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JUST FOR OPENERS

New York Times, Sunday, July 18, 1999

Author:
Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 80 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 90 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0718 ( 18,149 )
Across
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Arises : STEMS
6
Florida fruit : KEYLIMES
12
Officer of the Ottoman Empire : AGA
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Jerk : SHMO
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Private sector? : HAREM
20
Hit actor of 60's TV : NABORS
21
The Jets or the Sharks : HOCKEYTEAM
23
Home of the Black Bears : ORONO
24
Florida fruit : ORANGE
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One of the "three faces of Eve" : ALTEREGO
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House detective's item : PASSKEY
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They get their kicks : TIRES
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Opera featuring the "Prisoners' Chorus" : FIDELIO
29
Au courant : ABREAST
31
Eric Dickerson's alma mater, for short : SMU
34
Try : VIE
35
Crooks' patterns, to cops : MOS
38
It may be due : EAST
39
First name in erotica : ANAIS
41
Computerniks push it : ENTERKEY
45
O'Neill masterwork, for short : ICEMAN
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Singer Jackson : BROWNE
48
Scratch : CLAW
49
Like rich desserts : CALORIC
51
Semiotics study : SYMBOLS
53
Assassinated Swedish P.M. : PALME
54
Like a combination lock : KEYLESS
55
Battery type : AAA
57
Three-ply snack : OREO
58
Kaffiyeh wearers : ARABS
59
Request from an ed. : SASE
60
Directional suffix : ERN
61
Tails : MONKEYSUIT
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Lush : SOT
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Allowed : LICIT
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Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
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Spooks : SPIES
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Evelyn who played Scarlett's sister : KEYES
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Gizmos : DOOHICKEYS
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String of pikake flowers : LEI
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Set foot (on) : TROD
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Forest clearing : GLADE
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"The Postman Always Rings Twice" wife : CORA
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Burns's birthplace : AYR
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Painter Veronese : PAOLO
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First name in TV talk : REGIS
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Tipped off : ALERTED
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Arrive angrily and abruptly : STORMIN
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___ de Castro (storied noblewoman) : INES
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Soccer score, perhaps : ONEONE
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Party dance of old : HOKEYPOKEY
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Mountaineers' wear : PARKAS
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"The Maids" playwright : GENET
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Excites : KEYSUP
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Draft org. : SSS
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Project : JUT
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Vote in the Senate : YEA
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Dwindles : RECEDES
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___ "Le Morte d'Arthur" : MALORYS
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Iceberg's location : SALAD
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Noted heart surgeon : DEBAKEY
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Individually : ALACARTE
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Poet Levertov : DENISE
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Yves St. Laurent fragrance : OPIUM
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Thanksgiving aftermath : TURKEYSOUP
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Run on : NATTER
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Utah's ___ Mountains : UINTA
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Latin trio member : AMAS
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Draft org.? : NBA
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Judge : ASSESS
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Append : TAGON
Down
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Word with chop or sweat : SHOP
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The O'Haras' home : TARA
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Asteroid discovered in 1898 : EROS
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Test group? : MENSA
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What CBers watch for : SMOKEYBEARS
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Some addresses : KEYNOTES
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Rodeo item : LARIAT
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Bridge supports : IBARS
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Like some rewards : MONETARY
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What solar flares are measured in : ERGS
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Ship's log entry : SSE
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"So that's it!" : AHA
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Make the rounds? : GOLF
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Still serving : ACTIVE
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Vehicle for Blanche DuBois : STREETCAR
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Part of a pump : HEEL
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Amahl's visitors : MAGI
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Added to the database : KEYEDIN
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Rajah's spouse : RANI
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Medic : SAWBONES
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Restrained mood : MINORKEY
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In vain : USELESSLY
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They'll knock you out : MICKEYS
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Neighbor of Silver Springs : OCALA
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Hingis rival : SELES
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Jean or Jacques : NOM
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Greece, to the Greeks : ELLAS
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Macho military type : RAMBO
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Where Hemingway wrote "A Farewell to Arms" : KEYWEST
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German wine valley : MOSEL
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Dan Beard's org. : BSA
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Variation of the samba : CARIOCA
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Pea-___ (dense fogs) : SOUPERS
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Spread : PATE
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Treasury of sorts : ANTHOLOGY
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Prefix with friendly : ECO
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1990's dance craze : MACARENA
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In tune : ONKEY
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George ___ : III
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Julian calendar date : IDES
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Ringo's original surname : STARKEY
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Best boy's colleague : KEYGRIP
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Turgenev heroine : ELENA
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Lyricist Carole Bayer ___ : SAGER
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Part of E. I. du Pont : IRENEE
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Easy wins : ROMPS
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Hodgepodges : OLIOS
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They'll bray for you : DONKEYS
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Spinners : DISKJOCKEYS
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Suffix with 24-Across : ADE
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Lost momentum : POOPEDOUT
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___ loop (skater's jump) : TOE
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Contest hopefuls : ENTRANTS
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Sound of impact : THUD
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Emanations : AURAS
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"A Tidewater Morning" author : STYRON
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Purse items : KEYCASES
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Exodus commemorations : SEDERS
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Gentry : ELITE
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Mathew Brady shade : SEPIA
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First name in espionage : MATA
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Astringent substance : ALUM
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Byron poem : LARA
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It's shown to the usher : STUB
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The Red and the Black : SEAS
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Cherry type : BING
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Aries or Taurus : AUTO
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Essential company figure : KEYMAN
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M.P.G. determiners : EPA
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Means of ID : DNA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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