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New York Times, Tuesday, December 7, 1999

Author:
Norman S. Wizer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Norman S. Wizer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Wizer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1207 ( 18,291 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Give and take : SWAP
5
There are three in a tbs. : TSPS
9
Record player : PHONO
14
Rhine feeder : AARE
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___ monde (high society) : HAUT
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News bit from a supermarket tabloid : RUMOR
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Boar : WILDSWINE
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Impassive : STOICAL
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Ham comedian's ploy : MUGGING
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Painter of the Barbizon School : COROT
25
Sigma follower : TAU
26
Boor : COUNTRYBUMPKIN
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English county : SHIRE
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Spot for a sweat bead : PORE
34
Puzzle doer, apparently : YOU
35
Mah-jongg piece : TILE
36
Completely off drugs : CLEAN
38
Pillow filler : DOWN
39
It might help wash down a banger : ALE
40
Miscellanies : ANAS
41
___ a fiddle : FITAS
42
Bore : TIRESOMEPERSON
46
Dead-on : APT
47
Belief : TENET
48
Requests for quiet : SHUSHES
52
Ordinarily : ASARULE
56
Main stream : AORTA
57
Boer : AFRIKANER
59
Cream cheese base : BAGEL
60
Velvet spread : PALL
61
"So long!" : CIAO
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Make, as an effort : EXERT
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Eyelid swelling : STYE
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Reproaches : TSKS
Down
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They go back and forth in the woods : SAWS
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"Hold on!" : WAIT
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Guthrie with a guitar : ARLO
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Treat for the feet : PEDICURE
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Foil : THWART
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Jack-tar : SAILOR
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Wit's end? : PUN
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Florist's unit : STEM
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Like some sports programs : PREGAME
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Put down the phone : HUNGUP
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Prefix with present : OMNI
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Sentence starter : NOUN
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Not a copy: Abbr. : ORIG
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Teatime treat : SCONE
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180, so to speak : UTURN
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Like the text on proof sheets : TYPESET
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Kind of sauce : CHILI
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Ship from Valdez : OILER
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Jungle danger : BOA
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Former capital of Japan : KYOTO
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Hawkeye : IOWAN
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Women with vows : NUNS
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Photo finish? : STAT
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$100 bill : CNOTE
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Hasty escape : LAM
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Preoccupy : DISTRACT
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Garage surface : ASPHALT
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Sideshow attraction : FREAK
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Egg rolling time : EASTER
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Lustrously white : PEARLY
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Provide storage for forage : ENSILE
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Kemo ___ : SABE
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Put-on : HOAX
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Itch : URGE
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Easy dupes : SAPS
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Les États-___ : UNIS
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Reporter's news source : LEAK
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Love child : EROS
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Blubber : FAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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