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New York Times, Thursday, September 24, 1998

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 99 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0924 ( 17,852 )

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Across
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See 28-Down : CHASE
6
"Bleak House" girl and others : ADAS
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"A Passage to India" doctor : AZIZ
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Book of prophecies : HOSEA
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Heart : GIST
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Oliver's request : MORE
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Garden annual : ASTER
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Spanish direction : ESTE
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Children's author Blyton : ENID
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Newsman's dramatic cry : STOPTHEPRESSES
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Mason of "The Goodbye Girl" : MARSHA
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It precedes 15 : LOVE
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Greek gulf or city : ARTA
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Literary postscript : EPILOG
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Rock stars' dates : GIGS
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Kind of terrier : SKYE
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Welcome to paradise? : ALOHA
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Travolta film, 1989 : LOOKWHOSTALKING
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Common trash can site : ALLEY
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Con : SCAM
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A long time in México : ANOS
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Overpower : DEFEAT
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Troubadour's dawn song : ALBA
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"Grand" : THOU
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Storm's cause, maybe : ELNINO
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Heed sound advice : LISTENTOREASON
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Incisiveness : BITE
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Early 11th-century date : MIII
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Vitality : PULSE
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Wall St. acronym : AMEX
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Park director's concern: Abbr. : ECOL
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Comb and comb and comb : PREEN
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Slightly tainted : GAMY
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Naysay : DENY
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No longer in the closet : OUTED
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Gulf : CHASM
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Popular landscaping plant : HOSTA
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New York's ___ Place : ASTOR
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Oozes : SEEPS
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Kitt who wrote "A Tart Is Not a Sweet" : EARTHA
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Humorist/illustrator Jon : AGEE
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Is circumspect : DISPLAYSCAUTION
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Player in a dome : ASTRO
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Stow, as cargo : STEEVE
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University town west of Cedar Rapids : AMES
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Commercial ___ : ZONE
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Colored part of a ball? : IRIS
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British ending : ZED
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Draconian : HARSH
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Calyx part : SEPAL
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Boxing stat : TKOS
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With 1-Across, star of Broadway's "The Women," 1936 : ILKA
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Meat purchase : LOIN
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Cousin of "whoops!" : OHNO
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Comedian's stock : GAGS
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Tickled : GLAD
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Heracles' captive maiden : IOLE
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Play a round : GOLF
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___-Ball (arcade game) : SKEE
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Bibliographical abbr. : ETAL
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"Easy Rider" biker : WYATT
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Color appropriate for 7-Down : AMBER
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Like this puzzle : THEMED
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Syrian hub : ALEPPO
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In reserve : ONICE
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Pacific republic : NAURU
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Seagull spot : ISLET
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"Long time ___" : NOSEE
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Ceaselessly : ONEND
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Stew bean : LIMA
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Columnist's squib : ITEM
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Like a Playmate : SEXY
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Slick : OILY
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Do a supermarket job : BAG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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