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New York Times, Thursday, December 30, 1999

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 TimesNo. 1230 ( 18,314 )
Across
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Schemers : CABAL
6
Hummus holder : PITA
10
Gardener's purchase : BULB
14
Essential acid : AMINO
15
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
22
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
38
Neon ___ : TETRA
39
Prefix with puncture : ACU
40
Relieve : SLAKE
41
Parentheses, essentially : ARCS
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"Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-___" : RAL
43
Packed, as pistols : TOTED
44
Gospel out of Washington? : THESPOKANEWORD
48
Mean : ORNERY
49
Helpmate : SPOUSE
53
"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
65
Pulitzer winner Pyle : ERNIE
66
Make (one's way) : WEND
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Ones with pull? : OXEN
68
Lennon and others : SEANS
Down
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Place to put an old newspaper : CAGE
2
Iglesias tune : AMOR
3
Photo accompaniers, at times : BIOS
4
Shave ___ haircut : ANDA
5
Going around in circles : LOST
6
Turkey holder : PAN
7
"___ show time!" : ITS
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Bathwater tester : TOE
9
Islands off Portugal : AZORES
10
Hopalong Cassidy portrayer : BOYD
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"Nope!" : UHUH
12
Minibar site : LIMO
13
Dugout, for one : BOAT
18
Israeli statesman Weizman : EZER
19
Celebration suffix : FEST
23
Bygone Chrysler : LEBARON
24
Southern corn bread : ASHCAKE
25
Like some heads : TITULAR
26
"Ciao!" : TATA
27
Argus-eyed : ALERT
28
Musical Miller : MITCH
29
Break down, in a way : PARSE
30
Writer Baber : ASA
31
Radiant : AGLOW
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"Keen!" : NEATO
33
Selfish sort : TAKER
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He played Fred the junkman : REDD
40
Part of many Québec place names : STE
45
1998 N.L. M.V.P. : SOSA
46
Magic word : PRESTO
47
Abbr. on mail to ZIP code 10001 : NYNY
49
Dither : STEW
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24-karat : PURE
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"thirtysomething" star : OLIN
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Adapted (to) : USED
54
Lofty lines : ODES
55
Bell the cat : DARE
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Dame ___ Everage : EDNA
57
Tie-breaking point : ADIN
58
NaOH solutions : LYES
60
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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