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New York Times, Friday, May 7, 1999

"For Better or for Worse" cartoonist Johnston

Author:
Dana Motley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dana Motley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JKWXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Motley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times5/7/99 ( No. 18,077 )
Across
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Throws in : ADDS
5
Split : CHAP
9
"Wabash Cannonball" singer : ACUFF
14
"Diff'rent Strokes" star Conrad : BAIN
15
Platinum country album of 1988 : REBA
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Part of a network, often : CANAL
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Town near Long Beach : BREA
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New York's ___ River : EAST
19
Chief concern? : TRIBE
20
Physicist's study : ANTIMATTER
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Gaucho's weapon : BOLA
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It's followed by moviegoers : PLOT
25
Some zoophytes : ANEMONES
27
"Savage Streets" actor Landi : SAL
29
Cannonball, e.g. : MUNITION
31
Like some lotteries : STATERUN
33
See 26-Down : RABAT
37
Pulls some strings? : RETUNES
38
Bach work : CHORALE
40
Canine in the comics : SNERT
41
Piecemeal? : ALACARTE
42
Gossip : QUIDNUNC
45
Cheesecake ingredient? : GAM
46
Shadowy area : PENUMBRA
49
Crazy : GAGA
51
Stick in the dairy case : OLEO
52
Utopian period : MILLENNIUM
56
Checkered : PLAID
58
___ dire : VOIR
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As soon as : ONCE
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By itself : PERSE
61
Waffle choice : EGGO
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Change states, in a way : MELT
63
Adams of pictures : ANSEL
64
"For Better or for Worse" cartoonist Johnston : LYNN
65
Historians' study : ERAS
Down
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Title for some bishops : ABBA
2
Fix, in a way : DARN
3
Loser's order, perhaps : DIETPLATE
4
No racer : SNAIL
5
Word in many horror film titles : CREATURE
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It may be packed : HEAT
7
Fast : ABSTAIN
8
Kind of lawyer : PATENT
9
Show piece? : ACT
10
Pesto alternative : CARBONARA
11
Strike force? : UNION
12
"Animal Farm," e.g. : FABLE
13
Boxer's bane : FLEAS
21
Campaign asset : MOMENTUM
22
King, in Lisbon : REI
26
From 33-Across : MOROCCAN
27
C.C.C.P. units : SSRS
28
Powerful U.S. military plane : ATEN
30
Some fraternity men : NUS
32
Indian jewelry staple : TURQUOISE
34
One in a compromising position? : BARGAINER
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Resort near Snowbird : ALTA
36
Overbrim : TEEM
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Actor Gulager : CLU
39
Parasite : HANGERON
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Explanatory tool : ANALOGY
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Former co-owner of Prodigy : IBM
44
Twaddle : DRIVEL
46
Old man : POPPA
47
Scarlett's mother : ELLEN
48
Moves toward : NEARS
50
Troll : GNOME
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Wood: Prefix : LIGN
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Pac 10 team : UCLA
55
Giants' successors : METS
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Painter Andrea ___ Castagno : DEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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