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New York Times, Wednesday, August 19, 1998

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alfio Micci

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 99 for Mr. Micci. NYT links: Across Lite
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G
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O
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L
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D
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WATER
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H
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O
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T
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WATER
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L
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O
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W
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WATER
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E
N
E
R
O
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B
A
R
B
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O
V
A
L
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L
T
G
O
V
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O
R
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O
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N
E
R
O
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D
O
O
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D
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S
P
Y
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E
N
D
O
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E
R
R
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M
A
S
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K
S
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A
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B
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S
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T
O
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T
E
N
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N
O
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T
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T
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O
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D
E
I
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H
O
R
N
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I
M
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A
N
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M
A
N
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D
E
L
A
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O
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F
F
E
N
S
E
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I
N
K
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D
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B
R
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P
T
A
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T
O
S
C
A
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T
E
R
R
I
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M
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L
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E
M
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B
E
R
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E
N
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D
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S
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T
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O
A
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A
R
M
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S
T
E
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E
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P
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S
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E
R
G
S
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T
R
U
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E
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H
A
D
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P
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A
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H
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D
S
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E
L
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A
68
WATER
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WATER
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WATER
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O
N
© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0819 ( 17,816 )
Across
1
Noted Presidential loser : GOLDWATER
6
Serious trouble : HOTWATER
10
Kind of mark : LOWWATER
14
Start of an año : ENERO
15
Stinging remark : BARB
16
Derby track : OVAL
17
Statehouse official: Abbr. : LTGOV
18
It may get a good licking : OREO
19
Pianist Peter : NERO
20
On the way to oblivion : DOOMED
22
Peek in (on) : SPY
23
Opposite of ecto- : ENDO
24
Make a misstep : ERR
25
Disguises : MASKS
27
Tummy muscles : ABS
30
On a scale of one ___ : TOTEN
32
Words before mention or worry : NOTTO
36
Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, etc. : DEI
37
Loudspeaker, informally : HORN
38
"Y'know what ___?" : IMEAN
39
De Klerk's successor : MANDELA
41
Violation : OFFENSE
43
Like printing presses : INKED
44
Soft cheese : BRIE
45
Educ. group : PTA
46
Opera about an opera singer : TOSCA
47
Country music singer Gibbs : TERRI
48
Funnyman Brooks : MEL
49
Live coal : EMBER
51
Windup : END
53
Portico : STOA
56
Leg's partner : ARM
57
Soaks : STEEPS
61
Divisions of joules : ERGS
62
Quiz answer : TRUE
64
Entertained in one's apartment : HADUP
65
Suffix with concession : AIRE
66
Masons' burdens : HODS
67
She wants to "talk proper...like a lye-dy" : ELIZA
68
It may rock you to sleep : WATERBED
69
Web-footed rodent : WATERRAT
70
Actor Sam : WATERSTON
Down
1
Neuter : GELD
2
Catch ___ : ONTO
3
Kind of blocks : LEGO
4
Suffix with hippo- : DROME
5
History that no longer matters : WATEROVERTHEDAM
6
Modern movie initials : HBO
7
Regatta crew : OARSMEN
8
Boring tool : TREPAN
9
Team helpers : WATERBOYS
10
In need of company : LONESOME
11
Pizzeria feature : OVEN
12
Precinct : WARD
13
Defeat : WATERLOO
21
Salivate : DROOL
26
1962 Polanski Oscar nominee : KNIFEINTHEWATER
27
Concede (to) : ADMIT
28
Minor betting game : BEANO
29
Scuttles : SINKS
31
La-la lead-in : TRA
33
Curfew time, maybe : TENPM
34
Sample : TASTE
35
Ryan or Tatum : ONEAL
40
Late : DECEASED
41
Hockey's Bobby : ORR
42
Cans : FIRES
44
Kind of onion : BERMUDA
47
Fright : TERROR
50
Tub filler : BATHWATER
52
Gives a hand : DEALS
53
Brine : SEAWATER
54
Windy City paper, with "The" : TRIB
55
Meanie : OGRE
58
Take out or put in, e.g. : EDIT
59
"The Sicilian" author : PUZO
60
Cross : SPAN
63
French direction : EST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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