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New York Times, Saturday, May 1, 1999

Narrative subtitled "Life in the Woods"

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 102 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times5/1/99 ( No. 18,071 )
Across
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Bucks : SMACKERS
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Aimless : ADRIFT
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Like a failure : WASHEDUP
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With more expedience : SOONER
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1920 aeronautical invention : AUTOGIRO
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Inconvenience : HASSLE
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Talk fast, maybe : SLUR
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Cheap : TATTY
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Festive time : YULE
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Indignant : HETUP
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Mil. titles : LTS
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E-mail guffaw : LOL
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Gum ___ : RESIN
29
Home entertainment letters : VHS
31
Collapsed : GAVE
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It starts tomorrow? : TEE
34
Informal offers : INVITES
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Note : JOTDOWN
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Ranters : RAILERS
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Rubs on : ANOINTS
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End : TIP
43
Ground ___ : ZERO
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Household nickname : SIS
46
1930 Literature Nobelist : LEWIS
50
Tony winner Caldwell : ZOE
51
Theater lighting-effects device : GEL
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Subject of a house inspection test : RADON
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Camelot lady : ENID
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Have ___ for : ANEED
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Stud site : LOBE
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Scammed : DONEIN
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Regular guys : STEADIES
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Take down, in a way : UNTACK
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Certify : ACCREDIT
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Noted spot in test-marketing : PEORIA
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Étagères : WHATNOTS
Down
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Boast : SWASH
2
Ruffian : MAULER
3
Quick : ASTUTE
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Speak in unison : CHORUS
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It may be tapped : KEG
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Database command : EDIT
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Countryman : RURAL
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Production of network or cable ads : SPOTTV
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White : ASHY
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1949 film noir classic : DOA
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Looking up : ROSY
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Set apart : INSULATE
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Collapsed : FELLOVER
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Like a tundra : TREELESS
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Souvenir shop item : TSHIRT
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Climber's aid : PITON
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Small amphibians : NEWTS
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Sluggard : SNAIL
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Novelist Scott-Heron : GIL
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Banner : ENSIGN
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Spiteful one : VIPER
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Embellished : JAZZEDUP
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Personal : ONEONONE
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Assailed : TOREINTO
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Roman historian ___ Cassius : DIO
45
Show uncertainty : SEESAW
47
Narrative subtitled "Life in the Woods" : WALDEN
48
1966 musical co-starring Mary Martin : IDOIDO
49
Confirming phrase : SOBEIT
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Lascivious type : LETCH
54
Settles : NESTS
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Cherished : DEAR
57
"She's a Lady" songwriter : ANKA
58
Geometric prefix : DECA
61
Here, in Le Havre : ICI
63
Knack : ART

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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