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New York Times, Monday, September 27, 1999

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0927 ( 18,220 )
Across
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In ___ straits : DIRE
5
Impassive : STOIC
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Arrangement of the hair : COIF
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Drug addict : USER
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Antidrug cop : NARCO
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BMW competitor : AUDI
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Shoppers' mecca #1 : CLEARANCECENTER
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Sen. Kennedy : TED
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Work units : ERGS
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State in which Eisenhower was born : KANSAS
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Dairy case item : OLEO
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Grant of "An Affair to Remember" : CARY
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French city on the Strait of Dover : CALAIS
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Plague carriers : RATS
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Contend (for) : VIE
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Scents : ODORS
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Change the furnishings : REDO
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___ Lee Corporation : SARA
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Shoppers' mecca #2 : WAREHOUSEOUTLET
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"Holy smokes!" : EGAD
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Catcher's need : MITT
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A ship to remember : MAINE
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Place for a home office, maybe : DEN
42
Ballpoints, e.g. : PENS
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School paper holder : BINDER
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Guys' partners : GALS
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Dressed : CLAD
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Charlotte ___, Virgin Islands : AMALIE
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Nutcase : KOOK
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Uncle who "wants you!" : SAM
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Shoppers' mecca #3 : DEPARTMENTSTORE
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Home of Iowa State : AMES
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Gin's partner : TONIC
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Miles away : AFAR
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Playwright Hart : MOSS
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Notable period : EPOCH
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Newborn : BABE
Down
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Airpipe, e.g. : DUCT
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___ of Man : ISLE
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Marsh growth : REED
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Notable period : ERA
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Traps : SNARES
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Ballroom dance : TANGO
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Horrid giants : ORCS
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Polar formation : ICE
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Parakeet's cousin : COCKATOO
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Shrewd : CANNY
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The double of a double play : OUTS
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Inkling : IDEA
13
Pines : FIRS
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Enjoy with gusto : RELISH
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Big donkey features : EARS
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Propelled a canoe : OARED
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West Pointer : CADET
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Intimidated : COWED
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Saying : ADAGE
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Navigational system : LORAN
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Takes five : RESTS
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In effect : VALID
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Goodnight girl of song : IRENE
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Diner : EATER
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Sights at Angkor Wat : RUINS
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Valiant fight : STAND
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Brunch staple : OMELETTE
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Eskimo boats : UMIAKS
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Unexciting poker holding : PAIR
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Irregular spot : BLOTCH
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Tumbler : GLASS
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Like orange traffic markers : CONIC
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Funnyman Sandler : ADAM
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Office note : MEMO
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Simians : APES
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Numbers game : KENO
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Divan : SOFA
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Basra native : ARAB
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A ___ pittance : MERE
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Finish, with "up" : MOP
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Coca-Cola Co. brand : TAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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