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New York Times, Thursday, April 15, 1999

One who dropped a pill on the floor?

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 54 for Ms. Allis.
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© 1999, The New York Times4/15/99 ( No. 18,055 )
Across
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They go into drives : DISCS
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Waste : DROSS
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Rapscallion : IMP
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Outdo : ONEUP
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Station : DEPOT
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Postal creed word : NOR
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Embarrassed person's nickname? : SCARLETFACE
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John ___ : DOE
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Made some lace : TATTED
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Elusive : SLIPPERY
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Monogram ltr. : INIT
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High points : APEXES
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Well-fed baby in a multiple birth? : ROUNDTRIPLET
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"Shell and Head" sculptor Hans : ARP
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"Love ___ Around" (1968 Troggs hit) : ISALL
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Action after a default : REPO
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Reprimand : SCOLD
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Air show formation : VEE
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Vetoed : NIXED
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French door part : PANE
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Related on the mother's side : ENATE
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Skater Midori : ITO
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One who dropped a pill on the floor? : TABLETHUNTER
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Cigar : STOGIE
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Word with work or Web : SITE
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Procrastinator's refrain : TOMORROW
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"Peer Gynt" composer et al. : GRIEGS
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Shakespearean sunburn victim? : BAKEDHAMLET
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"Like, I get it" : DUH
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Heart chambers : ATRIA
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Cleo or Frankie : LAINE
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___ City (Saratoga Springs nickname) : SPA
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Adjusts : GEARS
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Scoffing look : SNEER
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Old-style auxiliary verb : DOST
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Ancient terrace farmer : INCA
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Pants part : SEAT
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"Third Rock From the Sun" co-star : CURTIN
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Magnificent : SPLENDID
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"Silent Spring" topic : DDT
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Judges : REFS
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Notorious '95 hurricane : OPAL
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Like bees and ants : SOCIAL
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Treeless plain : STEPPE
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Kind of card : INDEX
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Melba, for one : MOORE
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Emulates raptors : PREYS
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Revamps, in a way : EDITS
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Kind of dish : PETRI
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Tour : TRAVEL
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Woodworking tool : RASP
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Cetacean killer : ORCA
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Atop : UPON
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Actress Graff : ILENE
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Kilt features : PLEATS
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Get away : EXIT
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Tennis's Sampras : PETE
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Radon lacks it : ODOR
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"Unhand me!" : LETGO
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Muted tones : NEUTRALS
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Chicken cut : THIGH
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Lifesaver, at times : AIRBAG
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Dress down : BERATE
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Marcus's retail partner : NEIMAN
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Lath perpendiculars : STUDS
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Tally : TOTUP
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Brando's birthplace : OMAHA
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Pod vegetable : OKRA
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Milldam : WEIR
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Composer Siegmeister : ELIE
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Item in a pool : GENE
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Song ending : STER
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German article : DAS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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