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New York Times, Saturday, January 15, 2000

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {VW} Scrabble average: 1.87 This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0115 ( 18,330 )
Across
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"The Complete Book of Running" author : JIMFIXX
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Deposer of Idris I : QADDAFI
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It's shrinking in Asia : ARALSEA
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Left over, perhaps : UNEATEN
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One of seven sitcom castaways : MARYANN
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He lost to Garry in 1985 : ANATOLY
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Member of a farm system? : ANT
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Gee follower : AITCH
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Plume preceder : NOMDE
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Part of some full names : III
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Partnership : CAHOOTS
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Peggy Lee's "___ Woman" : IMA
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It has a supporting role : CANE
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Mezzo Borodina : OLGA
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Grand duke's father : CZAR
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Similar version : ANALOGUE
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Prepares for a prom, maybe : PREENS
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Blows a 4-Down, say : ERRS
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Clap : PEAL
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British architect Sir Basil : SPENCE
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Flipper, for one : FORELIMB
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Its campanile is famous : PISA
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Arabic for "commander" : EMIR
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Go up: Abbr. : INCR
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What "10" may mean: Abbr. : OCT
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Enter secretly : SNEAKIN
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Back : AGO
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1900 zoological discovery : OKAPI
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Commercial prefix with foam : STYRO
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Lighter? : SUN
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Inane : FATUOUS
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Student's surprise : POPQUIZ
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Hang, maybe : EXECUTE
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Try to get the facts : INQUIRE
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Bowdlerizes : DESEXES
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Moves around? : GYRATES
Down
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"The Harder They Come" setting : JAMAICA
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Like some oil : IRANIAN
3
1995 sports autobiography : MARTINA
4
See 36-Across : FLY
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Biblical patriarch : ISAAC
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Seat of Greene County, Ohio : XENIA
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Yellowish : XANTHOUS
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Thick-shelled seafood : QUAHOG
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Common girl's middle name : ANN
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___ list : DEANS
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Philippine chief : DATO
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Nuke : ATOMIZE
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"Silent Movie" actor : FELDMAN
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For a long time : INYEARS
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Plant chopped up in salads : COLE
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Get to the point? : TAPER
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Heroine of Turgenev's "On the Eve" : ELENA
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They're bowed : CELLI
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Mythical beast : ORC
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Sinking area? : GREEN
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Victoria Island explorer : RAE
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Character who debuted in "I Haven't Got a Hat," 1935 : PORKYPIG
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Sent up : SPOOFED
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Ground breaker : PICKAXE
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They may be split by heirs : ESTATES
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Order : FIAT
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Dressed for business : INASUIT
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N.B.A. great Dick : MCGUIRE
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Sculptors' works : BRONZES
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Pickles : MESSES
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Language from which "Minnesota" comes : SIOUX
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It may feature a twist : IRONY
52
MS contents? : NOPQR
55
Dark red : PUCE
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Indian tongue : UTE
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In the capacity of : QUA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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