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New York Times, Friday, May 28, 1999

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0528 ( 18,098 )

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Across
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They're filled with bills : ATMS
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Opportune : RIPE
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"___ Fair" (1989 comedy) : ALLS
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Full-strength, in a way : NEAT
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Violinist Busch : ADOLF
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Cry of contempt : POOH
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Gorge : SATE
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Kind of cross : PAPAL
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So : TRUE
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Where I-79 ends : ERIE
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Kind of skirt : HULA
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"___ Day" (1993 rap hit) : DRE
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Tot's treat : LOLLIPOP
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Blowpipe emission : GASJET
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Onetime seat of the Este family : MODENA
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Pork ___ : BELLIES
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1970's ABC hit : MARCUSWELBYMD
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1983 Randy Newman song : ILOVELA
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M : ONETHOUSANDAD
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Attack underhandedly : SNIPEAT
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Busy : TIEDUP
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Celtics head coach, 1995-97 : MLCARR
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Business alternative : PLEASURE
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Good looker? : EYE
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Darned : VERY
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D. W. Griffith subject : KLAN
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French silk center : LYON
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Get along : EXIST
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Smooth : SAND
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Set apart : LONE
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Mississippi feeder : YAZOO
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Wagon attachment? : ETTE
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City rebuilt after the Arab-Israeli wars : SUEZ
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Go to a different state? : MELT
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Prepared to drive : TEED
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Saint honored on April 21 : ANSELM
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Spot for a spot : TEAROOM
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Roald Dahl book : MATILDA
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A.F.C. Central player : STEELER
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With 12-Down, they show convictions : RAP
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Admission of 1890 : IDAHO
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Kind of menu : POPUP
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It serves Tel Aviv : ELAL
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Meet : APT
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Conrad's dishonored officer : LORDJIM
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Musician called "the godfather of punk" : LOUREED
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See 5-Down : SHEETS
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Whip : FLAGELLATE
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Rabble-rouser : INCITER
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"Good day" wisher : PAULHARVEY
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Zog I's domain : ALBANIA
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Kind of dog : SLY
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Waggle dance performers : BEES
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Lampblack : SOOT
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Don Knotts's alma mater: Abbr. : WVU
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1955 doo-wop hit : ONLYYOU
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"Good shot!" : NICEONE
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Org. concerned with emissions : EPA
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Stationer's offering : DESKSET
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Put on a pedestal : ADULATE
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"Palooka" star, 1934 : DURANTE
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Unwanted things : SMELLS
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Hung fire : PENDED
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Grand ___ : PRIZE
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Eliminator of 41-Down : LYSOL
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It may be required for entrance : EXAM
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Cape Gris-___, France : NEZ
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One taking a first step : TOT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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