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New York Times, Monday, May 31, 1999

Descartes, who said, "I think, therefore I am"

Author:
Joey Crumley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joey Crumley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Crumley.
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© 1999, The New York Times5/31/99 ( No. 18,101 )
Across
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Spigot : TAP
4
Last in the class : DUNCE
9
Rug fiber : SISAL
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Hosp. area for emergency cases : ICU
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Big name in video arcades : ATARI
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Singer Bryant : ANITA
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Sci-fi villains, for short : ETS
18
Supposed aid for finding water : DIVININGROD
20
The "D" of C.D. : DISC
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Not so believable, as an excuse : LAMER
23
Descartes, who said, "I think, therefore I am" : RENE
24
Rubes : YOKELS
26
Thinks : OPINES
28
M-16, e.g. : RIFLE
30
Had : OWNED
32
German sub : UBOAT
33
Negatively charged particle : ANION
34
Devotee : FAN
37
Résumé, of a sort : BIO
38
That special touch, briefly : TLC
40
Print measures : ENS
41
Fish eggs : ROE
42
Concorde, notably : SST
43
Auto seen way too much in an auto shop : LEMON
45
Graphic symbols : ICONS
47
Dissuade : DETER
48
Barn toppers : VANES
49
Overly showy : GARISH
52
Newspaper advertising piece : INSERT
55
Gain ___ (get ahead in a race) : ALAP
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Prefix with -plasty or -gram : ANGIO
58
Tinted : DYED
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Big-time : MAJORLEAGUE
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Copy : APE
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Boxer Griffith : EMILE
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Make ___ (befoul) : AMESS
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Sleep phenomenon : REM
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Exercised one's wanderlust : ROVED
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Runs out of energy : TIRES
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In excelsis ___ : DEO
Down
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Like a 4-4 score : TIED
2
It follows a curtain-raising : ACTI
3
Move cautiously : PUSSYFOOT
4
Scoutmaster, often : DAD
5
Serviceable : UTILE
6
Like engagements at sea : NAVAL
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Harvard color : CRIMSON
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
9
___ Quentin : SAN
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Actress Bergman : INGRID
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Woman with a come-hither look : SIREN
12
Joined (with) : ATONE
13
Puts on cargo : LADES
19
Like patches or decals : IRONON
21
7-Up alternative : COLA
25
Brewing sites : KETTLES
27
Quietly thinking : PENSIVE
28
Burnishes : RUBS
29
Cousin of a heron : IBIS
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Austria's capital, to the locals : WIEN
33
High point : ACME
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Visible play area : FRONTYARD
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Super-duper : AONE
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Monster's loch : NESS
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Deadly : LETHAL
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It might be gotten from a folder : ORIGAMI
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Cutup : CARD
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Two-rod antenna : DIPOLE
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Player : GAMER
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Memorable 1836 battle site : ALAMO
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One of the Gandhis : RAJIV
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Africa's third-longest river : NIGER
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Drunkard : SOUSE
57
Spiffy : NEAT
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Sporting blade : EPEE
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Test-driver's car : DEMO
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7-Down, basically : RED
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Squiggly letter : ESS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later.

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