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New York Times, Wednesday, February 10, 1999

Plea of a player drawing KILLJO- (1952, 1964 and 1990)

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Salomon.
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© 1999, The New York Times2/10/99 ( No. 17,991 )
Across
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Fast runners : HARES
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"There!" : TADA
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Cut of marble : SLAB
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Rep : AGENT
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Paradise : EDEN
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Paradise's opposite : HELL
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"I can't use my Q..." (1959) : SINCEIDONTHAVEU
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___ king : ALA
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Puts two and two together : ADDS
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Chilled : ONICE
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Plea of a player drawing KILLJO- (1952, 1964 and 1990) : TELLMEY
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"There!" : LOOK
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Jerk : ASS
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Kills, slangily : BUMPSOFF
32
Money guru Greenspan : ALAN
35
Of the ear : AURAL
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Divinity sch. subj. : REL
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Theme of this puzzle : SINGINGSCRABBLE
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"I ___ Camera" (1955 film) : AMA
42
Bluecoats, with "the" : NORTH
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This, to Tomás : ESTA
44
Ingredients in some pancakes : POTATOES
46
"Bards of Passion and of Mirth," e.g. : ODE
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Laura's daytime lover : LUKE
49
"Double letter score" refrain (1925) : TFORTWO
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Big name in computer printers : EPSON
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Londoner : BRIT
57
Okey-dokes : AYS
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Where to place DRAMATI- (1914) : BYTHEBEAUTIFULC
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Domain : AREA
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Civic group : ELKS
64
Frenzy : MANIA
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Takes home, in a way : NETS
66
Cut the fat : DIET
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Walk in : ENTER
Down
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Sets upon : HASAT
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Not hidebound : AGILE
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Kidney-related : RENAL
4
Letter accompanier: Abbr. : ENC
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Does a slow burn : STEAMS
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Bear that kids bear : TEDDY
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Hornets' nests : ADOS
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Site of iniquity : DEN
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Picnic crasher : ANT
10
Flubs a golf shot : SHANKS
11
Dolly ___ of "Hello, Dolly!" : LEVI
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Off-color : BLUE
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Midmonth date : IDES
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Hype : HOOPLA
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Singer k.d. : LANG
25
Pitch suddenly : LURCH
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Gen. Bradley : OMAR
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Gang woes : BUSTS
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Basketballs, but not footballs : ORBS
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Had a sensation : FELT
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Dog botherer : FLEA
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P.D.Q. : ASAP
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Car with a bar : LIMO
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Gray's subj. : ANAT
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Match : AGREE
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Without a sour note : INTUNE
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Hide-and-seek hideout : NOOK
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Miller, for one : BEER
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Ho's his : ALOHAS
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Just for the thrill ___ : OFIT
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Stay in the cooler : DOTIME
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Something to leave money in? : TRUST
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Razz : TAUNT
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"Generation of Vipers" author Philip : WYLIE
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Star's statuette : OSCAR
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Israel's Abba : EBAN
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Combustible heap : PYRE
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Leave be : STET
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Lie on the beach : BAKE
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Foundation : BED
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Priest of I Samuel : ELI
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Idol worshiper : FAN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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