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New York Times, Thursday, December 30, 1999

Like Florida pharmaceutical packaging?

Author:
Alan Jay Weiss
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Jay Weiss

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Weiss. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times12/30/99 ( No. 18,314 )

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Across
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Schemers : CABAL
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Hummus holder : PITA
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Gardener's purchase : BULB
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Essential acid : AMINO
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Complete : ATOZ
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See 63-Across : OHIO
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Arizona character trait? : GOODSENSEOFYUMA
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Artificial : ERSATZ
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In great demand : REDHOT
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Buoys : ELATES
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Like Florida pharmaceutical packaging? : TAMPARESISTANT
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It may be assumed : ALIAS
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Common preservative : BHT
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Duffel filler : GEAR
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Neon ___ : TETRA
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Prefix with puncture : ACU
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Relieve : SLAKE
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Parentheses, essentially : ARCS
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"Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-___" : RAL
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Packed, as pistols : TOTED
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Gospel out of Washington? : THESPOKANEWORD
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Mean : ORNERY
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Helpmate : SPOUSE
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"Forget it!" : NODEAL
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Child's plea in Oklahoma? : TULSASTORYDADDY
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Lake ___ College, in 16-Across : ERIE
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South Seas staple : TARO
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Pulitzer winner Pyle : ERNIE
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Make (one's way) : WEND
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Ones with pull? : OXEN
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Lennon and others : SEANS
Down
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Place to put an old newspaper : CAGE
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Iglesias tune : AMOR
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Photo accompaniers, at times : BIOS
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Shave ___ haircut : ANDA
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Going around in circles : LOST
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Turkey holder : PAN
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"___ show time!" : ITS
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Bathwater tester : TOE
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Islands off Portugal : AZORES
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Hopalong Cassidy portrayer : BOYD
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"Nope!" : UHUH
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Minibar site : LIMO
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Dugout, for one : BOAT
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Israeli statesman Weizman : EZER
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Celebration suffix : FEST
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Bygone Chrysler : LEBARON
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Southern corn bread : ASHCAKE
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Like some heads : TITULAR
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"Ciao!" : TATA
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Argus-eyed : ALERT
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Musical Miller : MITCH
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Break down, in a way : PARSE
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Writer Baber : ASA
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Radiant : AGLOW
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"Keen!" : NEATO
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Selfish sort : TAKER
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He played Fred the junkman : REDD
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Part of many Québec place names : STE
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1998 N.L. M.V.P. : SOSA
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Magic word : PRESTO
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Abbr. on mail to ZIP code 10001 : NYNY
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Dither : STEW
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24-karat : PURE
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"thirtysomething" star : OLIN
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Adapted (to) : USED
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Lofty lines : ODES
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Bell the cat : DARE
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Dame ___ Everage : EDNA
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Tie-breaking point : ADIN
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NaOH solutions : LYES
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Put a strain on : TAX
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Sourdough's find : ORE
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Wood of the Rolling Stones : RON

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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