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New York Times, Thursday, August 5, 1999

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 235 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0805 ( 18,167 )
Across
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Catch basin cover : GRATE
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Kind of wire : TRIP
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60's dance : FRUG
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Return the favor : REPAY
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"Where ___ you?" : WERE
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Vatican tribunal : ROTA
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Waiflike : ALONE
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Moves by : OVERTAKES
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Jockey's wear : SILKS
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Near the back of a derby field : TENTH
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17-year-old sensation at the 1958 World Cup : PELE
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Math rings : TORI
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Golfing feat : EAGLE
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After-dinner entertainment? : FORTUNECOOKIES
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Speed along : HIE
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Goes for it : STRIVES
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Place for a tiny flag : LAPEL
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Stabbers : TINES
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Short tales, from the Italian : NOVELLE
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Scale notes : RES
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1999 Glenn Close film : COOKIESFORTUNE
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All, in stage directions : OMNES
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Tome markers : TABS
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Buster : NARC
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It's hard to tip : TRIKE
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Funny-car fuel : NITRO
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Supplants : TAKESOVER
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Duplicate : EQUAL
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Auto company founder Adam : OPEL
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Store cluster : MART
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Taken, slangily : BURNT
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Common race : TENK
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To boot : ALSO
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Favorites, at times : SEEDS
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Catch on to : GRASP
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Assistance : RELIEF
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TV "Showtime" site : APOLLO
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Fuel carrier : TANKER
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Regards : EYES
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Like some shoes : TWOTONE
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Longfellow poem subject : REVERE
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Promotion of peace : IRENICS
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Chipper : PERT
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Holy brother : FRA
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Korean soldier : ROK
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Sport ___ (90's vehicle) : UTE
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Heating choice : GAS
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Thinking person : THEORIST
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Protective armor over the thigh : TUILLE
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Parallel : AKIN
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Looseness : GIVE
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Part that doesn't dissolve : LEES
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Count ending : ESS
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Competition, in an old phrase : THELISTS
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Web-footed animals : OTTERS
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Edmund Cartwright's power invention, 1785 : LOOM
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Hearst's ___ Books : AVON
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Lap dog, for short : PEKE
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Sarge, e.g. : NCO
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Summerlike : ESTIVAL
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Director Rossellini : ROBERTO
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They put on an act : FAKERS
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Rarer than rare : UNIQUE
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Temperament : NATURE
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Gofer's job : ERRAND
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RCA Dome team : COLTS
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Basilica Julia site : ROMA
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Beaks : NEBS
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50-Across rider : TOT
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Goon : APE
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Understanding : KEN
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Deer kin : ELK

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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