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New York Times, Saturday, March 27, 1999

Vacation locale with 3,500-year-old ruins

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 100 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times3/27/99 ( No. 18,036 )

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Across
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"Psssst!" source : SPRAYCAN
9
Checks (out) : SCOPES
15
Presence : CHARISMA
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Husk-wrapped dish : TAMALE
17
Simulate : ROLEPLAY
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Shadowy : UMBRAL
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One abroad : UNE
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Poetic period : EEN
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E-mail address ending : EDU
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James's follower : ABE
23
Top : BEST
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Deserts : WASTES
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Coll. course : SOC
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"She's the One" actress : ANISTON
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Big name in Dixieland : HIRT
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Breakfast order : CREPES
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1862 battle site : ANTIETAM
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Irritates : RASPS
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Loser in the Seven Years' War: Abbr. : RUS
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Vacation locale with 3,500-year-old ruins : CRETE
39
Like some wells : ARTESIAN
41
Ease : LESSEN
42
Neckwear piece : BEAD
43
Wink: Var. : NICTATE
45
Affect, with "to" : GET
46
They take panes : SASHES
47
Distressed cry : YOWL
51
Arctic explorer John ___ : RAE
52
"___ Woman" (1975 hit) : IMA
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Tiny bit : DAB
55
Struggle : VIE
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Like Federal tax laws : ARCANE
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It's binding : LIGATURE
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Puts on : STAGES
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Made an aqueduct, maybe : TUNNELED
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They have sharp tongues : SHREWS
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Bucks : SMACKERS
Down
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Cancel : SCRUB
2
Button site : PHONE
3
Crackling sounds : RALES
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Live : ARE
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Exclamation of surprise : YIPE
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"Surprised by Joy" autobiographer : CSLEWIS
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Some appliances : AMANAS
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"___, smile not at my sullen brow": Byron : NAY
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Kind of union : STUDENT
10
"Caligula" playwright : CAMUS
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Overseer of U.S. govt. money : OMB
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Sponges : PARASITES
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Involved : ELABORATE
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Some local politicians : SELECTMEN
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Broad collars : ETONS
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Accessed, with "into" : TAPPED
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Firm : STAUNCH
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1987 Costner role : NESS
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"Hiroshima" author, 1946 : HERSEY
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Unwanted growth : CRABGRASS
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Oxide of cerium, yttrium, etc. : RAREEARTH
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Station wagon, in England : ESTATECAR
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Tracy Marrow, familiarly : ICET
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Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
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Muddled : INAMESS
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Ristorante order : LASAGNA
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Ordinariness : TEDIUM
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Strength : SINEW
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Rudimentary seed : OVULE
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Bell Atlantic employee : WIRER
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City ENE of Manchester : LEEDS
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Judge's seat, in law : BANC
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Biographical bit : AGE
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Mil. titles : LTS
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Shatner's "___War" : TEK

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later.

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