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New York Times, Monday, May 3, 1999

Can't stop thinking about something

Author:
Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Kavanaugh

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JQW} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Kavanaugh.
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© 1999, The New York Times5/3/99 ( No. 18,073 )

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Across
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Keep ___ on (watch) : TABS
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Largest city in Nebraska : OMAHA
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Computer operator : USER
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Lifetime Oscar winner Kazan : ELIA
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Bars of soap : CAKES
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Botanical joint : NODE
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"American Graffiti" actress : CANDYCLARK
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Thwart : FOIL
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Where bandits hole up : HIDEOUT
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Caulking material : PUTTY
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Hot rod : DRAGSTER
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Steps that cross a fence : STILE
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Mountain in Rio de Janeiro : SUGARLOAF
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Place for washing instructions : LABEL
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Ambulance personnel, for short : EMTS
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___ Baba : ALI
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Can't stop thinking about something : OBSESS
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Vampire slayers : STAKES
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It may test the waters : TOE
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Shade trees : ELMS
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Bring to bear : EXERT
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Newlyweds' trip : HONEYMOON
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Army shelters : TENTS
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Rudolph and teammates : REINDEER
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Gush : SPOUT
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Flow (from) : EMANATE
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Magnificent display : POMP
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Like eyes during a boring speech : GLAZEDOVER
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Subdivision : UNIT
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Sea duck : EIDER
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Swerve : VEER
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Circus safety equipment : NETS
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Woman's undergarment : TEDDY
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Equips for war : ARMS
Down
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"Rambling Wreck From Georgia ___" : TECH
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Fasten : BIND
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Take place : OCCUR
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Digestive enzyme : MALTASE
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Letters before an alias : AKA
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Part of H.M.S. : HER
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Inquire : ASK
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Roll out : UNFURL
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Combustion byproduct : SOOT
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Not leave alone : EDIT
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Have faith : RELY
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Alpine songs : YODELS
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For each one : PER
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It comes in sticks : GUM
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Three-striper: Abbr. : SGT
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Soviet news agency : TASS
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Indolence : SLOTH
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No-no : TABOO
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"Peer Gynt" playwright : IBSEN
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Businessman Iacocca : LEE
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Like some sturdy furniture : OAKEN
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Notify of danger : ALERT
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Punchers : FISTS
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Tractor-trailer : SEMI
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Foursome : TETRAD
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Lizzie Borden used one : AXE
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Creepy Chaney : LON
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"The ___ Squad" : MOD
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Reacted to dust, maybe : SNEEZED
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Spews lava : ERUPTS
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Still : YET
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Nail file : EMERY
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Made a web : SPUN
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Corn bread : PONE
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Leave out : OMIT
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Spectacular star : NOVA
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Declare : AVER
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Swarm : TEEM
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Makes a boo-boo : ERRS
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Receive : GET
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Tell a tall tale : LIE
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Build (on) : ADD

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