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New York Times, Monday, December 28, 1998

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam G. Perl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {HJQXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1228 ( 17,947 )
Across
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Pinkish, as a steak : RARE
5
Pitcher's boo-boo : BALK
9
Applications : USES
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Face-to-face exam : ORAL
14
Annual theater award : OBIE
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Leg/foot connector : ANKLE
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TIM : BEGINNINGOFTIME
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Airline to Stockholm : SAS
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Regarding, in legal memos : INRE
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Ruins a picnic or a Little League game, say : RAINS
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Subsidy : AID
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Challenge : DARE
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Sheriff's star : BADGE
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It follows sunset, in poetry : EEN
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"Phooey!" : DRAT
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Art photo shade : SEPIA
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Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
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A shepherd shepherds it : EWE
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ERIC : CENTRALAMERICAN
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Honest ___ : ABE
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___ Ababa : ADDIS
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Make pretty : ADORN
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Lipton and Twinings, e.g. : TEAS
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Actor Kilmer : VAL
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Hearty steak : TBONE
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France's ___ des Saintes : ILES
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___ chi ch'uan : TAI
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Give a damn? : SWEAR
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Nuts (over) : GAGA
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By way of : VIA
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OK : STORYBOOKENDING
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Runs smoothly, as an engine : PURRS
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Brownish songbird : WREN
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Start for a kitty : ANTE
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"Black Beauty" author Sewell : ANNA
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Give for a while : LEND
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Happy or sad feeling : MOOD
Down
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Steals from : ROBS
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Vicinity : AREA
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Lively piano tunes : RAGS
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Gin maker Whitney : ELI
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Clyde's partner in crime : BONNIE
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Eat like ___ : ABIRD
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Queue : LINE
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Fraternity party staple : KEG
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Loose, as shoestrings : UNTIED
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Body wrapper : SKIN
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"Desire Under the ___" : ELMS
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Notice : SEE
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At a distance : AFAR
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Big honeymoon destination : NIAGARA
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Syracuse's team color : ORANGE
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Considers : DEEMS
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Deep-sea explorer William : BEEBE
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Sleeper's woe : APNEA
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Dah's partner : DIT
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90's-style letters : EMAIL
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Scouting mission, informally : RECON
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In the know : AWARE
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Where Memphis is: Abbr. : TENN
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Improvise, musically : SCAT
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___ Methuselah : OLDAS
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The Black Stallion, e.g. : ARABIAN
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Adjective modifier : ADVERB
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Bride's declaration : IDO
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___ Madres : SIERRA
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Remnant : TAGEND
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Puts (down) : LAYS
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Spoken for : TAKEN
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Flabbergast : STUN
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Frayed : WORN
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Pierce with a tusk : GORE
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Chianti, e.g. : VINO
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Division word : INTO
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Elderly : AGED
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Health resort : SPA
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Mouse catcher : OWL
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Hydroelectric project : DAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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