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New York Times, Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Author:
Thomas W. Schier
Editor:
Will Shortz
End of the question (Rearrange the circled letters for the answer)
TotalDebutLatest
2810/23/196710/18/2000
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11.5911
Thomas W. Schier

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJKQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Schier.
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© 1999, The New York Times9/15/99 ( No. 18,208 )
Across
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False "handle" : ALIAS
6
Tag along : COME
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Window-___ : SHOP
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Freetown currency unit : LEONE
15
Western Samoa's capital : APIA
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Go in the water just a little way : WADE
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___ good faith : ACTIN
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Carry on : RANT
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Confess openly : AVOW
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Start of a question : WHATDOPRISONERS
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Found a new tenant for : RELET
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"What's more..." : AND
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Arid expanse : SAHARA
28
Wood furniture worker : STAINER
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Bio bit : AGE
33
"Animal House" house : FRAT
36
The Donald's first ex : IVANA
37
Engine sounds : ROARS
40
Middle of the question : USE
41
Splits apart : RENDS
42
Square (with) : AGREE
43
Doctrines : ISMS
45
Top off : CAP
46
Odd-shaped figure : NONAGON
48
Sports surprises : UPSETS
51
Rarer than rare : RAW
52
Nouveau ___ : RICHE
54
End of the question (Rearrange the circled letters for the answer) : TOCALLEACHOTHER
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N.Y.S.E. competitor : AMEX
62
Seaside bird : ERNE
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Alamogordo's county : OTERO
64
In the 50's or 60's, say : COOL
65
"I did it!" : TADA
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Unearthly : EERIE
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Hoover hookup : HOSE
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Charon's river : STYX
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"Oui" and "sí" : YESES
Down
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What there oughta be : ALAW
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Poland's Walesa : LECH
3
Scintilla : IOTA
4
"Peer Gynt" dancer : ANITRA
5
Fax originator : SENDER
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___ diem : CARPE
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Eyeball benders : OPART
8
Tiny car : MINI
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Bothers incessantly : EATSAT
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Graceful pool entrance : SWANDIVE
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Moneyed one : HAVE
12
Meaning of wavy lines, in the comics : ODOR
13
Seats with kneelers : PEWS
21
Norway's patron saint : OLAF
22
Studio sign : ONAIR
25
See-through wrap : SARAN
26
Suffix on bygone nightclub names : AGOGO
27
"Sunset Boulevard" Tony winner George : HEARN
28
Florist's cutting : STEM
29
"Eraserhead" star Jack : NANCE
30
"This foolishness must ___ once!" : ENDAT
31
Coarse tools : RASPS
34
Completely botch : RUIN
35
Fool : ASS
38
Differential gear's spot : REARAXLE
39
George of "Just Shoot Me" : SEGAL
44
So great : SUCH
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Wise kids? : OWLETS
49
"Rats!" : PHOOEY
50
Soft seat : SETTEE
52
Lecherous : RANDY
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Mountaineer's tool : ICEAX
54
Dash gauge : TACH
55
Melville novel : OMOO
56
Boardroom V.I.P.'s : CEOS
57
Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
58
Half a matched set : HERS
59
Put-in-Bay's lake : ERIE
60
Fictitious Richard et al. : ROES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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