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New York Times, Saturday, July 24, 1999

Asteroid with the closest approach to the sun

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 107 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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F
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L
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I
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M
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F
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L
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A
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M
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S
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C
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A
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R
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F
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S
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L
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V
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W
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C
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C
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A
B
A
N
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A
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U
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R
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N
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N
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A
L
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B
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R
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E
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L
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D
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L
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N
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S
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S
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E
D
G
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C
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D
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A
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N
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E
N
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C
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M
B
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R
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V
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R
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I
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R
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O
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D
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A
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S
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E
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A
G
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E
R
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T
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S
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S
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F
L
A
X
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M
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H
A
Y
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P
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A
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T
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R
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C
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S
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P
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A
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© 1999, The New York Times7/24/99 ( No. 18,155 )
Across
1
Trick : FLIMFLAM
9
Gobbles : SCARFS
15
Dynamo : LIVEWIRE
16
Seal : CACHET
17
Gives up : ABANDONS
18
Give one's word : ASSURE
19
Divide : REND
20
Key phrase : NOSALE
22
Cold call? : BRR
23
1951 play by Literature Nobelist Nelly Sachs : ELI
24
Enrich : LARD
25
Stretched out : LAIN
26
Spanish half-dozen : SEIS
28
Skirt : EDGE
29
Bistro offering : CARTE
30
1957 #1 song : DIANA
32
Retard : ENCUMBER
34
Genuine : VERITABLE
36
Entered, oater-style : RODEINTO
39
Lab equipment : ETNAS
42
Join : ENROL
43
"Happy Days Are Here Again" composer : AGER
45
Number of film caballeros : TRES
47
Actress Young : SEAN
48
Raw material for Rumpelstiltskin : FLAX
49
80's celeb known for his gold chains : MRT
50
Source of allergens : HAY
51
Not skilled in : POORAT
53
A teacher of John, Paul and George : RAVI
54
Asteroid with the closest approach to the sun : ICARUS
56
Claustrophobic : CLOSEDIN
58
Items on belts : PAGERS
59
"No kidding" : ITSAFACT
60
"The Christian Hero" author, 1701 : STEELE
61
Fixes, in a way : ASSESSES
Down
1
Some warnings : FLARES
2
Victimized by the press, say : LIBELED
3
Russian Grand Duke, 1462-1505 : IVANIII
4
Make sound : MEND
5
N.B.A. position: Abbr. : FWD
6
Symbol on an English coat of arms : LION
7
"Happy Days" malt shop owner : ARNOLD
8
Elbert Hubbard work, with "A" : MESSAGETOGARCIA
9
Blast : SCALD
10
Matter of grammar : CASE
11
Some auto options, briefly : ACS
12
Spat : RHUBARB
13
Compound in computer memory cores : FERRITE
14
Less forgiving : STERNER
21
Playground : ARENA
25
Threnody : LAMENT
27
Get for less : SAVEON
28
Make : EARN
29
Kind of film : CULT
31
Diamond of note : NEIL
33
Handle holder? : CBER
35
Nationality prefix : ITALO
36
Sends along : RESHIPS
37
Game with two bases : ONEACAT
38
Transportation charge : DRAYAGE
40
Some forces : ARMADAS
41
Court opening : SERVICE
44
Praises : EXALTS
46
Is frugal : STINTS
48
Steamy 1998 Broadway revue : FOSSE
51
Small loop : PURL
52
Deep-six : TOSS
53
Some whistle blowers : REFS
55
Riddle-me-___ (children's book catchword) : REE
57
Ed.'s request : SAE

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

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