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New York Times, Friday, December 24, 1999

Brown on the arms and the back of the neck

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 37 Missing: {HJZ} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Quigley.
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© 1999, The New York Times12/24/99 ( No. 18,308 )
Across
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Brown on the arms and the back of the neck : FARMERSTAN
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Kind of capital : RISK
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Weasel : EQUIVOCATE
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X-Games telecaster : ESPN
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Like many modern computers : MULTIMEDIA
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Side of a fight that almost always loses : TORO
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Winnie ___ (famous plane) : MAE
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"1-2-3" singer Barry : LEN
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Eight-line verse : TRIOLET
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La Guardia data: Abbr. : ETDS
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Flattery : OIL
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Conclusions : CODAS
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Red Cloud, for one : SIOUX
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No longer mint, in a way : CANCELED
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Mulligatawny ingredient : CURRY
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Simpleton : BOOB
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Needle : TEASE
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Exercise : WIELD
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Raise the roof : YELL
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Norse goddess of love : FREYA
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Utter rapture : DELIRIUM
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Class : GENRE
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1917 newsmaker : LENIN
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Anemometer reading: Abbr. : VEL
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Baedeker of the Baedeker travel guides : KARL
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Brisk : ALLEGRO
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You stand to lose it : LAP
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Bon's opposite : MAL
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"See who ___" : ITIS
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Headstone words : ANNODOMINI
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Harper's Weekly caricaturist : NAST
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Starter's call : READYSETGO
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___ perpetua (Idaho's motto) : ESTO
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Life of Riley : EASYSTREET
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French women : FEMMES
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Like seals : AQUATIC
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Excluded : RULEDOUT
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Prestigious sch. : MIT
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Full of turpitude : EVIL
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Rival of Paris : ROMEO
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Like some routes through mountains : SCENIC
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Smidgen : TAD
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Fighting : ATIT
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Imminent : NEAR
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Upgrade the machinery : RETOOL
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King Mark's bride : ISOLDE
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Magazine feature : SPREAD
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Difficult problems : KNOTS
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Ross Sea sight : ICEBERG
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"Oh, what the hell" : SURE
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Kind of coat : LAB
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Getting under one's skin? : XRAYING
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Rights org. since 1966 : NOW
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Do : COIF
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Nieuport's river : YSER
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Ransom ___ Olds : ELI
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Soup vegetable : LEEK
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"Awesome!" : DYNAMITE
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1964 Murray Schisgal play : LUV
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Set up : ARRANGE
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Flood-prone areas : DELTAS
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Beat the draft? : ENLIST
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Bamboozles : LIESTO
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It may have a hook : MELODY
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Richardson of Nixon's Cabinet : ELLIOT
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"I Believe" singer : LAINE
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___-slipper : LADYS
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Dictionary notation : RARE
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First to be called : ONEA
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Put up : POST
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"If I Ruled the World" rapper : NAS
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Debussy subject : MER

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

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