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New York Times, Thursday, December 9, 1999

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chuck Deodene

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1209 ( 18,293 )

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Across
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Jazzy riffs : VAMPS
6
Dry-as-dust : BLAH
10
Gund Arena hoopsters : CAVS
14
Author Calvino : ITALO
15
Level : RAZE
16
Shepherd of Genesis : ABEL
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Start of a Harvey Keitel jest to a journalist : IFYOUSAYONEMORE
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Schemata : PLANS
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Arctic transport : SLEDGE
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1,000-kilometer chain : ALPS
25
Uproars : ADOS
27
Clean up, in a way : BLEEP
28
Jest, part 2 : WORDABOUTME
31
Aircraft at Orly : AVION
32
Top-Flite support : TEE
33
18-Down product : AUTO
37
Common bait : REDWORM
40
"Grumpy Old Men" co-star : MATTHAU
42
Place of complete content : EDEN
43
Philologist's ref. : OED
45
Big ape : ORANG
46
Jest, part 3 : BEINGATOUGH
49
Kind of waves : RADIO
53
They may be cosmic : RAYS
54
Solidify : CLOT
55
Locust tree : ACACIA
57
Singer Lopez : TRINI
59
End of the jest : GUYILLBEATYOUUP
64
Footnote abbr. : ETAL
65
Anemometer spinner : GUST
66
Diploma word : SUMMA
67
Withhold : DENY
68
Pot builder : ANTE
69
Bacon piece : ESSAY
Down
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The first Tudor Henry : VII
2
Org. that does raids : ATF
3
Busy time at Indy : MAY
4
Drops with a thud : PLOPSDOWN
5
Essence : SOUL
6
"Mutiny on the Bounty" star, 1962 : BRANDO
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Presents in detail : LAYSOUT
8
___ dye : AZO
9
Feathered layers : HENS
10
Caravan beast : CAMEL
11
Domicile : ABODE
12
Brink : VERGE
13
Chronotherapy aids it : SLEEP
18
Big Swedish manufacturer : SAAB
19
Wittenberg's river : ELBE
22
Sentient : AWARE
23
Was sweet on : LOVED
24
"The possession of fools": Herodotus : PRIDE
26
Forward part : STEM
29
Four seasons in Baja : ANO
30
Confession starter : MEA
33
Dreadful : ATROCIOUS
34
Orange-and-white rental : UHAUL
35
Mambo cousin : TANGO
36
Is expected (to) : OUGHT
38
Beluga yield : ROE
39
Rabin's predecessor : MEIR
41
Sprout : TOT
44
Crime lab job : DNATEST
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Canning instruction : BOIL
47
Dance wildly : GYRATE
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Just ___ should be : ASIT
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Went ballistic : RAGED
50
Urgent : ACUTE
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Six-Day War commander : DAYAN
52
Without empathy : ICILY
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Bit of plankton : ALGA
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Big Board inits. : NYSE
60
Schoolmarm's do : BUN
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Verbal stumbles : UMS
62
Thurman of "Jennifer 8" : UMA
63
Settle up with : PAY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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