UGANDA
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"The ___ Daba Honeymoon" : ABA
18
Booty location : SPANISHMAIN
20
Microfiche : FILMCARDS
22
Dance in Dublin : JIG
23
Candle material : TALLOW
24
Runway walker : MODEL
27
Nastiness : VENOM
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Eggnog topper : NUTMEG
33
Pedro's affirmative : SISI
36
Sawyer of ABC : DIANE
38
Ryan's "Love Story" co-star : ALI
39
Post-E.R. place : ICU
40
X marks it : THESPOT
42
Laid up : ILL
43
Race unit : LEG
44
Gossipy Hopper : HEDDA
45
Eskimo's need : SLED
46
Go a long way : TRAVEL
48
___ the Jebusite, of I and II Chronicles : ORNAN
51
Muscat moola : RIALS
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Saws : ADAGES
57
Like pocket dicts. : ABR
58
Fall guy : SCAPEGOAT
61
What this puzzle is : TREASUREMAP
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It may have a silver lining : ORE
65
Some sorority women : OMEGAS
66
Merry-go-round music : LILT
67
Key locale: Abbr. : FLA
68
Bars : ESTOPS
69
Apollo vehicles : LEMS
70
A Chaplin : SYD
Down
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Early writing : DRAFT
2
Legbone : TIBIA
3
Like some talk : SMALL
4
Revolver, in old slang : ROSCOE
5
Hocked : INPAWN
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Gen. Bradley : OMAR
7
Care for : TEND
8
Xis' predecessors : NUS
9
"Gross!" : UGH
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Aircraft engine : RAMJET
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Nonelectronic correspondence : SNAILMAIL
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"Got it" : IDIG
13
Ending with Ecuador : EAN
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School of thought : ISM
21
Year in Edward the Confessor's reign : MLVI
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___ account (never) : ONNO
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Tuneful twosome : DUET
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Had too much, briefly : ODED
29
Bungle : MISDO
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Fashion mag : ELLE
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Richly adorn : GILD
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Bank deposit : SILT
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Cupcake topper : ICER
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Sweet vegetable : SUGARBEET
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On ___ with : APAR
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"___-Team" : THEA
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Hot spot : HELL
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Hose hole : SNAG
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Shrew : VIRAGO
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Incendiary stuff : NAPALM
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Whizzes : ADEPTS
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Ukr., e.g., once : SSR
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Slips : GOOFS
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Like an eager guest, maybe : EARLY
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Position : STEAD
57
Embracers : ARMS
59
Pen part : CELL
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Gallic girlfriend : AMIE
61
Stocking part : TOE
62
Easy mark : SAP
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___ Missouri : USS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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