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New York Times, Thursday, September 30, 1999

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Scrabble average: 1.90 This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0930 ( 18,223 )
Across
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Chairs : HEADS
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Stump : VEX
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Cuff : SWAT
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Nahuatl speaker : AZTEC
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One of the Hindu trinity : SIVA
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Daughter of Hera and Zeus : HEBE
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Trilogy writer : JRRTOLKIEN
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Goes back out : EBBS
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Bettors bet on it : JAIALAI
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Wavelength symbols : LAMBDAS
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Second-longest Bible book : ISAIAH
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"__ et mon droit" (motto of the British royalty) : DIEU
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Scientologist ___ Hubbard : LRON
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Not set in stone : MUTABLE
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Descriptive wd. : ADJ
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Holmes friend Adler : IRENE
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Number of mousquetaires : TROIS
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Field work : POEM
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Demand : EXACT
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Fool : SIMP
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"You're ___ trouble!" : INBIG
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It'll take you back : UTURN
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For instance : SAY
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Without anesthesia, as surgery : GASLESS
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It may be imperative : MOOD
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Certain race, informally : TENK
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Stickler's creed : PURISM
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Water-related : AQUATIC
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Its capital is Abuja : NIGERIA
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Party animal? : STAG
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Noted "toycoon" : FAOSCHWARZ
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Saturn revolver : TIRE
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Course : FLOW
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Chef's hat : TOQUE
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Picks one : OPTS
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Nurse : SIP
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Barbershop sounds : SNIPS
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Pilgrim's title : HAJJI
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College founder Cornell et al. : EZRAS
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Places in the heart : ATRIA
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Particular : DETAIL
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Hanks's "Bosom Buddies" co-star : SCOLARI
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Clock numeral : VII
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Stunt-doer Knievel : EVEL
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Citizen Kane's estate : XANADU
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Cubs' supporters? : SHEBEARS
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Co-founder of the N.A.A.C.P. : WEBDUBOIS
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"Fernando" singers : ABBA
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Hardy soul? : TESS
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Polish name ending : SKI
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Site of Pakistan's Shalimar gardens : LAHORE
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Pitcher's target : MITT
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Link : NEXUS
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Vade ___ (handbook) : MECUM
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Ciudad de los Reyes : LIMA
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Notice : ESPY
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Eat like ___ : APIG
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Lady of Spain : DONA
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Battle of Bull Run general : JEBSTUART
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Turner in history : NAT
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Odometer readings : MILEAGES
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Start of two Henry Miller titles : TROPIC
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Chap : GENT
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Ciphers : NOUGHTS
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Small boats : SKIFFS
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Made use of : DREWON
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Dinar earner : IRAQI
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Cough remedy: Var. : SIRUP
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Challenges for rats : MAZES
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Concerning : ASTO
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Wax attacker : QTIP
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Infamous Colombian city : CALI
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Queensland neighbor: Abbr. : NSW
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Alley ___ : OOP

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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