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New York Times, Tuesday, March 16, 1999

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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Golf peril : TRAP
5
South African author Alan : PATON
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Impoverished : POOR
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Latvia's capital : RIGA
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TV's Morgenstern : RHODA
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Witty Bombeck : ERMA
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Bartender's supply, squashed flat? : ICESQUARES
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Jack-o'-lantern feature : GRIN
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Plunder : MARAUD
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Working with a dragnet : TRAWLING
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Carpe ___ : DIEM
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Actress Taylor of "The Nanny" : RENEE
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Apportioned, with "out" : METED
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Car safety device : AIRBAG
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Take in : EARN
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Total, as an effort : ALLOUT
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G.I. address : APO
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Some scams, squashed flat? : TRIANGLESCHEMES
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Nile slitherer : ASP
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Gladiatorial sites : ARENAS
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Bona fide : REAL
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Trattoria gadget : GRATER
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___ Domingo : SANTO
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Zeno, notably : STOIC
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Actor Montand : YVES
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Game with sticks : LACROSSE
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Brings a smile to : AMUSES
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No longer mint : USED
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Meteorologist's study, squashed flat? : ATMOCIRCLE
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Catchall abbr. : ETAL
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Pacific nation since 1968 : NAURU
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The life of Riley : EASE
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January song ender : SYNE
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Muddleheaded : ATSEA
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Common flag feature : STAR
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Remove the fat from : TRIM
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Costa ___ : RICA
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Ripening factor : AGER
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Rose Bowl site : PASADENA
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Victorian type : PRUDE
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"So, it's YOU!" : AHA
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Suit material, perhaps : TORT
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River to the Baltic : ODER
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Discovery grp. : NASA
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Stereotypical pirate feature : PEGLEG
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Utah's Hatch : ORRIN
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"Mother ___" (old standard) : OMINE
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Outfielder's asset : RANGE
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Pound sterling, informally : QUID
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Vindictive anger : WRATH
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Gong hitter : MALLET
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Intro to physics? : META
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Shuckers' units : EARS
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Junket : TRIP
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Actress Graff : ILENE
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"Hail Mary" counter : ROSARY
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Tampa Bay players, in headlines : BUCS
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Taj Mahal home : AGRA
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"Right on!" : AMEN
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Bog stuff : PEAT
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Capital on a fjord : OSLO
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Pusher's pursuer : NARCO
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Crossword solvers' smudges : ERASURES
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Elasticized garment : GIRDLE
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Top Four matchup : SEMI
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Turns on an axis : SLUES
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Delicious : TASTY
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Neptune's realm : OCEAN
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Empty spaces : VACUA
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Yemen's capital : SANA
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P.D.Q., on "ER" : STAT
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Six-foot avians : EMUS
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"Vamoose!" : SCAT
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Socialite Maxwell : ELSA
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Nostradamus, for one : SEER
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Assayer's specimen : ORE

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

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