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New York Times, Thursday, September 2, 1999

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0902 ( 18,195 )
Across
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Shogun's capital : EDO
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Maid's supply : RAGS
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Stuck : INAJAM
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___-eared : LOP
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M.P.'s quarry : AWOL
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"Blue Monday" singer : DOMINO
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Way to stand : PAT
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Fortune : FATE
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Mickey Mantle, for the Yankees : #SEVEN
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More than once : A#OFTIMES
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"Little ___" (early comic strip) : NEMO
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Music category : SOUL
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Deli request : TAKEA#
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Whirligig : TOP
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Scheduled : ONTAP
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___ list : DEANS
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"Wheel of Fortune" purchase : ANO
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Public radio's Glass : IRA
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Boring one : DRIP
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Called the shots : LED
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Can't be pinned down : VARIES
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Over-the-counter buys : STOCKS
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100 yrs. : CEN
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It may swing : MOOD
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"You've got mail" co. : AOL
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Additionally : AND
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Cause of yawning : ENNUI
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Fatty compound : LIPID
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Smear : TAR
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You'll need six of them to finish this puzzle : #SIGNS
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"Life is a banquet" lady : MAME
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Sean Connery, for one : SCOT
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Early art form? : COLORBY#S
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Means of getting in touch : PAGER#
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First of a traveling threesome : NINA
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Payoff : SOP
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Park, for one : AVENUE
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Punkie : GNAT
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A, as in Assisi : UNO
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Poster heading : WANTED
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Dry as dust : SERE
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Pique : PET
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Rio Grande city : ELPASO
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Thoroughly humiliate : DOA#ON
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Decline an invitation : OPTOUT
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Inflatable item, maybe : RAFT
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Expect : AWAIT
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Lost it : GOTMAD
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Made lustrous : SLEEKED
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Insurance card info : ID#
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Rejection after rejection? : NOS
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___ corner (church area) : AMEN
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Jazzman's lingo : JIVETALK
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See 62-Down : ANEMONES
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Hand-held camera support : MONOPOD
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Popular pen : FLAIR
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___ Tower : SEARS
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One of the Pointer Sisters : ANITA
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Illegal lottery game : #SPOOL
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Three, e.g. : PRIME#
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Forever, seemingly : AEONS
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The way to a person's heart? : VENACAVA
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Male sex hormone : ANDROGEN
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N.B.A. player, for short : SONIC
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Scale : CLIMB
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Dupe : CATSPAW
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Manatee cousins : DUGONGS
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Under control : INLINE
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Gives one his due? : PAYSUP
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Gold medalist's claim : IM#ONE
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Ironfisted one : DESPOT
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Navigational aid : SONAR
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Oxygen ___ : TENT
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Size up : RATE
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With 12-Down, buttercup relatives : RUE
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Like some days : #ED

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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