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New York Times, Wednesday, December 16, 1998

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 41 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1216 ( 17,935 )
Across
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Compact data holders : DISKS
6
Do something : REACT
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Highest deg. : PHD
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Work ___ (code of the dedicated) : ETHIC
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Causing goose bumps : EERIE
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Bud's buddy : LOU
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Fashion designer's work? : CLOTHESLINE
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Total idiot : ASS
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One way to cook spaghetti : ALDENTE
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Drill master? : DENTIST
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Wife of Charlie Chaplin : OONA
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A billion years : EON
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Sequel writer's work? : SECONDSTORYJOB
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Clock sound : TICK
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Something to shoot for : PAR
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It'll drop your jaw : AWE
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Just says no : RESISTS
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Changed from green to red : RIPENED
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Common lunch time : ONE
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"Lid" : RUG
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Heater : OVEN
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Animal lab technician's work? : MONKEYBUSINESS
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Went underground : HID
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Fountain order : MALT
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Frost-free zone : TROPICS
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Three-masted ship : CLIPPER
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Wet behind the ears : RAW
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Cake maker's work? : BAKERSFIELD
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Well-kept secret, for some : AGE
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Cleo of jazz : LAINE
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Gal's guy : FELLA
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Each : PER
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Wrapped up : ENDED
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Span. misses : SRTAS
Down
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Ten, for openers : DECA
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"___ be a cold day..." : ITLL
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Like Clydesdales : SHOD
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Wind instrument? : KITE
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Dopes : SCHNOOKS
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Forward : RESEND
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Electrifying swimmer : EEL
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Rainless : ARID
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Movie theater : CINE
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High schooler : TEENER
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Hardly beauty pageant types : PLAINJANES
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"Bonanza" brother : HOSS
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Run a cloth over : DUST
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Kind of collar : ETON
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Delivery from Santa : TOY
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Nile biter : ASP
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Dictation taker : STENO
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50's leader : EISENHOWER
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201, classically : CCI
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Black gunk : TAR
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"...___ shall die" ("It Must Be Him" lyric) : ORI
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1936 track gold medalist : OWENS
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Night spot : BED
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Neighbor of Bulg. : ROM
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Crack, so to speak : TRY
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Hero : SUB
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Vatican figures : PONTIFFS
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First lady : EVE
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Filling danger : GUM
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One of the buddies of "Bosom Buddies" : KIP
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Safe to consume : EDIBLE
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Like some vows : SACRED
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Troubles : ILLS
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Green flanker : TRAP
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Vogue : RAGE
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"The Godfather" co-star : CAAN
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Veer out of control : SKID
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Place on piles : PIER
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Bombard : PELT
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Scat artist Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Vitamin bottle info : RDAS
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Vane dir. : ENE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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