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New York Times, Monday, January 22, 2001

Grp. that has energy users over a barrel?

Author:
Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Kavanaugh

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Kavanaugh.
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© 2001, The New York Times1/22/01 ( No. 18,703 )
Across
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Hall-of-Fame pitcher Ryan : NOLAN
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Light greenish-blue : AQUA
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Considerably : MUCH
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Swiftly : APACE
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Spin : TURN
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Great tempter : DEVIL
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Mailed : SENT
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Not just a fib : BALDFACEDLIE
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Linda Ellerbee's "___ It Goes" : ANDSO
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Embarrassingly stuck : INAJAM
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Winter Olympics vehicle : BOBSLED
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Suffix with schnozz : OLA
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Surrounded by : AMID
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"Lovely" Beatles girl : RITA
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Like some classical columns : IONIC
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Cried one's eyes out : BAWLEDLIKEABABY
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___ de Guerre (French military award) : CROIX
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Nerd : GEEK
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Egyptian fertility goddess : ISIS
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Clamor : DIN
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Long locks : TRESSES
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Complete : ENTIRE
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Fairy tale monsters : OGRES
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Pugilist's weapon : BALLEDUPFIST
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Kiss : BUSS
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Tiny quantities : IOTAS
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Running behind : LATE
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Memo starter : INRE
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Bathroom item : SCALE
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Molecule component : ATOM
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Temple area of Jerusalem : ZION
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Problems with theories : HOLES
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Spigots : TAPS
Down
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One-celled blob : AMEBA
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"Black-eyed" girl : SUSAN
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Burn : SCALD
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Heavy footsteps : THUDS
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Zippo : NADA
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Grp. that has energy users over a barrel? : OPEC
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Wash : LAVE
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Amino ___ : ACID
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___ Fox, 1959 American League M.V.P. : NELLIE
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Perplexed : ATSEA
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"___ pasa?" : QUE
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Large coffee maker : URN
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Pantry raider : ANT
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Watch chain : FOB
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Gandhi's land : INDIA
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Microbiologist Salk : JONAS
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Cover story? : ALIBI
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Thanksgiving parade producer : MACYS
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Run-of-the-mill: Abbr. : ORD
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Absolute nonsense : BILGE
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Places for muckety-mucks? : STIES
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Dams make them : LAKES
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Start of kindergarten learning : ABCDE
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County north of San Francisco : MARIN
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"___ say a word" : IWONT
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551, to Caesar : DLI
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Kimono sash : OBI
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Bit player : EXTRA
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Barely make, with "out" : EKE
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Hot dog topper : RELISH
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Drench : SOP
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Playwright Henrik : IBSEN
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Chopin's Polonaise No. 16 in ___ : GFLAT
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Lasso : RIATA
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Hinder, legally : ESTOP
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Flower holders? : STEMS
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Plumb crazy : LOCO
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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Broad valley : DALE
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Employs : USES
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Show ___ : BIZ
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Prefix with sex : UNI
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Theater sign : SRO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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