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New York Times, Thursday, May 13, 1999

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 103 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0513 ( 18,083 )
Across
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Public transport since '76 : SST
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Rock wren's habitat : MESA
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Lifted : BUOYED
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Voting places, familiarly : THEPOLLS
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Unscheduled performance : ENCORE
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Class work? : YEARBOOK
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Smart : ASTUTE
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___-majesté : LESE
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Small sound : PEEP
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L'eggs competitor : HANES
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Existing : INESSE
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Carrying on : WAGING
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Challenge for a speech coach : LISP
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Noted gateman? : STPETER
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Actor Charles of old romantic roles : BOYER
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Words from Moto : AHSO
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Swiss canton : URI
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Sanctions : OKAYS
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This puzzle's theme, phonetically : Y2K
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Stinging : ACRID
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Tolstoy's "Voyna i ___" : MIR
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Baffin Bay sight : FLOE
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Salad ingredients, briefly : CUKES
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Kind of manner : BEDSIDE
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River to the North Sea : YSER
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Sensation : SPLASH
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Wrinkle : CREASE
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Kind of star : NATAL
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Fair : SOSO
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Dollar competitor : AVIS
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Judge : CRITIC
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Security device since 1851 : YALELOCK
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Cause of misunderstanding? : ACCENT
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Demure, by some standards : LADYLIKE
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Acts hospitably : ASKSIN
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Gaelic : ERSE
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"Le Coq ___" : DOR
Down
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Needles : STYLI
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Luster : SHEEN
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Rib : TEASE
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Kind of rule : MOB
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Runs off (with) : ELOPES
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___-eyed : SLOE
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Out of line : ASKEW
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"When I grow up to ___ man" (Beach Boys lyric) : BEA
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Take off the steamer : UNSHIP
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Shell designation : OCTANE
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Aggressive reformist : YOUNGTURK
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Art Deco designer : ERTE
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Low marks : DEES
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1971 Lifetime Achievement Grammy winner : PRESLEY
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Entree provider : PASSKEY
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Round Table participants : SIRS
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Old Pontiac : GTO
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Low-priced shoestore : PAYLESS
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An Iroquoian : ERIE
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Clears : RIDS
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Fiasco : BOMB
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Depression Era figure : OKIE
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Tape alternative : YARDSTICK
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Water : H2O
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One adept at serving : ACER
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Panacea : CUREALL
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Grp. whose approval is often sought : FDA
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Floods : SPATES
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The Big Ten's Fighting ___ : ILLINI
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Dresses down : SCOLDS
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Noted rules maven : HOYLE
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Get around : AVOID
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Loony tunes : SICKO
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Geological ridge : ESKER
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March Madness org. : NCAA
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Pinball paths : ARCS
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River to the Mosel : SAAR
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U.P.S. unit : CTN
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Storm area : EYE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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