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New York Times, Saturday, September 11, 1999

___ Collins, first woman to command a space shuttle

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 109 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times9/11/99 ( No. 18,204 )

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Across
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1960's TV western star : LEEJCOBB
9
Chemical extracts : EDUCTS
15
Fugitive pursuer : INTERPOL
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Noted love poem of 1831 : LENORE
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Gentle air : NOCTURNE
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Major bore : YAWNER
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Self-deprecating utterance : DUH
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Rocks : DAZES
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Kind of pitch : FEVER
23
Many a moon : AGES
25
"Hawaii Five-O" extra : HODAD
27
"The Art of Beauty" author Montez : LOLA
28
4,000-year-old Chinese dynasty : HSIA
30
Nut case? : TOOLKIT
32
Defense advisory grp. : NSC
34
Talks : JAWS
35
Lansing-to-Flint dir. : ENE
36
Two-faced person? : JEKYLLANDHYDE
40
Lever Bros. brand : LUX
41
Half of a griffin : LION
42
Passing word? : YEA
43
Nonhuman part of a cyborg : IMPLANT
45
MCMLVII and others : ANNI
48
"...baked in ___" : APIE
49
1955 Physics Nobelist : KUSCH
53
Insolence : GUFF
55
Funk of Funk & Wagnalls : ISAAC
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Bar : SHOAL
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Workers' grp. founded 1886 : AFL
60
Poor : SUBPAR
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Condition sometimes treated by hypnosis : INSOMNIA
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___ Collins, first woman to command a space shuttle : EILEEN
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Hectic existences : RATRACES
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Skeleton parts : STERNA
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Reflex : KNEEJERK
Down
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1963 Jan and Dean hit : LINDA
2
"Stop it!" : ENOUGH
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Delineates : ETCHES
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Whirlpool feature : JET
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Muck : CRUD
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Big name in book clubs : OPRAH
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Early Reagan associate : BONZO
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Run : BLEED
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England's Isle of ___ : ELY
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Ones who sign, with "the" : DEAF
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Indisposed : UNWELL
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Called : CONVOKED
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Where the top begins to get bare : TREELINE
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Notched : SERRATE
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One leading to temptation? : SATAN
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Descend : SINK
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Old-fashioned : DOWDY
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Retreats : ASYLA
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Comic actress Tessie : OSHEA
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Sound from a toaster? : CLINK
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Calendar abbr. : JAN
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Casual garment : JUMPSUIT
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Subject to recompense, as a crime : EXPIABLE
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___-eater : LOTUS
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Positive principle : YANG
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Makes connections : LIAISES
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One making rebounds : LEAPER
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Subtlety : NUANCE
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Less settled : IFFIER
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Goldbrick : SHIRK
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Literary middle name : CONAN
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Oversight cause, maybe : HASTE
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Rounded vessel : FLASK
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City retaken by the Allies, July 9, 1944 : CAEN
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Tales and such : LORE
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Some strands : RNA
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Kind of scale: Abbr. : MAJ

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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