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New York Times, Monday, February 1, 1999

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dorothy Smitonick

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Ms. Smitonick. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0201 ( 17,982 )
Across
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"Damn Yankees" seductress : LOLA
5
Thick piece : SLAB
9
Where Rome is home : ITALY
14
Frosted : ICED
15
Jay who chins with guests : LENO
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Wanderer : NOMAD
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Not much : ATAD
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Say positively : AVER
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Brawls : FRAYS
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Company with high personnel turnover : REVOLVINGDOOR
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Dictation taker : STENO
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"New Look" designer : DIOR
25
Sweet potato : YAM
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Graceful bird : SWAN
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Winnie-the-Pooh's creator : AAMILNE
33
Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
36
Regret : RUE
38
Mystery writer Gardner et al. : ERLES
39
Eastern dancer : WHIRLINGDERVISH
44
Bicker : ARGUE
45
Umpire's call : OUT
46
Home for Babe : STY
47
Show, as a historic battle : REENACT
50
Stands in the way of : BARS
53
Always, to a verse writer : EER
54
Verse writer : POET
56
Partner of pains : ACHES
60
Yarn-making device : SPINNINGWHEEL
64
Pageant winner : QUEEN
66
Something the nose knows : ODOR
67
Chorus syllables : LALA
68
Lovers' lane event : TRYST
69
Popular sauce : RAGU
70
Lacking bumps : EVEN
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Take care of : SEETO
72
Messy dresser : SLOB
73
Sprightly : PERT
Down
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Whopper tellers : LIARS
2
Eight-man band : OCTET
3
"Get out!" : LEAVE
4
Extensions : ADDONS
5
Pole, e.g. : SLAV
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___ Strauss & Co. : LEVI
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Put ___ to (finish) : ANEND
8
Infamous Italian family name : BORGIA
9
Tattletale : INFORMER
10
Bullfight bull : TORO
11
Lilylike flower : AMARYLLIS
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Song played on a mandolin : LAY
13
Football gains: Abbr. : YDS
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Daily temperature extreme : LOW
22
___ good turn : DOA
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"___ of robins in her hair" : ANEST
27
Having an open weave : MESHY
29
Jackie's second : ARI
30
Convent dweller : NUN
32
TV personality Kupcinet : IRV
33
Not in a fog : AWARE
34
Perpetual time on the clock at Independence Hall : THREE
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Ornamental stone : TIGERSEYE
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"I" problem : EGO
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Operate : RUN
41
Enter full force : LEAPINTO
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Nickname : DUB
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Guesstimate letters : ETA
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Jailbird : CON
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Pavarotti and Domingo : TENORS
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Green : RAW
52
Lug : SCHLEP
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Kind of wave : TIDAL
57
Throw : HEAVE
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Specialist in fishing : EELER
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Viewpoint : SLANT
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Botherer : PEST
62
Failed attempt : NOGO
63
Chow : GRUB
64
Parts of gals. : QTS
65
Suffix with press : URE

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

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