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New York Times, Monday, March 8, 1999

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0308 ( 18,017 )
Across
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German river to the North Sea : ELBE
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Houston N.L.er : ASTRO
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Fictional captain with an ivory leg : AHAB
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Fishing rod attachment : REEL
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Oarsman : ROWER
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Malcolm X, for Denzel Washington : ROLE
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Where the President works : OVALOFFICE
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Minute amount : IOTA
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Jeans material : DENIM
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Regarding : ASTO
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Dick and Jane's dog : SPOT
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Skipped the wedding : ELOPED
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Coin flips : TOSSES
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High-hatter : SNOB
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Cockeyed : ASKEW
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Seldom seen : RARE
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Zoo inhabitants : BEASTS
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Ill temper : IRE
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Meyers of "Kate & Allie" : ARI
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Sewing groups : CIRCLES
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L.B.J.'s successor : RMN
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Bed-and-breakfast : INN
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Scrabble unit : LETTER
45
Yards in passing, e.g. : STAT
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Accepted doctrine : DOGMA
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Shrink-___ : WRAP
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Yellowbelly : COWARD
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Draw out : ELICIT
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Auto racer A. J. : FOYT
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Sticky stuff : GOOK
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Hole-___ (ace) : INONE
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"That hurts!" : OUCH
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Camelot fixture : ROUNDTABLE
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Iwo Jima, e.g. : ISLE
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Hot coal : EMBER
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Study for finals : CRAM
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Lustful look : LEER
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___ Park, Col. : ESTES
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Makes bales for the barn : HAYS
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Wear away, as earth : ERODE
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Carpenter's tool : LEVEL
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Community gambling game : BEANO
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Area south of the White House, with "the" : ELLIPSE
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Poodle's bark : ARF
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Davenport : SOFA
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Chubby Checker's dance : TWIST
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Front of a sheet of paper : RECTO
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Nabisco cookies : OREOS
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Crops up : ARISES
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Dress for Scarlett O'Hara : HOOPSKIRT
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Choir voice : ALTO
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Tuckered out : BEAT
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Harbinger : OMEN
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"The Many Loves of ___ Gillis" : DOBIE
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Words of disrespect : SASS
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Lahr of "The Wizard of Oz" : BERT
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Humorous Bombeck : ERMA
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"What ___ wrong?" : WENT
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Narc's bust : RAID
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Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
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Wagner work : RINGCYCLE
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Have work in Hollywood : ACT
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Lot : SLEW
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___ Haute, Ind. : TERRE
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Falcon feature : CLAW
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Popeye's muscle builder : SPINACH
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May honoree : MOTHER
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Came down to earth : ALIT
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Be in harmony : AGREE
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Motel units : ROOMS
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Harbor suspicions : DOUBT
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Snake charmer's snake : COBRA
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Dental filling : INLAY
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Abounds : TEEMS
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Aluminum sheet : FOIL
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River in England : OUSE
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Where gramps jounces junior : KNEE
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A.M.A. members : DRS

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

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