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CALLING ELMER FUDD

New York Times, Sunday, January 16, 2000

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0116 ( 18,331 )
Across
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Onetime N.F.L.'er : LARAM
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Illegal crop : HEMP
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Philosopher's study : SOUL
14
Yield : DEFER
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"I Still See ___" ("Paint Your Wagon" tune) : ELISA
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Pointless event? : EPEE
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Soprano Moffo : ANNA
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Quartz variety : AGATE
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Fishwife? : WEDSNAPPER
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Turning down a satirical magazine's subscription? : WAIVINGMAD
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Outer-space wear : GSUIT
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Clowns' aids : STILTS
30
"Eureka!" : SUCCESS
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Mr. Miniver in "Mrs. Miniver" : CLEM
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Storms, in a way : SLEETS
35
Mal de ___ : MER
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In pieces : UNWHOLE
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Rid of vermin : DERAT
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More wet behind the ears : RAWER
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Society page word : NEE
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Expert bird doctors? : WINGMASTERS
50
Pilot's place : STOVE
51
"___ Made to Love Her" : IWAS
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"Daniel Deronda" author : ELIOT
54
Helga's husband, in the comics : HAGAR
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Like some profs. : EMER
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Trillion: Prefix : TERA
58
Became inedible : ROTTED
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Where Bentleys may be parked : KERBS
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Kind of strap : BRA
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Arrows' partners : SLINGS
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Tacky? : SHARP
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Becomes evident : SINKSIN
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Comic Louis : NYE
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Window cleaner's goof : SMEAR
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Spleen : IRE
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Ladies' men : GIGOLOS
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"Here's to you!" : SALUD
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They're sometimes running : STARTS
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Tidbit for an echidna : ANT
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Rationed (out) : DOLED
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"The ___ of the Courtiers" from "Rigoletto" : MINUET
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John, abroad : IVAN
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Roundup sounds : MOOS
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Nether world : HADES
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Court employee : STENO
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Yugoslav patriot : TITO
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Cattle breed : ANGUS
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Triple-barreled weapon? : WIDESHOTGUN
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Elevator ___ : CAR
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Western director Sergio : LEONE
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Token taker : STILE
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Knickknack holder : ETAGERE
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Year in Martin I's papacy : DCL
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Urchins : SCAMPS
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C.E.O.'s convenience : LIMO
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Throw : AREARUG
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Japanese, e.g. : ASIANS
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School mos. : SEPTS
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Duke's closetful? : WAYNECOATS
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Result of Thanksgiving dinner? : WEIGHTHIKE
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Bail out : EJECT
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Eins + zwei : DREI
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Barrie pooch : NANA
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Lookout point : AERIE
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Starts of some pranks : DARES
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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TV Guide info : SKED
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Marathon legend Waitz : GRETE
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Gumshoe Archer : LEW
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Shake it or break it : ALEG
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Purges : RIDS
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In itself : ASSUCH
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"Could It Be Magic" singer, 1975 : MANILOW
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With it : HEP
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Actor Omar : EPPS
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Chances upon : MEETS
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Sword of Damocles : PERIL
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Serration : SAWTEETH
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Hot : ONASTREAK
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Prefix with valve : UNI
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Johns : LAVS
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Frequent Degas subjects : DANCERS
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Divided into cell-like areas, as a ceiling : EGGCRATE
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"A fickle food upon a shifting plate": Dickinson : FAME
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Flight board data, briefly : ETAS
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Wine selections : REDS
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Places for canvases : ATELIERS
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Elemental ending : IUM
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Watch readouts, briefly : LEDS
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___ Park, N.J. : MENLO
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One who knows the drill : SARGE
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Hand and foot : UNITS
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Stairway post : NEWEL
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Not putting clothes purchases in a bag? : WEARINGTOGO
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Bygone autocrats : TSARS
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Obstetrics? : WOMBSERVICE
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"If ___ Would Leave You" : EVERI
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Printed in an anthology : RERAN
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Amscrays : GITS
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Hole makers : MOTHS
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Special forces units : ATEAMS
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Sony competitor : SANYO
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Suicide squeeze result, maybe : RBI
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Ideal : DREAM
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Miff : SNIT
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Neuter : GELD
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A bit peaked : PALISH
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Venomous cobra : KRAIT
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Total : RUNTO
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President Nasser : GAMAL
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"___ ear..." : INONE
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"I'm impressed!" : OOH
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Shredded sides : SLAWS
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"Heart and Soul," to young pianists : DUET
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A bit thick : STOUTISH
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Crimean native : TATAR
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In cartoons, a whistle may follow it : SNORE
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Blue-pencils : EDITS
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Name in the front of a book : DEDICATEE
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Tony-winning conductor Lehman ___ : ENGEL
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Butch's pal : SUNDANCE
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Rasta's messiah : SELASSIE
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Fraternity handshakes, maybe : SECRETS
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Formal introduction? : SEMI
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It may say "Hello" : NAMETAG
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Minnesotan : GOPHER
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Jean-___ Picard of "Star Trek: T.N.G." : LUC
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Tools : PAWNS
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QB's ploy : SNEAK
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Blown away : AWED
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Big Indian : RAJA
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Watchful one : EYER
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Neptune and Pluto : GODS
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It ranges from -1 to +1 : SINE
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Poop : TIRE
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"S.N.L." offering : SKIT
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Noted Zurich artist : ARP
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Flit (about) : GAD
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Shoe store spec : EEE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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