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New York Times, Saturday, March 13, 1999

Bygone era, which will help answer the five capitalized clues

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

In this Prohibition puzzle, various sorts of alcohol are missing from the theme answers, but only in one direction. So, TNEDPLANE becomes T[WINE]EN[GIN]EDPLANE, XANDERNOY is [ALE]XANDER[PORT]NOY, DSTICKS is D[RUM]STICKS, MAXBOHM is MAX[BEER]BOHM, and HAIRDRS is HAIRD[RYE]RS.

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© 1999, The New York Times3/13/99 ( No. 18,022 )

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Small coin : CENT
5
Racing car product : STP
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Some Iranians : KURDS
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Part of a chorus : ALTO
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Word with strings or horns : SHOE
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"Do I ___ you?" (line from "GoodFellas") : AMUSE
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BEECHCRAFT BARON OR CESSNA 310 : TWINENGINEDPLANE
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Clobber : PASTE
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Atomic energy source : FISSION
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More, musically : PIU
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Sellout : HIT
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Bond accrual: Abbr. : INT
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Division : SEGMENT
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Modern prefix with friendly : ECO
27
See 32-Down : TOSCA
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Mischief : HARM
30
Kind of boot : SKI
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Take off the rolls : UNTAX
33
Outfielder's throw, maybe : ASSIST
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Bygone era, which will help answer the five capitalized clues : PROHIBITION
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Boss, slangily : CHEESE
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Without a break : ONEND
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Granary grain : OAT
42
___ scale : MOHS
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Monthly bill : CABLE
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Invention, so to speak : LIE
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Woodworker? : TERMITE
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New Deal prog. : REA
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Audible warning : GRR
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Suffix with theatrical : ITY
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Ones taking orders : GARCONS
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Moderate brown : ADOBE
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PHILIP ROTH PROTAGONIST : ALEXANDERPORTNOY
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More literal : TRUER
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Protection: Var. : EGIS
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Book of Artaxerxes : EZRA
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50's political name : ESTES
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It may be Red, White...and blue : SEA
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Forks in the road : WYES
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Conniption : CATFIT
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Weather whipping boy : ELNINO
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Outlawed blasts : NTESTS
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Wool weights : TODS
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Carry away, in a way : SHANGHAI
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Short ___ : TON
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Eye : PEEPER
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On the fritz : KAPUT
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Ralph's "The Avengers" co-star, 1998 : UMA
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Acts impatiently : RUSHESIN
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CHICKEN LEGS : DRUMSTICKS
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Make sure : SEETOIT
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Fruit used for preserves : SLOE
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Noted family of Italian sculptors : PISANOS
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Con : INMATE
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EDWARDIAN WIT WHO WROTE "THE HAPPY HYPOCRITE" : MAXBEERBOHM
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Quinine, for malaria : CURE
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Place where 27-Across is sung : THEMET
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Undissembling : SINCERE
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Counter offer? : SODA
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Fade gradually : PETEROUT
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Badges : INSIGNIA
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1950's TV variety show sponsor : COLGATE
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SALON FIXTURES : HAIRDRYERS
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African antelopes : ORYXES
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Nicely sun-tanned : BRONZY
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Poe poem : LENORE
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None too challenging courses : EASYAS
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Echelons : TIERS
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Young 'uns : TADS
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All hands : CREW
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Class competition : BEE
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Sensitive subject, to some : AGE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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