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New York Times, Thursday, February 25, 1999

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 111 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0225 ( 18,006 )
Across
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Chest display : MEDAL
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___ and Span : SPIC
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Taken : HAD
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Out : ALIBI
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"___ Rebel" (1962 #1 hit) : HESA
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Glittery material : LAME
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Mysterious "Ivanhoe" character, with "the" : BLACKKNIGHT
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Actress Merkel and others : UNAS
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German article : EIN
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Years on end : EONS
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Dissolved substance : SOLUTE
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Eventual period : LONGRUN
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Polo period : CHUKKER
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Suffix with hip or quip : STER
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Striped antelopes : NYALAS
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Self: Prefix : AUT
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Ninny : ASS
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Choice reading? : MENU
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Stats for Sosa: Abbr. : HRS
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Jar : STUN
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Lunched : ATE
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"Friends" role : ROSS
40
"Rescue 911" action : CPR
41
Division word : INTO
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Goddess: Lat. : DEA
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"It must be him, ___ shall die" : ORI
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Knock down : DEMOTE
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Call at camp : TAPS
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Work on cud, say : RECHEW
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"Satanic Verses" author : RUSHDIE
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"P.T.L. Club" couple, once : BAKKERS
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Faction : SECT
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Easy chair site : DEN
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Seat of Jackson County, Tex. : EDNA
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Figureheads? : BOOKKEEPERS
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Angry, with "off" : TEED
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Arkie neighbor : OKIE
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Third-largest city in Puerto Rico : PONCE
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Number after due : TRE
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Factions : SIDES
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Cabaret singer Mercer et al. : MABELS
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Cass ___ of the Mamas and the Papas : ELLIOT
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Sen. Feinstein : DIANNE
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Epitome of simplicity : ABC
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Hooch : LIKKER
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Climb (up) : SHINNY
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Good baseball throws : PEGS
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Somewhat: Suffix : ISH
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Hospital image : CATSCAN
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Jewish festivals : HANUKKAHS
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Dilettantes : AMATEURS
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Strands : DESERTS
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Corker : LULU
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Everyday names : NOUNS
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"Yeah, right" : OHSURE
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1965 Pulitzer novelist Shirley Ann ___ : GRAU
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"Are not!" comeback : AMTOO
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Jeans brand : LEE
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Duke : SNIDER
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Butter knife : SPREADER
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Athlete's problem : TRICKKNEE
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Cash dispenser, for short : ATM
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Curse : OATH
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Heavyweight champ of 1892-97 : CORBETT
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Paper pusher? : NEWSBOY
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Difference between 19 and 21 : DEUCE
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One on a long walk : TREKKER
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Calculator figure : ADDEND
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Drill through : PIERCE
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Common pentad : SENSES
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Commander : HEAD
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Advances : STEPS
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French silk : SOIE
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Endorses : OKS
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Luau serving : POI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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