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New York Times, Monday, May 17, 1999

Author:
Ethan Cooper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ethan Cooper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Cooper. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0517 ( 18,087 )
Across
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Cereal serving : BOWL
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Easy basketball shot : LAYUP
10
Ninny : ASS
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Blows it : ERRS
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Senseless : INANE
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Voice below soprano : ALTO
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Oriental Avenue neighbor, in Monopoly : READINGRAILROAD
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Elite : TOP
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Person who gets picked on : NERD
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Prefix with red : INFRA
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Minuscule : TINY
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Subjects of wills : ESTATES
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Dishes out : ALLOTS
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Fall over in a faint : PLOTZ
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Invent, as a phrase : COIN
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Christmas dinner bird : GOOSE
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Plopped down : SAT
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Journalists who don't have desk jobs : ROVINGREPORTERS
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United : ONE
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Furious : IRATE
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Cause a stench : REEK
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Occurrences on icy roads : SKIDS
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Steamy places : SAUNAS
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Jane Eyre, e.g. : HEROINE
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Teen spots : ACNE
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On the ball : ALERT
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Pesky insect : GNAT
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French friend : AMI
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Weapons since the late 19th century : REPEATINGRIFLES
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December 24 and 31 : EVES
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"And thereby hangs ___" : ATALE
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Watch feature, perhaps : DATE
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Blanc who was the voice of Bugs Bunny : MEL
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Coolidge's Veep : DAWES
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1975 Wimbledon champ : ASHE
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"Sesame Street" regular : BERT
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Nabisco cookie : OREO
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Tin foil, e.g. : WRAP
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It'll make you see things : LSD
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Tablecloths and such : LINENS
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Furious : ANGRY
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Small football gain : YARD
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Acapulco article : UNA
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Province east of N.B. : PEI
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In the sky : ALOFT
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Goggle : STARE
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Drinks with straws : SODAS
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Desi of "I Love Lucy" : ARNAZ
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"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
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Environmental-ist's annoyance : LITTER
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Novelist Morrison : TONI
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Get hitched quick : ELOPE
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Mediocre : SOSO
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High: Prefix : ACRO
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Crazy as a ___ : LOON
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Like most sports telecasts : LIVE
28
Homer and others : POETS
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A+ or C– : GRADE
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Laid eyes on : SEEN
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Vicinity : AREA
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Sounds of disapproval : TSKS
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Premier Khrushchev : NIKITA
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Sheepish look : GRIN
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Loyal : TRUE
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Tender spots : SORES
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Terrorizes : SCARES
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Voting no : ANTI
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Ladies' room? : HAREM
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Student at the Sorbonne : ELEVE
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Ward off : REPEL
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Viewpoint : ANGLE
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Chew, like a beaver : GNAW
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Dramatic wail : ALAS
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The "M" in S.M.U.: Abbr. : METH
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"Understood" : ISEE
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Small amount : TAD
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Give ___ shot : ITA
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Medicine regulators: Abbr. : FDA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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