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New York Times, Thursday, July 29, 1999

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0729 ( 18,160 )

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Across
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"The Front Page" co-writer Ben : HECHT
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Certain inventions : FIBS
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Lobster order : TAIL
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"Aren't we ___?" (Sondheim lyric) : APAIR
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Nagy of Hungary : IMRE
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Something to do in a skirt : HULA
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Poem by 39-Across about breakfast in bed : SORRYISPILLEDIT
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Court doings : ACTA
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Where the 1986 World Series ended : SHEA
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Former hoops star Thomas : ISIAH
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Book by 39-Across about finding and losing : THEMISSINGPIECE
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"ER" extra : DOC
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Christmas quaff : NOG
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Sinatra's role in "The Manchurian Candidate" : MARCO
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Opera set in ancient Thebes : AIDA
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Ballyhoo : HYPE
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Late children's author-illustrator : SHELSILVERSTEIN
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Decision made at home? : SAFE
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Wax producers : BEES
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Exams for some srs. : LSATS
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Do-say connection : ASI
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Tour operator : PGA
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Query in a punny 39-Across poem about eating out : WHERESTHEEGGXIT
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Mechanic, at times : OILER
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Star : HERO
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Get an ___ effort : AFOR
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Where many 39-Across cartoons appeared : PLAYBOYMAGAZINE
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Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
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During : AMID
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Memorable 1970 hurricane : CELIA
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Sailing ropes : TYES
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City NE of Tahoe : RENO
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Put up : ERECT
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Attacks : HASAT
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Historic time : EPOCH
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___ du jour : CARTE
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Distiller Walker : HIRAM
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Hear : TRY
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It weighs a catch : FISHSCALE
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L'Enfant Plaza designer : IMPEI
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Skater Boitano : BRIAN
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French seasoning : SEL
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What tourists see : THESIGHTS
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Murphy of films : AUDIE
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Kind of artery : ILIAC
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It turns in its work : LATHE
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"That ___ you!" : ISSO
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Prefix with suction : LIPO
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Some vows : IDOS
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Cur's sound : GNAR
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Submissions to eds. : MSS
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"There it is!" : AHA
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One in a corner? : REF
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Indication of sobriety : CLEAREYES
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Direct ending : IVE
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Western villain : DESPERADO
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Assent : YEA
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It may be bottomless : PIT
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U.S.C.G. rank : ENS
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Spoonbill cousin : IBIS
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Smelting waste : SLAG
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Balkan combatant : SERB
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H.S. subject : GEOG
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Actor Tom : WOPAT
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Like western Massachusetts : HILLY
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Carry away, in a way : ELATE
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Culinary herb : THYME
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Restrict : HEMIN
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Rubbernecker : GAZER
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Dossier about UFO's? : XFILE
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That's an order! : IONIC
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Take out : TREAT
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Blade : OAR
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Whiz : ACE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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