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New York Times, Friday, December 3, 1999

It "waits at the crossway of the stars," wrote Borges

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJQVXZ} Spans: 7, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times12/3/99 ( No. 18,287 )
Across
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Scared half to death : ASWHITEASASHEET
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Noted portrait subject of Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun : MARIEANTOINETTE
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Setting for many clocks : CHESSTOURNAMENT
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Fall from grace : SIN
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Ask for more service : REUP
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Former Ontario Premier Bob : RAE
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Alphabet trio : BCD
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Clappers : FANS
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Grass part : AWN
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___ miss : HITOR
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East African, old-style : ETHIOP
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Stays : CORSETS
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French 101 verb : ETRE
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Small game? : PEEKABOOISEEYOU
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Enlivens, with "up" : PEPS
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Ravel : ENSNARL
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Record listings : PRIORS
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Science fiction writer ___ M. Kornbluth : CYRIL
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With 47-Across, winter vehicles : SNO
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See 46-Across : CATS
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Where many vets served : NAM
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"Yes" : IDO
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Riding : ATOP
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Fiddle stick : BOW
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It pops in the morning : ELECTRICTOASTER
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Proves to be a stiff challenge : TESTSONESMETTLE
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Gremlins, Pacers, etc. : AMCS
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Term of address in Kipling : SAHIB
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Twister? : WRENCH
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"___ Girl Friday" (1940 Cary Grant movie) : HIS
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Pant attachment? : IES
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Part of an exchange : TAT
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Rock's Brian : ENO
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Take ___ for the worse : ATURN
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Rough riders' woes : SORES
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Hokkaido native : AINU
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Be short with : SNAPAT
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Hesitate : HEM
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It "waits at the crossway of the stars," wrote Borges : ETERNITY
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Europe's highest volcano : ETNA
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French bean? : TETE
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Earle ___, inventor of the Band-Aid : DICKSON
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Magazine with an annual "400" list : FORBES
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Light work? : ARSON
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Bring by cart, maybe : WHEELIN
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___ fault : TOA
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Literary pieces : ESSAYS
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Start of Montana's motto : ORO
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Little: Fr. : PEU
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Dawn deity : EOS
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Hue : TINCT
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Very, very softly, in music : PPP
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Alway : EER
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Chapters : EPISODES
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Fall from grace : ERR
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Ridicules mercilessly : ROASTS
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Canadian brewer John : LABATT
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"___ Thro' the Rye" : COMIN
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With celerity : APACE
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Sautéed delicacy : MOREL
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"___ a man..." : IMET
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Lowland : DALE
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Plant with an edible root : TARO
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"___ No Angels" : WERE
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Make a move : ACT
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Turn signal dirs. : RTS
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Dot follower? : COM
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Possess, to Burns : HAE
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Former D.C. inits. : HST

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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