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New York Times, Saturday, July 31, 1999

Transitional zones between different plant communities

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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15211/22/199310/19/20200
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1.55102
Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FKQXZ} This is puzzle # 102 for Mr. Piscop.
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© 1999, The New York Times7/31/99 ( No. 18,162 )

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Across
1
Marketing sensation of 1998 : VIAGRA
7
Wears : ABRADES
14
Nobelist Sakharov : ANDREI
15
Whooping it up : JUBILANT
16
Pressure, metaphorically : SCREWS
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Stiff : UNLIMBER
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Mario of the N.B.A. : ELIE
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When Passion Sunday falls : LENT
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Certain N.H.L.er : SABRE
22
Schoolyard putdown : LIAR
23
"I Still See ___" ("Paint Your Wagon" tune) : ELISA
25
Capacity units, these days : MEGS
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Kind of verb: Abbr. : INT
27
Regarding : ASTO
28
Knight of note : GLADYS
30
Noel who played Lois Lane : NEILL
32
Almond-orange syrup : ORGEAT
34
Slipper? : ESCAPER
36
Superheroes, to villains : NEMESES
40
Violinist Mintz : SHLOMO
42
Utah canyon : BRYCE
43
Way in : PORTAL
46
Pucks : IMPS
48
Either of two N.T. books : COR
49
Improved, in a way : AGED
50
"Like a Rock" singer, 1986 : SEGER
52
Cager Archibald : NATE
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Like Lincoln : SLAIN
55
Mock words of enlightenment : AHSO
56
"___ My Way" ("Porgy and Bess" tune) : IMON
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Most blue : SALTIEST
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Moss Hart's autobiography : ACTONE
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The chosen : ELECTEES
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Concerns for Coleridge : METRES
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Some brunch servings : RASHERS
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Like the chief fox : SLIEST
Down
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Hospital supply : VASELINE
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They get things rolling : INCLINES
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The Strait of Otranto connects to it : ADRIATIC
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"The Female Eunuch" author : GREER
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Recorder button : REW
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They're sometimes rolled in : AISLES
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Stereotypical fussbudgets : AUNTS
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Tankerload: Abbr. : BBL
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Chronicler of slum life : RIIS
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Homecoming spot : ALMAMATER
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Used a hankie, maybe : DABBED
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It's no matter : ENERGY
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Occupational hazard, often : STRESS
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Kind of college : JUNIOR
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The losing combatant, usually : ELTORO
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Onetime Met Tommie : AGEE
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Primary : ALPHA
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Altar offerings, maybe : LAMBS
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Like some efforts : LASTDITCH
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Subterranean shorties : GNOMES
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Some bends : ELLS
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Buttonwood : SYCAMORE
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Transitional zones between different plant communities : ECOTONES
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Least cloudy : SERENEST
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Powers : MIGHTS
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QB, at times : PASSER
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Crazy Horse, e.g. : OGLALA
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Pieces of pieces of eight : REALES
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Some tourneys : PROAMS
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Slips : EASES
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Capone colleague : NITTI
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Nick's time : NITE
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Auction ender : EER
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Art collectible : CEL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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