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New York Times, Wednesday, May 26, 1999

32-Across : Sponge

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FG} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Hartman.
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© 1999, The New York Times5/26/99 ( No. 18,096 )
Across
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Jack who said "Just the facts, ma'am" : WEBB
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Scotch's partner : SODA
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Mea ___ : CULPA
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Water : AQUA
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Rare multiple birth : QUAD
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"Local" group : UNION
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Break in the action : LULL
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Reverse : UNDO
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Open land : TRACT
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Entertainer born in May 1919, the basis for five anagrams in this puzzle : LIBERACE
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Supreme Court aides : CLERKS
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Ill-mannered : RUDE
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Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
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Permits to pass : ADMITS
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Parasites in Yellowstone? : BEARLICE
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Sponge : MOOCH
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Rat Pack first name : SAMMY
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Cash register calculation : TAX
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Sea flier : ERNE
36
Ask for donations from : HITUP
37
Part of C.D.: Abbr. : CERT
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Effort from an Olympic city hopeful : BID
39
"Drat!" and "Egad!" : OATHS
40
Indonesian island : TIMOR
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Bitter untruth? : ACERBLIE
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Air around a fen : MIASMA
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It has a calling : AVON
45
Raspberry : JEER
46
Stupefies : AMAZES
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Act old-fogyish? : BEARELIC
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Country estate : MANOR
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Top-"grossing" film of 1975 : JAWS
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___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
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Bouquets : ODORS
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Son of Adam and Eve : ABEL
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Grandson of Adam and Eve : ENOS
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A common one isn't always so common : SENSE
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Depend (on) : RELY
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Zoom ___ : LENS
Down
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Berlin ruin : WALL
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Even start : EQUI
3
Iris's base : BULB
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Wrap up some grain? : BALERICE
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Cheerleading groups : SQUADS
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Small portion : OUNCE
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Florida's Miami-___ County : DADE
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Goings-on : ADO
9
Tableware : CUTLERY
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Fantastic : UNREAL
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When repeated, a 1997 Jim Carrey movie : LIAR
12
Kind of mark : POCK
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Workers in a column : ANTS
21
See 49-Down : RUTH
22
Victor : CHAMP
24
Uncle of note : REMUS
25
Tiny creature : AMEBA
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Architectural style : DORIC
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Tout le ___ (everybody): Fr. : MONDE
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Clean up : BATHE
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Subjects of gossip : ITEMS
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Hit and rebound : CAROM
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Newspaper rarity, nowadays : EXTRA
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60's protest : SITIN
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Signs of divinity : HALOS
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Nonconformist spy? : CIAREBEL
39
Lincoln's side of the penny : OBVERSE
40
Stadium area : TIER
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Maugham's "The ___ Edge" : RAZORS
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Like a pittance : MEASLY
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Solitaire : JEWEL
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Andy's partner : AMOS
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Have it ___ : MADE
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Shortly : ANON
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With 21-Down, the first $80,000-a-year athlete : BABE
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Solitary : LONE
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Object of esteem : ICON
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Actress Peggy : CASS
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Bump : JAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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