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New York Times, Tuesday, June 29, 1999

Ship that sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Arthur S. Verdesca

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKQZ} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Verdesca. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times6/29/99 ( No. 18,130 )
Across
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What a test driver test-drives : DEMO
5
Adventuresome story girl : ALICE
10
Dutch treat : EDAM
14
Nabisco favorite : OREO
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Coup ___ : DETAT
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Balcony section : LOGE
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Founding member of a 60's-80's pop trio : GRAHAMNASH
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Santa soiler : SOOT
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Back-to-work time: Abbr. : MON
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English ___ : LIT
22
Broaden : ENLARGE
24
Lad who drew a sword from a stone : ARTHUR
26
Intense hatred : ODIUM
27
Desktop communication : EMAIL
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Jalopies : CRATES
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Nine inches : SPAN
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"This Gun for Hire" star : LADD
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Use energetically : EXERT
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Delta city : CAIRO
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Sgt., e.g. : NCO
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Low area of land : SWALE
43
Comic Joslyn of "The Eve Arden Show" : ALLYN
44
Actress Thompson : SADA
46
Kind of sch. : ELEM
47
Snacked : NOSHED
49
Wheel on a spur : ROWEL
51
Apartments, in real estate talk : UNITS
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Gives as one's share : ALLOTS
57
English cheese : CHEDDAR
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65-Down, to us : MRS
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"You ___ There" : ARE
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Some wines : REDS
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"That'll Be the Day" star, 1974 : DAVIDESSEX
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Ship that sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece : ARGO
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Site of French learning : ECOLE
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Split : RIVE
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___ Mawr, Pa. : BRYN
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Asked for Friskies? : MEWED
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Sale condition : ASIS
Down
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You'd better believe it : DOGMA
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Miscue : ERROR
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Intended : MEANT
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La-la preceder : OOH
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Large, colorful butterfly : ADMIRAL
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Fast time : LENT
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Examined before robbing : CASED
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Italian-American, say : ETHNIC
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Old-time journalist-socialite : ELSAMAXWELL
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"Let's Make a Deal" option : DOOR
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In a state of excitement : AGOG
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Distribute, with "out" : METE
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Astringent : ALUM
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Artificial bait : LURES
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Half Moon captain : HENRYHUDSON
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This puzzle's theme : OLDCARS
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Fleming and McKellen : IANS
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Freshwater duck : TEAL
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___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Banana stalk : STEM
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Examination by remote camera : SCAN
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___ Alto, Calif. : PALO
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Is unwell : AILS
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A genius? No : DODO
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Ceaselessly : ONEND
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Bestowed : AWARDED
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Crown : DIADEM
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Alternative word : ELSE
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Vestige : TRACE
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Where to get a date? : OASIS
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Fountain locale : TREVI
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Male and female : SEXES
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Grumble : CRAB
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Mister, in Bonn : HERR
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Nervous : EDGY
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Marathon unit : MILE
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Promise : VOW
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Mme., in Sonora : SRA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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