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New York Times, Tuesday, December 29, 1998

Author:
Susan Harrington Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Susan Harrington Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJKWXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1229 ( 17,948 )

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Across
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Shells, for short : AMMO
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"Not on ___!" : ABET
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Mark left by Zorro? : SCAR
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Instrument for an étude : PIANO
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Pre-stereo : MONO
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Dramatic entrance announcement : TADA
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Blooper : ERROR
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Verve : BRIO
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Hertz rival : AVIS
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Little guy getting the third degree? : GRILLEDSHRIMP
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Wee, to Burns : SMA
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"Gosh!" : GEE
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Kind of crew : MOTLEY
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Neatly combed curmudgeon? : CURRIEDCRAB
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Hunter in the night sky : ORION
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Lamp type : HALOGEN
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Filmmaker Jacques : TATI
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Lesley of "60 Minutes" : STAHL
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___ Penh, Cambodia : PNOM
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Ropes, as a dogie : LASSOES
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Cartoon "Mr." : MAGOO
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Gambling locale for the taciturn? : CLAMSCASINO
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French dramatist Antonin ___ : ARTAUD
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Sounds from Santa : HOS
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Fishing aid : NET
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Bright-red unglazed china? : LOBSTERBISQUE
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They may clash in business : EGOS
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Shower : RAIN
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Addicts : USERS
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Letter for Gandalf : RUNE
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Tied : EVEN
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Sign up : ENROL
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Caddie's bagful : TEES
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Withhold, as funds : DENY
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Concerning : ASTO
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Mimic : APE
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Russian space station : MIR
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Tequila drink : MARGARITA
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___ about (circa) : ONOR
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Sauntered : AMBLED
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Word with crashing or tidal : BORE
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Sir Geraint's wife : ENID
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Like Cinderella's slipper, to her stepsisters : TOOSMALL
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Jump involuntarily : START
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Quibble : CAVIL
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"...can you spare ___?" : ADIME
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Grating : RASPY
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Beginning : ORIGIN
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Jeans brand : LEE
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Tramp : HOBO
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Robert Burns, for one : SCOT
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Subway artwork : MURAL
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Louis-Philippe and others : ROIS
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Gulf : CHASM
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"Yay, team!" : RAH
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3.7 and 4.0, e.g. : GPAS
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Train V.I.P.'s : ENGINEERS
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Nary a soul : NOONE
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Fused : SOLDERED
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4:00 gathering : TEA
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No longer worth discussing : MOOT
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Hare's tail : SCUT
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Poe's "The ___ of the Red Death" : MASQUE
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Climb, in a way : SHINNY
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Fortune 500 listings: Abbr. : COS
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On the qui vive : ALERT
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Scamp : ROGUE
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Dinner leftover for Bowser : TBONE
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Donkeys : ASSES
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Carry on : RAVE
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"Très ___!" : BIEN
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Annapolis sch. : USNA
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Twaddle : ROT
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___-pitch softball : SLO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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