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New York Times, Wednesday, December 2, 1998

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 19 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1202 ( 17,921 )

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Across
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Elbowroom : SPACE
6
One of the 3 B's : BACH
10
Kellogg Foods brand : EGGO
14
Plant in Flanders fields : POPPY
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Double-reed woodwind : OBOE
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Prod : GOAD
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Mac maker : APPLE
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Start of a quip : NEVERGOTO
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I-95, e.g.: Abbr. : RTE
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Fritter away : WASTE
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Kind of down : EIDER
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"One ___ customer" : TOA
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Actress Alicia : ANA
26
Two-toned horses : ROANS
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Quip, part 2 : APLASTICSURGEON
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Sighs of distress : OHS
34
A lot of a drill sergeant's drill : HUTS
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Hoo-ha : ADO
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Take a chance on : RISK
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It may help you "catch up" : NAP
40
Fret : STEW
41
Shade of blond : ASH
42
Modern summons : BEEP
44
Genetic letters : RNA
46
Quip, part 3 : WHOLOVESTHEWORK
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Boated, maybe : OARED
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Chop down : HEW
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Maiden name preceder : NEE
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Actress Gaynor : MITZI
57
Matrix : ARRAY
59
How the Des Moines R. flows : ESE
60
End of the quip : OFPICASSO
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A lot : OFTEN
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Big ___ elephant : ASAN
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Result of venting? : LAVA
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Part of a spur : ROWEL
67
Five-time Wimbledon champ : BORG
68
Session with an M.D. : APPT
69
Nuts : KOOKY
Down
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Side in the Peloponnesian War : SPARTA
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Beer opener : POPTOP
3
Telethon, e.g. : APPEAL
4
Pfc.'s boss : CPL
5
Baloney : EYEWASH
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Potted tree : BONSAI
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Help with the heist : ABET
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Whitewashes : COVERSUP
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Giggling sound : HEE
10
Prodding : EGGING
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Spot overlooking center court, say : GOODSEAT
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Way in : GATE
13
Fungus byproduct : ODOR
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Brings up : REARS
22
Aardvark fare : ANTS
27
Passé : OUT
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"All systems go" : AOK
30
Guys : CHAPS
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Wordsworth work : ODE
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"Get going!" : NOW
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Wet behind the ears : RAW
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___ Kabibble : ISH
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Have a good day on the links : SHOOTPAR
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Can't wait to have : NEEDASAP
40
Word with whip or rip : SAW
42
Kind of acid : BORIC
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Snake charmee : EVE
44
Mother of Hera : RHEA
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The Big Apple : NEWYORK
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Lounging around : LAZING
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There may be a catch in it : THROAT
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Powerful combination : ONETWO
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Look for again : RESEEK
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With vigor : KEENLY
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Ancient kingdom east of the Dead Sea : MOAB
56
In that case : IFSO
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Invitation letters : RSVP
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Chicken ___ king : ALA
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Rock's ___ Fighters : FOO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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