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New York Times, Tuesday, February 16, 1999

Name on which ancient oaths were taken

Author:
Randy Sowell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randy Sowell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Sowell.
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© 1999, The New York Times2/16/99 ( No. 17,997 )

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Across
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Wind ___ (pilot's problem) : SHEAR
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Comic actor Jacques : TATI
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Ali ___ : BABA
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How to play a dirge : LENTO
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Composer's work : OPUS
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Mimic : APER
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Woolf's "___ of One's Own" : AROOM
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Peacekeeping force in Bosnia : NATO
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Not strict : SOFT
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Infallible fact : GOSPELTRUTH
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"There but for the grace of God ___" : GOI
24
Copacabana site : RIO
25
Westerns : OATERS
27
Small tropical lizards : GECKOS
31
Arrest record : RAPSHEET
33
Jai ___ : ALAI
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Eisenhower's boyhood home : ABILENE
36
Biblical sin city : SODOM
38
Klutz : OAF
39
Woods on the fairway : TIGER
43
Paramaribo is its capital : SURINAM
46
Achy : SORE
47
Halite : ROCKSALT
50
"Paper Roses" singer Marie : OSMOND
52
Strands, as by a winter storm : ICESIN
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Just ducky : AOK
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Speed: Abbr. : VEL
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Rural route : COUNTRYROAD
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Pub stock : ALES
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Calf's meat : VEAL
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Fret : WORRY
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Grandparents' stories, e.g. : LORE
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English essayist : ELIA
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Prince Valiant's wife : ALETA
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Name on which ancient oaths were taken : STYX
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Brother, aunt, etc.: Abbr. : RELS
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Southernmost part of Arabia : YEMEN
Down
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Smelting residue : SLAG
2
Long lunch? : HERO
3
Son of Seth : ENOS
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On : ATOP
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The Joker's portrayer on TV : ROMERO
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Kemo Sabe's sidekick : TONTO
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On ___ with : APAR
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Ballerina's skirt : TUTU
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U-235 or C-14, e.g. : ISOTOPE
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___-relief : BAS
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Orbital high point : APOGEE
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Prior to : BEFORE
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One who makes a scene? : ARTIST
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Actress Bonet : LISA
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Lacks, in brief : HASNT
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Belief in one God : THEISM
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Neon, e.g. : GAS
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"Shine a Little Love" rock grp. : ELO
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Ungentlemanly sort : CAD
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Newsstands : KIOSKS
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Laughing : RIANT
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Code word for A : ALFA
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Seethe : BOIL
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Orchestra output : MUSIC
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Sticky stuff : GOO
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Sea eagle : ERN
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Badly chapped : RED
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Trampled : RANOVER
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"The Hound of the Baskervilles" locale : MOOR
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Competes equally with : RIVALS
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Yellow and black cat : OCELOT
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Salad stalk : CELERY
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Bridge between buildings : SKYWAY
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Library volume : ATLAS
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Congo river : UELE
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Catch but good : NAIL
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Part : ROLE
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City near Provo : OREM
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Museo holdings : ARTE
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Actress Cannon : DYAN
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Gender : SEX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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