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New York Times, Friday, February 19, 1999

Timber defect extending from the middle outward

Author:
Dana Motley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dana Motley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {GQ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Motley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times2/19/99 ( No. 18,000 )
Across
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Classic name at the Newport Folk Festival : BAEZ
5
Gulf of Guinea city : ACCRA
10
Magic charm : MOJO
14
Org. often seen in court : ACLU
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Hit a low note? : MOOED
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Top service provider : ACER
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"The Little Mermaid" prince : ERIC
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___ bear : PANDA
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One doing the lord's work : SERF
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Boxer's concern : REACH
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Timber defect extending from the middle outward : STARSHAKE
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Houseparents' charge : HOSTEL
26
Minor German count : EINS
27
It bites : SATIRE
30
Victor at Thermopylae, 480 B.C. : XERXES
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"It" author Glyn : ELINOR
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Dressage order : TROT
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Tayside topper : TAM
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Arab League member : TUNISIA
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Result of submarine activity : TSUNAMI
41
Letters at sea : HMS
42
Men behaving badly : CADS
44
Flash floods : SPATES
45
Come about : EVOLVE
47
Glass eels : ELVERS
48
Post-delivery delivery : SLAP
49
"The Plough and the Stars" playwright : OCASEY
51
Shade of yellow : BUTTERCUP
53
Car in a Beach Boys song : TBIRD
57
Footless animal : APOD
58
Elkins of whodunits : AARON
60
It has notions : ETUI
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___-eyed : DEWY
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About 1/4 cord : STERE
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Part of A.A.R.P.: Abbr. : ASSN
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Flying fisher : ERNE
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Trattoria topping : PESTO
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Ticker locale: Abbr. : NYSE
Down
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Heavyweight champ after Carnera : BAER
2
A little of a lot? : ACRE
3
London Magazine essayist : ELIA
4
Ratatouille ingredient : ZUCCHINI
5
Rock group booster : AMP
6
Not work very hard : COAST
7
Surrounding sentences, maybe : CONTEXT
8
"The enemy is upon us!" : REDALERT
9
When the Feast of Lots is observed : ADAR
10
Certain iron : MASHIE
11
Little Rhody, with "the" : OCEANSTATE
12
Nitwits : JERKS
13
Fish stocked in ornamental pools : ORFE
21
Forecast, of a sort : HOROSCOPE
23
Rare child : SEXTUPLET
25
Soap, e.g. : SERIAL
27
Revolutionary War commander ___ Warner : SETH
28
College endower, often : ALUM
29
Entertainment center : TINSELTOWN
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Characters in "Macbeth" and "Richard II" : ROSSES
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Part of A.A.R.P.: Abbr. : AMER
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Fail to see : MISS
38
14-Across's role, often : ADVOCATE
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Cassoulet ingredient : NAVYBEAN
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Comes by : SECURES
46
Textile fiber colorer : VATDYE
48
Swell : SUPER
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Left : APORT
51
Enjoined : BADE
52
Irritate : RASP
54
Tiny start? : ITSY
55
Crooner Columbo : RUSS
56
Banquet : DINE
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Classic opener : NEO

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

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