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New York Times, Thursday, June 17, 1999

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 81 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0617 ( 18,118 )

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Across
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Breakfast choice : EGGS
5
Gorge : CHASM
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Witty one : WAG
13
Mucks up : MIRES
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Popular 90's beverage : LATTE
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Hacker : AXE
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Where pants cuffs usually fall? : OVERTHEHEEL
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Connections : KIN
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Idiot box : TEEVEE
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Like some mountain guides : NEPALESE
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Makes lovable : ENDEARS
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___ moment : INA
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Soporific rind? : SLEEPINGPEEL
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Cry of contempt : BAH
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Home extension : STEAD
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Top scout : EAGLE
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"One" on a one : UNUM
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Blotto : OILED
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Broadcast journalist Paula : ZAHN
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Watch part : STRAP
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Opposite of pulls away : NEARS
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Morse minimum : DIT
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Metal for chairs? : SITTINGSTEEL
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Central truth : TAO
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Clad : ENROBED
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Rough : UNGENTLE
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She won an Emmy playing Miss Jean : CICELY
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Apron material : TAR
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Barnacle location? : INATTHEKEEL
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Collected quotes : ANA
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Medicinal plant : SENNA
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Mudder's fodder : HAY
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Sound from a nest : TWEET
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Campus V.I.P. : DEAN
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Hardly underplay : EMOTE
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Established fact : GIVEN
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Midas's undoing : GREED
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Starts court proceedings? : SERVES
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Diminutive suffix : CLE
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1944 Chemistry Nobelist : HAHN
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Intervene : STEPIN
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Mixture : MELANGE
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Boat trailer : WAKE
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Central line : AXIS
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Something to splice : GENE
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Breaks a commandment : STEALS
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Regarding this point : HERETO
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World's highest capital : LAPAZ
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Inasmuch (as) : SEEING
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Loses luster : PALES
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Make plans, maybe : IDEATE
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Old-time oath : EGAD
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Precollege : ELHI
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Temporarily gone : LENT
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Smack : BUSS
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Non-pro? : ANTI
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In pain : HURT
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Photo finish : MATTE
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Soak to the skin : DRENCH
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Cafe booking : PIANIST
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One thing after another : SERIES
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Later : NOTNOW
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Like some cells : LOCKED
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Geoffrey of fashion : BEENE
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"Maria ___" (1933 tune) : ELENA
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Folk-rock pioneer : DYLAN
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Jazz home : UTAH
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"Peter Pan" pooch : NANA
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Lee side? : GRAY
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After curfew : LATE
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Novel conclusion : ETTE
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Wee one : TOT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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