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New York Times, Thursday, July 15, 1999

Defensive grating in medieval castles

Author:
Zack Butler
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zack Butler

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FKQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Butler. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times7/15/99 ( No. 18,146 )
Across
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"Grand" island : BAHAMA
7
Truly : YEA
10
Prefix with dextrous : AMBI
14
Medicinal syrup : IPECAC
15
Bradley et al. : EDS
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Kind of dance : BARN
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Defensive grating in medieval castles : PORTCULLIS
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Like some champagne : BRUT
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Common street name : ELM
21
Blow one's top : ERUPT
22
Psychic Edgar : CAYCE
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Mid-6th-century date : DLI
24
Languish : SAG
25
Spanish eye : OJO
27
Supporter : LEG
28
Stewbums : SOTS
30
Big name in daytime TV : OPRAH
32
It might be hand-drawn : ALE
33
What's also in Paris? : AUSSI
36
Nastier : MEANER
38
Member of a wedding party : BLUSHINGBRIDE
41
Wall Street figure : TRADER
42
Checked out : CASED
43
Operated : RAN
44
Defiant reply : NEVER
46
Discoveries, colloquially : AHAS
50
M.D.'s specialty : ENT
51
Dartmoor mother : EWE
52
Oklahoma town : ADA
55
Honest one : ABE
56
More than able : ADEPT
58
Book that might help an 8-Down : ROGET
60
"Bonanza" airer : NBC
61
Not looking good : DIRE
62
Stephen King novel : ROSEMADDER
64
Slide projector part : LENS
65
"___ way..." : INA
66
Final words? : ORELSE
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Canadian oil company : ESSO
68
Fork over : PAY
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Most considerate : NICEST
Down
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Humans, among others : BIPEDS
2
60's-70's project : APOLLO
3
Hardly a socialite : HERMIT
4
Feign : ACT
5
Sprays, as an attacker : MACES
6
Legend maker : ACURA
7
Fox's cry : YELP
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Writer's aid : EDITOR
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Fool : ASS
10
Quatrain pattern : ABBA
11
Atlantic Coast Conference team : MARYLAND
12
Martial artist extraordinaire : BRUCELEE
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Round amount : INTEGER
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Dracula portrayer : LUGOSI
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Cling : COHERE
26
Doorway components : JAMBS
29
Mideast royal name : SAUD
31
___-nez : PINCE
34
Electronic newsgroup system : USENET
35
Nagger : SHREW
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Famous slave : AIDA
38
After-dinner servings : BRANDIES
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Revere's signals : LANTERNS
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Sale locale : GARAGE
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Part of a spinning wheel : TREADLE
45
Shakespearean setting : VERONA
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Take care of : HANDLE
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Superior : ABBESS
49
Whispered words : SECRET
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Imp : DEMON
54
Bygone computer name : ATARI
57
Chilean money : PESO
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Opening words at a ball game? : OSAY
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Light into : RIP
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Yr.'s end : DEC

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

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