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New York Times, Thursday, December 16, 1999

Author:
Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
11612/29/199311/26/200845
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1.52700
Harvey Estes
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3633533719611
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJKQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Estes. This is puzzle # 42 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1216 ( 18,300 )
Across
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Graphic ___ : ARTS
5
No-frills : BASIC
10
Deer sir : STAG
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Something eaten with the palms? : LUAU
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Exxon alternative : AMOCO
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Quaint sigh : AHME
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About : INRE
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Red Sea borderer : YEMEN
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Charger's acquisition : DEBT
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Dickens's pen name : BOZ
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Fine-tune : HONE
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C&W singer Tritt : TRAVIS
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Home of the legendary Morgan le Fay : AVALON
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They're involved in pageantry : BEAUTIES
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Admonition to a child : BENICE
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Fortune 500 chemicals company : OLIN
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Like Beethoven's Sonata No. 30 : INE
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Helping for a while, with "over" : TIDING
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Sheraton hotels owner : ITT
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Be busy : HUM
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One of the Chaplins : SYD
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Phys., e.g. : SCI
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Honest ___ : ABE
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They're cast : IMAGES
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"How the Other Half Lives" author Jacob : RIIS
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Singing syllable : TRA
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Honeybun : DEAR
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"Seinfeld" regular : ELAINE
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Source of some clicking : TAPDANCE
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More crafty : CAGIER
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Extremely : EVERSO
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Off-course : AWRY
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Journalist Kupcinet : IRV
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Note : MEMO
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Big name in daytime TV : ROSIE
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Cash in Capua : LIRA
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___ B : PLAN
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Heads-up : ALERT
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Quotation notation : ANON
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Actress Daly : TYNE
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Hot spot : HADES
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Ernie's "Sesame Street" pal : BERT
Down
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"Open sesame!" sayer : ALIBABA
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Exceed : RUNOVER
3
Jungle swinger : TARZANTHEAPEMAN
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"So ___ me!" : SUE
5
Rifle attachment : BAYONET
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End of grace : AMEN
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With 11-Down, 3-Down's last words? : SOMEBODYGREASED
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Rocks : ICE
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Hold in check : CONTAIN
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Begin's co-Nobelist : SADAT
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See 7-Down : THEVIIIIIIIIINE
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Completely surrounding : AMBIENT
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Prepares : GETSSET
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Ad ___ : HOC
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Steps up? : RUNGS
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Stead : LIEU
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Say "Li'l Abner," say : ELIDE
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Violinist Stern : ISAAC
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Goldfinger? : MIDAS
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Rugged rock : CRAG
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Crack : ATTEMPT
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With pluck : BRAVELY
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Holiday window item : MENORAH
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What tellers lack? : SECRETS
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Mistaken : INERROR
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Leporello, e.g., in "Don Giovanni" : SERVANT
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Put : LAY
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Stingless bee : DRONE
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Certain money transfer : WIRE
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Schnozz tip? : OLA
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Family dog, for short : LAB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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