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New York Times, Wednesday, February 24, 1999

Author:
Mark Elliot Skolsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Elliot Skolsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {V} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Skolsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0224 ( 18,005 )
Across
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Make fat : LARD
5
Teaser : PROMO
10
Survivalist's stockpile : AMMO
14
Needle case : ETUI
15
"They Died With Their Boots On," e.g. : OATER
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Bad news for a bookie : RAID
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It may be hit with a hammer : GONG
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Cheesy part of the neck? : EDAMSAPPLE
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Kind of nerve : OPTIC
22
Ballpark figure : RBIS
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Tennis call : LET
24
Cheesy 60's TV show? : THEMUENSTERS
28
Frito-Lay's parent : PEPSICO
31
Longtime Delaware Senator : ROTH
32
Put away : ICE
33
Not be a polite winner : CROW
35
Eerie sightings : UFOS
39
Cheesy 1977 comedy? : THEGOUDABYEGIRL
44
Coupling : YOKE
45
Element found in Geiger counters : NEON
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Word with snake or quake : SEA
47
Writer on music David ___ : EWEN
51
View : EYESHOT
53
Cheesy TV private eye? : JIMROQUEFORT
57
"Wheel of Fortune" purchase : ANE
58
Ballpark figure : OUTS
59
Lowest deck : ORLOP
63
Cheesy gabber? : CHEDDARBOX
67
"Hawaii Five-O" locale : OAHU
68
Item designed to be blown up? : KITE
69
Jungle vine : LIANE
70
Tito's family name : BROZ
71
Bones, zoologically : OSSA
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Like happy diners : SATED
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Exxon, once : ESSO
Down
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Kind of blocks : LEGO
2
On : ATOP
3
Shrimp : RUNT
4
Fingers : DIGITS
5
"Ulalume" poet : POE
6
Dosage unit at a reactor : RAD
7
Northern Japanese city : OTARU
8
Initiate : MEMBER
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"Twelfth Night" lover : ORSINO
10
Dadaism founder : ARP
11
Common bedroom furniture material : MAPLE
12
Track athlete : MILER
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Dramatist Clifford : ODETS
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Secy. : ASST
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City north of Sacramento : CHICO
25
Hosiery shade : ECRU
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Kind of ring or swing : MOOD
27
Racketeer : THUG
28
Ruefulness : PITY
29
Feature of an empty house : ECHO
30
Furtive look : PEEK
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Pallid : WAN
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Denizens of the 46-Across : FISH
37
It comes in black and white : OREO
38
Part of a deck chair : SLAT
40
Will of "The Waltons" : GEER
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Complaint : BEEF
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"Space cadet" : YOYO
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Año starter : ENERO
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Not an iron : WOOD
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Peers : EQUALS
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Beaverlike fur : NUTRIA
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Photographer's light : STROBE
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"Thriller" singer, in tabloids : JACKO
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"It's ___ Kiss" (1964 hit) : INHIS
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Track events : MEETS
56
Convocation of witches : ESBAT
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Cousin of Sven : LARS
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Cries of surprise : OHOS
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Corleone's creator : PUZO
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Narcs' employer: Abbr. : DEA
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Half and half : ONE
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Crossed through : XED

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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