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New York Times, Monday, March 22, 1999

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0322 ( 18,031 )

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Across
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Not so much : LESS
5
The "A" in N.E.A. : ARTS
9
Spelunker : CAVER
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Very much : ALOT
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Partner of potatoes : MEAT
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Martini garnish : OLIVE
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Neighbor of Senegal : MALI
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100% : PURE
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Actress Braga of "Kiss of the Spider Woman" : SONIA
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Jean Harlow, e.g. : BLONDEBOMBSHELL
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Goodyear product : TIRE
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Grassland : LEA
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Gift decoration : BOW
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Sawbuck : TENSPOT
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12th graders: Abbr. : SRS
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Sailor's "stop!" : AVAST
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Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
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Came to a perch : ALIT
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Beatles transport : YELLOWSUBMARINE
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Nothing but : ONLY
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Sun, e.g. : ORB
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Wound up : TENSE
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Springsteen's "Born in the ___" : USA
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Aspen attire : SKISUIT
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Hair stiffener : GEL
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Gorilla : APE
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Stiffly neat : PRIM
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Popular apple : GOLDENDELICIOUS
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Put up with : ABIDE
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Chunks of history : ERAS
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Filly's father : SIRE
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Had a crush on : LOVED
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Trig function : SINE
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Additionally : ELSE
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Skeptical : LEERY
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Popular sneakers : KEDS
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O'Neal of "Love Story" : RYAN
Down
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Mary's follower, in verse : LAMB
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Airline to Tel Aviv : ELAL
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Like Lindbergh's flight : SOLO
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Be frugal : STINT
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Current unit : AMPERE
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Deli sandwich : REUBEN
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Plant used in making poi : TARO
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Stern's opposite : STEM
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Treat like a baby : COSSET
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Waikiki welcome : ALOHA
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Tarzan's transport : VINE
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Like Darth Vader : EVIL
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Down-to-earth : REAL
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"Same here!" : DITTO
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Blossom : BLOOM
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Louisiana marsh : BAYOU
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Pizzeria fixtures : OVENS
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When repeated, a Washington city : WALLA
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Gives the brushoff, maybe : SNUBS
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Toxic compound, for short : PCB
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Broken arm holder : SLING
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Post-wash cycle : RINSE
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Man of ___ (Superman) : STEEL
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Underhanded : SLY
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"What ___ you getting at?" : ARE
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No longer asleep : WOKEN
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Storage area : ATTIC
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Rapid : SPEEDY
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Higher ground : UPLAND
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Van Gogh painting that set an auction record in 1987 : IRISES
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Puff snake : ADDER
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Scrooge, e.g. : MISER
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Chutzpah : GALL
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Instrument that's blown into : OBOE
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In person : LIVE
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Drawer site : DESK
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Cleveland's lake : ERIE
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In need of a shampoo : OILY
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___ Major : URSA
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Witnessed : SEEN

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

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