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New York Times, Thursday, December 3, 1998

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.582184
Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 49 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1203 ( 17,922 )
Across
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Science fiction award : HUGO
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Obi-Wan, for one : JEDI
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E-mail nuisance : SPAM
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Football Hall-of-Famer ___ Page : ALAN
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Pulls some levers : VOTES
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Florence flooder : ARNO
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"Alas!" sighed the jean legs, "___." : WEVEBEENLETDOWN
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Character actor Wynn : KEENAN
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Confirm : AVER
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Bonkers : MAD
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Some blues : DYES
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Unkept yard, e.g. : EYESORE
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Chase scene? : ATM
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Trompe l'___ (art illusion) : OEIL
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Minerva's symbol : OWL
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"Big deal," said the pockets, "___." : SHETURNEDUSOUT
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Fabled loser : HARE
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Speak of love : COO
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Scheme : PLOT
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"Oh dear!" cried the waist, "___." : IVEBEENTAKENIN
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Home in space : MIR
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Big video game name : SEGA
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Model-turned-actress Carol : ALT
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1997 Spielberg movie : AMISTAD
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Carrel filler : DESK
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"Far out!" : RAD
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Those of Juan's things : ESOS
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Melodic Melba : NELLIE
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"I hear you!" replied the seat, "___." : SHEBRUSHEDMEOFF
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Like some antibiotics : ORAL
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Isabel II, e.g. : REINA
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Irk-aholic? : PEST
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It's under layers : NEST
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Former Orr teammate, familiarly : ESPO
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The terrible ___ : TWOS
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Peddle : HAWK
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1997 Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
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Yielded : GAVE
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Uninterruptedly : ONEND
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"Mud" : JOE
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1998 erupter : ETNA
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Probe (into) : DELVE
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Words after "peekaboo" : ISEEYOU
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Blue : SAD
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Look at things to come? : PROMO
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Co-Nobelist with Menachem : ANWAR
12
Jacques Cousteau's world : MONDE
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Plywood layer : VENEER
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Lazy waters : BAYOU
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Highland pants : TREWS
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Because : SINCE
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Incline : SLOPE
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6-Down output : ASH
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Spicy cuisine : THAI
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TV's Griffin : MERV
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Spinks and others : LEONS
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Pours : TEEMS
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Was sweet (on) : DOTED
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Bone under a watch : ULNA
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Sweat : TOIL
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Demolitionist's supply : TNT
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Flea or gnat : BITER
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Start of a correction : ERASURE
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"To do" list : AGENDA
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Countdown deejay Casey : KASEM
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Bad lighting? : ARSON
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1984 skiing gold medalist : MAHRE
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Notions : IDEAS
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Doctor's orders : DOSES
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Stealing: Prefix : KLEPT
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FedEx, say : SHIP
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M-G-M founder : LOEW
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Assuming that : IFSO
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Small amphibians : EFTS
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Crispy sandwich : BLT
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Rock's Brian : ENO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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