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New York Times, Thursday, May 20, 1999

Author:
Zack Butler
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zack Butler

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 1 Grid has repeated answers This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Butler. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0520 ( 18,090 )
Across
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BA or AF plane : SST
4
Better : FINER
9
Play for time : STALL
14
Gobbled up : ATE
15
Love, Neapolitan-style : AMORE
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Charged : IONIC
17
Event where the twist was done : HOP
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Start of a quote by Rep. Mo Udall, 1990, regarding the Presidency : IFNOMINATED
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Quote, part 2 : IWILL
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Ready for action : POISED
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Kids’ book character Amelia ___ : BEDELIA
25
The first X? : TIC
26
Trail : LAG
29
Gets warmer, perhaps : NEARS
31
Elvis’s birthplace : TUPELO
33
Class with dissections: Abbr. : ANAT
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Transmission component : GEAR
38
Quote, part 3 : RUNTO
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Quote, part 4 : MEXICOIFELECTED
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Quote, part 5 : IWILL
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Mother of Apollo : LETO
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Center : CORE
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Certain contracts : LEASES
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Kind of bar : SUSHI
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Certain addition : ELL
50
“Eureka!” : AHA
52
Stage, as a historical drama : REENACT
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Kind of band : ONEMAN
58
Quote, part 6 : FIGHT
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End of the quote : EXTRADITION
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W.C. : LOO
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Leonardo da ___ : VINCI
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Feel : SENSE
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Disputed psych. phenomenon : ESP
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Altair or Sirius, astronomically speaking : ASTAR
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Singer Bob : SEGER
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“Absolutely!” : YES
Down
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Indian term of respect : SAHIB
2
Vermont resort : STOWE
3
Lukewarm : TEPID
4
Silken fabric : FAILLE
5
Org. much in economic news : IMF
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One of a kind : NONPAREIL
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Switch ending : EROO
8
Send in : REMIT
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Relaxing job : SINECURE
10
Woodland creature : TOAD
11
Tunnel builder : ANT
12
Golf ball position : LIE
13
Digital watch feature: Abbr. : LCD
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“Who ___?” : ISIT
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Soup ingredients : LENTILS
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Enemy of the Moor : IAGO
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Slower than adagio : LENTO
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Rehem : ALTER
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Former Philadelphia Mayor Wilson : GOODE
30
Items with dials : SAFES
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“Turandot” composer : PUCCINI
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See 51-Down : AMILE
34
Banister’s end : NEWEL
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Perpendicular to radial : AXIAL
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Backtracking : RETURNING
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Kind of act passed in 1970 : CLEANAIR
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Fall (to) : LOSE
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Remove : SHED
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Big name in magazine publishing : HEFNER
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Equivalent of 33-Down? : AMISS
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“Gang aft ___”: Burns : AGLEY
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Selected : CHOSE
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Pseudo-convertibles : TTOPS
56
A whale of a menace : ORCA
57
Fit to ___ : ATEE
59
One of the Gabors : EVA
60
Greek letters : XIS
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Atlanta-based station : TNT
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Sugar suffix : OSE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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