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New York Times, Wednesday, December 22, 1999

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FKQ} This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1222 ( 18,306 )
Across
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"___ long story" : ITSA
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Where the Vikings landed : MARS
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Seder serving : MATZO
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___-a-brac : BRIC
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Heaps : ALOT
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CH-, e.g. : ANION
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Character in "The Wizard of Oz-trich"? : AUNTIEEMU
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Nursery V.I.P. : NANNY
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Happens repeatedly : RECURS
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By and by : ANON
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Cowpoke's nickname : TEX
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Scarcity : DEARTH
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Tech course : TRIG
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Playwright Jones : LEROI
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Out for the night : ASLEEP
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Tight spot : JAM
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Sir Francis Drake's Indian ship? : GOLDENHINDU
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Corn product : OLEO
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June honoree : DAD
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City on the Rhine : BONN
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A whale of a 60's singer? : SAMTHESHAMU
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Two cents worth : SAY
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Rated XXX : EROTIC
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Signs of the future : OMENS
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As soon as : ONCE
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Hilarious person : STITCH
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"Sketches by ___" (1836 book) : BOZ
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Show's partner : TELL
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Paesano's land : ITALIA
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African antelope : ORIBI
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Bill of fare at Rick's? : BOGEYMENU
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Formal fabric : SATIN
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Wrapped up : OVER
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Use a beeper : PAGE
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Hoisting device : SLING
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Sprays : WETS
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Pun conclusion : STER
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Construction piece : IBAR
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Made even : TRUED
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Because : SINCE
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Real : ACTUAL
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Orchestra leader : MAESTRO
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Kensington quaff : ALE
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Capital of 62-Across : ROMA
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Double's job : STUNT
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Hardly feminine : MANNISH
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Literary scraps : ANA
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Windshield option : TINT
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Postal delivery area : ZONE
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Cameo stone : ONYX
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Discount rack abbr. : IRREG
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Wrestler's arsenal : HOLDS
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Smooth-tongued : GLIB
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Spud spot : IDAHO
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Biblical patriarch : ENOS
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Best of the theater : EDNA
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Insignificant : PUNY
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Slugger Canseco : JOSE
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Orchard no-no : ALAR
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Staff note : MEMO
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Dutch exports : EDAMS
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Camp Swampy canine : OTTO
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Suggesting indirectly : HINTING
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"___ homo" (declaration in John 19:5) : ECCE
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Occupations : METIERS
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Agreement : UNITY
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Philatelist's collection : STAMPS
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Kind of room : ELBOW
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Sports shoe attachment : CLEAT
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Pivotal point : HINGE
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Order (around) : BOSS
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Spoken : ORAL
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Rigatoni relative : ZITI
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It means nothing to some people : LOVE
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Teacher of Heifetz : AUER
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Hopper : BIN
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Figure out : GET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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