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New York Times, Tuesday, February 23, 1999

Author:
Robert Zimmerman
Editor:
Will Shortz
How acid-base properties affect the body
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Robert Zimmerman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQWZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Zimmerman. Tuesday freshness: 28%
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© 1999, The New York Times2/23/99 ( No. 18,004 )
Across
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It's catching : TRAP
5
Tenor-soprano combos, e.g. : DUETS
10
"Look out..." : OHOH
14
Downs of "20/20" : HUGH
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Sleeper's breathing problem : APNEA
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Figures in tables : DATA
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B-1 insignia : USAF
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1964 Beatles hit : PSILOVEYOU
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Pressed for cash : STRAPPED
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Black-ink item : ASSET
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Northwest European : CELT
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Rembrandt works : OILS
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Royal home : CASTLE
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Mosquito fleet craft : PTBOATS
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Fancy tie : ASCOT
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Appraiser : RATER
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Dine : SUP
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Injury's aftermath : SCAR
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Paint base : LATEX
38
El ___, Tex. : PASO
39
"2001" computer : HAL
40
Partner of onions : LIVER
41
Ex-Gov. Cuomo : MARIO
42
Adam Dalgliesh's creator : PDJAMES
44
One very funny joke : GASSER
45
___ empty stomach : ONAN
46
Microscopic : TINY
47
Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
50
Bus passenger's request : TRANSFER
54
Rating for the risqué : PGTHIRTEEN
57
Yarn : TALE
58
Speechless : MUTE
59
Target : AIMAT
60
Highland dialect : ERSE
61
Simon ___ : SAYS
62
Divisions of municipal govt. : DEPTS
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Repast : MEAL
Down
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Sic : THUS
2
Reddish-brown : RUST
3
Food thickener : AGAR
4
How acid-base properties affect the body : PHFACTOR
5
Spotted horse : DAPPLE
6
Discomfit : UPSET
7
Author Bagnold : ENID
8
Address book no. : TEL
9
___ Paulo : SAO
10
"Battleship Potemkin" locale : ODESSA
11
Makes bales on the farm : HAYS
12
Western Indian : OTOE
13
High, in the Alps : HAUT
19
Heroism : VALOR
21
Bombard : PELT
24
Sleek swimmer : OTTER
25
Wild goat : IBEX
26
Payment option : CASH
27
Songwriters' org. : ASCAP
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Heat to just short of boiling : SCALD
29
Crowns : PATES
30
Bygone dictators : TSARS
31
"Wake Up Little ___" (1957 hit) : SUSIE
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Poe visitor : RAVEN
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D : POOR
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Andes capital : LIMA
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Auditorium fixture : PASYSTEM
40
Hawaiian isle : LANAI
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"Death in Venice" author Thomas : MANN
43
Kids : JOSHES
44
3Com Park team : GIANTS
46
Pick up the tab for : TREAT
47
Tach readings : RPMS
48
Spanish water : AGUA
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___-bitty : ITTY
50
Day worker, maybe : TEMP
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Bus token, e.g. : FARE
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Hostess Maxwell : ELSA
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Lively dance : REEL
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"Far out!" : RAD
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Dead heat : TIE

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