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New York Times, Friday, March 19, 1999

Pioneer company, since 1972, in computer reservations

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.573038
Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Diehl.
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© 1999, The New York Times3/19/99 ( No. 18,028 )
Across
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Middle name of 7-Across : BUTLER
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"The Second Coming" poet : YEATS
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Like plain paper : UNRULED
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Monopoly game marker : TERRIER
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An essential amino acid : LEUCINE
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Sophocles tragedy : ELECTRA
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Place to find keys : BASKETBALLCOURT
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Scraps : ORTS
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One of three pieces : VEST
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Back muscle, familiarly : LAT
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Sport ___ : UTE
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Son of Indira : RAJIV
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Kind of pen : STATE
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Place to find keys : SHEETMUSIC
32
Hot : IRED
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Buffet : MEAL
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Charge too much : SOAK
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Riffraff : SCUM
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Place to find keys : TYPEWRITER
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Skater Harding : TONYA
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"All That Jazz" director : FOSSE
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"___ Had It" (1959 hit) : IVE
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Priestly garb : ALB
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Slammer : STIR
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Pianist Gilels : EMIL
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Place to find keys : SOUTHERNFLORIDA
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Destroyed : INRUINS
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Take again : REANNEX
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Keystone Kops producer Mack : SENNETT
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Distinguishing mark : INSIGNE
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Overhead lighting? : STARS
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Bikini tryouts : ATESTS
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Round : BULBOUS
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Discover : UNEARTH
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Board member : TRUSTEE
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___ into (gets by chance) : LUCKS
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Artist Nadelman : ELIE
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Monthly budget item : RENT
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"Go, team, go!" and others : YELLS
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Lifts upright : ERECTS
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Chevron competitor : ARCO
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Like some heads : TITULAR
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Notched : SERRATE
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Center of a ball? : DEB
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Sends by air : TELEVISES
15
Sang : RATTED
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Pioneer company, since 1972, in computer reservations : AVIS
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A.A.A. suggestion : RTE
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Latin conjugation word : AMAT
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Canada Day : JULYFIRST
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Polynesian carving : TIKI
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Prize since 1949 : EMMY
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Milk dispensers : COWS
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"Where ___ we?" : ARE
36
Flow stoppage : STASIS
37
Cash, in Costa Rica : COLONES
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Like rare or medium steak : UNBURNT
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V-chips block it : PORN
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Auto mechanics set them : TIMINGS
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Clear : EVIDENT
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Takes a load off : RELAXES
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More pale : ASHIER
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Safari needs : TENTS
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Sgt. Bilko : ERNIE
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Charlie, for one : TUNA
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Something many people look forward to: Abbr. : FRI
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River through Yakutsk : LENA
56
Kiln : OAST

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

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