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New York Times, Monday, January 1, 2001

9-Down : Computer whiz

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 122 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2001, The New York Times1/1/01 ( No. 18,682 )
Across
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Jacket : COAT
5
"___ the night before ..." : TWAS
9
Popular Ford auto, informally : TBIRD
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Slangy denial : UHUH
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Cry before disaster : OHNO
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Singer Ford from Tennessee : ERNIE
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Ceremonial act : RITE
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Complains and complains and ... : NAGS
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Good places for hen parties? : COOPS
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Voice amplifier on a pole : BOOMMICROPHONE
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Like squashed insects : ICKY
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Edge : RIM
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Negligent : REMISS
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Needle hole : EYE
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Banking device, in brief : ATM
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Correct, as text : EMEND
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Bullets, e.g. : AMMO
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"En garde" weapon : EPEE
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Do wondrous things : PERFORMMIRACLES
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"Cogito ___ sum" : ERGO
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One who stands to gain a lot? : HEIR
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Matter of fact? : TRUTH
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Strong cleaner : LYE
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Fish steerer : FIN
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Like some winter sidewalks : SLUSHY
46
Ca++ or Cl-, e.g. : ION
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District : AREA
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"You'll have to show me" : IMFROMMISSOURI
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Once more : AGAIN
57
Verdi heroine : AIDA
58
Crude group? : OPEC
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Greeting said with a tip of the hat : HOWDO
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One-inch news story : ITEM
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District : ZONE
62
"This way" sign : ARROW
63
Muse's instrument : LYRE
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Conclusions : ENDS
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Street's edge : CURB
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Buckeye State : OHIO
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Hyundai or Honda : AUTO
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Unnamed ones : THEM
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Invigorating drinks : TONICS
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Hit hard : WHACK
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Raging : ANGRY
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Fair to middling : SOSO
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Computer whiz : TECHIE
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Sweeper : BROOM
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Involved with : INON
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Ready to pluck : RIPE
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___ Moines : DES
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Botch : MISDO
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Funnyman Richard : PRYOR
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Force back : REPEL
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Nail filer : EMERY
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Make one : MERGE
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Facts : INFO
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Kuwaiti chief : EMIR
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Tiptop, on a report card : APLUS
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Saws and laws have them : TEETH
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Netlike : MESHY
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So be it : AMEN
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New millennium year, or a part of 20-, 37- and 49-Across : MMI
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Drapery color : ECRU
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Big zoo animal : RHINO
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Country album? : ATLAS
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In the short term : FORNOW
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Kind of seed on a roll : SESAME
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"Don't mind ___!" : IFIDO
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Friendliness : AMITY
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Equestrian : RIDER
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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Bryn ___, Pa. : MAWR
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Postal delivery : MAIL
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Leak slowly : OOZE
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Abreast of : UPON
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Tear : REND
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Cold desserts : ICES
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"So that's it!" : AHA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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