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New York Times, Saturday, June 12, 1999

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0612 ( 18,113 )

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Across
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Kills : STRIKESDOWN
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Dupes : HAS
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"Voilà!" : THEREYOUARE
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Monopoly abbr. : AVE
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Becomes a new person : REGENERATES
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Short-haired cat breed : REX
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Grandiosity : AWESOMENESS
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Hang out, perhaps : DRY
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Him, in Heidelberg : IHN
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They keep you going : INERTIAS
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Knickknack : NOTION
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1975 Pulitzer winner for criticism : EBERT
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Certain pitch : SIDEARM
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Marian Anderson, for one : ALTO
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Iowa Senator : CHARLESGRASSLEY
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Home to some elephants : ASIA
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Desperate : DOORDIE
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Certain infection : STREP
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Far from uninterested : ENRAPT
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Slightly off-key : FLATTISH
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Seek damages, say : SUE
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Pacific paste : POI
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Custodians, e.g. : MAINTAINERS
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Hacker : AXE
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Fates : PREDESTINES
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Set : GEL
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View from Ancona : ADRIATICSEA
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Cut out : END
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Roll top? : SESAMESEEDS
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Back problem : STRAIN
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Woodstock act : THEWHO
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Governor : REGENT
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Burns up : IRES
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Vegas offering : KENO
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Tending to gather information visually : EYEMINDED
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Existentialist Kierkegaard : SOREN
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One of the Allman Brothers : DUANE
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One might be shot on the range : OATER
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Usurp : WREST
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Supermarket tabloid subject : NESSIE
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Certain pitch : HARDSELL
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Say so : AVER
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Hot : SEXY
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Bully, often : ABASER
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Name given to Jacob after he wrestled with the angel : ISRAEL
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Semi liquid : OIL
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Delivery path: Abbr. : RTE
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Bathtub submarine, e.g. : TOY
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This, in Toledo : ESO
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It may appear after a long time : AGO
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Education, initially : RRR
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Flew : MADEHASTE
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French matter : CAS
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Potsdam Conference attendee: Abbr. : HST
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Tower's locale : AIRFIELD
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Epitome of ugliness? : SIN
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Argentine area : PAMPAS
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"Ayn Rand: ___ of Life" (Oscar-nominated documentary) : ASENSE
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Turned to mush : PUREED
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Characters in "Romola" and "The Gondoliers" : TESSAS
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Afternoon: Sp. : TARDE
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Arena parts : TIERS
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Forster novel setting : INDIA
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Letter opener, at times : STEAM
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Leaf unit : PAGE
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Span pair : OXEN
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"Really?" : ITIS
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"Good one!" : NICE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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