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New York Times, Friday, June 4, 1999

Author:
John Wolting
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Wolting

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Wolting. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0604 ( 18,105 )
Across
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Vessels : RECEPTACLES
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They never meet : PARALLELLINES
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With all members agreeing : BYCOMMONCONSENT
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Say "Li'l Abner," say : ELIDE
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Get off the fence, so to speak : OPT
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F or G, but not H : KEY
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Leave in the dust : LOSE
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They're sold in bars : MALTS
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It's sold in bars : SOAP
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C.D. consideration : INT
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Brought forth : BEGOT
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Bit of serendipity : FLUKE
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Hook shape : ESS
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Before long : ANON
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Polish change : ZLOTYS
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Sit romantically : SNUGGLEUP
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Loosens, in a way : UNPINS
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Political V.I.P. : BOSS
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K-___ (big name in records) : TEL
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Agronomists' study : SOILS
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Needle point : SOUTH
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Ribosomal ___ : RNA
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Gay Talese's "___ the Sons" : UNTO
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Hardly hip : DOWDY
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Signs of disuse : WEBS
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Selectavision producer : RCA
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O.E.D. offering : DEF
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"Damage" director : MALLE
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Comic strip introduction of 1929 : POPEYETHESAILOR
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Bourgeois : MATERIALISTIC
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Legendary reward : THREEWISHES
Down
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Ones concerned with color : RACISTS
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Blow away? : ERODE
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Wasn't absent : CAME
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Word after American or rock : ELM
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Grp. based in Tunis : PLO
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Blackjack card : TEN
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"Jo's Boys" author : ALCOTT
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Oater sounds : CLOPS
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It may get the brush-off : LINT
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Academy grad. : ENS
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Try to find : SEEKOUT
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Aviators' guides : PYLONS
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Backdoor : SNEAKY
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Gainsay : BELIE
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Prepares E-mail, e.g. : TYPES
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They display the fare : MENUS
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All worked up : AGOG
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Hood's weapon : LONGBOW
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Refuse : SLOP
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Marriage announcement : BANNS
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Squarely : FLUSH
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Like barbecue sauce : ZESTY
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Patriot's place : SILO
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Clear's partner : LOUD
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Appropriate : USURP
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Top kick, e.g. : NONCOM
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Sound of falling hail : PITAPAT
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Creeper keeper : TRELLIS
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As a whole : ENBLOC
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Holography need : LASER
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Sentimental one : SOFTIE
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Caterpillar competitor : DEERE
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"The Waltons" star : WAITE
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One whose roots may be showing : DYER
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Premiere of 9/17/72 : MASH
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Ending of the Bible : ETH
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Plowman's cry : HAW
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Bulldog : ELI
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Cheer starter : SIS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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