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New York Times, Saturday, December 5, 1998

Author:
Daniel R. Stark
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel R. Stark

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Stark. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1205 ( 17,924 )
Across
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Pot contents, perhaps : LOBSTER
8
Weak : FLACCID
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Light yellowish green : AVOCADO
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Musical embellishment : ROULADE
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Roman home protectors : PENATES
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They're left behind : ESTATES
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Property of a cliché : TRITENESS
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Ready for drawing : ONTAP
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Gray piece : ODE
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Safer associate : STAHL
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Shiva's wife : KALI
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Hardly retiring : PUSHY
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Fine-tune : TWEAK
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Not nous : ILS
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Bristles : SETAE
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Leaching product : LYE
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Perverse : WRY
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Viña ___ Mar, Chile : DEL
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Defective : BAD
42
Scourges : BANES
46
Gorilla's swing : LIANA
50
Gloaming : EVE
51
Floor : AMAZE
52
Tannin source : SUMAC
53
Finnish cross-country gold medalist Maentyranta : EERO
55
First-magnitude star in Virgo : SPICA
57
Launch of 2/20/86 : MIR
58
Error that leads to trial : CRIME
60
Hierarchy : TOTEMPOLE
63
Danish cheese : HAVARTI
65
"1984" setting : OCEANIA
66
Program particular : AGENDUM
67
Salad preparation step : RINSING
68
Referee : MEDIATE
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Banger, in Britain : SAUSAGE
Down
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They're off during takeoff : LAPTOPS
2
Accumulating fines : OVERDUE
3
Superlatively spare : BONIEST
4
"Aroint thee!," in modern language : SCAT
5
Poet laureate of 1692 : TATE
6
Blissful states : EDENS
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Leopard spot : ROSETTE
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Flash flood : FRESHET
9
West end of L.A.? : LOS
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___ parts : AUTO
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Knight noise : CLANK
12
Elephant grass, e.g. : CATTAIL
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For best results : IDEALLY
14
Not fancy at all : DESPISE
20
Cut : SAWN
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Enrich, in a way : LARD
27
Bit of hesitation : HAW
28
___ Buena (island in San Francisco Bay) : YERBA
30
Dirigible parts : KEELS
36
Southern roots : YAMS
38
"Turandot" slave girl : LIU
39
Royal Philharmonic founder : BEECHAM
40
B+ or C-, e.g. : AVERAGE
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Reasoned out : DERIVED
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When the kids are out : NAPTIME
44
Handel opera : EZIO
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They may be private : SECTORS
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Suffocating solution : AMMONIA
48
Carpentry chore : NAILING
49
Land : ACREAGE
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Qabus bin Said, e.g. : OMANI
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Fungal spore sacs : AECIA
59
Mother of the Valkyries : ERDA
61
Dinner table? : MENU
62
It's often made freshly : PASS
64
Entombed king : TUT

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

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