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FOURLOCKS

New York Times, Sunday, July 4, 1999

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Greg Staples

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0704 ( 18,135 )
Across
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Buñuel collaborator : DALI
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Satan, at first : ANGEL
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Brought on board : HIRED
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Stadium that seats 55,000+ : SHEA
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Orwell's alma mater : ETON
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Dog or hound : WORRY
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Accustom : INURE
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Jacks take them : TENS
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Big boom boxes? : MONSTEREOS
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Smoking settlements? : TOBACCORDS
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Forger : SMITH
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What dispensaries dispense : MEDICINES
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Suffuse : IMBUE
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___ Lingus : AER
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Stands for : DENOTES
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Items for those seeking closure : CLASPS
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Like some candles : SCENTED
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Cub house : DEN
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Secular : LAIC
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Bach wrote over 200 of these : CANTATAS
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1773 jetsam : TEA
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Moscow resident : IDAHOAN
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Baseball's Vizquel : OMAR
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Strip joint instruction? : TOPLESSONS
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Like some fears : IDLE
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Singer Clark : PETULA
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Madonna, originally : BRUNETTE
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They're exclusive : SNOBS
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Sodium or chlorine : ELEMENT
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Insurance co. employee : AGT
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List abridgements : ETCETERAS
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Like Life Savers : TORIC
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A deliveryman may have one : ROUTE
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Outstanding : PROMINENT
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Hindu honorific : SRI
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Readies, in a way : TUNESUP
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Car owner's headache : LEMON
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Brush : SKIRMISH
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First-aid item : IODINE
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Sleipnir's master : ODIN
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Clucking clairvoyant? : PSYCHICKEN
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Machu Picchu worshipper : INCA
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Drink : POTABLE
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Flexible fish : EEL
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Toy for indoor play : NERFBALL
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Jumpers, informally : ROOS
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Pride : EGO
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Puck stoppers : GOALIES
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Swinger : HEPCAT
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Michelangelo's marble source : CARRARA
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Maui's ___ Crater : EKE
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Oriental nursemaids : AMAHS
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Uses a shortcut : SAVESTIME
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94-Down's faith : ISLAM
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Binary language? : DIGITALIAN
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F.B.I. director's side of the story? : HOOVERSION
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Pole, e.g. : SLAV
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Papal court : CURIA
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Skater Stojko : ELVIS
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Cubic Rubik : ERNO
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Newcastle's river : TYNE
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Bridge guardian : TROLL
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Studio stock : REELS
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Ocean : DEEP
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G.O.P. opposers : DEMS
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First half of the files? : ATOM
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Burt's ex : LONI
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What many a baby throws? : INSTANTRUM
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Overpower : AWE
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Convention : NORM
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Classic 1925 Von Stroheim film : GREED
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Undercut : ERODED
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Basic amino acid : LYSINE
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"Start playing!" : HITIT
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"Seven ___ blow" (boast in a children's story) : INONE
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Hicks : RUBES
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History chapters : ERAS
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Christmas time: Abbr. : DEC
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Spare tire eliminator? : STOMACHINE
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Seasonings : HERBS
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Finish : ENDUP
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Boobs : ASSES
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Kind of radiation, in science fiction : THETA
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Paramecium fringe : CILIA
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Happy : CONTENT
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Like Gen. Schwarzkopf : RET
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No-goodniks : CADS
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Aim improver : SCOPE
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Great Pyramids sight : CAMEL
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Related through a mother : ENATE
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Cassette type: Abbr. : DAT
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Black-and-white engraving : LINECUT
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Break down, in a way : SOB
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Ship's heading : ESE
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Sign to look elsewhere : ASTERISK
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Methane's lack : ODOR
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Goya's duchess : ALBA
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Noun suffix : NESS
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Dry run : PRACTICE
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Kind of nut : LUG
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Stevenson's "Prince ___" : OTTO
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Admit : LETIN
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Quotation notation : ANON
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Gregg grad : STENO
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Locks : TRESSES
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Needle case : ETUI
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Pitch-dark : INKY
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Make a splash : PLOP
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Fix up : REDO
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Drop a line? : OMIT
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Royal records? : MONARCHIVE
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People in photos, usually : SMILERS
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Ocasek of the Cars : RIC
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Mealtime prayer result? : EDIBLESSED
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Site of 1967 fighting : SINAI
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Tom or Sam : UNCLE
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Carillon sounds : PEALS
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Letters on a scoreboard : RHE
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Female lobster : HEN
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Novel creation : PLOT
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Like certain battery terminals: Abbr. : NEG
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Crow : BOAST
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Unnamed litigant : ROE
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Dervish : FAKIR
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Muster : GATHER
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Brooks Robinson, e.g. : ORIOLE
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Biblical verb : HADST
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"Our Town" heroine : EMILY
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Heathen : PAGAN
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Where the Mississippi meets the Ohio : CAIRO
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Use : AVAIL
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Kind of gland : RENAL
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Get ___ on (hurry) : AMOVE
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Innuendo : SLUR
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Like Darth Maul : EVIL
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Capital of Rome : LIRE
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Top-notch : AONE
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The L train? : MNOP
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Be in a cast : ACT
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Slalom curve : ESS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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