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New York Times, Thursday, January 29, 2004

Start of a definition of "elbonics" (a word that doesn't exist but should)

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 100 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times1/29/04 ( No. 19,805 )

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Across
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Ready to work : HIRABLE
8
"Now where ___?" : WASI
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Kennedy adviser : SORENSEN
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End ___ era : OFAN
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Start of a definition of "elbonics" (a word that doesn't exist but should) : THEBEHAVIOROF
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Greek god sometimes pictured as blindfolded : EROS
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Novelist Seton : ANYA
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Each : APOP
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Delighted reaction : AAH
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Gathering place: Abbr. : CTR
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Delilah player in "Samson and Delilah" : LAMARR
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Definition, part 2 : TWOPEOPLE
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Israel-based bank : LEUMI
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Kind : ILK
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Kind of history : ORAL
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Actor Herbert : LOM
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Definition, part 3 : JOCKEYINGFORONE
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1961 Literature Nobelist ___ Andric : IVO
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Drill : BORE
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"___ fallen ..." : IVE
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"Siddhartha" author : HESSE
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Definition, part 4 : ARMRESTIN
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Oil worker? : ARTIST
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Alway : EER
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Cry of dismay, in poetry : ONO
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Roll maker? : DRUM
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Came down : ALIT
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Token look-alike : SLUG
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End of the definition : AMOVIETHEATER
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Some bills : TENS
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Do some stock speculating : DAYTRADE
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Station name in England : ESSO
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How "Waltzing Matilda" is to be played : ALLEGRO
Down
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Holiday cheer? : HOHOHO
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Cholers : IRES
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Confederate : REB
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"Wheel of Fortune" request : ANE
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C, alternatively : BSHARP
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Not very profitable : LEAN
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"A kind of praise": John Gay : ENVY
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Try to win a hand : WOO
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House with a steep roof : AFRAME
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Caesar Park International Airport site : SAOPAULO
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Sell out, in a way : INFORMON
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Kind of vote : STRAW
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Proverb ending? : IAL
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Have something : EAT
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Choice : PRIME
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Former name of Sulawesi : CELEBES
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Ginza locale : TOKYO
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Everywhere : ALLOVER
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Teledyne Water ___ : PIK
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One keeping one's own company : LONER
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Work unit : ERG
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Holy war : JIHAD
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Make too much of : OVERRATE
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Hollywood studio department : COSTUMES
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Something that may be rolled over: Abbr. : IRA
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Court matter : RES
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Paul and Carly : SIMONS
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CH3 : METHYL
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The Rockets of the Mid-American Conference : TOLEDO
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Accustom : INURE
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Holiday quaff : NOG
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___ chi ch'uan : TAI
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Castor's mother : LEDA
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Big World Cup power: Abbr. : ITAL
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Diva, e.g. : STAR
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Letters on a brandy bottle : VSO
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Season in Haiti : ETE
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Big World Cup power: Abbr. : ARG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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