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New York Times, Friday, February 12, 1999

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {KWXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0212 ( 17,993 )
Across
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Like some magazine ads : SCRATCHANDSNIFF
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Bakery offering : CHOCOLATEECLAIR
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Be exasperating : TRYONESPATIENCE
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Hematologist's supply : VIALS
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Pitch : TAR
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Ill-tempered : NASTY
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On the ___ : SLY
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TV frame meas. : HOR
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Amts. of oil : QTS
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General of Chinese menu fame : TSO
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"That'll do" : SUITSME
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Use, of a sort : MILEAGE
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Shakespearean prince : HAL
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Cell call recipient, often: Abbr. : AAA
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Predictably : ASUSUAL
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Kind of lineup : ALLSTAR
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Madras Mr. : SRI
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Algae : DIATOMS
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Swingers : HEPCATS
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Swing site : TEE
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Short pan : UGH
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Crested bird : JAY
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"Uncle Tom's Cabin" girl : EVA
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Old-fashioned card game, in Britain : OMBRE
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Flit : GAD
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Plants : FLORA
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Cooking : FOODPREPARATION
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Tony Bennett, for one : ITALIANAMERICAN
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"Pirate Jenny" musical, with "The" : THREEPENNYOPERA
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Noted initials in 70's-80's comedy : SCTV
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Whom Jimmy once courted off court : CHRIS
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Shade of blue : ROYAL
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Altar boys : ACOLYTES
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A good deal : TONS
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French key : CLE
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Must : HASTO
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For what it's worth : ATPAR
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___ miss : NEAR
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P.I., e.g. : DET
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Slightest traces : SCINTILLAE
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The Atl. Braves are in it : NLEAST
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Christ's following? : IANS
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Book category: Abbr. : FICT
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Rocker Glenn : FREY
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"A Harlot's Progress" artist : HOGARTH
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Attribute : QUALITY
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Pizzeria order : SAUSAGEPIE
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Fish usually caught in the winter : SHAD
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Former P.M. who shared a 1974 Nobel Peace Prize : SATO
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Term of politeness : MAAM
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Rabbit ___ : EARS
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Multiplying, e.g. : MATH
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"Interesting" : ISEE
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Domino unit : LUMP
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Ancient Olympics site : ELIS
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Workboot feature : STEELTIP
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Turn : CURDLE
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Finish, of a sort : JAPAN
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Give ___ (care) : ADAMN
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State : VOICE
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Like some crowds : AROAR
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The half ___ : OFIT
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Maker of holes : MOTH
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Tusked animal : BOAR
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Hair coloring carrier : GENE
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Card game for up to 10 players : FARO
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Tennis star Kournikova : ANNA
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Talk : RAP
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Carlos I, II, III or IV : REY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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