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New York Times, Wednesday, January 19, 2000

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Arthur S. Verdesca

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Verdesca. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0119 ( 18,334 )
Across
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Worrisome car sound : PING
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Rant and rave : STORM
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Part of a Racine play : ACTE
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Patent prerequisite : IDEA
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Nintendo's Super ___ Bros. : MARIO
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Polo Grounds replacement : SHEA
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Start of a story? (1977) : CLOSEENCOUNTERS
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Ring count : TEN
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Some floor votes : NAYS
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Deem appropriate : SEEFIT
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Mitchell's plantation : TARA
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Winter Palace resident : TSAR
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Flattering, in an oily way : SMARMY
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Nitty-gritty : MEAT
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Director Craven : WES
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Lofty abode : AERIE
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Take to the cleaners : SOAK
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Flu fighters : SERA
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More of the story? (1987) : FATALATTRACTION
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Sooner city : ENID
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Chablis sediment : LEES
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Nomadic mob : HORDE
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U.S.P.S. employee's beat : RTE
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The Carpenters, e.g. : DUET
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Carpenter's need : SANDER
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Like many a cellar : DAMP
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It may be struck : POSE
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Cousin of a guinea pig : AGOUTI
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Sal's canal : ERIE
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Dickens alias : BOZ
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End of the story? (1964) : LOVEANDMARRIAGE
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Uncle of Enos : ABEL
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Labor leader's cry : UNITE
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Trading center : MART
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Peccadilloes : SINS
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Photo finish : MATTE
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"Nolo," e.g. : PLEA
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Early Briton : PICT
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Like some threats : IDLE
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Broadway brightener : NEON
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Dentist's administration : GAS
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Like wet ink : SMEARY
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Roberts or Tucker : TANYA
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Ogres : ORCS
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Hope/Crosby film destination : RIO
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Greek dish : MOUSSAKA
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Late bloomer? : ASTER
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Dish maker : CHEF
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Garr of "Tootsie" : TERI
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Magi origin : EAST
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Canine's coat : ENAMEL
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Sans ice : NEAT
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Simple chord : TRIAD
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Goes like the dickens : TEARS
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Onetime cohort of Rather : SAFER
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Intended : MEANT
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Ava's second : ARTIE
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Choral work : MOTET
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Spooky : WEIRD
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Eat at : ERODE
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Not as dotty : SANER
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Causing sticker shock : STEEP
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Sling ammo : STONE
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Bauxite yields it : ALUMINUM
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Beer, at times : CHASER
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Numbers to crunch : DATA
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Evening affair : SOIREE
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Some showdowns : DUELS
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Brooklyn institute : PRATT
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"Ah, me!" : ALAS
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Mongolian expanse : GOBI
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It's within your range : OVEN
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Put out : EMIT
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False god : BAAL
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Meanie : OGRE
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Epsilon follower : ZETA
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Some trial evidence : DNA
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Bart Simpson, typically : IMP

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later.

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