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New York Times, Thursday, December 24, 1998

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 110 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1224 ( 17,943 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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How-to stuff : ABCS
5
Toasted food : EGGO
9
"Watership Down" author Richard : ADAMS
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Say quickly : SNAP
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The art of weaving : LOOM
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Remains in Red Square? : LENIN
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Sign of goodness : HALO
18
Holder of combs, perfumes, etc. : ETUI
19
Espresso order : LATTE
20
With 34-Across, a child's 12/24 lament : IFORGOTTOWRITE
23
Gift in Maui : LEI
24
One of the Kennedys : TED
25
Pecs' kin : ABS
28
Schmooze : GAB
30
Worse than poor : PITIFUL
34
See 20-Across : SANTACLAUS
37
Chow chow chow : ALPO
38
Not carrying a heater : CLEAN
39
Barley beard : AWN
40
Carving, e.g. : CRAFT
41
"Family Ties" son : ALEX
42
With 51-Across, Ma Bell's response : THENWHYNOT
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Brass-yellow minerals : PYRITES
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"Yeah, ___!" : YOU
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Like a hit show : SRO
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It adjoins une côte : MER
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Big Band ___ : ERA
51
See 42-Across : GIVEHIMAJINGLE
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Agglomerate : UNITE
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Exploits : USES
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Auto dealer's deal : LOAN
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The Louvre, par exemple : MUSEE
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Object of gossip : ITEM
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Snake, so to speak : OGRE
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Locks horns (with) : SPARS
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Lifeguard's equipment : ROPE
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Whimpered : WEPT
Down
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It may be cast in a flick : ASH
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Baby whale : CALF
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Embroiderer's purchase : SPOOL
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Melancholy : ELEGIAC
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Computer command : GOTO
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Problem in the joints : GOUT
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Drop : OMIT
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Idiotically wrong : ALLWET
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Journal opening : DEARDIARY
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Dead against : ANTI
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Burn protection : MITT
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Snicker-___ : SNEE
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Daughter of King Lear : REGAN
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Singer Redding : OTIS
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Record label acronym : ASCAP
26
Big name in pinball : BALLY
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Scrooge's look : SNEER
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Despondency, with "the" : BLAHS
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Producing groans, maybe : PUNNY
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Custard pies : FLANS
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___ grabs : UPFOR
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Kind of ticket : LOTTO
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It runs while you ride : TAXIMETER
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Bowl over : AWE
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Agitate : CHURN
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Garr of "Mr. Mom" : TERI
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"Oh, what am I to do?" : WOEISME
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Tiny laughs : TEHEES
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Lit : AGLOW
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Canine holders : GUMS
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___ to one's ears : INUP
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Traveler's need, maybe : VISA
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"Steep Trails" author : MUIR
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About : ASTO
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Army wheels : JEEP
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Theater area : LOGE
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Foe of the Clantons : EARP
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Circus catcher : NET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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