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New York Times, Friday, March 26, 1999

Poor Yorick was a fellow of this, said Hamlet

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 39 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times3/26/99 ( No. 18,035 )
Across
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Sat tight : BIDED
6
Boaters' relatives : PANAMAS
13
Excites : FIRESUP
15
Gymnast's need : AGILITY
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Matthew, for one : APOSTLE
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Disarmed : WONOVER
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Nintendo arcade game of the 80's : DONKEYKONGJR
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Cold war proj. : SDI
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Medevac destinations, briefly : ERS
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Yoga posture : ASANA
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Token of victory : SCALP
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When doubled, a dance : CHA
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Places where customs are important : PORTSOFENTRY
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Roosevelt Island's locale : ROSSSEA
40
Pennsylvania resort area : POCONOS
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Photographic technique : TIMEEXPOSURE
43
Helm heading : ENE
44
Bow wood : YEW
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Robust : LUSTY
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Depicts unfairly : SKEWS
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The Eagle, e.g. : LEM
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Like a Burnsian mouse : WEE
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Poor Yorick was a fellow of this, said Hamlet : INFINITEJEST
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"The Thorn Birds" novelist McCullough : COLLEEN
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Flippant response to a rebuke : SOSUEME
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Not dead : ANIMATE
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Ballade's trio : STANZAS
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New shoots : RETAKES
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1967 Chemistry Nobelist : EIGEN
Down
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Rifle supports : BIPODS
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Like some of Chekhov's writings : IRONIC
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Study furniture : DESK
4
Tasso's patron : ESTE
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As is fitting : DULY
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Loan sources : PAWNSHOPS
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Enthralled : AGOG
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Kind of warrior : NINJA
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Then: Fr. : ALORS
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Year in Basil II's rule : MIV
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Had a little lamb : ATE
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Neighbor of Turk. : SYR
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Passing things : FADS
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Chow alternative : PEKE
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Tolkien creatures : ORCS
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Abbr. that often precedes a colon : ATTN
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Agrippina's slayer : NERO
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Tan and others : AMYS
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Vaulted room : APSE
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Word before face or heart : LOSE
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Head honcho : PREXY
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In conflict with, with "of" : AFOUL
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Relatives of rulers : TAPELINES
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Almond : ECRU
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Denials : NOES
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Triptik abbrs. : RTES
38
Berkshire response : OINK
39
Jolly Roger crewman : SMEE
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Meany of literature : OWEN
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Be plucky? : TWEEZE
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Hardly the assertive type : YESMAN
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Buck Rogers's ladylove ___ Deering : WILMA
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Dishonest sort : SNEAK
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Hit alternative : MISS
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They end in Septembre : ETES
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Bash : FETE
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___ bag : TOTE
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Lou's "La Bamba" co-star : ESAI
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Analytic psychology founder : JUNG
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Lincoln, e.g. : CAR
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Day ___ : ONE
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Smashed : LIT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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