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New York Times, Monday, September 21, 1998

Author:
Matthew Lees
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Lees. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0921 ( 17,849 )
Across
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Actor Baldwin : ALEC
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Will-o'-the-wisp locale : SWAMP
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Peninsula south of California : BAJA
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Watch face : DIAL
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Bone below the femur : TIBIA
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Satanic : EVIL
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Prefix with -nautics : AERO
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Top talent : ALIST
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___ Strauss & Co. : LEVI
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Test type : MULTIPLECHOICE
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Sacred : HOLY
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WSW's opposite : ENE
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Cowlike : BOVINE
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Disaster often not covered by insurance : ACTOFGOD
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Sports event site : ARENA
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"...bombs bursting ___" : INAIR
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Doctors' org. : AMA
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Anthem : SONG
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Possible answers for 20-Across : ABORC
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Proverbial inheritors : MEEK
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___ nutshell : INA
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Fine china : SPODE
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Andrew Wyeth's "___ Pictures" : HELGA
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Come crashing down : COLLAPSE
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Astronomical object with a large red shift : QUASAR
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It's south of Eur. : AFR
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Heaven's Gate, e.g. : CULT
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D, often : NONEOFTHEABOVE
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Prod : GOAD
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Flu cause : VIRUS
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Too : ALSO
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Good luck symbol for King Tut : ANKH
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"You ___ kidding!" : ARENT
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Animal with a mane : LION
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Soup onions : LEEKS
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Cuts with garden shears : LOPS
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Actor Baldwin : ADAM
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Stead : LIEU
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Viscount's superior : EARL
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Duds : CLOTHING
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Paper clip alternative : STAPLE
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"Free" whale of film : WILLY
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Irish Rose's guy : ABIE
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Odds and ends: Abbr. : MISC
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Terribly weak, as an excuse : PATHETIC
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Dogma : BELIEF
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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Jazz talk : JIVE
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___ Baba : ALI
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Island of the Inner Hebrides : IONA
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___ about (approximately) : ONOR
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Acronymic computer language name : BASIC
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Maine college town : ORONO
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Open to bribery : VENAL
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One place to hook up the jumper cables : ANODE
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Give a hoot : CARE
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Scottish Highlanders : GAELS
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Symbol of resistance : OMEGA
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Capital of Senegal : DAKAR
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Nigerian natives : IBOS
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"Thumbs up" signification : APPROVAL
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Spaghetti topper : MEATBALL
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Sound's partner : SAFE
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Dance done in grass skirts : HULA
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Crow's-nest cry : LANDHO
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Grand searches : QUESTS
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Solid portion : CHUNK
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Naughty deed : NONO
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Acorn sources : OAKS
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Order after "aim" : FIRE
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Logic diagram : TREE
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Initials on a brandy bottle : VSOP
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Incalculable amount of time : EONS
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Tank filler : GAS

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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