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New York Times, Wednesday, August 25, 1999

Author:
Richard Hughes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Hughes

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Hughes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0825 ( 18,187 )
Across
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___ chic : TRES
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Like some calls : CLOSE
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Stuff to be crunched : DATA
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"Let's Make a Deal" host : HALL
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Put in the cup : HOLED
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Spy exchanged for Powers : ABEL
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The biggest of seven : ASIA
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LP half : ASIDE
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Fire : ZEAL
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Start of a Mark Twain quote : IHAVENEVERLETMY
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___ Valley, Idaho : SUN
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First name in mystery writing : ERLE
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C.I.A. progenitor : OSS
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Increase, with "up" : REV
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Concert hall cry : ENCORE
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Quote, part 2 : SCHOOLING
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Gave sparingly, with "out" : DOLED
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Masterstroke : COUP
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Journalist's 40-Across : SCOOP
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Believers : ISTS
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Bit of high jinks : ANTIC
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Quote, part 3 : INTERFERE
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Join anew, in a way : RESEAM
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Pay stub? : OLA
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Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL
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Titicaca, por ejemplo : LAGO
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"___ your dime!" : ITS
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End of the quote : WITHMYEDUCATION
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Jim Davis dog : ODIE
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Singer ___ Marie : TEENA
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Go bonkers : RAVE
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Rustic pipe : REED
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John who played Gomez : ASTIN
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"A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
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Pietà figure : MARY
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Heroes' exploits : GESTS
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Lily locale : POND
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Popular cuisine : THAI
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Prickly heat, e.g. : RASH
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"Essays of ___" : ELIA
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Europe's largest ethnic group : SLAVS
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Remote selections : CHANNELS
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Give the slip to : LOSE
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Holy oil source : OLIVE
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When haroseth is eaten : SEDER
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1920's swimming sensation Gertrude : EDERLE
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Punchy state : DAZE
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Opposite of hinder : ABET
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Bulls or Bears : TEAM
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One who's in your corner : ALLY
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It's worth around a dollar : EURO
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Put up, as money : LEND
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Hollywood treasure : OSCAR
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Teatime treat : SCONE
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Puts out of business : SHUTS
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One of a Caesarean trio : VICI
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Bob, e.g. : COIF
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"Hellzapoppin'" star Ole : OLSEN
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Like some styles : RETRO
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Car bomb? : EDSEL
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Aunt Bee's charge : OPIE
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___ compos mentis : NON
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Jail or pot lead-in : GOTO
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Critters with pouches : PELICANS
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Like the eye of a storm : CALM
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Employer of commercialdom's idle repairman : MAYTAG
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Blind followers : GEESE
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"Waiting for Lefty" playwright : ODETS
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Harness part : STRAP
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Inside of a jumping bean : WORM
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Brainwave : IDEA
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Level : TIER
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Actress Lamarr : HEDY
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Hand or foot : UNIT
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"Othello" fellow : IAGO
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It's within your range : OVEN
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Exigency : NEED

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

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