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New York Times, Saturday, March 6, 1999

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0306 ( 18,015 )
Across
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Activity in which you might bust someone's chops : MARTIALART
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Cooperstown nickname : TRIS
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Bag material : BROWNPAPER
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Improve, in a way : HONE
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Misogynous : ANTIFEMALE
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Theaters : ODEA
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Slangy smoke : SEEGAR
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Miler Sebastian : COE
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Yankee foes : REBS
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Item of folklore : MYTH
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Ted Kennedy's middle name : MOORE
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It may be pulled : TAFFY
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Held a lame-duck session : REMET
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Foundation exec. : DIR
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Org. co-founded by Felix Frankfurter : ACLU
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Repudiate : DISOWN
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Item on a sheet : RAP
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Getting slippery : ICINGUP
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In the face of : DESPITE
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Gridder Dawson : LEN
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Block houses : ADOBES
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Flush : EVEN
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K.C. zone : CST
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Ushered : LEDIN
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Biblical spot? : SEEST
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A Davis : OSSIE
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Take : GATE
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Gospels follower : ACTS
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Linen robe : ALB
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"Ganja" smokers : RASTAS
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Cat's-paw : TOOL
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Popular vacation destination : MIAMIBEACH
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Best of the theater : EDNA
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Love poem of 1849 : ANNABELLEE
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Regard : DEEM
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Like a dropout : DEGREELESS
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Budding entrepreneurs, for short : MBAS
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"Alfred" composer : ARNE
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Some schoolwork : ROTE
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Bit of basketwork : TWIG
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Worse than a bad reputation : INFAMY
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Silly trick : APERY
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Take a powder : LAM
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Parisian thugs : APACHES
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Move, in realtor-speak : RELO
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Kind of squirrel : TREE
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Complete, informally : THORO
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Fancy drag : RODEODRIVE
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They're stewed : INEBRIATES
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Hydra, astronomically : SEASERPENT
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Stool, perhaps : TRIPOD
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Range: Abbr. : MTNS
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In formal wear : TAILCOATED
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PIN : ACCESSCODE
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Pebbles, for one : FLINTSTONE
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A lark : FUN
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Italian city where the Ferrari is made : MODENA
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Lady bighorns : EWES
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Chap : DUDE
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Beaufort scale category : GALE
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___ Dee River : PEE
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Start of everything : BIGBANG
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Certain Navy person : SEABEE
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Holy faith : ISLAM
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A.L. club, in headlines : TRIBE
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Make ___ dash for : AMAD
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Help from a lifeguard : LINE
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Hawk : SELL
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Don't believe it : TALE
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Whizzes : ACES
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The Beatles' "___ Leaving Home" : SHES
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Stain : MAR

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

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