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New York Times, Saturday, September 18, 1999

County name in eight, mainly Midwest, states

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXYZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. DiPietro.
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© 1999, The New York Times9/18/99 ( No. 18,211 )

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Across
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Nips : TAKESASIP
10
Plane's parking place : APRON
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"High Sierra" actress : IDALUPINO
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County name in eight, mainly Midwest, states : BOONE
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Potpourri ingredient : ROSEPETAL
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They go from station to station : BUSES
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"Knowing Me, Knowing You" group : ABBA
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Occasion for tear gas, maybe : RACERIOT
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Student-focused org. : NEA
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To the extent that : ASFARAS
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Route abbr. : NNE
27
Hot flick? : ASH
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They're well-heeled : WEDGIES
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Get entangled in details, with "down" : BOG
30
Lady, e.g. : PEERESS
31
Report : BANG
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Go downhill in a hurry : SCHUSS
35
Conventions : USAGES
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Short blast : TOOT
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Like chopsticks : TAPERED
42
Small quantity? : AMT
43
Great Lakes port of entry : SAGINAW
44
___-square : CHI
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It may be heard after littering : MEW
48
Séance doings : TRANCES
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Sprout : LAD
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Introduces slowly : PHASESIN
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Backslid : FELL
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Blue Cross alternative : AETNA
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It may be on a door : NAMEPLATE
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It may come from a door : CREAK
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Make room, maybe : SCOOTOVER
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A.C.C. powerhouse : TERPS
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Runaways, often : TEENAGERS
Down
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Capital in 1999 news : TIRANA
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Some Indian homes : ADOBES
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Algiers area : KASBAH
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Parmenides' home : ELEA
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Banquet, e.g. : SUP
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Aldous Huxley's "___ and Essence" : APE
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Not make any progress : SIT
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Burning up : INARAGE
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Guiding light? : POLARIS
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Big sister? : ABBESS
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Decant : POUR
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Pitcher's accessory : ROSINBAG
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Like private lessons : ONEONONE
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Seniors may use them : NESTEGGS
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Prosodic pauses : CAESURAE
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Electrifies : AWES
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Respond to a haymaker : SEESTARS
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32d in a noted series : FDR
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Well-___ : PUT
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Already turned : BAD
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The Sons of Liberty opposed it : STAMPACT
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Parental command : COMEHERE
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Trouble : HOTWATER
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Quilts, say : SEWS
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Hostile to : AGAINST
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Sailboat accompanying a bigger ship : PINNACE
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Direct mail abbr. : ENC
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Beef stock? : STEAKS
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Stick (to) : CLEAVE
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Kind of top : HALTER
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They're unproductive : IDLERS
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Breeze : SNAP
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Birch : FLOG
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A Howard : MOE
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Many chiliads : EON
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Kind of meeting : PTA

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

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