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RHYMES OF THE CENTURIES (Hard Clues)

New York Times, Sunday, April 18, 1999

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 25, Columns: 25 Words: 190, Blocks: 102 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
Special note: In 1999, the NYT published six special 25 x 25 "Millennium" puzzles. Each came with two sets of clues, easy and hard. The clues here are the hard ones. Click here to see the set.
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0418 ( 18,058 )
Across
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Fierce tribesmen : MAUMAUS
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Town near the geographical center of California : LOSBANOS
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Hip-hop repertoire : RAPSONGS
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Best Original Screenplay nominee of 1984 : ELNORTE
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Flawless : INERRANT
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Unpredictable : ALEATORY
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11TH CENTURY: Olaf Haraldsson defeated... : WESTMINSTERABBEYCOMPLETED
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Old shows : SILENTS
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One of the Dodecanese Islands : SIMI
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Actuate : SPURON
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Air France fleet member : SST
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Actor Williamson : NICOL
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Like a violin concerto by Bach : INE
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Three coins in la fontana? : LIRE
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Minnesota city : EDINA
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12TH CENTURY: Notre Dame erected... : THOMASABECKETELECTED
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Fliers, often : ADS
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Milne character : EEYORE
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A.L. M.V.P., 1951, 1954 and 1955 : BERRA
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Marathoner Pippig : UTA
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First name of Pope Alexander VII : FABIO
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Demesne : REALM
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13TH CENTURY: "Tristan und Isolde" penned... : CRUSADESCOMETOANEND
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Belief : ISM
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It may be on the line : HOOK
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"___ first!" : YOU
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Certain laundry load : WHITES
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14TH CENTURY: Tamerlane fights... : CHAUCERWRITES
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Allowance : STIPEND
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Attends Exeter, e.g. : PREPS
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Effort : DINT
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Holding : TENURE
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Shot contents : SERA
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Wasn't serious : JESTED
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15TH CENTURY: Columbus ship chartered... : JOANOFARCMARTYRED
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Bravura : ECLAT
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Longtime Missouri Sen. ___ Symington : STU
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___ tree : UPA
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Classified offering : APT
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Lana's first : ARTIE
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16TH CENTURY: Russia war-torn... : SHAKESPEAREISBORN
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Cathedral of Notre Dame locale : AMIENS
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Certain : SOME
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Gung-ho about : KEENON
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Robert Fulghum's "It Was on Fire When ___ Down on It" : ILAY
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Japanese conquest of W.W. II : BURMA
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Polish place : TOENAIL
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17TH CENTURY: "The Night Watch" painted... : TERESASAINTED
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Gum arabic source : ACACIA
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Sonny : LAD
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Director Ferrara : ABEL
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___ Lady : OUR
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18TH CENTURY: Yale University founded... : HANDELSMUSICSOUNDED
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Three-time British Open winner : FALDO
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Roll up : AMASS
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Generations : EON
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Corps core : CADRE
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Actress, subject of the biography "Hollywood Comet" : HARLOW
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"Un ___ di" (Puccini aria) : BEL
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19TH CENTURY: Simón Bolivar conquers... : GEORGEIIIGOESBONKERS
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___-wip : REDDI
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Beach sight : TERN
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Bad mark : DEE
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___-al-Arab waterway : SHATT
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Kind of job : DAY
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Quercitol source : ACORNS
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Order against the Jedi, in "Star Wars" : SITH
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Singing parts : STANZAS
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20TH CENTURY: Two World Wars take place... : ASTRONAUTSROCKETEDTOSPACE
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Gifts that grow on you? : CHIAPETS
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Base for shingles : TARPAPER
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Some Christians : UNIATES
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Part of the Ottoman Empire until 1829 : CYCLADES
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Lycurgus and Lysander : SPARTANS
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Aromatherapy product : SEASALT
Down
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Gull's sound : MEW
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Ingredient in a black and tan : ALE
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Young ___ : UNS
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Zingers : MOTS
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Like some couples : ARMINARM
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Employ, in Exeter : UTILISE
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"Troades" tragedian : SENECA
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With 9-Down, shavers : LITTLE
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See 8-Down : ONES
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Indian weight : SER
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Support giver : BRA
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Sophisticated trader, for short : ARB
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Picks up : NABS
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House Speaker during Carter's Presidency : ONEILL
