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New York Times, Monday, April 12, 1999

Vegetable that's hard to eat with a knife

Author:
Diane C. Baldwin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Diane C. Baldwin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Baldwin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times4/12/99 ( No. 18,052 )
Across
1
St. Bernard's bark : WOOF
5
Loud kiss : SMACK
10
Air pollution : SMOG
14
Victor who wrote "Les Misérables" : HUGO
15
California border lake : TAHOE
16
TV drama length, usually : HOUR
17
Stocking shade : ECRU
18
Cell terminal : ANODE
19
Old-fashioned letter : RUNE
20
Saint-Exupéry lad : THELITTLEPRINCE
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Implore : PLEAD
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Done : ENDED
25
Moves furtively : SKULKS
28
Gun's recoil : KICK
30
Money in 31-Across : LIRA
31
Province in Tuscany : SIENA
33
Indignation : IRE
36
Arachnid of song : ITSYBITSYSPIDER
40
Vegetable that's hard to eat with a knife : PEA
41
Rich soils : LOAMS
42
Close : NEAR
43
Engagement token : RING
44
Olympic prizes : MEDALS
46
Football Hall-of-Famer Merlin : OLSEN
49
Unbroken : WHOLE
51
Nursery rhyme fellow : WEEWILLIEWINKIE
57
Etna output : LAVA
58
Grocery section : AISLE
59
Singer Turner : TINA
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In any way : EVER
61
Look of disdain : SNEER
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The "E" of B.P.O.E. : ELKS
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Take care of : TEND
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Shorebirds : TERNS
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Medicinal amount : DOSE
Down
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Sharpen, as a knife : WHET
2
"That hurts!" : OUCH
3
Grimm villain : OGRE
4
Dirty dealing : FOULPLAY
5
What Senators represent : STATES
6
Ray : MANTA
7
Get ___ of (reach by phone) : AHOLD
8
Pig Latin, e.g. : CODE
9
Withhold : KEEP
10
Psychiatrist : SHRINK
11
Pitcher's place : MOUND
12
Cup fraction : OUNCE
13
Avarice : GREED
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Sort : ILK
22
Sum up : RECAP
25
Boo-boo : SLIP
26
Paper-and-string flier : KITE
27
Celestial bear : URSA
28
Ivories : KEYS
29
Election winners : INS
31
For men only : STAG
32
Doctrine : ISM
33
Concept : IDEA
34
Authentic : REAL
35
Goofs up : ERRS
37
Pancakes served with sour cream : BLINI
38
Charged particle : ION
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Like most paragraphs : INDENTED
43
First word on a "lost dog" sign : REWARD
44
Lawn tools : MOWERS
45
Samuel's teacher : ELI
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Young hooter : OWLET
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Sailor's time off : LEAVE
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Deadly sins number : SEVEN
49
Not so dumb : WISER
50
Actress Hunt : HELEN
52
Endure : LAST
53
Unemployment office sight : LINE
54
Metric weight : KILO
55
Signs, as a contract : INKS
56
Repose : EASE

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

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