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New York Times, Thursday, February 18, 1999

"The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one" poet

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Wolfe.
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© 1999, The New York Times2/18/99 ( No. 17,999 )
Across
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Belle of the old West : STARR
6
Jackpot : POOL
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Michigan college : ALMA
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Some are super : NOVAE
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One-named designer : ERTE
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Pushes off : GOES
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Betray? : CROSSCROSS
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Irish novelist O'Brien : EDNA
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They have black eyes : COWPEAS
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Study : BONEUP
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Read (for) : TRIEDOUT
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Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
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Amazed looks? : TAKESTAKES
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Places where it's sunny : CLEARINGS
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Quick : AGILE
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Persisted : HUNGON
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Ax to grind : AGENDA
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Spanish folk song : ALALA
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One in the minority : DISSENTER
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Some social outings? : DATESDATES
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Three times: Prefix : TER
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Places for knickknacks : ETAGERES
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"Little Orphan Annie" henchman : THEASP
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How not to run a business : ATALOSS
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___ Kong : HONG
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Fakes, in basketball? : PUMPSPUMPS
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Artist Nolde : EMIL
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Some needlework : LACE
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Cloth fold : PLAIT
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Technique : MODE
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Timeline divisions : ERAS
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Mongolian tents : YURTS
Down
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1960's civil rights org. : SNCC
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Foe for El Cordobés : TORO
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Swear : AVOW
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Barely speak : RASP
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Turn forward or back, say : RESET
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Cyrus the Great, e.g. : PERSIAN
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Metal precioso : ORO
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Nail-biting events: Abbr. : OTS
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Land famous for its lyric poets : LESBOS
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Secretive figure? : AGENTAGENT
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Big deposit : LODE
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Item often left at apartment doors : MENU
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"By yesterday!" : ASAP
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Bring by the truckload : CARTIN
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Utility woe : OUTAGE
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Hosp. readout : EKG
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___ Arc, Ark. : DES
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"Be-Bop-___" (Gene Vincent hit) : ALULA
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Overseas legislature : SENAT
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Old coin? : EAGLEEAGLE
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"Roots" role : KINTE
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Patriarch : ELDER
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Brand : SEAR
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Neighbor of Sudan : CHAD
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Country parties : ROASTS
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Ledger column : ASSETS
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U.N.'s Hammarskjöld : DAG
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Suffix with Gotham : ITE
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Woolen covers : SERAPES
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Spot : DAPPLE
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Maudlin : SAPPY
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1954 sci-fi film : THEM
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Our genus : HOMO
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"Idylls of the King" lady : ENID
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Humdinger : LULU
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"The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one" poet : OMAR
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Restaurant bar? : SPIT
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They're not baby boomers : SSTS
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Former pol. entity : UAR
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Major record label : MCA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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