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RAILROAD CROSSINGS

New York Times, Sunday, March 28, 1999

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JKZ} This is puzzle # 53 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0328 ( 18,037 )
Across
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City north of Vallejo : NAPA
5
"A one and ___..." : ATWO
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Darlings : PETS
13
Way off the highway : RAMP
17
Digger : HOLER
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One of a nursery rhyme couple : SPRAT
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Jordan's Queen ___ International Airport : ALIA
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Eye part : UVEA
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Emulate Cicero : ORATE
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Terrifying : HAIRRAISING
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Practice logrolling : BIRL
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Get ahead? : FORESEE
27
They go with the floe : BERGS
28
Brewing container : TEABALL
30
Blended whisky brand, or a Valentine's gift : FOURROSES
32
Ring tossed at pegs : QUOIT
34
Make another sheepshank : RETIE
35
Shots, for short : AMMO
36
Mix-up : SNAFU
38
Sign in a house window, maybe : ROOMFORRENT
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Car of a 1964 song : GTO
43
Bébé fare : LAIT
45
Period of prayer : NOVENA
46
Performer : DOER
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Classicist's subject : AENEID
50
Slangy hat : LID
51
Stew : FRET
55
Cut short : CURTAIL
57
Degrees for C.E.O.'s : MBAS
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Element form : ISOTOPE
61
Suffix on fruit names : ADE
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Get slick, in a way : ICEUP
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Author ___ S. Connell : EVAN
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His wife was a Duke : ASTIN
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Avg. : REG
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Not a popular next-door neighbor : NUCLEARREACTOR
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First-rate : ACE
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"There Is Nothin' Like ___" : ADAME
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Extra-long : MAXI
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Blessings : BOONS
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Pres. Hoover's dog King ___ : TUT
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With it : TUNEDIN
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Engine speed, for short : REVS
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Luvs rival : PAMPERS
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Ad : SPOT
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Tout's offering : TIP
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Model kit extras : DECALS
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Cushiness : EASE
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Political refugee : EMIGRE
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Road ___ (driver control problem) : RAGE
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Econ. total : GNP
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Ben Franklin, in some books : POORRICHARD
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Rib : TEASE
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Those: Sp. : ESAS
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___ coup (too late): Fr. : APRES
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Fated (for) : MEANT
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Dean's list, e.g. : HONORROLL
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Advisory councils : SENATES
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Unwelcome person : CREEP
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Herbaceous ornamental : BEGONIA
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Like much folk mus. : TRAD
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Miniature speedway event : SLOTCARRACE
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Laos's ___ Prabang : LUANG
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Merit : RATE
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Red Brigades victim Aldo : MORO
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Literacy volunteer, e.g. : TUTOR
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Diminutive endings : ETTES
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Niuewpoort's river : YSER
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Water server : EWER
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Kind of arch : OGEE
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Wet septet : SEAS
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Nativity inn problem : NOROOM
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Old-style call to arms : ALARUM
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Man of many words : PETERROGET
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"You ___ right!" : ARESO
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Shrinks' org. : APA
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Lou Grant's paper, in brief : TRIB
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1961 Britten composition : WARREQUIEM
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Hokkaido port : OTARU
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Kind of play : PASSION
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Yale Bowl player : ELI
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Spec for some specs : TINT
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Wizard : SAGE
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Flotation devices : RUBBERRAFTS
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Do the Wright thing? : AVIATE
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"The Idylls of the King" character : MERLIN
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Straw-filled mattress : PALLET
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Labor leader James : HOFFA
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Taffeta trait : SHEEN
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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"The sign of extra service" sloganeer : ESSO
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"East of Eden" twin : ARON
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Tent event : SALE
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Neolith or paleolith : TOOL
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Stir up : FAN
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Year in John XVIII's papacy : MVII
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Some narcs : FEDS
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Made fit : TRAINED
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Feature of Rome : TIBERRIVER
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Dressed to the nines : DUDEDUP
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Mint family member : OREGANO
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Old-time pianist Templeton : ALEC
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Hoopster Hall-of-Famer Bing : DAVE
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Takes turns : ROTATES
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Food connoisseur : EPICURE
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Principles : TENETS
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Ring figures : CARATS
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Post-E.R. place : ICU
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Auto founded by an aircraft company : SAAB
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Henley participants : OARSMEN
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Einstein's birthplace : ULM
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Nectar flavor : PEAR
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One who's earned stripes, e.g. : NCO
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Canned : AXED
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First-rate : TOPS
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Words with diet or roll : ONA
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Utility company worker : METERREADER
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Inflamed, in suffixes : ITIC
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Anear : NIGH
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Throw : SCATTERRUG
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Early morning course, often : PAPERROUTE
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Nappy wearer's transport : PRAM
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Mature : AGE
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Wife of Jacob : LEAH
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Vapor form : MIST
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Builder : ERECTOR
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Kind of therapy : GENE
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Baker's specialty : PASTRY
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Janet Baker's specialty : OPERAS
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Baroque : ORNATE
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Ste. Jeanne ___ : DARC
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Temperate : SOBER
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Beethoven's "Pathétique" is one : SONATA
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Flarewear? : ALINES
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Smelting byproducts : SLAGS
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"Peachy" : NEATO
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Long looks : OGLES
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Saki title : ESME
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Lento : SLOW
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Crown : PATE
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Paydirt : ORE
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Country singer David Allan ___ : COE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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