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"SUB" TITLES

New York Times, Sunday, September 26, 1999

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 168, Blocks: 82 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0926 ( 18,219 )
Across
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Plantation workers : BALERS
7
Where Renata Scotto debuted : LASCALA
14
Like some eggs : POACHED
21
Heartthrob's fan : ADORER
22
Call up, as reservists : ACTIVATE
24
Having missed the boat? : ONSHORE
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"Goose Feathers of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas : DOWNFORTHECOUNT
27
Cook's collection : RECIPES
28
Finger ___ : LAKES
29
Many a millennia : AEON
30
Company : TROOP
32
Traffic director : CONE
33
Wallet fill : ONES
34
Accounting acronym : LIFO
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Chocolate treat : OREO
38
J.F.K. regulators : FAA
41
More than zero : ANY
42
Soybean paste : MISO
43
"Liberate My Sons" by Arthur Miller : FREEFORALL
46
Two-time Smythe Trophy winner : ORR
47
Never, in Nürnberg : NIE
48
Blanket : OVERLIE
50
Bikini, e.g. : ATOLL
51
Urban bell site : TRAM
52
Unruffled : SEDATE
54
Filmdom's Mr. Chips : DONAT
56
Grimace : MOUE
57
Remain unmoved : SITBY
58
___ Gatos, Calif. : LOS
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Hydrolysis atom : ION
60
Iroquois foes : ERIES
62
Old potentate : SHAH
63
Horrible one : HAGAR
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Printers' problems : INKSTAINS
68
Stay glued to : STAREAT
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Busby Berkeley's real last name : ENOS
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Actress Archer : ANNE
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Steve Martin's "All ___" : OFME
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In working order : OPERABLE
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Carnival city : RIO
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Papal hat : MITER
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Whoop-de-___ : DOO
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Munchkin : GNOME
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Loop loopers : ELS
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Veteran : OLDTIMER
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Milky Way maker : MARS
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Classic cars : REOS
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"From where ___..." : ISIT
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Mudslinger : DEFAMER
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Having the upper hand : BETTEROFF
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Bohemian : ARTSY
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Newspaper page : OPED
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Hall-of-Famer born in Panama : CAREW
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System starter : ECO
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Grp. making case studies? : ABA
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Reduces : PARES
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Wise guys : MAGI
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Edmonton skater : OILER
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Hit the tarmac : LANDED
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Produce protection : RIND
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Singer Neville : AARON
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Stewart and Washington : MARTHAS
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Siam suffix : ESE
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Acapulco gold : ORO
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"The Leap Luck Club" by Amy Tan : JUMPFORJOY
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___ free : HOME
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Geom. point : CTR
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Lovey : PET
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"Oh, uh-huh" : ISEE
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Suffix with ball or bass : OON
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Wine combiner : OENO
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O'Hara estate : TARA
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Publisher Henry : HOLT
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Jamaican sectarian : RASTA
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Hendrix hairdo : AFRO
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Mexican art : MAYAN
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Cheapskate : STINTER
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"The Second Gratitude" by Walker Percy : THANKSFORCOMING
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Earnest : SINCERE
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Oldest permanent settlement in Ohio : MARIETTA
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Right, in a way : AVENGE
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Steamed : ANGERED
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Natural tint source : DYEWOOD
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Joined : MERGED
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Bankers' errors : BADLOANS
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"Oklahoma!" girl : ADOANNIE
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Not flashy : LOWKEYED
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Marine eagles : ERNES
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Makes the calls : REFS
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B.O. sign : SRO
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"Tardy at Eight" by George S. Kaufman : LATEFORDINNER
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It's said with a snap of the head : ACHOO
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Tommy gun : STEN
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Pres. Clinton, to the Joint Chiefs : CIC
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"___ santé" : AVOTRE
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Emmy-winning actress Metcalf : LAURIE
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26 for Fe: Abbr. : ATNO
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___ favor : POR
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Amoeba feature : ONECELL
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Comparable to a cucumber : ASCOOL
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Gab : CHIN
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"Aspiration Man" by Gore Vidal : HOPEFORTHEBEST
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Previous to : ERE
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___ Plaines : DES
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D.D.E.'s oversight, once : ETO
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Grow, in a way : RAISE
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Leaky : POROUS
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Feline ennead : LIVES
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Neck of the woods : AREA
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Breathing sound : RALE
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Riyadh resident : ARAB
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Host : ARMY
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D.M.V. part : MOTOR
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Mickey and Huck : FINNS
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Woe of Genesis 12:10 : FAMINE
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Siouan tribesmen : OTOES
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Dazzling eyeful : LOOKER
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Miss America accessory : TIARA
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Word of regret : ALAS
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"The Pekoe Towers" by J. R. R. Tolkien : TEAFORTWO
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Percentage : SHARE
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Full of chinks : RIMOSE
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Holds back : STEMS
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King of Judea : HEROD
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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"Much Ado About Virtue" by William Shakespeare : GOODFORNOTHING
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Bury : INTER
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So far : TODATE
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Parody : SPOOF
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"___ well" : ALLIS
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Cross : TESTY
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Pointed : AIMED
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"An Individual Not Taken" by Robert Frost : ONEFORTHEROAD
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Street performers : MIMES
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Food processor : GROCER
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Not live : TAPED
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Spanish wool : MERINO
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Locale for 1999 solar eclipse watchers : IRAN
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___ tricks : BAGOF
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Track event : RELAY
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Put down : ABASE
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Nag : CARPER
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Budget rival : ALAMO
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Stage piece : PROP
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Frigid finish : AIRE
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"If He Walked Into My Life" musical : MAME
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"___ a roll!" : IMON
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Going to seed : DECAYING
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Put off : ESTRANGE
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Nuts : DERANGED
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Spartan : AUSTERE
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Pay tribute to : HONOR
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"Dear John" letter writer : JILTER
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Community club : ROTARY
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Erin Moran TV role : JOANIE
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___ the races : OFFTO
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Circus performer : TAMER
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Fairy tale start : ONCE
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Banking convenience : ATM
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Roe source : SHAD
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About : ASTO
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Bring to tears : MOVE
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Nine-digit no. issuer : SSA
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Word before ear or horn : TIN
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Embarrassed : RED
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___ Gardens : KEW
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Vietnam's ___ Ranh Bay : CAM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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