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Tree : STYMIE
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"Kanthapura" novelist : RAO
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Maundy money : ALMS
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Quickened, with "up" : PEPPED
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Response to a sneezer : SALUD
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"Liar Liar" actress Cheri : OTERI
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"Forget it!" : NOTONABET
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Mai tai ingredient : GRENADINE
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Charlie Chaplin's half-brother : SYD
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Kind of appeal : SNOB
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Prefix with polar : CIRCUM
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Of the spatial relationship of atoms in a molecule : STERIC
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"Gimme a break!" : SHEESH
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Japanese seaport of 300,000 : TOYAMA
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Swedish-based furniture chain : IKEA
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One who isn't in : NERD
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Peut-___ (perhaps): Fr. : ETRE
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"Rock" suffix : ETTE
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Chem. unit : MOL
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It has an eye on the tube : CBS
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Unhurried : EASY
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Have : EAT
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They may cover a lot of ground : SODS
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Khalid's successor : FAHD
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What makes a chef chief? : ANI
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Trust, e.g.: Abbr. : CORP
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Moves a shell : ROWS
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Neighbor of Russ. : UKR
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Spain's ___ Brava : COSTA
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Like some garments : OUTER
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One with a title : OWNER
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Observe : HEED
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Mental grasp : UPTAKE
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El Greco's birthplace : CRETE
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Oft-broken promise : IDO
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With 87-Down, Avenida Revolución locale : TIA
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Lassitude : ENNUI
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Cuts the nonsense : STOPSIT
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Pachacuti, for one : INCAN
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It may cause inflation : PUMP
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Part of Q.E.F. : ERAT
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The Mideast's ___ Desert : SYRIAN
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"Ziegfeld Follies" costume designer : ERTE
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Pull (in) : REIN
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Picnic coolers : ADES
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Jack beat him for the heavyweight title, 1919 : JESS
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Sympathetic response : ECHO
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Lambaste : SLAM
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See 70-Down : JUANA
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Lie : FABLE
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Singer Terrell : TAMMI
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Scharnhorst commander : SPEE
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Tiger Beat alternative : TEEN
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Toast : SKOAL
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Disquiets : ROILS
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Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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Blade : OAR
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Kvass ingredient : RYE
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Toots : BABE
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Did something with : USED
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Binders? : TIES
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Down : SAD
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Struck, in a way : TOLLED
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Pulitzer winner Welty : EUDORA
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Nodding : DROWSY
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Jezebel's husband : AHAB
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Fearful of being shot : CAMERASHY
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Comprised of selected passages : ANALECTIC
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PC inserts : CDS
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When John VI's papacy began : DCCI
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Holy ___ : SEE
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Like some legal issues : MOOT
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Rioting : UNREST
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Came out with : SAID
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Comics dog : ODIE
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Push : URGE
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Orthodox leader? : NEO
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Chopin piece : FANTASIA
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Ham protector? : ARK
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1994 Richard Preston best seller, with "The" : HOTZONE
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Showed one's hand, maybe : GINNED
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Processes grain : GRISTS
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Corner : ENTRAP
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Artificial flavor bases : ESTERS
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Relative of an alewife : SHAD
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Some South Africans : BANTUS
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Famed Miami country club : DORAL
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Words before hint or line : DROPA
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Fill : SATE
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Jewish wedding ring? : HORA
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"The Man I Married" actress : STEN
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Exercise options? : SPAS
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Duke's assn. : ACC
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Constitution preceder : USS
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It may be a lifesaver : CPR
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Kit ___ : KAT
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Waste watchers: Abbr. : EPA
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Loss leader? : ATA
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Drawer's frame : CEL
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Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum ___" : EST

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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