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New York Times, Friday, March 5, 1999

"A Little Bitty Tear" singer, 1962

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJQWZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times3/5/99 ( No. 18,014 )

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Across
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7-10 and others : SPLITS
7
It appears next to some records : ASTERISK
15
College unit : CREDIT
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Check out : LOOKINTO
17
Lots and plots : REALTY
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Join : TAKEPART
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Legal action : APPEAL
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Suffix with verb : OSE
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It was, to Ovid : ERAT
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Kind of scallop : BAY
23
Mad : NUTS
25
All-American name : KNUTE
26
Brought up : BRED
28
Smooth, in a way : SHAVEN
31
Toni Morrison's "___ Baby" : TAR
32
Investigation aids : LEADS
34
Some are political : EXILES
36
Proof goof : ERRATUM
38
Stovepipe : SILKHAT
42
Dweller on the Red Sea : YEMENI
44
Saw things : TEETH
45
___-crab soup : SHE
48
Out to lunch : EATING
50
Proceeds : GATE
51
One holding a chair, perhaps : TAMER
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Bill Gates and Steve Jobs : CEOS
55
Cold Harbor soldier : REB
56
"A Little Bitty Tear" singer, 1962 : IVES
57
Catullus composition : ODE
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Valentine's Day message : BEMINE
61
Didn't have enough : RANSHORT
63
British protectorate until 1962 : UGANDA
64
Like a birdie : UNDERPAR
65
Electrical phenomena : SURGES
66
Disregards : PASSESBY
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China shop purchase : TEASET
Down
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Kind of tile : SCRABBLE
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Chef : PREPARER
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2000, for one : LEAPYEAR
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Run without moving : IDLE
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Powerhouse : TITAN
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Record cutter : STYLUS
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Part of a jazz combo : ALTOSAX
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In order (to) : SOAS
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It's a drag : TOKE
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
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Turn yellow, maybe : RIPEN
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Bound by routine : INARUT
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Sheets : STRATA
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Title character in 70's TV : KOTTER
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Aspiring diva's goal : THEMET
25
Showed respect, in a way : KNELT
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When zero hour occurs : DDAY
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Tetrahydrozoline brand : VISINE
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Shiloh priest : ELI
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What a wrangler wrangles : STEER
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Rudder support : SKEG
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She played Mia in "Pulp Fiction" : UMA
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Capitol Hill doings : HEARINGS
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Audience member : ATTENDEE
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Fairy tale title character : THEBEAST
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"Well, almost!" : NICETRY
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Incite : STIRUP
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Plaza de la Revolución locale : HAVANA
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Improves : EMENDS
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Lose one's shirt : GOBUST
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Pluralizers : ESSES
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Smooth link : SEGUE
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Cry over spilled milk : OOPS
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Hardly exciting : DRAB
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"Matilda" star ___ Wilson : MARA
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Charles V's domain: Abbr. : HRE

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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