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New York Times Oct 25 2004

'Blondie' or 'Beetle Bailey' STRIP
'Don't bet ___!' ONIT
'Gesundheit!' preceder ACHOO
'Kiss me' miss KATE
'Quickly!' ASAP
'So long!' TATA
'___ Baba and the 40 Thieves' ALI
1950's candidate Stevenson ADLAI
Actress Patricia of 'The Subject Was Roses' NEAL
Aid and ___ ABET
Austrian peaks ALPS
B or B+, say GOOD
Backgammon equipment DICE
Big gobblers TOMS
Bismarck's state: Abbr. NDAK
Boston airport LOGAN
Burden ONUS
Capture, as one's attention ENGAGE
Comic Dunn formerly of 'S.N.L.' NORA
Confronts, with 'with' STANDSTOETOTOE
Death notice OBIT
Dietary no-no for Mrs. Sprat LEAN
Domesticate TAME
Drunkard's woe, for short DTS
Famous Hun ATTILA
Fill up SATE
Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Jazz ELLA
Former Argentine dictator PERON
Gets together in person MEETSFACETOFACE
Grp. that patrols shores USCG
Holds on to KEEPS
Irish poet who wrote 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' YEATS
It follows song or slug FEST
Itsy-bitsy TEENY
Jannings of old movies EMIL
Krazy ___ KAT
Lambs' mothers EWES
Layer TIER
Lyric verses ODES
Mother deer DOE
Museo in Madrid PRADO
Narrow street LANE
Nobelist Wiesel ELIE
Not at work OFF
Not home AWAY
Not spare the rod SPANK
Opposite of losses PROFITS
Person of equal rank PEER
Pine exudation RESIN
Precipitation at about 32° SLEET
Precipitation below 32° SNOW
Pres. Lincoln ABE
Prime draft status ONEA
Requested BADE
Robust HALE
Rules, shortly REGS
Soaks WETS
Sound system STEREO
Speak from a soapbox ORATE
Stately shade trees ELMS
Strolls, as with a sweetheart WALKSHANDINHAND
Tangle SNARL
Teachers' org. NEA
Tennis champ Steffi GRAF
They're checked at checkpoints, in brief IDS
Tiny weight GRAM
Toward sunrise, in Mexico ESTE
Ugandan tyrant Idi ___ AMIN
Unbeatable foe NEMESIS
Urges (on) EGGS
Vegetable that rolls PEA
Yearn (for) LONG
['Tis a pity!] SIGH
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