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New York Times, Monday, December 13, 1999

Author:
Dave and Diane Epperson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BFJQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Epperson. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Epperson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1213 ( 18,297 )

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Across
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Actress Turner : LANA
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One of baby's first words : DADA
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Coke bottle size : LITER
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Get the wrinkles out : IRON
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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Home base for humans : EARTH
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Takes risks : SKATESONTHINICE
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Casual top : TSHIRT
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Unnecessary accessory with 20-Across : TIE
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Unit of conductance : MHO
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Average grades : CEES
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"Waiting for the Robert ___" : ELEE
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Takes risks : GOESINHARMSWAY
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Follower of Mar. : APR
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Beaver's project : DAM
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Shorthand takers : STENOS
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Infectious bacteria, briefly : STAPH
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Chop : HEW
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Spar (with) : ARGUE
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Feels sorry for : PITIES
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Afternoon break : NAP
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Mexican Mrs. : SRA
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Takes risks : COURTSDISASTER
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Ooze : SEEP
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Instrument on a Greek vase : LYRE
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Austrian peak : ALP
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Afire : LIT
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Hidden : CACHED
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Takes risks : WALKSATIGHTROPE
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Cybernotes : EMAIL
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New York's ___ Canal : ERIE
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Explorer called "the Red" : ERIC
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Hunky-dory : DANDY
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Cell-phone button : SEND
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Bulletin board item : TACK
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Santa checks it twice : LIST
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Boats like 3-Down's : ARKS
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Biblical captain : NOAH
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Monkeyshines : ANTICS
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Bloat : DISTEND
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Many years ___ : AGO
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Cautionary advice : DONT
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More affected : ARTIER
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Gift in Honolulu : LEI
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Fleming of 007 novels : IAN
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In good physical condition : TRIM
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Draw on copper, say : ETCH
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Prefix with -stat : RHEO
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"...___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Sen. Jesse from North Carolina : HELMS
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Overthrown Iranian leader : SHAH
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"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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Pitcher : EWER
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Fight for breath : GASP
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Kind of nerve : OPTIC
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Poetry Muse : ERATO
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Modify : AMEND
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Psychiatrists treat it : ANGST
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"Tag, ___ it!" : YOURE
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Mark with a branding iron : SEAR
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One of 12 popes : PIUS
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"Take this!" : HERE
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Sirens do it : WAIL
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Inscribed pillar : STELA
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Eager to proceed, slangily : PSYCHED
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Gets back at : SPITES
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"I smell ___" : ARAT
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Hush-hush : SECRET
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Stunned : AWED
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Tibetan monk : LAMA
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Blueprint : PLAN
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BFGoodrich item : TIRE
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Jewish dance : HORA
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Many a DeMille film : EPIC
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Where to play shipboard shuffleboard : DECK
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Tyke : KID
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Foxy : SLY
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Tonic's partner : GIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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