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New York Times Jan 20 1999

'Don't bet ___!' ONIT
'Gimme a C!' etc. YELL
'Jake's Thing' author AMIS
'Lydia' poet CATO
'O come, ___...' ALLYE
'Show Girl' tune LIZA
'Tristia' poet OVID
'___ a Hot Tin Roof' CATON
'___ Passes' (Browning poem) PIPPA
60's talk show host Joe PYNE
A.A.A. suggestions RTES
Abbr. for F. Lee Bailey ESQ
Acid type AMINO
At home, but available ONCALL
Beat by a nose EDGE
Beethoven dedicatee ELISE
Bring into play USE
Broken-down SEEDY
Certain G.I. NCO
Color slightly TINCT
Compatriot ALLY
Convertible, after conversion BED
Dance's partner SONG
Dangerous gun UZI
Deposit PUT
Dugout, for one BOAT
European car OPEL
Fairy who loved Peter TINKERBELL
Fiddled TOYED
Flower part CALYX
Footnote abbr. OPCIT
Galilee, e.g. SEA
Galoot APE
Goes postal LOSESIT
Gymwear name ADIDAS
Hint to this puzzle's theme DOUBLEPLAY
Hit the bottle TOPE
Hoops nickname SHAQ
Horse of the Year, 1960-64 KELSO
Hound's trail SCENT
Individually APIECE
It's served in spots TEA
Kind of sch. ELEM
Knowledge SCIENCE
Lacking substance INANE
LAX guesstimate ETA
Legal deg. LLB
Like some plating ZINC
Like some tennis courts INDOOR
Links letters PGA
Literary pseudonym SAKI
Long ___ JOHNS
Mideast port ADEN
Modern ink source SOY
More slippery EELIER
Not o'er NEATH
Noted name in civil rights MEDGAREVERS
One of the Brady bunch JAN
Photographer Adams ANSEL
Pink-slipped AXED
Popped in on VISITED
Popular Nicole Hollander comic SYLVIA
Prefix with skeleton ENDO
Risk-taker's declaration ILLCHANCEIT
Schindler of 'Schindler's List' OSKAR
Sticky-tongued critter TOAD
Stratford's stream AVON
Suffolk, for one, in Shakespeare EARL
The life of Riley EASE
Trust in BELIEVE
Use a keyhole, perhaps PEER
What 'I love' in a 1915 Irving Berlin song APIANO
Wood trimmer ADZE
___ dame NOTRE
___ Percé NEZ
___ Royale, N.S. ILE
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