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New York Times, Tuesday, December 22, 1998

Author:
Adam Cohen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam Cohen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Cohen. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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"In" : CHIC
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Faint flicker : GLEAM
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Hits with a ray gun : ZAPS
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Author ___ Neale Hurston : ZORA
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"Amazing" magician : RANDI
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Together, musically : ADUE
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Protein components : AMINOACIDS
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___ Strip : GAZA
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Paraphrased : RESTATED
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Latter-day Saint : MORMON
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Nature goddess : ISIS
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Fruit of the Loom competitor : HANES
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Openings : SPACES
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Information accessed on a computer : DATABASE
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Water sources : WELLS
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Assumed : GIVEN
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1968 hit "Harper Valley ___" : PTA
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Hangover? : EAVE
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Roebuck's partner : SEARS
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Mimic : APER
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Ryan's "Love Story" co-star : ALI
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Observe Yom Kippur : ATONE
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Speck of land in the sea : ISLET
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Deserter : RENEGADE
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Coat of many colors wearer : JOSEPH
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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"Stand By Me" singer ___ King : BENE
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Beefed : GRIPED
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Xylophone-like instruments : MARIMBAS
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Singer Falana : LOLA
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East African capital : ADDISABABA
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Takes advantage of : USES
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"Good Times" actress Esther : ROLLE
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Stew ingredient : LEEK
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Deli jarful : MAYO
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Symbol of freshness : DAISY
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Art Deco artist : ERTE
Down
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Ivan the Terrible, e.g. : CZAR
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"Where the heart is" : HOME
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Eye part : IRIS
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Biblical hymn : CANTICLE
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Without charge : GRATIS
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Shoestrings : LACES
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Writer Bagnold : ENID
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Put a wing (on) : ADD
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Slips up, as a dating service : MISMATES
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Croatian capital : ZAGREB
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It might bob up in conversation : ADAMSAPPLE
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"The Godfather" author : PUZO
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Penn name : SEAN
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Filling stations? : OASES
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"Chestnuts roasting ___ open fire" : ONAN
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Le ___, France : HAVRE
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Take an oath : SWEAR
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Positive thinking proponent : PEALE
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American Dance Theater founder : ALVINAILEY
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Steak ___ : DIANE
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Pricey : STEEP
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Our planet : EARTH
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Crystal rock : GEODE
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Run of the mill : STANDARD
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Come together : ASSEMBLE
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Pulitzer-winning writer James : AGEE
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Ancient part of Asia Minor : IONIA
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Rio Grande city : ELPASO
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It's across the Hudson from New York : JERSEY
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Jumps (out) : BAILS
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Dejected : GLUM
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Sub ___ (secretly) : ROSA
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1551, in monuments : MDLI
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1930's heavyweight champ Max : BAER
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Aid in crime : ABET
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Sushi bar drink : SAKE
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___ 180 (turn around, in slang) : DOA

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

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