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New York Times, Wednesday, April 7, 1999

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 101 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0407 ( 18,047 )

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Across
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Slender-bodied insect : WASP
5
Rogue : SCAMP
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Kind of sax : ALTO
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Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
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Tyrolean refrain : YODEL
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Equal : PEER
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Loses to a late-night host? : SCORESBELOWPAAR
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W.W. II Gen. ___ Arnold : HAP
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"September ___" (Neil Diamond hit) : MORN
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Fuse : WELD
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Prefix with cycle : UNI
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Emissions control grp. : EPA
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It may be wild : DEUCE
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One of the Fondas : PETER
30
Tout's hangout, briefly : OTB
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Agile : SPRY
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Initiates : LAUNCHES
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Menlo Park monogram : TAE
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Fills in for an actor? : PULLSACAANJOB
42
Shade maker : ELM
43
Exposed as false : DEBUNKED
44
Ali ___ : BABA
46
Old geog. initials : SSR
47
Bar at the bar : ESTOP
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"Mr. Tambourine Man" group, with "the" : BYRDS
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Cutting tool : ADZ
55
Capek play : RUR
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Put in or take out, maybe : EDIT
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"Peter Pan" pirate : SMEE
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"Make ___ double" : ITA
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What the foreign car driver does after a trip? : TELLSASAABSTORY
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Look longingly at : OGLE
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Japanese commercial district : GINZA
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Together, in music : ADUE
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Incite : GOAD
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Have the helm : STEER
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Sew up : MEND
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Mom's pre-meal instruction : WASHUP
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Mysterious : ARCANE
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"Enough!" : STOPIT
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A pop : PER
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On-line V.I.P. : SYSOP
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Deadly snake : COBRA
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Yemen's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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Funnyman Brooks : MEL
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Clear the roads, in a way : PLOW
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Lunchbox items : APPLES
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Approach carefully, as a subject : LEADUPTO
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Social : TEA
13
N.H.L. Hall-of-Famer since 1979 : ORR
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May birthstone : EMERALD
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United : WED
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Grouch : CRAB
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Pupil's locale : EYE
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Plumbing connection : ELL
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Transpire : OCCUR
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Compared to : THAN
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Bill : BEAK
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Puts to work : USES
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Catches : NABS
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Blessed events? : SNEEZES
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Be in the game : PLAY
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Kind of insurance policy : UMBRELLA
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Law degs. : JDS
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Go back : EBB
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Confused : ADDLED
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Vacuum tube with three elements : TRIODE
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Beat to the finish line : OUTRUN
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Hoped for the best : PRAYED
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Lisa Simpson, to Bart : SIS
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Wow : AMAZE
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Exclude : DEBAR
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Some ID's : TAGS
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On one's rocker? : SANE
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Dress (up) : TOG
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I, to Claudius : EGO
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Take a load off : SIT
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Hat with a pompon : TAM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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