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New York Times, Monday, July 12, 1999

64-Across : A city elf?

Author:
Carol R. Blumenstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Blumenstein.
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© 1999, The New York Times7/12/99 ( No. 18,143 )
Across
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Take it easy : REST
5
Bag : SACK
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They're kept in cabinets : FILES
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Region : AREA
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Distinctive flair : ELAN
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University town near Bangor : ORONO
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A small goodbye? : MICROWAVE
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Happen again : RECUR
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"Open ___" (magical command) : SESAME
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Exile island for Napoleon : ELBA
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Mine diggings : ORE
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"To ___ is human..." : ERR
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Peas and beans : LEGUMES
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TV advertiser : SPONSOR
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Gambling mecca : RENO
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Incinerate : BURN
34
Workshop gripper : VISE
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Pack away : STOW
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Andy's cohort, in old radio : AMOS
40
Electronic clock feature : RESET
41
Turner who sang "What's Love Got to Do With It" : TINA
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Pueblo dwellers : HOPI
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Employed : USED
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Bakery fixture : OVEN
45
Score after deuce, in tennis : ADIN
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Cooks' "secrets" : RECIPES
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University officers : REGENTS
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Director Howard : RON
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Braun or Perón : EVA
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Animal that gives milk : GOAT
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Pieces for piano class : ETUDES
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"Three wishes" giver : GENIE
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A city elf? : METRONOME
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Calcutta's home : INDIA
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Conservatives or liberals, say, in the Senate : BLOC
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Russian parliament : DUMA
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Step : STAIR
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Nautical direction : ALEE
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Spoken : ORAL
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St. Louis gridders : RAMS
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New York canal : ERIE
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Parts of a min. : SECS
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Skater Lipinski : TARA
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Seamstresses : SEWERS
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___ française : ALA
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Mammoth ___ : CAVE
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Ring slowly : KNELL
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Search for food : FORAGE
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Hot temper : IRE
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A crazy cause? : LOCOMOTIVE
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Accustom : ENURE
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Tender spots : SORES
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Sign for the superstitious : OMEN
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Military cap : BERET
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Wanders : ROVES
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Clear, as a drain : UNSTOP
28
Wrestling style : SUMO
29
A socially correct goose in Boston? : PROPAGANDA
30
Like a certain football kick : ONSIDE
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Step part : RISER
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Scrooge's reply : BAH
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Singles : ONES
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Unnaturally pale : WAN
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Eagerly approach : RUNTO
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Engaged, as an auto engine : INGEAR
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Force : COERCE
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Keen on : INTO
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Kathie Lee's co-host : REGIS
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Happening : EVENT
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Brazilian dance : SAMBA
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"Can you ___?" ("Is it obvious?") : TELL
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Reverse : UNDO
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Forbidding : DOUR
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Austen heroine : EMMA
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Bewhiskered circus animal : SEAL
63
Three on a sundial : III
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Stocking's end : TOE

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