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New York Times, Saturday, February 6, 1999

City on the Turkestan-Siberian Railroad

Author:
Bob Klahn and Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
601/29/19945/22/201110
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1313121426
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.57011
Bob Klahn
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866/5/19913/29/201910
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000246416
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1.520017
Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Klahn. This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith.
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© 1999, The New York Times2/6/99 ( No. 17,987 )
Across
1
Scorned, with "at" : SNEEZED
8
Kind of lineup : ALLSTAR
15
Ballerina from St. Petersburg : PAVLOVA
16
Closely connected : SIAMESE
17
Start of a quip : IVEBEEN
18
City on the Turkestan-Siberian Railroad : ALMAATA
19
Dog in "Peter Pan" : NANA
20
Limit : CAP
22
Fluff : ERROR
23
Singles players : DJS
24
Super server : ACER
26
Quip, part 2 : INMORE
27
Bud's buddy : LOU
28
Sunny : RADIANT
30
Fall from grace : SIN
31
Spots : ESPIES
33
"Gunsmoke" bartender : SAM
34
Crisis point : HEAD
35
Quip, part 3 : LAPSTHANA
38
Honey holders : JARS
41
Swear words? : IDO
42
Chucks : TOSSES
46
Actress Meyers : ARI
47
Bistro boss : MAITRED
49
Spanish article : UNA
50
End of the quip : NAPKIN
52
Impairment : LOSS
53
The Mustangs of the N.C.A.A. : SMU
54
All the stage is his world : ACTOR
55
End of the A-line? : HEM
56
Animal team : SPAN
57
Bach piece : CHORALE
59
Speaker of the quip : MAEWEST
62
Ready to blow : ENRAGED
63
Sweep : EXPANSE
64
Half portrait : KENNEDY
65
Hero worshiper : LEANDER
Down
1
Turning point : SPINDLE
2
Prized blankets : NAVAJOS
3
Ties : EVENSUP
4
Island north of Montecristo : ELBA
5
British actress Wanamaker : ZOE
6
Garden party? : EVE
7
Twisted? : DANCED
8
Express letters : ASAP
9
Diminutive, in Dogpatch : LIL
10
Sing the blues : LAMENT
11
Unctuous flattery : SMARM
12
Chinese blossom : TEAROSE
13
Early Northwest trading town : ASTORIA
14
Keister : REAREND
21
Tutor of Alexander the Great : ARISTOTLE
24
Bailiwick : AREA
25
Sea fed by the Volga : CASPIAN
26
Con men? : INMATES
29
"That's so pretty!" : AAH
32
Those Frenchmen : ILS
34
Boasts : HAS
36
1980's military prog. : SDI
37
Go-aheads : NODS
38
Czech composer Leos : JANACEK
39
Spider woman : ARACHNE
40
"Men in Black" actor : RIPTORN
43
Hang : SUSPEND
44
All together : ENMASSE
45
Amble : SAUNTER
47
Sleight of land? : MIRAGE
48
Afrika Korps leader : ROMMEL
51
Arabic for "book" : KORAN
55
Lovely Lamarr : HEDY
56
Certain trumpeter : SWAN
58
Opened with : LED
60
Feller : AXE
61
Kind of rating : EPA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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