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New York Times, Tuesday, December 28, 1999

Poe called it "grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous"

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QWX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times12/28/99 ( No. 18,312 )
Across
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Charlie Parker's music : JAZZ
5
High-five sound : SLAP
9
"Gunga Din" setting : INDIA
14
Fortuneteller's beginning : ISEE
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Adorable : CUTE
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Has to have : NEEDS
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It has a broad side : BARN
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Cupid : AMOR
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Lowlands, to poets : VALES
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Black eye : POORREPUTATION
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Do something : ACT
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___ Master's Voice : HIS
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It goes from C to C : OCTAVE
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Analogous : AKIN
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"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
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Detergent target : GRIME
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Rose's Broadway beau : ABIE
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Lavish attention (on) : DOTE
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Red-eye : LATENIGHTFLIGHT
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"Mrs. Bridge" author Connell : EVAN
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Abbr. in many company names : BROS
42
Lancelot's attire : ARMOR
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Room to relax in : DEN
44
Peter or Paul : TSAR
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On pins and needles : UNEASY
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Prior to, to Prior : ERE
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Genetic inits. : RNA
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Pinkeye : CONJUNCTIVITIS
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Burn soothers : ALOES
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Carry on : RAVE
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Opposed : ANTI
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Color faintly : TINCT
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Lute shape : PEAR
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Like a sweep's uniform : SOOTY
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End-of-class signal : BELL
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Pound of poetry : EZRA
Down
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Triangular sail : JIB
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Job order notation : ASAP
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Definitely a flunking score : ZERO
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Founder of Stoicism : ZENO
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Like cabs on a rainy day : SCARCE
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"Serpico" director Sidney : LUMET
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Resting on : ATOP
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Where the Amazon rises : PERU
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To no avail : INVAIN
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___-foot oil : NEATS
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Pickle purveyor : DELI
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Logical start? : IDEO
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Org. : ASSN
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Poe called it "grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous" : RAVEN
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Chop shop supplier : THIEF
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Gawked at : OGLED
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Hunger for : CRAVE
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Moon of Saturn : TITAN
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"Right on!" : AMEN
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Dislike, and then some : ABHOR
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Do-it-yourselfers' needs : KITS
31
Doctrine : DOGMA
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Cultural values : ETHOS
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Take another shot : RETRY
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Awful : DIRE
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"Ghosts" playwright : IBSEN
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Island west of Maui : LANAI
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Reliable : TRUSTY
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Show for the first time : UNVEIL
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Tape deck button : EJECT
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Letterman, to Leno : RIVAL
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"Memory" musical : CATS
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Mixed bag : OLIO
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Eating peas with a knife, e.g. : NONO
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Grouch : CRAB
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Whopper : TALE
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End of a dash : TAPE
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Don Juan's mother : INEZ
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Top banana : STAR
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Author Levin : IRA

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