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New York Times, Friday, September 24, 1999

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JKQVXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0924 ( 18,217 )
Across
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Chocolate shade : MOCHA
6
Entries in a family album : AGES
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Blue : SAD
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Poet's preposition : ANEAR
14
Prosaic : BLAH
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1999 Broadway hit, with "The" : WEIR
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Bluto's residence, in a 1978 movie : DELTAHOUSE
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Field unit : ACRE
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French 101 verb : ETES
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Part of a C.S.A. signature : ELEE
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Factions : BLOCS
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Sounds from spas : AHS
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Lose : MISLAY
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Vetoes : NOS
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Took the lure : BIT
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Brume : MIST
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"You ___ bother..." : NEEDNT
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Granddaddy of all computers : ENIAC
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Laugh-a-minute : HOOT
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Wonderland bird : DODO
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French revolutionary cry : EGALITE
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Live Aid, e.g. : BENEFIT
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"Symphonie espagnole" composer : LALO
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Chick follower : ADEE
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Stock : BROTH
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"Thou art the thing ___": King Lear : ITSELF
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Red giant in the constellation Cetus : MIRA
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Renault, e.g.: Abbr. : CIE
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Day break : NAP
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Military command : ATEASE
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Heavy measure : TON
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Hard work may be part of it : ETHIC
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Actress Collette of "Emma" : TONI
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Feudal estate : FIEF
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Alternative to elimination : ROUNDROBIN
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One of the kings in Kings : OMRI
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Smart ___ : ALEC
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One of the Horae : IRENE
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Riddle-me-___ (guess-book challenge) : REE
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Easter, e.g., at sea : GALE
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Arctic sightings : BERGS
Down
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Wasted no time in approaching : MADEABEELINEFOR
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Separation order : ONETHINGATATIME
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Heavens, so to speak : CELESTIALSPHERE
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Pillboxes, e.g. : HATS
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"___ Vos Prec" (T. S. Eliot work) : ARA
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Like child labor : ABOLISHED
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Sticks on : GLUESTO
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Canvas site : EASEL
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One side in an age-old battle : SHE
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Gandhi's birthday, a holiday in India : SECONDOFOCTOBER
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Cold comfort : AIRCONDITIONING
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Get smart? : DRESSTOTHENINES
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___-Mart : WAL
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Half in front? : HEMI
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"Later!" : BYE
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It's for openers : ANTE
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WorldCom partner : MCI
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River of Hesse : EDER
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Cream ingredient : ALOE
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Homage : OBEISANCE
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Eisenhower's rival for the 1952 nomination : TAFT
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Court grp. : NBA
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Hebrew for "God is with us" : EMANUEL
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Resinous deposit : LAC
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Nevada Sen. Harry ___ : REID
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Deadly virus : EBOLA
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"___ were you..." : IFI
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Hurried : TORE
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Tease : RAG
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Tease : RIB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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