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New York Times, Friday, August 27, 1999

Illinois town, site of the first Lincoln-Douglas debate

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times8/27/99 ( No. 18,189 )
Across
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It's worn in 27-Down : SPHINX
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Son : MANCHILD
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It's worth 1 point : LEANER
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Monologue delivery : ONELINER
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Illinois town, site of the first Lincoln-Douglas debate : OTTAWA
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Seat of Cobb County, Ga. : MARIETTA
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In : TRENDY
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Smashed item : ATOM
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Honolulu hrs. : HST
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Staff addition : HIREE
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Felt deep pity (for) : BLED
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Photog's purchase, perhaps : SLR
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Deli dish : EGGSALAD
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Lessen one's exposure : CLOTHE
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Schmaltz : GOO
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Prefix with -lith or -phobia : XENO
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Find fault with : RAP
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Punk rock pioneer : IGGYPOP
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One in a suit : ACE
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Barely gets, with "out" : EKES
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It may display a hood : ASP
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Tributary : FEEDER
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Stayed out without a cap on? : WENTFLAT
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Kind of paper : FAX
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Van Gogh's "Letters to His Brother ___" : THEO
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Baked, in Bologna : COTTA
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Quest of de Soto : ORO
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One whose business isn't picking up : SLOB
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Mentor of myth : CHIRON
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"The Social Contract" philosopher : ROUSSEAU
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Natural high? : UPLAND
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Storm, perhaps : BUSTINTO
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60's garment : TIEDYE
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Cat-footed : STEALTHY
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Aging agent : STRESS
Down
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It may be out on a limb : SLOTH
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Dish name : PETRI
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Misanthrope : HATER
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Least sensible : INANEST
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Indian leader's residence : NEWDELHI
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Inside view : XRAY
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Cultural center estab. in 1929 : MOMA
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Makeup: Abbr. : ANAT
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Rex introduced him : NERO
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Gets up? : CLIMBS
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Speed : HIE
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Winning : INTHELEAD
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David Bowie #1 hit of 1983 : LETSDANCE
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Innocuous epithet : DRAT
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Hardly hard-nosed : LAX
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August : REGAL
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See 1-Across : EGYPT
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Bush league? : GOP
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Blow : GOOFF
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No layabout : DOER
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Lighter company : CREW
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Fish also called a namaycush : LAKETROUT
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Uncrashable party : OPENHOUSE
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Troop grp. : GSA
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Stone of a sort : PEACHPIT
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Véronique, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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Wayne Gretzky, for one : EXOILER
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Thing of the past : FOSSIL
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Tit for tat : TRADE
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Collection of great actors? : TONYS
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Vicuña's home : ANDES
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Stars, e.g. : ORBS
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Spring time : LENT
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Many an office has one : OATH
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Uplift : BUOY
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Swordsmen's worries : CUTS
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"Come ___?" (Italian greeting) : STA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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