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New York Times, Monday, December 20, 1999

Neither large- nor small-caliber guns

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 44 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times12/20/99 ( No. 18,304 )

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Spat : TIFF
5
Dish with beans : CHILI
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Trace of smoke : WISP
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Like Darth Vader : EVIL
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Former intl. airline : PANAM
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"I had no ___!" : IDEA
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Cerium and erbium, e.g. : RAREEARTHMETALS
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Map within a map : INSET
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Bowl over : STUN
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Old what's-___-name : HIS
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Golf pitfalls : TRAPS
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Mentally spaced out : INAFOG
28
Hawaii, e.g.: Abbr. : ISL
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Statutes : LAWS
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Brit. recording giant : EMI
33
Nighttime twinkler : STAR
35
Aloha gifts : LEIS
37
Lucy's landlady : ETHEL
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Neither large- nor small-caliber guns : MEDIUMARTILLERY
44
Watch secretly : SPYON
45
Adult-to-be : TEEN
46
Harvard rival : YALE
47
Rubber ducky's spot : TUB
49
Nutty : DAFT
51
___ Moines, Iowa : DES
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"Pow! Right in the ___!" : KISSER
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Green stuff : MOOLA
57
Newsman Koppel : TED
58
Gave the once-over : EYED
60
Scottish inlets : LOCHS
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Compliment from a Brit : WELLDONEOLDCHAP
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___-Day vitamins : ONEA
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"Cool!" : NEATO
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Vegas numbers game : KENO
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Belgrade native : SERB
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Churchill Downs event : DERBY
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
Down
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Ms. Garr of "Mr. Mom" : TERI
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"Terrible" czar : IVAN
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Mrs. in the White House : FIRSTLADY
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One on the lam : FLEER
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Tax preparer, briefly : CPA
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One of two hardy followers : HAR
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Football stats: Abbr. : INTS
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Christine of "Chicago Hope" : LAHTI
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Protected, as from disease : IMMUNE
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Sense of humor : WIT
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Boise's state : IDAHO
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Baseball commissioner Bud : SELIG
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Skip a turn : PASS
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Catchall abbr. : ETAL
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Tooth protector : ENAMEL
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Date maker : PALM
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"No ___!" ("Easy!") : SWEAT
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In an apt way : FITLY
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Doctrines : ISMS
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Big first for a baby : STEP
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Fathered : SIRED
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They're a laugh a minute : RIOTS
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Cook, as clams : STEAM
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Major nuisances : HEADACHES
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Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Cleaning cabinet supplies : LYES
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Brand-new : UNUSED
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The low-down : INFO
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Out of reach of : BEYOND
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Tattled : TOLD
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Nancy Drew's creator Carolyn : KEENE
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Time waster : IDLER
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Actress Taylor of "The Nanny" : RENEE
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Opa-___, Fla. : LOCKA
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Terrible time? : TWOS
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Turtledove : DEAR
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___ Christian Andersen : HANS
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Predicament : SPOT
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Chemist's workplace : LAB
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Wagering locale, for short : OTB
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Myrna of "The Thin Man" : LOY

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

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