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New York Times, Wednesday, April 28, 1999

26-Down : Chopped down

Author:
Nancy Salomon
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 28 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times4/28/99 ( No. 18,068 )
Across
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Flourishing, in Florida? : PALMY
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Turn red, in a way : SHAME
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Pitcher's asset : ARM
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Economize on the wedding : ELOPE
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Breakfast fruit : MELON
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Common middle name : LEE
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Start of a quip : CATSAREALOT
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Gobbled (up) : ATE
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Supper scrap : ORT
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Scorch : SEAR
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Get a bead on : AIMAT
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Part 2 of the quip : SMARTERTHANDOGS
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Says "When?" : ASKS
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Toaster waffle : EGGO
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Penny-pinching : MEAN
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Missing G.I. : AWOL
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KLM announcement : ETA
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Part 3 of the quip : TRYGETTINGEIGHT
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Sweater letter? : VEE
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Part of a parachute : CORD
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Holiday song : NOEL
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Spumante producer : ASTI
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Dark beer : BOCK
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Part 4 of the quip : CATSTOPULLASLED
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Ho hello : ALOHA
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Afrikaner : BOER
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Printemps follower : ETE
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Nonexistent : NIL
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End of the quip : THROUGHSNOW
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Apple eater of note : EVE
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Just jots : IOTAS
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Put in one's two cents worth : OPINE
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"Quiet on the ___!" : SET
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Where Minos ruled : CRETE
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Violet : PANSY
Down
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Bill of legend : PECOS
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Oversleeper's need : ALARM
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"Whole ___ Shakin' Goin' On" : LOTTA
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Pursuers of 33-Across : MPS
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Rise inducers : YEASTS
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Spreads, as cream cheese : SMEARS
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One of the Four H's : HEART
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Kit and caboodle : ALL
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Milk deliverer's call : MOO
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Get caught up : ENTANGLE
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Siege site of 1836 : ALAMO
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Mark down, perhaps : RETAG
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Chances upon : MEETS
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Raise a stink : REEK
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Groom's vow : IDO
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Gave a buzz : RANG
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Chopped down : HEWN
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Awestruck : AGOG
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Teen tube fave : MTV
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Shortly before? : ERE
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Agreeable reply : AYE
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Band-___ : AID
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Fathead's excess : EGO
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Frequent title starter : THE
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Oceanic abbr. : ATL
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In seventh heaven : ECSTATIC
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Canine from Kansas : TOTO
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Send headlong : TRIP
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Squid's squirts : INKS
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Hair color : ASH
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Skirt's complement : BLOUSE
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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Meals on wheels server? : CARHOP
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Christmas decorations : CANES
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"It's ___!" ('74 thriller) : ALIVE
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Renter's sign : TOLET
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German sub : UBOAT
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Red leader : LENIN
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Collars of a sort : ETONS
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Decimal preceder? : DEWEY
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TV adjustment: Abbr. : HOR
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66, e.g.: Abbr. : RTE
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Site for three men in a tub? : SPA

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