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New York Times, Tuesday, May 25, 1999

Author:
Philip Lew
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Philip Lew

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVWZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Lew. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0525 ( 18,095 )
Across
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"Wow!" : OHBABY
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Doll's cry : MAMA
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Film director's cry : CUT
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"Shoulda listened to me!" : TOLDYA
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Smudge : SPOT
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Darn good looking : SPIFFY
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Movie critics' approval : THUMBSUP
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Cultural underwriting org. : NEA
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Companies selling stock, e.g. : ISSUERS
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Speakers' aids : INDEXCARDS
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Manhattan address: Abbr. : NYNY
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Pitch's partner : TOSS
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___ Dhabi (Gulf emirate) : ABU
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Partake of : EAT
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Wallach of "The Associate" : ELI
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"Time ___ the essence" : ISOF
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Milk, in Madrid : LECHE
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Not extreme : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
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Future predictors : SEERS
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Rainbow goddess : IRIS
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Flavor enhancer, for short : MSG
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Big, fat mouth : YAP
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Not do well : AIL
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Greek cheese : FETA
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BMW competitor : AUDI
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Chief plotter : RINGLEADER
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Movie that rates 0 stars : STINKER
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Wild blue yonder : SKY
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Comic who had a 1950 sitcom : PINKYLEE
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"Relax, and that's an order!" : ATEASE
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Man in a lodge : ELK
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Orange cover : RIND
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Windshield clearer : DEICER
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Juan Carlos, e.g. : REY
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Spy Aldrich ___ : AMES
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Gumption : METTLE
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Game finales: Abbr. : OTS
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Skip preceder : HOP
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Hit, seemingly from nowhere : BLINDSIDE
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Payments to Madison Avenue firms : ADFEES
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One way to reach someone : BYFAX
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Happy cheer : YAY
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Colo. clock setting : MST
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Plant sucker : APHID
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Hairstylist's stuff : MOUSSE
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Bill producers, briefly : ATMS
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Mudville's most famous batter : CASEY
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About-face : UTURN
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___-turvy : TOPSY
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Sacrifice offerer? : BUNTER
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Articles : ITEMS
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"And that's ___" ("Believe you me") : NOLIE
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Part of a judge's docket : CASE
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Ending with bug or peek : ABOO
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Brute : RUFFIAN
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Porters : ALES
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___ Lund of "Casablanca" : ILSA
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It's good for a laugh : COMEDYACT
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Rush : HASTE
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Mystery writer's prize : EDGAR
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Photocopier toner, e.g. : DRYINK
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H.S. math : TRIG
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___ Valley ("Back to the Future" locale) : HILL
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Early round : PRELIM
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Put on an act : FAKEIT
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According to : ASPER
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Being of value : UTILE
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Pint-sized : DINKY
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Cara of "Fame" : IRENE
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___ Lauder : ESTEE
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Actress Sedgwick : KYRA
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Wynn and Koch : EDS
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Naval off. : ADM
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French seasoning : SEL
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Before, in verse : ERE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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