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New York Times, Saturday, July 17, 1999

Author:
Rand H. Burns
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rand H. Burns

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Burns. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0717 ( 18,148 )
Across
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Sweet drink : MEAD
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Speaker in the field : TRIS
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Regatta racer : SCULL
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Closeness : IMMEDIACY
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Pagoda locale : HANOI
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Smooth and white : ALABASTER
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Auto pioneer Citroën : ANDRE
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Not well-groomed : MESSY
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Well-groomed : TRIM
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Master of photography: Abbr. : NEG
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They have seats : INS
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Narwhal : SEAUNICORN
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"The Aldrich Family" catchphrase, of old radio : COMINGMOTHER
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Sorry : PITIFUL
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Dark time for poets : EEN
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___-Aztecan : UTO
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Whitman work : ELEGY
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Loo label : GENTS
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After : ALA
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Start of an "Oliver!" song title : OOM
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Goal of some drives : PLEDGES
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New York's "pen" station : RIKERSISLAND
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Celestial equator supergiant : BETELGEUSE
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It may be boring : BIT
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Truncation abbreviation : ETC
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They're not refined : ORES
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Sandpapery : ROUGH
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Big name in fertilizer : ORTHO
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One way to gaze : ADORINGLY
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Sayers's Bunter, e.g. : VALET
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Surgeon's hook : TENACULUM
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Like a good guard : ALERT
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Biblical plot : EDEN
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Zaire's Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
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Algonquian tribe member : MIAMI
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First black N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer ___ Tunnell : EMLEN
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Lay by : AMASS
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Partygoers : DEBS
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It comes before the season : TIS
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Kind of comb : RATTAIL
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Rapid river thaw : ICERUN
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Shot putter? : SYRINGE
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Al Green's "___-La-La" : SHA
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Lacks the wherewithal : CANNOT
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Resting on a track, as a sliding door : UNDERHUNG
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Handled glasses : LORGNETTE
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One of a pack, perhaps : LIE
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Bygone time : DAYSOFYORE
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Handy performer? : MIME
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It'll never get off the ground : EMU
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Of the same biological group : CONGENERIC
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Smoke : CIG
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"Lady Sings the Blues" star : ROSS
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Gallbladder's shape : PEAR
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Bigoted : ILLIBERAL
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Whistler, at times : TEAKETTLE
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Announcer Hall : EDD
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Sonja Henie's birthplace : OSLO
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Change places : MIGRATE
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Valence of sodium : PLUSONE
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___ Animas, Colo. : LAS
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Acid user : ETCHER
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Having good placement : SEEDED
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It's played on base : BUGLE
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Northern homes: Var. : IGLUS
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Gumbo flavorer : THYME
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Weight : ONUS
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Reproduction needs : OVA
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His "4" was retired : OTT
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Tried to get a seat : RAN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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