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New York Times, Monday, August 16, 1999

Author:
M. Francis Vuolo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Vuolo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Vuolo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0816 ( 18,178 )
Across
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Passing mention? : OBIT
5
Bucks and bulls, e.g. : MALES
10
Toddler's bed : CRIB
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Snack (on) : NOSH
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Humiliate : ABASE
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Seine feeder : OISE
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Rod for a hot rod : AXLE
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Word before mail or vote : VOICE
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Some TV's : RCAS
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It's old : YESTERDAYSNEWS
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"It ___ Necessarily So" : AINT
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Walk back and forth : PACE
25
Holler : SHOUT
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Reagan military program, for short : SDI
30
Tears into : HASAT
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Common aquarium fishes : TETRAS
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Emergency PC key : ESC
38
Omega's preceder : PSI
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It's very old : ATHINGOFTHEPAST
43
Regret : RUE
44
Three, in Napoli : TRE
45
Frank acknowledgment : AVOWAL
46
Nursery rhyme Jack : SPRAT
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Cold call? : BRR
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___ Banks, "Mr. Cub" : ERNIE
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Hour not found on a grandfather clock : XIII
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Bern's river : AARE
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It's very, very old : ANCIENTHISTORY
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Angel's prop : HALO
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Praises : LAUDS
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On the qui ___ : VIVE
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King's land in a Broadway musical : SIAM
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Comic DeGeneres : ELLEN
68
French summers : ETES
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98, in the car world : OLDS
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Old Russian despots : TSARS
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Grate : RASP
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Out ___ limb : ONA
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Squared at the edges : BOXY
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Wight, for one : ISLE
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Synonym books : THESAURI
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Expert : MAVEN
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Calls off, as a mission : ABORTS
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Dismissed, with "off" : LAID
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Daydreamer : ESCAPIST
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"Later!" : SEEYA
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Eye tissue : CORNEA
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Wedding shower? : RICE
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"___ Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" : ISAW
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Porgy's love : BESS
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Behemoth : TITAN
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Student's place: Abbr. : SCH
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Twinklers : STARS
26
In a lather : HETUP
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In ___ words : OTHER
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Postpone, as enrollment : DEFER
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Give birth to : SPAWN
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Very, in music : ASSAI
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It may change with a promotion : TITLE
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One who gives orders: Abbr. : SGT
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Half a Latin dance : CHA
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Electrons, in wave functions : ORBITALS
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Turn inside out : EVERT
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Study carefully : POREOVER
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They're universally accepted : AXIOMS
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1-1 score, e.g. : TIE
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Oakland gridder : RAIDER
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Coastal feature : INLET
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Orgs. : ASSNS
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Mock words of understanding : AHSO
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Do perfectly : NAIL
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Attired : CLAD
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Oahu dance : HULA
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Beatles' meter maid : RITA
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The "Y" of Y.S.L. : YVES
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Sixth sense : ESP

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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