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New York Times, Saturday, December 4, 1999

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKPVWX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 113 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1204 ( 18,288 )
Across
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Accents : STRESSES
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Thingies: Var. : GISMOS
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Talk : CHITCHAT
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"Odyssey" setting : ITHACA
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Jump, in a way : RECHARGE
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Elongated tropical fruit : LOOFAH
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Kind of system, in medicine : ABO
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Fight : MELEE
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C.P.A. suggestion : IRA
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City on the Moselle : METZ
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Robert Frost farm site : DERRY
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Casino call : NOIR
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Just observed : SATIN
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Prefix with Tibetan : SINO
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Mil. institution since 1845 : USNA
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Tease : RAGON
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Like many carved wooden masks : NIGERIAN
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Fashion of the times : ZEITGEIST
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Reclusive and austere : MONASTIC
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Hard stuff : SAUCE
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Cut ___ : ARUG
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1965 jazz album : ELLA
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Best Actor of 1990 : IRONS
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Huts : COTS
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Theoclymenus and others : SEERS
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Prefix with -genous : ENDO
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N.L. East city : ATL
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Send : RADIO
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___ anglais (English horn) : COR
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Upset : QUEASY
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Serious warning : REDALERT
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Virgin : UNTROD
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Small-time : ONEHORSE
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1950's Rangers : EDSELS
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Natl. Mon. near Charleston, S.C. : FTSUMTER
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Skedaddles : SCRAMS
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Classic Faulkner story : THEBEAR
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Cannoli filling : RICOTTA
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Numerical ending : ETH
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Fleece : SCAM
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Bit : SHRED
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Reggie White's team when he was named N.F.L. M.V.P. : EAGLES
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Avoiding : STEERINGCLEAROF
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"Drums Along the Mohawk" hero : GIL
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1995 court V.I.P. : ITO
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Premium cable network: Abbr. : SHO
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Some thugs : MAFIOSI
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Ovate wind instrument : OCARINA
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Dry : SAHARAN
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Banks in Chicago : ERNIE
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Irregular courses : ZIGZAGS
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Mystics : YOGIS
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Development : NURTURE
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Refusals : NOES
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Informal evenings : NITES
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Home subcontractor : TILER
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Short-tailed Asian monkey : MACAQUE
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Strong and clear, as a voice : OROTUND
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Small seeds : NUTLETS
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Harmony : CONCERT
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Back : ENDORSE
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Devoted : ARDENT
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One concerned with classes : SORTER
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A and B, e.g. : SIDES
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Diamond Head locale : OAHU
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Is after you? : ARE
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Peruvian coin : SOL
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N.F.L. stat. : YDS
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Actor Herbert of "War and Peace" : LOM

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

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