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New York Times, Tuesday, January 25, 2000

Author:
William S. Cotter
Editor:
Will Shortz
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William S. Cotter

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Cotter. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0125 ( 18,340 )

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Across
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B-school entrance exam : GMAT
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Tablelands : MESAS
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Porgy's woman : BESS
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Junction point : NODE
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Just ___ of the tongue : ASLIP
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Condo division : UNIT
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Zoning measure : ACRE
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A Judd : NAOMI
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Longish skirt : MIDI
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Dad says "no" : WHENYOUGETOLDER
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Cousin of the bossa nova : SAMBA
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Crossword worker? : ESNE
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___ salts : EPSOM
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More lofty : HIGHER
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Nick and Nora's pooch : ASTA
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Backseat driver, e.g. : CRITIC
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First daughter Carter : AMY
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Dad says "yes" : JUSTTHISONETIME
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Pay stub? : OLA
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Render immobile, rodeo-style : HOGTIE
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Bauxite and others : ORES
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Bodega's place : BARRIO
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Journalist Joseph or Stewart : ALSOP
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Silver State sch. : UNLV
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Part of TNT : NITRO
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Dad says "maybe" : GOASKYOURMOTHER
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Rolling in dough : RICH
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Dazed and confused : ATSEA
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Ocean predator : ORCA
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Price of a hand : ANTE
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Change the price of : RETAG
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April 1 victim : FOOL
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Lose traction : SKID
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Vial measurements : DRAMS
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Peaty areas : FENS
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Chews like a chipmunk : GNAWS
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Starbucks order : MOCHA
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To the point, to lawyers : ADREM
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Publication with features on boy bands : TEENBEAT
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"Look ___ hands!" : MANO
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Trudge through the mire : SLOG
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Actress Anouk : AIMEE
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Polishes, army-style : SPITSHINES
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Cause of a limp, maybe : BUMLEG
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Oklahoma city : ENID
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Bar or car starter : SIDE
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To-do : STIR
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Big mouth : YAP
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In the cooler : ONICE
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Jungle gym's place : SCHOOLYARD
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Not a dup. : ORIG
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Man in the 'hood : MISTA
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Salon's concern : HAIR
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Name in plus-size modeling : EMME
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Whiskey choices : RYES
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"...___ for Superman!" : AJOB
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Toni Morrison novel : SULA
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Pre-1917 ruler : TSAR
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Slave away : TOIL
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Use one's bean : THINK
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Request to a gas pumper : TOPITOFF
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Applied to Sigma Chi, say : RUSHED
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Yoko ___ : ONO
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November lever puller : VOTER
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Pang : THROE
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Scout's job, for short : RECON
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Face-to-face exams : ORALS
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Mardi ___ : GRAS
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Sty cry : OINK
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Curtain-raising time : ACTI
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Org. for Borg : USTA
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Enlarge, as a hole : REAM
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Cosmo and GQ, e.g. : MAGS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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