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New York Times, Monday, August 2, 1999

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephanie Spadaccini

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 41 for Ms. Spadaccini. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0802 ( 18,164 )
Across
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City where "Phantom of the Opera" is set : PARIS
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Langley, for one: Abbr. : AFB
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Where to put a pin on a jacket : LAPEL
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By oneself : ALONE
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Ripken of the Orioles : CAL
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Furious : IRATE
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"Come on, ducks, it's time to start!" : LETSGETQUACKING
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Clothes lines : SEAMS
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A or B, on a record : SIDE
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___-tse : LAO
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Court dividers : NETS
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Royal heirs : SONS
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"Down with the glue factory proposal!" : VOTENEIGH
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1999 combatants : SERBS
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A Gershwin : IRA
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Head, to Henri : TETE
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Ancient city north of Jerusalem : BETHEL
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Take the show on the road : TOUR
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Reagan Attorney General Edwin : MEESE
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Kind of bean : SOYA
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Historical records : ANNALS
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Close : NEAR
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Tues. preceder : MON
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Make-a-million game : LOTTO
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"Phooey! It's shearing time again!" : BAAHUMBUG
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Up to speed : ABLE
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Late-night host Jay : LENO
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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Lady's man : BEAU
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Highway exits : RAMPS
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"I need instructions on catching mice!" : WILLYOUSHOWMEOW
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Flood protector : LEVEE
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Earl Grey, e.g. : TEA
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Alternative to "window" : AISLE
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Step : STAIR
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1492 and 2001: Abbr. : YRS
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Tibetan legends : YETIS
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Chum : PAL
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Pub brews : ALES
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Uncreative education : ROTE
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Crazy : INSANE
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Part : SEGMENT
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Play a role : ACT
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Queries on the Internet : FAQS
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Somewhat sky-colored : BLUISH
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Permit : LICENSE
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Biblical vessel : ARK
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Kid's beach toy : PAIL
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Sicilian volcano : ETNA
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Toy building block : LEGO
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Holds in high regard : ESTEEMS
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Hubbub : ADO
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Place : SITE
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Studio stages : SETS
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Critically important : VITAL
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Maine university town : ORONO
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Ridicule : TAUNT
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Actress Davis : GEENA
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Skewed square : RHOMB
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"It Had to ___" : BEYOU
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Breezy talk : SLANG
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Do something courageous : BEAHERO
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Circus performer : SEAL
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Washington arm-bender : LOBBYER
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Escape : RUNAWAY
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Pageant winner : BEAUTY
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Hollywood bio "___ Dearest" : MOMMIE
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Durocher or DiCaprio : LEO
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Pointed tools : AWLS
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Eating regimen : DIET
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Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
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Addict : USER
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Nuisance : PEST
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Songs for one : SOLI
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Flower garland : LEI
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Possesses : HAS
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"A Nightmare on Elm Street" creator Craven : WES

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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