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New York Times, Thursday, September 16, 1999

Prize-winning students of traffic patterns?

Author:
Bill Ballard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bill Ballard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Ballard.
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© 1999, The New York Times9/16/99 ( No. 18,209 )

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Sleeper's woe : APNEA
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Cyrillic alphabet user : SERB
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Hunky-dory : AOK
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Rundown area : GHETTO
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Fiber-yielding plant : ALOE
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Year in Nero's reign : LVI
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Corn and squash at a roadside farm stand? : ROUTEVEGETABLES
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Pollen producer : STAMEN
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Presidents, at times : VETOERS
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Y.M.C.A. class : CPR
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Norton Sound port : NOME
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Eye rakishly : OGLE
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Tyler and Taylor, for two : WHIGS
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Like some Mass parts : SUNG
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Custodian's collection : KEYS
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"Bus Stop" star, 1956 : MONROE
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Stiff-upper-lip type : STOIC
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Prize-winning students of traffic patterns? : ROADSSCHOLARS
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Like most horoscopes : NATAL
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Make potable, in a way : DESALT
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It may be revolving or sinking : FUND
46
Yellow spread : OLEO
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Cervantes title : SENOR
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Libido : EROS
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"The jig ___!" : ISUP
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Go a-courting? : SUE
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Trunk part : ABDOMEN
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Ram's or bull's place : ZODIAC
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Kings who dropped from the heavens? : RAININGMONARCHS
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Abbr. at the bottom of a business letter : ENC
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Cinematographer Nykvist : SVEN
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Twister : SNAKER
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Low mark : DEE
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Apprentice : TYRO
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Painter's plaster : GESSO
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Cabinet Dept. : AGR
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Computer screen coating : PHOSPHOR
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Particle name coined by Enrico Fermi : NEUTRINO
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Female name ending : ETTA
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"Up and ___!" : ATEM
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Have a swayback : SAG
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Amendment construing judicial powers : ELEVENTH
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Some learning : ROTE
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Kerouac, e.g. : BEAT
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Claim : ALLEGE
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Too : OVERLY
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Some chocolates : KISSES
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Dutch ___ : OVEN
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Atlas's locale : BOOKCASE
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Welsh valley : CWM
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Hamstrings and others : MUSCLES
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III : GRANDSON
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Kind of water : SODA
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Philanthropy : GOOD
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___ perpetua (Idaho's motto) : ESTO
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St. Pierre et Miquelon : ILES
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Caulfield's creator : SALINGER
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Turns inside out : RANSACKS
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Is in a slump? : SLOUCHES
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Cremona crowd? : TRE
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Like ogres : FEARED
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Suave : URBANE
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"Fuhgeddaboudit!" : NODICE
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Greek liqueur : OUZO
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Diva Lily : PONS
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Waterfall phenomenon : MIST
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"___ slayeth the silly one": Job : ENVY
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"Shoot!" : DANG
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Telephone trio : MNO
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B'way posting : SRO

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

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