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New York Times, Friday, January 21, 2000

Snake charmer, in musician's slang

Author:
John Wolting
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Wolting. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times1/21/00 ( No. 18,336 )
Across
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Moseyed : AMBLED
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Specious argument : SOPHISM
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Let out, in a way : PAROLE
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Get totally involved with : DIVEINTO
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Thrill-seeker's love : RISK
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Like a D. W. Griffith film : SILENT
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"___ a chance" : NOT
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Like contracts : INKED
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Mint : NEW
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Come together : JELL
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Be sore : SEERED
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"The X-Files" agent : SCULLY
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Abbr. on a business sign : EST
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Doctor's write-up : CASESTUDY
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It gets stuck in bars : DARTBOARD
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Tootsy-wootsies : HONEYBUNS
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Machine rotator : CAM
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Newscast part : SPORTS
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Give a black eye : DEFAME
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Winston Churchill, e.g. : TORY
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Pop Art pioneer Lichtenstein : ROY
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Fuselage fastener : RIVET
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Professional org. since 1847 : AMA
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Amateurish artist : DAUBER
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Crown wearer : SIRE
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Cut loose : LETDOWNONESHAIR
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Put off : ALIENATE
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Like some winds : FIERCE
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Black-footed albatrosses : GOONEYS
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The Ponderosa, e.g. : SPREAD
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Notify : APPRISE
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Early beach arrivals? : MARINES
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Meat cut : BRISKET
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Meat site : LOCKER
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American ___ : ELK
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Jupiter, e.g. : DEUS
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Strength : SINEW
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Place for a timer : OVEN
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Pain in the neck : PEST
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Tear : HIE
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Foolishly : INANELY
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Boardwalk diversion : STROLL
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In the main : MOSTLY
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Share : DOLE
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Ring ending : PIN
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Draw off : DECANT
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Actress Ashley : JUDD
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Steps over the line : DARES
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Handle : STAND
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Foul-mouth : CURSER
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Dump : STY
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Drop : EBB
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Tiny amount : SOU
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Open boat : DORY
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Friend of Hamlet : HORATIO
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Hors d'oeuvres bit: Var. : CAVIARE
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Statute of Liberty's home : AMERICA
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Like some mail : METERED
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Place of confinement : STALAG
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Large citrus fruit : POMELO
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Pole carrier : FISHER
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Small fry : RUNTS
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Snake charmer, in musician's slang : OBOE
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Itch : YEN
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Wrapped up : DONE
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Kind of game : AWAY
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Zebras : REFS
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Bear necessity : DEN
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Mere taste : SIP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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