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New York Times, Saturday, July 10, 1999

There are more of these than Smiths or Joneses

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 106 for Mr. Norris.
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© 1999, The New York Times7/10/99 ( No. 18,141 )

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Across
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Unexpected pitch : CHANGEUP
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Land of which Burns fondly wrote : SCOTIA
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Possessed useful information (on) : HADALINE
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Ancient land east of Macedonia : THRACE
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Suspension : ABEYANCE
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Less strict : EASIER
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Lacking value : NIL
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Having great value : DEAR
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Office diversions : POOLS
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Smooth : GLIB
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Some oil containers : LAMPS
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Some payments: Abbr. : CKS
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Amphilochus, in Greek legend : SEER
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Sea drifters? : ALGAE
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Fund-raising need : GOAL
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Matches : AGREES
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Hot : IRATE
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Polite : REFINED
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Given a shot, maybe : SEDATED
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Hug : CLASP
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Nabob : FATCAT
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Literally, "numbered" : MENE
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Johnston McCulley literary creation : ZORRO
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"Wishing won't make ___" : ITSO
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Loan figure: Abbr. : PCT
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Player in a record 75 World Series games : BERRA
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Prove : SHOW
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Small drum : TABOR
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Parts to tie : ENDS
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Actor Holm : IAN
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Knowing about : WISETO
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Seemingly : ASITWERE
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Display : EVINCE
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Traverse : RIDEOVER
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Insurable events : DEATHS
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Toughies : STINKERS
Down
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There are more of these than Smiths or Joneses : CHANGS
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Adroit : HABILE
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Antarctica's ___ Coast : ADELIE
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Word of rejection : NAY
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Willing : GLAD
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Article for Mozart : EINE
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Not justified : UNCALLEDFOR
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Nobility : PEERAGE
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Ukrainian geographical feature : STEPPE
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Zoo feature? : CHAOS
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Roughly : ORSO
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Formal attire : TAILCOAT
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Compete in the Winter Olympics, say : ICESKATE
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___ Lingus : AER
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Slow-cook, in a way : BRAISE
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Commuting option : MASSTRANSIT
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Perennial Christmas gift : SLED
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It often follows you : ARE
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Free : GRATIS
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It's up over 1000% since 1960: Abbr. : GNP
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Writer Tarbell : IDA
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Noted law enforcement grp. : RCMP
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Public Speaking 101, e.g. : ELECTIVE
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Pioneering film of 1940 : FANTASIA
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Prefix with climate : ECO
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They may be paid with interest : ARREARS
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Round numbers : ZEROES
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Steal : THIEVE
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Hawk, e.g. : SOARER
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They often have titles : OWNERS
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Muff : BOTCH
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Propensity : BENT
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Conn of "Benson" : DIDI
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Predecessor of an Uzi : STEN
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Together : WED
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Cooking utensil : WOK

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

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