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New York Times, Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Author:
Patrick Jordan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Jordan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Jordan. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1215 ( 17,934 )
Across
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Garden crasher : WEED
5
Gather up : AMASS
10
Mary ___ cosmetics : KAY
13
Less inept : ABLER
15
Futuristic slave : ROBOT
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"___ Gotta Be Me" : IVE
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Addition to the family : NEWBORNBABY
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Replayed tennis shot : LET
20
Recent hires : TRAINEES
21
New Zealand tribesman : MAORI
23
Hog heaven? : STY
24
Ques. counterpart : ANS
25
Rolling Stone Richards : KEITH
27
Colloquialism for 17-Across : BLESSEDEVENT
31
Shattered pane piece : SHARD
34
Individuals : ONES
35
"Blame It on ___" (Caine comedy) : RIO
36
Game with mallets : POLO
37
Religious law : CANON
39
"___ never fly!" : ITLL
40
"Sure thing, skipper!" : AYE
41
German car : AUDI
42
Disconcerted : FAZED
43
Colloquialism for 17-Across : TAXDEDUCTION
47
Fool (around) : HORSE
48
Jerusalem is its cap. : ISR
49
Quiz : ASK
52
Crockett's last stand : ALAMO
54
Poshness : ELEGANCE
56
Square dance partner : GAL
57
Colloquialism for 17-Across : BUNDLEOFJOY
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Adam's madam : EVE
61
Public persona : IMAGE
62
Ten ___ (long odds) : TOONE
63
When it's light : DAY
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Behind bars : CAGED
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Like many a mistake : RUED
Down
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Desires : WANTS
2
Thumbs up/thumbs down critic : EBERT
3
Broncos QB John : ELWAY
4
Figure skater Thomas : DEBI
5
Marshal Dillon's portrayer : ARNESS
6
Unruly crowds : MOBS
7
Lawyer's org. : ABA
8
Blubber : SOB
9
Thwarts : STYMIES
10
Unit of frequency : KILOHERTZ
11
Declare firmly : AVER
12
Himalayan legend : YETI
14
George's predecessor : RONALD
18
Russo of "Get Shorty" : RENE
22
Versatile transport, for short : ATV
25
Bingo relative : KENO
26
Utopia : EDEN
27
Sis's sib : BRO
28
Kind of boom : SONIC
29
Aswan Dam locale : NILE
30
Narrated : TOLD
31
Bickering : SPAT
32
Boxer Oscar De La ___ : HOYA
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"Roots" writer : ALEXHALEY
37
Cows' mouthfuls : CUDS
38
Together, in music : ADUE
39
Author Fleming : IAN
41
Like some exercises : AEROBIC
42
Drew a blank : FORGOT
44
___ Perignon : DOM
45
Worked the soil : TILLED
46
"Gotcha" : ISEE
49
Pear variety : ANJOU
50
Teatime treat : SCONE
51
Tensed, with "up" : KEYED
52
Not young : AGED
53
Volcanic flow : LAVA
54
Cutting part : EDGE
55
Get an ___ effort : AFOR
58
Actress Thurman : UMA
59
Broken-down 47-Across : NAG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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