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New York Times, Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Car that's "really lookin' fine," in a 1960's song

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephanie Spadaccini

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 40 for Ms. Spadaccini. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times6/15/99 ( No. 18,116 )
Across
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Minnesota ___ : FATS
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Neighbor of Cameroon : CHAD
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___ Alpha Epsilon fraternity : SIGMA
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1997 Peter Fonda role : ULEE
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Despise : HATE
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Subsequently : AFTER
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Start of a quip about weight loss : DIETSAREFORFOLK
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Minnesotan : GOPHER
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"Heavens!" : MERCY
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Soissons saison : ETE
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Kind of code or drive : ZIP
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Classic TV brand : RCA
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Where St. Pete is : FLA
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Mover and shaker : DOER
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Household name : SIS
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Scarlett's first love : ASHLEY
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Ants, in dialect : EMMETS
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Make fun of : TEASE
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Middle of the quip : WHOARETHICK
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In the lead : AHEAD
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Kissy-kiss : SMOOCH
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Popular carpet style : BERBER
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Nearly worthless coin : SOU
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Biblical country : EDOM
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"Evita" character : CHE
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Ump : REF
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Kind of particle : PSI
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Comic Philips : EMO
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Trap : SNARE
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Michael of Disney : EISNER
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End of the quip : ANDTIREDOFITALL
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Spanish port from which Columbus sailed, 1493 : CADIZ
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Window part : SILL
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Robt. ___ : ELEE
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"Voilà!" : THERE
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Actress Lamarr : HEDY
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Feel sorry for : PITY
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Wasn't 100% honest : FUDGED
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Former San Francisco Mayor Joseph : ALIOTO
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Crow's home : TEEPEE
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Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
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J.F.K. appeal : CHARISMA
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Laugh sound : HAR
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"Up and ___!" : ATEM
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Put off : DEFER
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Like some humor : SARCASTIC
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Uncertain : IFFY
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Car that's "really lookin' fine," in a 1960's song : GTO
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Danny's "Lethal" co-star : MEL
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Biblical boat : ARK
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"___ who?" : SEZ
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Wharves : PIERS
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Criticism : FLAK
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"___ Miz" : LES
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Yachtie's "yes" : AYE
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Curative center : REHAB
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Flower holders? : STEMS
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Actress Anne : HECHE
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Update : MODERNIZE
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Posture problem : STOOP
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"As you ___" : WERE
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Swatter's target : HOUSEFLY
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Agatha Christie's "The ___ Murders" : ABC
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Laugh sound : HEH
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Bring up : REAR
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Mt. McKinley's Indian name : DENALI
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Bad place to find shells : OMELET
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Newsman Safer : MORLEY
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Unwilted : FRESH
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"Richard ___" : III
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Ado : STIR
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Singer Adams : EDIE
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Dance instructor's call : STEP
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Deed : ACT
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"Uh-uh!" : NAH
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Presidential inits. : DDE
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Archaic : OLD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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