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New York Times, Saturday, February 20, 1999

Percy ___, inventor of the microwave oven

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 98 for Mr. Norris.
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© 1999, The New York Times2/20/99 ( No. 18,001 )
Across
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Popular fund-raising event : CRAFTSHOW
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High-powered language? : EMAIL
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W.W. II British fighter plane : HURRICANE
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Jazz composer Guaraldi : VINCE
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Renounces : ABNEGATES
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Actress Susan : ANTON
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One using a cat-o'-nine-tails : FLAYER
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Subs : STANDINS
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Tasseled cap : FEZ
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Mellow-toned : RICH
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City ___ : DESK
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Reduces gradually : ERODES
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"Uh-uh" : NAH
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Shares : CUTS
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Bristle: Prefix : SETI
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Big bill : CNOTE
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Extremists : ZEALOTS
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Percy ___, inventor of the microwave oven : SPENCER
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No less than : ALLOF
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___-shanter : TAMO
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Scratched (out) : EKED
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Cath. or Hind., e.g. : REL
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Financial : FISCAL
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Miss : OMIT
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Shoe sound : CLOP
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E.R. technique : CPR
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Less forgiving : STRICTER
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Rogue : PICARO
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Skilled force : CADRE
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Self-reliant : AUTONOMIC
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"Doe, ___..." (song lyric) : ADEER
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Deferral : RAINCHECK
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Versifiers : BARDS
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Stay home, maybe : PLAYHOOKY
Down
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Refuse : CHAFF
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Declining currency : RUBLE
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Ball's partner : ARNAZ
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Scandinavian god of fertility : FREY
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Clemson athlete : TIGER
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Most alarming : SCARIEST
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It's sometimes passed : HAT
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What a foul might result in : ONESHOT
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___ Bank : WEST
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Fade away : EVANESCE
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Watches : MINDS
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Like some gasolines : ANTIKNOCK
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Garbage pail, maybe : ICON
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Frame insert : LENS
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Fruit drink : ADE
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Tops : CRESTS
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Cheerless : DISMAL
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Large number : HERD
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Industry magnate : CZAR
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River to the Ubangi : UELE
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Lot to ask : TALLORDER
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Pavement caution : SLO
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Ship's hdg. : NNE
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Kind of club : OFFICERS
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Agile equine : POLOPONY
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Increase : ACCRUAL
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Sheraton Hotels owner : ITT
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Stuck : MIRED
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Small amount : PINCH
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Small part : CAMEO
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Small wound : PRICK
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Uncertain : ROCKY
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Sore point? : SCAB
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"Hooray for me!" : TADA
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1957 Lancaster role : EARP
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Fish also called "blue jack" : COHO
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Maria lead-in : TIA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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