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New York Times, Tuesday, August 17, 1999

"What ___!" ("Don't pass up this offer!")

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephanie Spadaccini

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 42 for Ms. Spadaccini. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times8/17/99 ( No. 18,179 )
Across
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Plays a part : ACTS
5
Purple color : PLUM
9
American symbol : EAGLE
14
Boutique : SHOP
15
Left the couch : ROSE
16
Implore : PLEAD
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Dodges : ELUDES
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Wall upright : STUD
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Noted Downing Street address : TEN
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Maiden name indicator : NEE
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Give the gas : REV
26
Garden store purchase : SEED
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Not the glad-handing sort : LONER
30
Slanders : SMEARS
34
Hope/Crosby "Road" destination : BALI
37
Gunk : CRUD
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Permeate : IMBUE
40
Autobiography? : IWITNESSACCOUNT
43
Late singer Mel : TORME
44
Carve : ETCH
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Comic Bill et al. : NYES
46
Detective : SLEUTH
48
Harbor sights : SHIPS
50
Use a mop : SWAB
52
Downed : ATE
53
High ___ kite : ASA
56
Trash bag accessory : TIE
59
Designer Cassini : OLEG
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Like a baguette : CRUSTY
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Ambivalent? : UNDERTHEWHETHER
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Lively : BRISK
67
Geometry calculation : AREA
68
Hawaiian bird : NENE
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Oozes : SEEPS
70
Airy home : NEST
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Baseball's ___ Slaughter : ENOS
Down
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Western ski area : ASPEN
2
2,880-mile long country : CHILE
3
Close-fitting hat : TOQUE
4
Tater : SPUD
5
Charisma : PRESENCE
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Bagel topper : LOX
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Mail org. : USPS
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Track-and-field contests : MEETS
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Not localized : EPIDEMIC
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Brewery product : ALE
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Polite fellow : GENT
12
Alençon product : LACE
13
Paradise : EDEN
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A Saarinen : EERO
19
Paris gridwork : RUES
25
Chapter's partner : VERSE
27
They harass the insane : DEMONS
28
Kind of paper or test : LITMUS
29
Oxidizes : RUSTS
31
"What ___!" ("Don't pass up this offer!") : ABUY
32
Part of an ancient inscription : RUNE
33
Arranges, as music : SETS
34
Morsels : BITS
35
Missing at roll call, maybe : AWOL
36
Marco's money : LIRE
38
Russian country house : DACHA
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ABC, CBS, etc. : NETWORKS
42
Small talk : CHITCHAT
47
"Stop!" : HALT
49
François's father : PERE
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Dramatist Brendan : BEHAN
53
Grayish : ASHEN
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Office worker : STENO
55
Actor Lew : AYRES
56
Big basins : TUBS
57
Regarding : INRE
58
Singer Brickell : EDIE
60
Actor Richard : GERE
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The ___ Reader (magazine) : UTNE
64
One means of knowing : ESP
65
Horror film director Craven : WES

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