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It's Got Sizzle!

New York Times, Sunday, May 2, 1999

"Call to Greatness" writer, initially speaking

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 78 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 114 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times5/2/99 ( No. 18,072 )
Across
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Art drawings : SEPIAS
7
Bubbler : AERATOR
14
Bengali language group : INDIC
19
Digital window? : OPENTOE
21
Plumbing control : SHUTOFF
22
Needlepoint? : NORTH
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Upfront offerings : FIRSTCLASSSEATS
25
Prince Valiant's wife : ALETA
26
Chemical prefix : ACETO
27
Toledo Mrs. : SRA
28
Skimmer, e.g. : HAT
29
Yellowstone sight : BISON
30
French champagne-producing city : REIMS
32
Not long to wait : ASEC
34
Machine parts : CAMS
35
It's dishwasher-safe : STAINLESSSTEEL
40
Early bird, say : ARISER
43
Like grapefruit for breakfast : HALVED
44
Stop running : DIE
45
Secretaries Day mo. : APR
47
Drive-___ : THRU
48
Gold deposit? : INLAY
49
Suffix with persist : ENT
50
Film promo words : COMINGSOON
53
"Hell's Angels" star Ben : LYON
54
One was lost in flight : GLASSSLIPPER
57
Approx. : EST
58
Latticework : LATH
59
Flattering talk : OIL
60
Sires : PAS
61
No-goodniks : LOUSES
63
Gumps : OAFS
65
Marie Antoinette, e.g. : REINE
67
Smoke trace : WISP
68
Big citrus fruit : POMELO
71
Poison ___ : OAK
72
Old bird : MOA
73
Conflict : SPAT
77
Actress Meyers : ARI
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Where to toot one's own horn? : BRASSSECTION
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Butler's locale : TARA
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Corridor : PASSAGEWAY
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Sister of Selene : EOS
87
Bourne of "The Bourne Identity" : JASON
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"Or ___!" : ELSE
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Granada bear : OSA
90
Tee choices: Abbr. : SML
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Cardiologists' concerns : AORTAS
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Zip a Ziploc, e.g. : RESEAL
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Air Force One passenger : PRESSSECRETARY
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In : AMID
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___ Valley, Calif. : SIMI
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Spingarn Medal awarder : NAACP
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Cleans up, in a way : EDITS
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Stop for gas : PIT
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Soph. and jr. : YRS
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Like a bloodhound : EARED
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"Dead Souls" novelist : GOGOL
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"My stars!" : FORGOODNESSSAKE
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Building block : ADOBE
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In general : ASARULE
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Now hear this : DECIBEL
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Feasts : DINES
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First bishop of Rome : STPETER
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Truman portrayer, 1995 : SINISE
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Reading place : SOFA
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Larger-than-life : EPIC
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"Le ___ Goriot" : PERE
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Research facil. : INST
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Bartender? : ATTORNEY
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Coll. major : SOC
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Hitmen : ASSASSINS
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Unenthusiastic responses : EHS
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Charge : RUSHAT
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Comfy : ATEASE
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On the nose : TOATEE
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Poetic adverb : OFT
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Baseball positions: Abbr. : RFS
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Where many jokes are set : INABAR
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"Wide open" : NOLIMITS
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Wing tips, maybe : DRESSSHOES
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"Suffice ___ say..." : ITTO
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"Behind That Curtain" detective : CHAN
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Dairy-case image : ELSIE
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Mirages for money, e.g. : ARMSDEAL
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Antiquity : ELD
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Surgery need : CLAMP
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Reddish-orange : CARNELIAN
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Barker's partner : SHILL
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Vocalist Tucker : TANYA
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Assign : ALLOT
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Rebecca rejecter : IVANHOE
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TV's : SETS
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Gnawed around the edges : EROSE
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Peewees : RUNTS
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Pineapple skin segment : PIP
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The Kennedys, e.g. : CLAN
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Department north of Paris : OISE
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___ point (embroidery stitch) : GROS
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Try to win first prize : GOFORGOLD
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Sudden upturn, as in sales : SPIKE
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Arrivé : UPSTART
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Dawn, to a don : ALBA
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Santa ___ : ROSA
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"No sweat" : EASY
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Press a suit : WOO
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Post in Washington, for example : PAPER
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Pope's cape : ORALE
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Broadway premiere of April 11, 1991 : MISSSAIGON
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Get it wrong : MISLEARN
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Some shells : PASTA
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Cheering wildly : AROAR
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Plant with tubular yellow flowers : TANSY
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"Call to Greatness" writer, initially speaking : AES
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Substitutes : SWAPS
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British tax : CESS
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TV interviewer : TOMSNYDER
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Appear : SEEMTOBE
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"Home Alone" actor : JOEPESCI
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Hail Mary path : ARC
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Areas for flight attendants : AISLES
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Stone foundation : RIPRAP
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Rudolf Nureyev, e.g. : EMIGRE
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Not participate in : SITOUT
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Like bottles of beer : CASED
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Cry of mock horror : EGAD
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Diana's lover ___ el-Fayed : DODI
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Abecedary link : ASIN
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Physics Nobelist Isidor I. ___ : RABI
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Scratches (out) : EKES
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Strike : DELE
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Scale notes : FAS
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Lufthansa direction : OST
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Ring support? : OLE
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His or her: Fr. : SES

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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