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New York Times, Friday, January 19, 2001

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 20 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) Average word length: 6.41 This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0119 ( 18,700 )
Across
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Monarchy or parliamentary democracy : POLITICALSYSTEM
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A little too clever : OVERIMAGINATIVE
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Oven item : MEATTHERMOMETER
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Stray : ERR
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Join securely : TENON
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1984 skiing gold medalist : MAHRE
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Many cottage dwellers : RENTERS
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Diner orders : OMELETS
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Arab League V.I.P.'s : AMEERS
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Putdowns : SLURS
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Connecting points : NODES
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Sacks : LOOTS
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Piece of neckwear : BIB
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"Let's Get ___" (1973 #1 hit) : ITON
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Star, maybe : BADGE
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'93 Sugar Bowl champs : BAMA
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W.W. I troops: Abbr. : AEF
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Ace of clubs? : CADDY
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Aristophanes comedy, with "The" : WASPS
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New Orleans sandwich, informally : POBOY
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Solid swats : LINERS
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Emitted steam : VAPORED
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Promotes : TALKSUP
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Kind of warfare : CLASS
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Half of the "Wayne's World" duo : GARTH
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Author LeShan : EDA
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Wall Street gambit : HOSTILETAKEOVER
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Camper's need : INSECTREPELLENT
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Comments from co-workers : PEERASSESSMENTS
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Former German duchy known for a breed of dog : POMERANIA
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Really ham it up, redundantly : OVEREMOTE
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Found out about : LEARNEDOF
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N.Y.C. subway : IRT
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Snickers : TITTERS
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"___, she's mine ..." (Manfred Mann lyric) : IMHERS
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Columnist Herb and others : CAENS
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Farm prefix : AGRO
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Study of lakes and ponds : LIMNOLOGY
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___-Cross Championship Racing : SNO
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Complains : YAMMERS
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Baseball stat : STEALS
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Church offering : TITHE
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Turn out : EVERT
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Paris parents : MERES
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It may follow four or six, but not five : TEEN
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Silence : MUTE
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Like most cemetery plots : SODDY
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Sports org. owned by Fox : LADODGERS
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In which 49 is 100 : BASESEVEN
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Rash : IMPRUDENT
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What tubas play : BASSPARTS
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Naïf : BABE
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Place of interest? : BANK
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Napoleon's birthplace : CORSICA
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One of the brothers Grimm : WILHELM
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Bill : POSTER
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Potato dishes : LATKES
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Screening device : VCHIP
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Separate : ALONE
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Not in : PASSE
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Golfers' bane : TRAPS
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To ___ (just so) : ATEE
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Mil. titles : LTS
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Encouraging word : OLE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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