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New York Times, Friday, May 21, 1999

“It’s ___ Unusual Day” (1948 hit song)

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {BFX} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith.
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© 1999, The New York Times5/21/99 ( No. 18,091 )

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Across
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___ stick (incense) : JOSS
5
Expert in a field : PASTMASTER
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Catch phrase? : UHOH
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Hawaii : ALOHASTATE
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Kind of land : LALA
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Second-hand items? : TIMEPIECES
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Amara’s nation : IRAQ
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Course aids : TEES
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“It’s ___ Unusual Day” (1948 hit song) : AMOST
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Thole filler : OAR
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Bedlam : DIN
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Sun shades : TANS
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Telepathy and such : PSI
28
Pea jacket? : POD
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When tank warfare began: Abbr. : WWI
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Try to see things the other way : STANDONONESHEAD
38
Lap dog, maybe : MINIATUREPOODLE
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African trumpeters : ELEPHANTSTRUNKS
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Foal : horse :: grig : ___ : EEL
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Ward healers: Abbr. : RNS
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It comes before long : ERE
43
Feverish fit : AGUE
45
Scenic vantage point : TOR
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U.S. defense weapon : SAM
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___-manger (food storage room) : GARDE
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Kind of avis : RARA
55
Wood worker : ADZE
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Demon : EVILSPIRIT
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Glorify : LAUD
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Watering hole? : NINETEENTH
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Place for a London flat : TYRE
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They deserve what’s coming to them : ADDRESSEES
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Between 28-Down : ASEA
Down
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Half a wine-making family : JULIO
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Butler’s lady : OHARA
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Environmentally-friendly energy source : SOLARPANEL
4
Court nickname : SHAQ
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Page of music : PATTI
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Out of this world : ALIEN
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Approximately : SOME
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Perennially popular tour band : THESTONES
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Traveler’s check? : MAP
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___-American : ASIAN
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Flower holders : STEMS
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Meat-filled treat : TACO
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Part of the French “to be” : ETES
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Others : REST
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Lah followers : DIDAH
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Versed : ADEPT
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Barbershop sound : SNIP
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New York and Los Angeles, e.g. : PORTS
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When “Dynasty” aired : WEDNESDAYS
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Street light : WALK
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Big date : IDES
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Barrie baddie : SMEE
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Fireplace decoration : TILE
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Hokkaido city : OTARU
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Novices’ places : NUNNERIES
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Having more smarts? : SORER
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“___ of the Wolf” (Bergman film) : HOUR
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Social reformer Felix : ADLER
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Old-style literary romance : GESTE
45
Humdrum : TRITE
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Scouts take them : OATHS
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Common color in heraldry : AZURE
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Cherubini opera : MEDEA
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Rowlands of “Gloria” : GENA
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Fired up : AVID
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Coat : RIND
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“Comus” composer : ARNE
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Western ski resort : ALTA
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Anatomical foot : PES

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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