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New York Times, Wednesday, January 12, 2000

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Greg Staples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXYZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0112 ( 18,327 )

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Across
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Sign language communicator, maybe : CHIMP
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Myanmar, once : BURMA
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Muscles used in situps : ABS
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Winter warmer-upper : COCOA
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Pisces' follower : ARIES
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Not even half-baked : RAW
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Evidence of a royal thief? : CROWNPRINTS
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___-Wan of "Star Wars" : OBI
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Harsh review : PAN
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Pub stock : ALES
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Wing-footed one : HERMES
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LAX guesstimates : ETAS
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Handbooks : MANUALS
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Birthday camping gear? : PRESENTTENTS
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Stand for something : EASEL
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Classic card game : UNO
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Times past : ERAS
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Dadaism founder : ARP
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In general : ASARULE
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Baseball bat material : ASH
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Gambling game : KENO
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Sink : EBB
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Signal interference : NOISE
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Recreation for Gregorian monks? : GAMEOFCHANTS
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Like a beautiful night sky : STARLIT
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Kick back : LOAF
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Response to a knock, maybe : COMEIN
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Tough : GOON
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Montgomery sch. : ASU
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Nile slitherer : ASP
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Pennies made in the 1990's? : COMMONCENTS
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Start of a Brewers line score : MIL
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Tale of the Trojan War : ILIAD
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Bud Grace comic strip : ERNIE
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Season opener? : PRE
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How long it takes mountains to form : AEONS
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Loved ones : DEARS
Down
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Letters on old Soviet rockets : CCCP
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Circle dance : HORA
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Trash can, for one : ICON
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Fell with a blade : MOW
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Popular cigar : PANATELA
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Slightest : BAREST
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"QB VII" author : URIS
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___ Tin Tin : RIN
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Antifreeze additive : METHANOL
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What a stamp may indicate : ASSENT
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Bouquet : AROMA
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Gibberish : BABEL
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Watch word? : SWISS
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Work out : PLAN
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Subterfuge : RUSE
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Hamburg-to-Berlin dir. : ESE
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Children's ___ : MENU
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Point on a graph : PEAK
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Like a no-hitter : RARE
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Locker room shower? : ESPN
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Powerful engine : TURBO
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Reason for postponement : RAIN
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Mgr.'s aide : ASST
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Tom Jones's "___ a Lady" : SHES
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Florida State athlete : SEMINOLE
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Aid's partner : ABET
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Like some digital pictures : ENHANCED
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Fiend : OGRE
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Klutz : OAF
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Actress Silverstone : ALICIA
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Annual Nile events : FLOODS
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Woodland critter : COON
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Rogue : SCAMP
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"___, With Love" : TOSIR
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Good-sized : AMPLE
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Pulp novel hero : GMAN
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"The King and I" role : ANNA
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Flap : STIR
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"Has 1,001 ___" : USES
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"O Sole ___" : MIO
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Earlier than : ERE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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