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New York Times, Friday, February 5, 1999

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0205 ( 17,986 )
Across
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Army post south of Baltimore : FTMEADE
8
Some pens : FLAIRS
14
Entices : LEADSON
15
Modern business equipment : LAPTOPS
17
Carpenter's supply, sometimes : OAKWOOD
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It's not pretty : EYESORE
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Used one's dinner table : ATEIN
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Can : AXE
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Cognate : AKIN
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Suffix with cyclo- : TRON
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Enjoy : SAVOR
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Zoroastrian scriptures : ZEND
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Start to believe it? : YOUBETTER
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Cartoonist Walker et al. : MORTS
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What pupils focus on : STUDIES
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They may have bells or whistles : BUOYS
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Amateur mag. : ZINE
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Company correspondence : MEMO
33
"Le Docteur miracle" composer : BIZET
35
Shell dispenser : GASPUMP
38
"Anne of the Thousand Days" actress : PAPAS
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"I'm not making that up!" : TRUESTORY
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Roster abbr. : ETAL
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Like a good cake : MOIST
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It may require surgery : TREE
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Conduce : TEND
45
Cigarette pkg. : CTN
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"___ all!" : THATS
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Kafka novel : AMERIKA
49
Eats one's heart out : GRIEVES
51
Like "sh" or "ch" sounds : LAMINAL
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Musical ending, often : REPRISE
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Kwan and Kerrigan : NANCYS
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Ushers after intermission : RESEATS
Down
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Buoyant : FLOATY
2
Places to see Verdi or Puccini : TEATROS
3
Distinguish : MAKEOUT
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"Return to Earth" autobiographer : EDWINBUZZALDRIN
5
Chacun ___ goût (each to his own taste) : ASON
6
Repeated four times, a 1974 Rolling Stones hit : DOO
7
Goal : END
8
Biceps, e.g. : FLEXOR
9
Cake feature : LAYER
10
Make like : APE
11
Harried traffic reporter's comment : ITSAZOOOUTTHERE
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Dilapidated tenement : ROOKERY
13
Athletes' conditioning activities : SPRINTS
16
Ships : SENDS
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17 Monopoly props. : AVES
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Restrict : STINT
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To ___ (just so) : ATEE
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Adams and others : EDIES
28
Kind of vaccine : MUMPS
30
Badger : BESET
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Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer-winning graphic novel : MAUS
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"Men Behaving Badly" co-star : BATEMAN
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Place in a 1964 hit song : IPANEMA
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It may be silly : GRIN
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Brno's locale : MORAVIA
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Course requisite, at times : PRETEST
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Bee's landing site : PETAL
39
Doesn't just wreck : TOTALS
40
Sycophantic responses : YESSES
42
"Home to Harlem" novelist : MCKAY
46
Good things that come to those who wait : TIPS
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Business abbr. : INC
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Boxer's warning : GRR
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Mr. ___ (old board game related to Clue) : REE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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