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New York Times, Friday, July 2, 1999

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQUXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0702 ( 18,133 )

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Across
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Salmonella source : RAWEGGS
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Architect : CREATOR
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Palpable : EVIDENT
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American way? : AIRLANE
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Pentagon plans : MILITARYSTRIKES
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Preserve, in a way : SALT
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Vaquero gear : RIATAS
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Work on a submarine : EAT
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"___ tu" (aria for Renato) : ERI
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Exec. : PRES
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Pontiac's place: Abbr. : MICH
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Long-distance swimmer Diana : NYAD
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___ wear : MENS
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Affected : GOTTO
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Joint work? : MITERS
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For the nonce : PROTEM
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Sylvester and others : LISPERS
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Not a pretty picture : EYESORE
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Sporty neckwear : ASCOTS
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It might be moving : TARGET
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Pioneer in mathematical logic : BOOLE
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Member of the arum family : TARO
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Bad place for a splint : SHIN
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Watch the figures? : OGLE
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Mexican mint : CHIA
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North Carolina's ___ River State Park : ENO
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___ Hamoed (Passover period) : HOL
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You can dig it : TRENCH
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In ___ way : ABAD
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F.B.I. target : ENEMYOFTHESTATE
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___ line (elaborate barrier system) : MAGINOT
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It regained independence in 1991 : ESTONIA
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Gridiron complements : ELEVENS
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Less decorated : STARKER
Down
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Saccharin discoverer Ira : REMSEN
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Where to see kites : AVIARY
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Site of the oldest U.S. observatory : WILLIAMSCOLLEGE
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Better copy : EDIT
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Secure : GET
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Imitate an angry dog : GNAR
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Fishermen's bass : STRIPERS
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Social strata : CASTES
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Romance writers' awards : RITAS
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Slips : ERRS
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"When We Were Kings" profilee : ALI
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Assume with confidence : TAKEITTOTHEBANK
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Beckett's "Krapp's Last Tape," e.g. : ONEACTER
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Place to recover : RESTHOME
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Adventurer's inventory : YARNS
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Yellowstone animals, facetiously : MOOSES
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Kind of antenna : DIPOLE
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Océans : MERS
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Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer : GREG
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Head of the Sorbonne : TETE
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Fire starter? : PYRO
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Basis for "Rent" : LABOHEME
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Equiangular : ISOGONAL
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Canal problems, perhaps : EARACHES
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Despoil : TAINT
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Rap sheet data : THEFTS
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Even : INATIE
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Spouse's denial : NODEAR
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Sing like Connick : CROON
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Sharon's "Cagney & Lacey" co-star : TYNE
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Bidding, old-style : HEST
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Suffix with fabric : ATOR
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11th-century date : MIV
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Penn, e.g.: Abbr. : STA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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