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New York Times, Friday, September 17, 1999

Author:
Patrick D. Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQWXZ} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0917 ( 18,210 )

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Across
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Flatter : LAYITON
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Disco pulser : STROBE
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I stress? : EGOMANIA
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Aftershock : TREMOR
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Monroe's Veep : TOMPKINS
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Bantu language : RUANDA
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Popular baked treat ingredients : RICEKRISPIES
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Put in one's two cents' worth : OPINE
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Carpenters and harvesters : ANTS
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Mock-portraying : APING
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Air menace : MIG
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Music collectibles : LPS
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Scientific standard : CENTIGRADESCALE
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Cold war thriller heroes : INTELLIGENCEMEN
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Rent fixers? : NEEDLEANDTHREAD
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Worrisome sound for a mail carrier : GRR
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In the style of : ALA
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Imparts : LENDS
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Symbol of desire : PANT
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Chronic gambler's problem : DEBTS
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Workaholics don't use it much : VACATIONTIME
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Like some patches : IRONON
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Rod-shaped bacterium : BACILLUS
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Putting on the line : AIRING
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Quick buck? : ANTELOPE
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"Ivanhoe" weapons : LANCES
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Ancient Asia Minor country visited by St. Paul : GALATIA
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Do-over : LET
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In the past : AGO
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"Day" in Hebrew : YOM
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Like many a cover title : IMPRINTED
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Coming down with something : TAKINGILL
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In abeyance : ONICE
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Target number in baccarat : NINE
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Severe : STRINGENT
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Word on the front of all U.S. coins : TRUST
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Gains : REAPS
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Old Dodge : OMNI
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Point to : BODE
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Historians' subjects : ERAS
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Clamor (for) : ASK
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Like a bookie joint, maybe : RAIDED
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Word with can or season : OPENER
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"The Homecoming" playwright : PINTER
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Flying through : ACING
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Not quite summa : MAGNA
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"Woe is me" soliloquy : LAMENT
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Speaks on bended knee : PLEADS
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Directs : SENDS
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Research results : GLEANINGS
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Theatergoer's haunt : RIALTO
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Chump : SCHLEMIEL
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Coordination centers : CEREBELLA
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Pre-exam feeling, maybe : PANIC
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Go to confession : ATONE
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Orders : DICTA
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Tiny bottle : VIAL
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Mozart's "Madamina," e.g. : ARIA
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Ears that can't hear : CORN
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Rockets grp. : NBA
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Little kick : TANG
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Something to bid on : LOT
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News source, for short : UPI
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"America, the Beautiful" closer : SEA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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