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STARTING OVER?

New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 1999

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0905 ( 18,198 )
Across
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One of a study group? : LABRAT
7
Strengthen : ANNEAL
13
Checked for heat : FRISKED
20
Potential tennis opponent? : ANYONE
21
Can't take : LOATHE
22
It may be represented by a tree : LINEAGE
23
Chevy Chase and others : CITIES
24
Like a 54-Across : ARCHED
25
Like standard music notation : OCTAVAL
26
Somme time : ETE
27
Start of an idle question : WHENTHEMANWHOMADE
30
Lip : SASS
32
Can't take : ABHOR
33
Old lamp fill : OIL
34
"My Friend Flicka" author : OHARA
37
Key material : EBONY
39
Face of time? : DIAL
43
Question, part 2 : THEFIRSTDRAWING
49
Gathering point : MECCA
50
Beethoven's Opus 20, e.g. : SEPTET
51
Washed away : ERODED
52
Finger board? : EMERY
53
"King ___" (1950-65 comic strip) : AROO
54
Boot part : INSOLE
56
Athenian H : ETA
59
Prospector's dreams : LODES
60
Cold development : REDNOSE
62
"Apollo 13" subject : NASA
64
Knighted dancer ___ Dolin : ANTON
66
Pilothouse abbr. : SSE
67
With 69-Across, asker of the question : STEVEN
69
See 67-Across : WRIGHT
71
Push-up aid? : BRA
74
Muff : MISDO
75
Actor Andrews : DANA
77
Psychopharmacologist's prescription : LITHIUM
79
Donnybrook : MELEE
82
Wasn't off one's rocker : SAT
84
Nodding one, sometimes : BIDDER
86
___ mundi : ANNO
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Cloudiness : BLEAR
88
Propeller holder, perhaps : BEANIE
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1954-76 national capital : SAIGON
92
Helps with a con job? : ABETS
93
Question, part 3 : BOARDGOTITWRONG
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Nordstrom rival : SAKS
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Work time : HOURS
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Like a 117-Across : RAYED
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Bow : ARC
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They're heard when Brits take off : TATAS
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Sound from a pen : OINK
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End of the question : WHATDIDHEGOBACKTO
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Soccer ___ : MOM
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Encircling ring of light : AUREOLE
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Like AB negative, of all major blood types : RAREST
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It was defeated in 1588 : ARMADA
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Reedlike : SLENDER
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Pilot : AVIATE
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Unsubstantial : MEAGER
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Service providers? : PASTORS
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Time-___ : TESTED
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Superlatively slick : SLYEST
Down
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Loafer's lack : LACES
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"West Side Story" girl : ANITA
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Memory units : BYTES
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King of France : ROI
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From the top : ANEW
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Musician John : TESH
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"King of Hearts" star : ALANBATES
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Up : NORTH
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Cheese place : NACHO
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Preoperative delivery, once : ETHER
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Start of a break-in : AHEM
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Helen's mother : LEDA
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Smooth : FLOWING
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How baroque architecture is ornamented : RICHLY
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Digging, so to speak : INTO
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A-line line : SEAM
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Intoxicating Polynesian quaff : KAVA
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Major Hoople's outburst, in old comics : EGAD
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Take-out order? : DELE
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They may be lent : EARS
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Twelve : NOON
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Infatuated with : SOFTON
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Get a move on : HIE
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Masters : ARTISTS
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___ lamb : EWE
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Dwell : BIDE
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Botherer : DEMON
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One way to serve coffee : ICED
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Plot, perhaps : ACRE
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Big name in chips : LAYS
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Autocrats : TSARS
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Toast beginner : HERES
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Archilochus work : EPODE
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It doesn't sting : DRONE
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Hero of medieval romances : ROLAND
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They might get drunk in the summer : ADES
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His "4" was retired : MELOTT
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It's good to meet them : NEEDS
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Red ___ (Japanese food fish) : TAI
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Vantage point : ANGLE
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North American dogwoods : OSIERS
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Shade provider : AWNING
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Unliquidated? : THIRSTY
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"Tuning in the U.S.A." broadcaster: Abbr. : VOA
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68-Down's medium : RADIO
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"You are correct!" : BINGO
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Talk a blue streak : RUNON
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It may precede other things : AMONG
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Some are lean : MEATS
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In ___ way : ABAD
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Head set? : HAIRDO
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Corp. recruits : MBAS
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Portoferraio's place : ELBA
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Vichyssoise ingredient : LEEK
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Schussboomer's transport : TBAR
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Took away (from) : DETRACTED
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Accident-assessing areas, briefly : ERS
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Wonderment : AWE
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Dispute subjects, perhaps : BORDERS
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Beekeeper's exclamation? : OUCH
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"Now ___ you..." : IASK
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Greeter : HAILER
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Spelling and Amos : TORIS
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Skip ___ : ABEAT
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Focus of some tests : TASTE
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Effigy : IMAGE
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Meeting points : NODES
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It's headquartered in Troy, Mich. : KMART
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Stinger : WASP
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Molokai show : HULA
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Vultures were sacred to him : ARES
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Carnival sight : TENT
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Winged one in Wonderland : DODO
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Latin I word : ERAT
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Collapsed : GAVE
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Highland toppers : TAMS
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Oblast on the Oka : OREL
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What "5" can mean : MAY

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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