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New York Times, Monday, August 30, 1999

Author:
Margaret Watson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Margaret Watson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Watson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0830 ( 18,192 )
Across
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Side of a gem : FACET
6
"Planet of the ___" : APES
10
Family pillar : PAPA
14
Overflowing : AWASH
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Symbol of goodness : HALO
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Manipulative sort : USER
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"Lighten up!" : TAKEITEASY
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Michelin product : TIRE
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Ophthalmologist's study : EYE
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Around : NEAR
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Beer parties : BLASTS
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Richly decorate : GILD
25
Gummed flap : SEAL
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Edit, as film : SPLICE
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Nuances : SHADINGS
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Give up : WAIVE
34
Common street name : MAIN
35
"Dumb" girl of old comics : DORA
36
Designer Klein : ANNE
37
Y chromosome carriers : MALES
38
Dentist's request : OPEN
39
Noon, in France : MIDI
40
Is bedridden : AILS
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Work, as dough : KNEAD
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Nervously excited : INATIZZY
44
Bank robberies : HEISTS
45
Suit to ___ : ATEE
46
Café au ___ : LAIT
47
Walk a beat : PATROL
50
Lancelot and others : SIRS
51
"This ___ fine how-do-you-do!" : ISA
54
New York canal : ERIE
55
"Lighten up!" : TONEITDOWN
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Gets on in years : AGES
59
Norse war god : ODIN
60
Patronize, as a restaurant : EATAT
61
Wrongful act : TORT
62
Dalmatian docs : VETS
63
"___ Daughter" (1970 film) : RYANS
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There's no changing it : FATE
2
"Shoo!" : AWAY
3
Order for a party caterer : CAKE
4
Reverse of WNW : ESE
5
Dangerous place for skating : THINICE
6
Leading : AHEAD
7
Old TV host Jack : PAAR
8
Chicago trains : ELS
9
Tofu makings : SOYBEANS
10
"Lighten up!" : PUTALIDONIT
11
Sale words : ASIS
12
Lively : PERT
13
Greek war god : ARES
18
Prefix with conferencing : TELE
23
Boy : LAD
24
"Lighten up!" : GIVEITAREST
25
Balks, as a horse : SHIES
26
Turbaned sage : SWAMI
27
Start a closeup shot : PANIN
28
Singer/photographer McCartney : LINDA
29
TV's ___ Jessy Raphael : SALLY
30
Slangy denials : NOPES
31
Super : GREAT
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Former Vegas hotel : SANDS
34
Pale yellow : MAIZE
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"Congratulations!" : MAZELTOV
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Target of a good, swift kick : KEISTER
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"Who am ___ say?" : ITO
44
Spy Mata ___ : HARI
46
Property claims : LIENS
47
Kind of moss : PEAT
48
Jason's ship : ARGO
49
Ballpark level : TIER
50
Pique : SNIT
51
Least bit : IOTA
52
Beautiful swimmer : SWAN
53
Picnic spoilers : ANTS
56
Poem of praise : ODE
57
Word repeated before "in" and "out" : DAY

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

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