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RARE BIRDS

New York Times, Sunday, September 12, 1999

Author:
Nancy Scandrett Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy S. Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 52 for Ms. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0912 ( 18,205 )
Across
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Drams : NIPS
5
Step on it! : SCALE
10
Anjou alternative : BOSC
14
Acted like a baby : COOED
19
Flu source : ASIA
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___ legomenon (word that appears only once in a manuscript) : HAPAX
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"...___ dust shalt thou return" : UNTO
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"Step on it!" : HURRY
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Bird with a devoted following? : FANTAILEDPIGEON
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"___ of Winter" (1992 Eric Rohmer film) : ATALE
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Endures abuse : TAKESIT
28
Cowardly bird? : YELLOWWARBLER
30
Not taboo : ACCEPTED
32
Word in alumni notes : NEE
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Kind of flute : ALTO
34
What's place, in a comedy routine : ONSECOND
36
Howls : BAYS
38
Masterful : ABLE
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Paradigm of easiness : ABC
44
___ polloi : HOI
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Nasty fall? : HAIL
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Be extremely expectant : DROOL
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Zapping : NUKING
52
Bird barber? : RAZORBILLEDAUK
56
___ Smith : GRANNY
57
Climb : GOUP
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Exchanged items, maybe : IONS
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Look up to : ESTEEM
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Carson National Forest locale : TAOS
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They may be left hanging : FILES
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Creature mentioned by Marco Polo : ROC
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It's in 19-Across : LAOS
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Embarrassed bird? : SCARLETIBIS
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Tony winner Neuwirth : BEBE
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Letters that please 42-Down : SRO
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Six-time Super Bowl coach : SHULA
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Stand for : MEAN
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Part of many a disguise : SHADES
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Fabric finish? : ATOR
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"Death in Venice" author : MANN
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They use horseshoe crabs as bait : EELERS
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Bird with a severe drinking problem? : DOUBLEBARFINCH
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Swear by : RELYON
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Mt. Apo's locale, in the Philippines : DAVAO
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Piecrust ingredient : LARD
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Cologne cubes? : EIS
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Quarterback Humphries : STAN
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Make out : ESPY
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Ravel wrote a piano concerto for it : LEFTHAND
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1995 British Open winner John : DALY
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You might say it when you get it : AHA
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1954 Edgar Award winner : IRALEVIN
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Celebratory bird? : WHOOPINGCRANE
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"Steps in Time" autobiographer : ASTAIRE
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1938 hit "I ___ Anyone Till You" : HADNT
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Bird on the links? : CHIPPINGSPARROW
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Moon of Uranus : ARIEL
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"Women and Love" author : HITE
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Library lack : NOISE
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Like some ears and elbows : BENT
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70's-80's sitcom title role : MINDY
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Breeze (through) : SAIL
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Like wheat and barley : AWNED
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Show wild instability : YOYO
Down
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It took effect on Jan. 1, 1994 : NAFTA
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Father of biblical twins : ISAAC
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Healthy-looking bird? : PINKCOCKATOO
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It has a lustrous face : SATEEN
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Certain Muslim : SHIITE
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory site : CALTECH
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It has long arms : APE
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Dance partner : LADY
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Lay out : EXPEND
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Base caller : BUGLE
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Clock or cat preceder : ONEO
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Pack : STOW
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"The Private Eyes" co-star : CONWAY
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Perot prop : CHART
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Some boat motors : OUTBOARDS
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Kind of testimony : ORAL
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Perry's progenitor : ERLE
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Unnatural blonde, e.g. : DYER
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Slithering strikers : ASPS
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Land in un lac : ILE
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Golfer Geiberger and others : ALS
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"In" place : DOOR
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Honeymoon haven : NIAGARA
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47-Across catcher : BIB
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Sports Illustrated's 1974 Sportsman of the Year : ALI
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Part of a vamp's costume : BOA
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First Lady before Eleanor : LOU
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Pliable leather : ELK
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Backers : ANGELS
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Tuition check taker : BURSAR
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Domestic : HOUSEMAID
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"Der Blaue Reiter" artist : ARP
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Studies : DENS
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Poet Sor Juana ___ de la Cruz : INES
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Navigation abbr. : NNE
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Sneaker : GYMSHOE
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Branch of sci. : ZOOL
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French orphan of film : LILI
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"Once in Love With Amy" songwriter : LOESSER
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1960 chess champion : TAL
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Wedding planner : FIANCEE
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Arab name part : IBN
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Bird on a night flight? : REDEYEDVIREO
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Moon of Uranus : OBERON
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Plane producer Clyde : CESSNA
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Rain drain locale : CURB
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Cherokee Natl. Forest locale : TENN
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Wax unit? : BALL
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Town on the Vire : STLO
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Bit of a bray : HEE
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Like some warehouses : ABANDONED
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Producer: Abbr. : MFR
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Drilling expert: Abbr. : DDS
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Horse bit : OAT
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Charlottesville sch. : UVA
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Yodeler's place : ALP
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Bit of hope : RAY
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Audiophile's purchase : HIFI
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Bonn boulevard : STRASSE
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Father of Phinehas : ELI
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Harmonizes, briefly : SYNCHS
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Cause of weird weather : LANINA
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Fastened, in a way : HASPED
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Cruz ___, Brazil : ALTA
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In the neighborhood : NEARBY
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Felicitously : APTLY
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Adrien of skin care products : ARPEL
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W.W. II general ___ Arnold : HAP
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Often-missed humor : IRONY
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Not yet familiar with : NEWTO
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"Kapow!" : WHAM
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Kumar of "The Jewel in the Crown" : HARI
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His horse had eight legs : ODIN
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Karmann ___ (car) : GHIA
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Big prefix in banking : CITI
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Sufficient, once : ENOW
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Alexander ingredient : GIN

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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