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New York Times, Friday, March 12, 1999

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 231 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0312 ( 18,021 )
Across
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Eerie feeling : DEJAVU
7
"Alice" spin-off : FLO
10
Badlands Natl. Park locale : SDAK
14
Brightest star in Draco : ETAMIN
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"At Seventeen" singer Janis : IAN
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Sound : HALE
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Occasion to give a speech : ACCEPTANCE
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Albania's last Communist president : ALIA
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Greek consonant : RHO
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Something often at stake? : TOMATOPLANT
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"I Am a Camera" setting : BERLIN
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Leans (on) : RELIES
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Portaged : CARTED
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Of a tart fruit: Prefix : CITRO
30
Mohawk River city : UTICA
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Admonition to the unhip : GETWITHIT
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Clockmaker Terry : ELI
36
"___ Te Ching" (classic Chinese work) : TAO
38
Yemana's portrayer on "Barney Miller" : SOO
39
Singer Sumac : YMA
40
Free from the flesh : DISEMBODY
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Exhortation after grace : DIGIN
45
"Hard Cash" author Charles : READE
46
Time for a break : SPRING
47
Blacksmiths' needs : APRONS
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Resurrect, old-style : ARAISE
52
Wasn't rebellious : TOEDTHELINE
54
Bird grp. : NBA
57
Pansophic : WISE
58
Preflight procedure : INSPECTION
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Alphabet book phrase : ASIN
61
"___ too shabby" : NOT
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Kind of ticket : SEASON
63
Let out : RENT
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Mil. aide : GSO
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Dangerous dipteran : TSETSE
Down
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Billet-doux beginner : DEAR
2
Write with a point : ETCH
3
"The Battle With the Slum" author : JACOBRIIS
4
Rosemary Clooney's "Botch-___" : AME
5
Red-carpet reception : VIPTREATMENT
6
Countless : UNTOLD
7
Back : FINANCE
8
Milk: Prefix : LACT
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Not many : ONEORTWO
10
Béarnaise ingredient : SHALLOT
11
Start of a holy name : DALAI
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Fashion mode : ALINE
13
"Hyperion" poet : KEATS
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Friend of Nancy : AMI
22
Some antiques : PERIODPIECES
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Enumeration abbr. : ETC
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Helped with a line : CUED
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Brynhild's brother, in myth : ATLI
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Tiny, informally : ITSY
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Yummy : GOOD
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Dental worker : HYGIENIST
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What a folder wouldn't say : IMIN
34
Little kick : TANG
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Discomfiting : ABASHING
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Like water or wind : ERODENT
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Gives a hand : DEALSTO
44
Org. with many schedules : IRS
46
Least buggy : SANEST
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Crossing swords : ATWAR
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Sang-froid : POISE
49
Dragon's blood, e.g. : RESIN
51
Job for a tailor : RIP
53
Chimp in space : ENOS
55
Responses to some calls : BOOS
56
Frank or Francis : ANNE
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South Korea's Roh ___ Woo : TAE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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