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New York Times, Monday, July 19, 1999

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 73 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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Love, Spanish-style : AMOR
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Santa ___ race track : ANITA
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Tom Jones's "___ a Lady" : SHES
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Merry-go-round or roller coaster : RIDE
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Fountain drinks : SODAS
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Item in a garage : AUTO
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Kind of joke : KNOCKKNOCK
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Ski lift : TBAR
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Peaceful : SERENE
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Easily defended : TENABLE
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Wooden pin : DOWEL
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Lady of La Mancha : DONA
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Father : BEGET
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Race unit : LAP
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Ring (in) : USHER
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Headmistress : MATRON
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Half of dos : UNO
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Hoopla : ADO
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Triangular sails : LATEENS
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Air conditioner measure, for short : BTU
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Like roses : RED
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Reluctant : AVERSE
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Help a hoodlum : ABET
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Clothesline alternative : DRYER
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"Can't Help Lovin' ___ Man" : DAT
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It's catching : SNARE
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The "G" in EKG : GRAM
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Game with a jackpot : LOTTO
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Nighttime view : MOONSET
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Somewhat : RATHER
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Skin cream ingredient : ALOE
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Words of consolation : THERETHERE
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Kennedy and Koppel : TEDS
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Spooky : EERIE
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Toledo's lake : ERIE
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Singer/songwriter Axton : HOYT
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Ginger cookies : SNAPS
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Split : REND
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Places where Torah scrolls are kept : ARKS
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Coal site : MINE
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Fragrance : ODOR
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Falls back : RECEDES
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Cockeyed : ASKEW
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Oui's opposite : NON
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Wedding vow : IDO
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Delicate use of words : TACT
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Proposed : ASKED
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"___ Cheerleaders" (1977 film) : SATANS
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Old-fashioned whoop : HUBBAHUBBA
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Painful : SORE
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Shoelace woe : KNOT
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Verb preceders : NOUNS
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In seventh heaven : ELATED
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Sidelong pass : LATERAL
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Benjamin Harrison was the last President to have one : BEARD
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Terminator : ENDER
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"I can't wait!" : GOODYGOODY
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Magician's word : PRESTO
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Computer command : ENTER
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Way to go : ROUTE
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Dallas cager, for short : MAV
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38-Across, to us : ONE
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"___ Theme" ("Doctor Zhivago" tune) : LARAS
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One more : ANOTHER
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Writer Hemingway : ERNEST
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Goals or assists : STAT
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Distributes, with "out" : METES
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Arbor Day honorees : TREES
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Geometry, e.g. : MATH
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Grocery list item : OLEO
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Following that : THEN
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Roll call reply : HERE
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Ireland : ERIN
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Hollow-stemmed plant : REED
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Memorable time : ERA
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Kind of cord : RIP

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