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New York Times, Wednesday, December 15, 1999

Author:
Ethan Cooper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ethan Cooper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Cooper. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1215 ( 18,299 )
Across
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Watch's innards : WORKS
6
Parts of Morse code : DAHS
10
Wrists, anatomically : CARPI
14
Duck : ELUDE
15
Shiite leader : IMAM
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Place for a turkey : OVEN
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Mercury model : SABLE
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French parent : MERE
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Leaf part : LOBE
20
Soft headrests : FEATHERPILLOWS
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"___ won't be afraid" ("Stand by Me" lyric) : NOI
24
Common cowboy nickname : SLIM
25
Chinese Mafia : TONG
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Undiluted : NEAT
31
Certain steak : TBONE
35
Amiens affirmative : OUI
36
Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
37
ESPN anchor Rich : EISEN
38
Loser in the first World Series, 1903 : PITTSBURGHPIRATES
42
Rhea's role on "Cheers" : CARLA
43
Bifocal, e.g. : LENS
44
End of some Web site addresses : EDU
45
Zeno was one : STOIC
46
New Jersey cagers : NETS
47
Two tablets, maybe : DOSE
48
"The Godfather" novelist : PUZO
50
Purpose : USE
52
Rich pie filling : MISSISSIPPIMUD
58
"Stop your gabbin'!" : HUSH
59
One of the major leagues: Abbr. : NATL
60
Beach sights : DUNES
62
Toast topper : OLEO
63
Envelope sealer : GLUE
64
Writer Jong : ERICA
65
In a heap : PILED
66
Longings : YENS
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Fix, as a driveway : RETOP
Down
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Unseld of the N.B.A. : WES
2
One of five Norwegian kings : OLAF
3
Yokel : RUBE
4
Grammy winner for "Constant Craving," 1992 : KDLANG
5
Take care of : SEETO
6
Five's partner : DIME
7
One of the major leagues: Abbr. : AMER
8
Player with a string quintet : HARPIST
9
It may be picked up in a gym : SMELL
10
Equatorial nation : COLOMBIA
11
Swear : AVOW
12
Graycoats : REBS
13
Log cabin material, maybe : PINE
21
Shiva worshiper : HINDU
22
Engine measures : LITERS
25
Subjects : TOPICS
26
___ first (diamond call) : OUTAT
27
Prefix with glycerine : NITRO
29
Alway : EER
30
It's measured in degrees : ANGLE
32
Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
33
Food and shelter, e.g. : NEEDS
34
Follow : ENSUE
36
Item with beads : ABACUS
39
Sloppy : SLIPSHOD
40
Worked (up) : HET
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Starts to raise, as a hem : PINSUP
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Register button : NOSALE
47
Reserved : DEMURE
49
Full of life : ZINGY
51
Fly catcher : SPIDER
52
Think (over) : MULL
53
"Gotcha" : ISEE
54
Take aback : STUN
55
Guadeloupe and others : ILES
56
Soldier's assignment : UNIT
57
Art ___ : DECO
58
Western Indian : HOPI
61
Sucker : SAP

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

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