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PREDICTIONS FOR THE NEXT MILLENNIUM (Hard Clues)

New York Times, Sunday, December 5, 1999

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 25, Columns: 25 Words: 186, Blocks: 96 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
Special note: In 1999, the NYT published six special 25 x 25 "Millennium" puzzles. Each came with two sets of clues, easy and hard. The clues here are the hard ones. Click here to see the set.
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1205 ( 18,289 )
Across
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Special science course costs : LABFEES
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Fine things? : ARTS
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Sounds at massages : AAHS
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Houlihan portrayer : SWIT
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It's close to Rome : ATLANTA
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Siouan speakers : IOWAS
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Classic car : TBIRD
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Prefix with biology : ETHNO
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Vision of the future in medicine? : THEDOCTORWILLSEEYOU
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People in the service : LAITY
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Lauren of "The Love Boat" : TEWES
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"Hurray!" and others: Abbr. : INTS
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Paste material : TOMATO
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Private greetings? : SALUTES
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Patient wife of literature : ENID
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___ king : ALA
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Adjuster's investigation : CLAIM
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Cards letters : STL
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"Sesame Street" name : BERT
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Given to moving about : RANGY
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Arsenic, e.g. : TOXICANT
44
Not just hurt : MAIMED
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Corp. money handler : CFO
48
Vision of the future in human relations? : LOVEWILLKEEPUSTOGETHER
52
Straight man : STOOGE
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Shoe designation : EEE
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Dominant : ONTOP
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English locale : SHIRE
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"I'm OK--You're OK" author : HARRIS
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Rear : DUFF
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Provide juice for? : PLUGIN
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GT's and others : COUPES
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Sanction : OKAY
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City on the Adige : TRENT
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Cockney, e.g. : BRITON
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Bearded ___ (reedlings) : TITS
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Family mem. : REL
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Coin in la fontaine? : FRANC
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The great unwashed : PLEBS
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What a colon may mean : ISTO
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Pinch : DAB
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Vision of the future in current events? : THEDAYWILLCOME
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Former "Meet the Press" moderator : UTLEY
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More than frowned upon: Var. : TABU
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Discolored with yellowish-brown stains : FOXED
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Vision of the future in the corporate world? : HEADSWILLROLL
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Right-triangle ratio, for short : COTAN
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Mideast land : OMAN
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Fortifies : GIRDS
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Vision of the future in communications? : PEOPLEWILLTALK
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"Radio Song" group : REM
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Heaters : RODS
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Hacker's creation, perhaps : VIRUS
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With 63-Down, a port on the Missouri : SIOUX
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Watch attachment : FOB
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Stud site : LOBE
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Compasses : SCOPES
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Window treatments : TINTS
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Press release? : WINE
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Ink producers : OCTOPI
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Running again : THAWED
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Like some memories : FOND
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Dogged : TAILED
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It may be white : NOISE
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View from Lyons : SAONE
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They may appear on a tree : KIN
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Go out : EGRESS
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Vision of the future in ethics? : THETRUTHWILLSETYOUFREE
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The Bee Gees' "___ a Liar" : HES
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Makeshift percussion instruments : SPOONS
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Music appreciation? : APPLAUSE
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Parts of 119-Across : STEMS
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Psyche's love : EROS
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"Set ___ the doors, O Soul!": Whitman : OPE
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Smudged : DIRTY
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Super time?: Abbr. : TUE
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Immensely : ALOT
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Getting a flat, perhaps : RENTING
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Sister of Clio : URANIA
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Mound feature : SLAB
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Rash : SPATE
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Not quick to react : INERT
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Vision of the future in travel? : ACCIDENTSWILLHAPPEN
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Dash : SCOOT
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Mexican menu item : POLLO
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Easy two-pointer : TIPIN
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Mexican president Zedillo : ERNESTO
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Start of a children's rhyme : EENY
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Alter egos : PALS
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Unlikely to bite : TAME
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Remedy : REDRESS
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Part of 78-Down : LATTER
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Phidias subject : ATHENA
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Showed up : BLEWIN
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What a has-been has : FADEDGLORY
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Space chimp of 1961 : ENOS
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Replacement for the unlisted? : ETC
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Stuff : SATIATE
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Certain shuttle : AIRTAXI
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Minds the cox : ROWS
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Prefix with night : TWI
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With 63-Down, Delta Center site : SALTLAKE
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Special forces unit : ATEAM
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Help in holding up : ABET
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Silver spur? : HIYO
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B.O. sign : SRO
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Baseballer Rusty : STAUB
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Ante, often : WHITECHIP
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Pry : INTERFERE
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Top sellers : TOYSTORES
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"The Lady From Shanghai" actor : SLOANE
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Broom alternative : DUSTMOP
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Plumbing pipe : ELL
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Like back burners, often : ONLOW
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Afflict : SMITE
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Shake or break follower : ALEG
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It's used in viola music : CCLEF
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Suppress : SITON
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One in an awkward position? : YOGI
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"The Girl ___ Behind Me" (war tune) : ILEFT
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Low-grade wool : MUNGO
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Actor John : ASTIN
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Mississippi River discoverer : DESOTO
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Where robes are kept : VESTRY
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Long faces : POUTS
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___ far : THUS
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An abbreviation of : SHORTFOR
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Net : TAKEHOME
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Doctorate prerequisite, often : ORALEXAM
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Group with no admittance? : DENIERS
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Entirely exposed : UNCLAD
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Came out : PREMIERED
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Dangerous, as words : LIBELOUS
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See 93-Across or 11-Down : CITY
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Untanned skin : RAWHIDE
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Flame intensifier : BLOWPIPE
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"The Cocktail Party" playwright : TSELIOT
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It goes in and out quickly : FAD
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They may be cloned : PCS
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Heywood's bearer of bad news : ILLWIND
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Computer info : DATAFILE
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Sea-ears : ABALONES
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Twins may share them : BUNKBEDS
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Restful spot : DEN
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Smith's religious grp. : LDS
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One may be bookmarked : URL
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Nails obliquely : TOESIN
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Pampered one? : TOT
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Groovy collection? : LPS
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Year before Marcus Aurelius became emperor : CLX
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Home to some Mongolian nomads : GOBI
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Opposite of dullness : LUSTER
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Rodeo participants : ROPERS
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I, for one : VOWEL
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Like some causes : LOST
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Unveiled : SHOWN
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Major or Minor preceder : CANIS
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Nancy's figure skating rival of 1994 : TONYA
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Expert on bugs : WIRETAPPER
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Escalating : ONTHERISE
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Babbler's lack : COHERENCE
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Gets blitzed : TIESONEON
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Chevy truck model : TAHOE
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At the right time : FITLY
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Is unlike Peter Pan : AGES
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Improvised : STOPGAP
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Didn't throw in the towel : KEPTATIT
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Versed in : UPON
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66-Down singer : LAINE
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One may do it after hearing a gunshot : SPRINT
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Silhouette : OUTLINE
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Unremarkable : USUAL
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Less powerful : FEEBLER
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Go by : ELAPSE
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Parts of church services : MOTETS
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Hearing aids? : STENOS
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Ruin, old-style : STROY
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Carpentry grooves : DADOS
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___ Sheraton : ITT
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11-time N.C.A.A. basketball champs : UCLA
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Lunar trench : RILL
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Travel in trunks? : SWIM
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Take the edge off : SAND
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One of the finest : COP
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Mudbath locale : SPA
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Henry IV's domain: Abbr. : HRE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 9 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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