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New York Times, Thursday, August 19, 1999

Aggressive, competitive person from Taiwan's capital?

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {VW} This is puzzle # 56 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times8/19/99 ( No. 18,181 )

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Across
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Tuft on a tam : POMPOM
7
Weight : HEFT
11
Be up : BAT
14
Roughly : AROUND
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Northern capital : OSLO
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Hurry-scurry : ADO
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Aggressive, competitive person from Taiwan's capital? : TAIPEITYPEA
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Hirsute Tibetan : YAK
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Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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TV actress ___ Elias : ALIX
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Video game name : SEGA
23
Result of a card player's dinner spill? : ENTREEONTREY
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Data: Abbr. : INF
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Beloved comic, familiarly : COS
30
Sturdy cart : DRAY
31
Issue a Shetland denial? : NEIGHNAE
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Printing woes : BLOTS
38
___ vu : DEJA
39
Occasional suffix on political titles : ELECT
42
Sound in an empty room : ECHO
43
Loathing : ODIUM
45
Name for a ballpark restaurant? : CHEZSHEA
47
___ Grande, Ariz. : CASA
50
Crack : ACE
51
Undermine : SAP
52
Dance move done with a perfumed bag? : SACHETSASHAY
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Part of qq.v. (which see) : QUAE
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Omar of "Scream 2" : EPPS
59
Kind of beer : LAGER
63
Coffee ___ : URN
64
Poet's "Long live composer Gabriel!"? : FAUREFORAYE
66
Follower of Christ? : IAN
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Hungary's ___ Nagy : IMRE
68
Dived (for) : LUNGED
69
Global traveler Nellie : BLY
70
Bar selection : RYES
71
Size up : ASSESS
Down
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Crown : PATE
2
Setting for Camus's "The Plague" : ORAN
3
Drudge : MOIL
4
Cocoon dwellers : PUPAE
5
Lumber thickness, maybe : ONEINCH
6
Year that Michelangelo began work on "David" : MDI
7
Game expert : HOYLE
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Saw : ESPIED
9
Limb-bending muscle : FLEXOR
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___ fault : TOA
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Tablet name : BAYER
12
Saw : ADAGE
13
Hungarian wine : TOKAY
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Of the ankle : TARSAL
22
Does do's : STYLES
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Color quality : TONE
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Collar : NAB
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___-European : INDO
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Desideratum : NEED
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Suva's country : FIJI
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Inept : GAUCHE
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Common Market: Abbr. : EEC
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Phil of folk : OCHS
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___-Team (this puzzle's theme?) : THEA
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Bubble source : SOAP
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Gliding step : CHASSE
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Part of M.I.T.: Abbr. : TECH
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Daisy ___ : MAE
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Devoted : ZEALOUS
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R-rated, maybe : STEAMY
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Comparable to driven snow : ASPURE
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Short news bit : SQUIB
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Ear-related : AURAL
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Shrewd : CANNY
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___-ski : APRES
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They're not to be believed : YARNS
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"Eleni" author Nicholas : GAGE
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Art appreciation duo? : EYES
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Many wines : REDS
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Balsam, for one : FIR
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Neighbor of Ala. : FLA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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