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New York Times, Wednesday, March 17, 1999

Author:
Myles Callum
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Myles Callum

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Callum. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0317 ( 18,026 )
Across
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Castoff from an ice shelf : BERG
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Kind of pad : STAMP
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N.B.A. M.V.P., 1984-86 : BIRD
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United Steelworkers leader I. W. ___ : ABEL
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McGwire blast : HOMER
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Fad item of 1961 : YOYO
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Basketball's Archibald injured the Dalai Lama, palindromically : NATEBITATIBETAN
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Ingratiated : ENDEARED
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Where many changes take place : CABANA
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Sci. course : CHEM
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Exceedingly : VERY
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Soprano Maria : CALLAS
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Wham! : POW
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Subsides : EBBS
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Disgrace : ODIUM
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Pelvic : ILIAC
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Assail rioters dressed in gray, palindromically : BOMBARDADRABMOB
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Sphere : ORB
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Business types : SUITS
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Small drum : TABOR
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Discounted by : LESS
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Darn site : TOE
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"Well, ___!" ("Ain't you hot stuff!") : LADIDA
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Control spot : HELM
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Shiny on top? : BALD
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Flattened at the poles : OBLATE
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Petty cash in London : TENPENCE
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"What a shame your footwear is missing," palindromically : TOOBADIHIDABOOT
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Vampire's hideout : TOMB
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Measurer : GAUGE
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Track event : TROT
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Mind : OBEY
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Finished : ENDED
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"For heaven's ___!" : SAKE
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Deadly poison : BANE
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Israel's Abba : EBAN
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No longer working: Abbr. : RETD
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Happy chorus? : GLEECLUB
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English counties : SHIRES
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Certain carving : TOTEM
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"Diary of ___ Housewife" : AMAD
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Caught up with : MET
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Bargain hunter's delight : PRICEWAR
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"So long" : BYEBYE
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Jot : IOTA
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Clancy hero Jack : RYAN
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Spanish woman : DONA
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Popular vacation locale : BAHAMAS
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Axle, e.g. : BAR
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Annuls : VOIDS
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Computer language : COBOL
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Love to death : ADORE
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They branch out : LIMBS
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Word with hot or home : PLATE
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Dear deer : BAMBI
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The Brady kids, e.g. : BROOD
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Tel Aviv native : SABRA
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Expression : IDIOM
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Tree with white flowers : CATALPA
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Lincoln's supposed fiancée Ann : RUTLEDGE
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Write-offs, perhaps : BADDEBTS
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Threadbare : SHABBY
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"The Eagle has ___" : LANDED
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Sched. letters : ETA
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Ecru : BEIGE
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Palindromic comics dog : OTTO
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Palindromic ninny : BOOB
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Togo's capital : LOME
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Dropping sound : THUD
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Asta's mistress : NORA
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One who's home on the range? : COOK
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Palindromic suffix : ETTE
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Bond's Fleming : IAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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