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New York Times, Monday, June 29, 1998

"The Barber of Seville," e.g.

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 60 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times6/29/98 ( No. 17,765 )
Across
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Polish's partner : SPIT
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Silents actress Normand : MABEL
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Disappearing phone feature : DIAL
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Busy person's list heading : TODO
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"The Barber of Seville," e.g. : OPERA
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Loafing : IDLE
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Dreadful end : DOOM
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Hornswoggle : CHEAT
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Butcher's stock : MEAT
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Short-lived success : FLASHINTHEPAN
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Skull : HEAD
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Building wing : ELL
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Skirt fold : PLEAT
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Second-stringer : SUB
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Command to Bowser : FETCH
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Windpipe, e.g. : AIRWAY
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Spigot : TAP
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Not worth a ___ : SOU
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Backstabber : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
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6-3, in tennis : SET
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Letter before "cue" : PEE
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Forewarns : ALERTS
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Crumble, as support : ERODE
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Any planet : ORB
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Analyze : ASSAY
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"Independence Day" invaders : ETS
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Farm fraction : ACRE
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Old fogy : STICKINTHEMUD
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Trendy : CHIC
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Die down : ABATE
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Sombrero feature : BRIM
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One of six for a hexagon : SIDE
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x, mathwise : TIMES
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Liquid rock : LAVA
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Profess : AVER
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Perfect places : EDENS
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Enthusiasm : ELAN
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The usual: Abbr. : STD
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[It's gone!] : POOF
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False god : IDOL
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Hiawatha's weapon : TOMAHAWK
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Coffee shop order : MOCHA
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Plant pests : APHIDS
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Existed : BEEN
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The "E" in Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Carpenter's machine : LATHE
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Feature of a baby face : DIMPLE
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The very notion : IDEA
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TV's Thicke : ALAN
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"___ Me Call You Sweetheart" : LET
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Caterpillar hairs : SETAE
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North Pole toymaker : ELF
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Old hat : PASSE
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The Titanic, e.g. : LINER
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Out-and-out : UTTER
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Old-fashioned "Phooey!" : BAH
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Russian royals : TSARS
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___ Rica : COSTA
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Impudent girl : HUSSY
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Kennel sound : YIP
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Black-eyed ___ : PEA
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Prefix with colonial : NEO
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Blinding light : GLARE
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Look like : RESEMBLE
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Salt, e.g. : DEICER
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And so on, for short : ETC
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Close securely, with "down" : BATTEN
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Rollerblade : SKATE
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Deep Blue's game : CHESS
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Switchblade : SHIV
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Ocean motion : TIDE
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Christen : NAME
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Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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Beverly Sills, e.g. : DIVA
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Civil War letters : CSA
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Million ___ March : MAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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