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New York Times, Wednesday, August 11, 1999

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 108 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0811 ( 18,173 )
Across
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"Casablanca" heroine : ILSA
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Fool : DOPE
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Cavalry weapon : SABER
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Prime-time time, informally : NITE
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Copies : APES
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Mescal ingredient : AGAVE
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Independent counsel vs. Clinton? : STARRWARS
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Old Testament part : TORAH
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Slick : ICY
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End of a citation : UNQUOTE
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Composition of some chains : RNA
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Acupressure technique : SHIATSU
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"My Cup Runneth Over" singer : EDAMES
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Anchovy containers : TINS
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Important times : ERAS
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Wartime acronym : MASH
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Bubblehead : ASS
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Plant of the myrtle family : ALLSPICE
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Final act on stage? : BOW
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Knapsack for a popular torch singer? : KITTBAG
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___ Plaines : DES
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Modest swimsuit : ONEPIECE
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Sloppy place : STY
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N.Y.P.D. calls : APBS
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Waves to a wahine : SURF
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Hollywood canine : ASTA
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Typewriter feature : TABSET
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Descendant of Mohammed : AGAKHAN
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S.A.T. takers : SRS
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Chatterboxes : MAGPIES
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Ancient : OLD
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Wavelike design : MOIRE
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What "Death in Venice" demonstrates? : MANNPOWER
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Shorten, maybe : ALTER
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Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
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Ivy feature : VINE
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Destitute : NEEDY
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Arbor abode : NEST
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Opponent : ANTI
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Be emphatic : INSIST
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Chinese nut : LITCHI
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Not go anywhere : STAYIN
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___ Lingus : AER
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Beginnings : DAWNS
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Hard to understand : OPAQUE
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Incas' land : PERU
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Acronym formed from "Standard Oil" : ESSO
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Fully gratified : SATED
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Past : AGO
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"Roseanne" star's employee? : BARRMAID
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Fade away : EVANESCE
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Goes over again : REHASHES
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Furrow : RUT
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Magnetic induction units : TESLAS
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Big-house connector : ASA
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Band trailer item : AMP
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Critic, at times : RATER
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Church vestment : ALB
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Hit the slopes : SKI
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Reason for a temporary shop closure : SIESTA
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___ Pepper : SGT
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Marina employee : BOATSMAN
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Conditionally released : ONPAROLE
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"Dragnet" set? : WEBBSITE
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The Horned Frogs' sch. : TCU
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Ltr. additions : PSS
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Talk and talk : YAK
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Swoons : FAINTS
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Greet warmly : SHOWIN
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Scout's quest : TALENT
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Peace Nobelist Sakharov : ANDREI
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Board material : EMERY
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Playwright Jean : GENET
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Nile reptile : ASP
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Fed. agent : GMAN
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Trim : PARE
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Old ideological rival : RED
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Eggs : OVA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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