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New York Times, Friday, July 9, 1999

Author:
Ingrid Truemper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ingrid Truemper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JVZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Truemper. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0709 ( 18,140 )

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Across
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Go postal : SNAP
5
Airport lineup : CABS
9
Be a successful pitcher : SELL
13
School locale : HALL
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Place holder? : ATLAS
16
Half court game? : ALAI
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Startup cost : ANTE
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Impracticality : UTOPIANISM
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Impractical : QUIXOTIC
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One of a nursery rhyme triad : KITTEN
23
Strains : MUSIC
24
Schoolmarm's impartation : THREERS
25
Direction in 23-Across : PRESTO
27
Working model : POSER
28
Away : OUT
29
Mark alternatives : EUROS
31
Old whistle? : DIXIE
35
Professor Higgins, to Eliza : ENRY
37
Subsequently : SINCE
39
Old-fashioned prefix with photo : AERO
40
Job title never held by any U.S. President : MAYOR
42
Forgoes the lyrics, perhaps : SCATS
44
Vote in Québec : NON
45
Merci across the river : DANKE
47
Long-legged fishers : HERONS
49
Drag locale : RACEWAY
52
Advantage : LEGUP
53
Enfants attend them : ECOLES
54
Lasting event? : MARATHON
57
Bureaucratic buzzwords : FEDERALESE
59
Math models : TORI
60
Passage in Latin : ITER
61
"___ luck!" : LOTSA
62
Falls : EBBS
63
Eighty-six : TOSS
64
Big house in London : GAOL
65
One of a 50's sitcom couple : DESI
Down
1
"Kazaam" star, familiarly : SHAQ
2
When doubled, an old TV signoff : NANU
3
Boeing engineer's study : ALTIMETRY
4
Solar ___ : PLEXUS
5
Guarded : CAUTIOUS
6
Destination of some flights : ATTIC
7
Common-interest group : BLOC
8
Forest flow : SAP
9
Religion originating in Cuba : SANTERIA
10
Beau monde : ELITE
11
Kind of beam : LASER
12
Portrays in words : LIMNS
15
Many Punjabis : SIKHS
19
Shown, in a way : AIRED
21
Bone: Prefix : OSTE
24
Teatro Costanzi premiere of 1900 : TOSCA
25
It may scan : POEM
26
___ close second : RUNA
27
Puerto Rico's chief port : PONCE
30
Like venture capital investments : RISKY
32
Emigrant eschewer : XENOPHOBE
33
Resolve, with "out" : IRON
34
Astronomical periods : EONS
36
"The Lonely Goatherd" performers, e.g. : YODELERS
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Very light : ETHEREAL
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Comparatively crude : RAWER
43
Big name in video games : SEGA
46
Kind of spray : NASAL
48
Groovy? : RUTTED
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Accouter anew : REFIT
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Vinegar: Prefix : ACETO
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Some are made of bars : CODES
52
Capture, in a way : LASSO
54
Physics opening : META
55
Emblems of power : ORBS
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Unless, in law : NISI
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Place for a bump : LOG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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