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New York Times, Thursday, July 22, 1999

Author:
M. Preston Sherwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Sherwood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sherwood. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0722 ( 18,153 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Lazybones's catchword : MANANA
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Tease mercilessly : RIDE
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Like cats, once : HEP
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Pursuers of goals : ICEMEN
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Ladies called her "the Fair" : ENID
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Old cagers' org. : ABA
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Like some thunderstorms : SEVERE
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Middle figure : MEAN
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Ely of Tarzan fame : RON
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Easel : STAND
21
Toscanini's birthplace : PARMA
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Life's blueprint : DNA
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Young 'uns : TADS
24
Minstrel's offering : CANTO
25
In : CHIC
26
Airport abbr. : ETA
27
It's taken during 42-Across : WEDDINGOATH
29
Eyebrow darkeners : PENCILS
31
Ex-orphan : ADOPTEE
32
Land in l'océan : ILE
33
Literary monogram : RLS
34
Passenger status : STANDBY
38
Grows : PILESUP
42
Marriage-day centerpiece : THECEREMONY
44
Barely get, with "out" : EKE
45
Architect Saarinen : EERO
46
"With ___ in My Heart" : ASONG
47
Hump-shouldered beasts : GNUS
48
Laundry detergent brand : ERA
49
Ruins 007's martini : STIRS
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Non-Polynesian : HAOLE
51
Tennis call : LET
52
Type size : PICA
53
Detective sort : FERRET
54
Oahu-to-Maui dir. : ESE
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Furnace fodder : COAL
56
Secret doctrine : CABALA
57
Scout leader, maybe : DAD
58
Edgar Lee Masters's "___ Rutledge" : ANNE
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"Yours truly" and others : CLOSES
Down
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Error : MISSTEP
2
Film stock : ACETATE
3
Ben Cartwright, e.g. : NEVADAN
4
Chorus cries : AMENS
5
Unlikely candidate for prom king : NERD
6
Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
7
Send back : REMAND
8
Staying power? : INERTIA
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Symbol of commitment : DIAMONDRING
10
Seat of Jackson County, Tex. : EDNA
11
Helmet : HARDHAT
12
Electrical insulation material : EBONITE
13
Verve : PANACHE
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Roller derby equipment : PADS
24
Reception, e.g. : CELEBRATION
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Little wood : COPSE
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"I can resist everything except temptation" wit : WILDE
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"Holy smokes!" : GOLLY
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___ de Mayo : CINCO
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Ready : STEELED
35
Last empress of Brazil : THERESA
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Poked holes in, say : AERATED
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Sammy Davis Jr. autobiography : YESICAN
38
French-born Met diva : PONS
39
Ladies of Spain : SENORAS
40
Arthur Godfrey played it : UKULELE
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Pocket change for 39-Down : PESETAS
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It sometimes needs boosting : MORALE
47
"Two-Faced Woman" star, 1941 : GARBO
49
Watchdog org. : SPCA
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Knit, in a way : HEAL
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Media monitor, for short : FCC

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

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