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New York Times, Monday, January 3, 2000

9-Down : Words of refusal

Author:
Hugh Davis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Davis.
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© 2000, The New York Times1/3/00 ( No. 18,318 )
Across
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Spring event : THAW
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Central American Indian : MAYA
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Land with half of Mount Everest : NEPAL
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Massive : HUGE
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"Deutschland ___ Alles" : UBER
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Like Bo-Peep's herd : OVINE
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Cushy fabric : FELT
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Subjects of many New Year's resolutions : DIETS
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"Shh..." : OURLITTLESECRET
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Singer-actor Kristofferson : KRIS
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Chapeau : HAT
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Goddess of the hunt : DIANA
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Badly claw : MAUL
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Staff of Life, for short : EDS
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"Little Women" author : ALCOTT
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I.R.S. employee: Abbr. : AGT
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Get ___ the ground floor : INON
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"Shhh..." : BETWEENYOUANDME
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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Notebook projection : TAB
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Bug : PESTER
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Danson of "Cheers" : TED
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Judge's apparel : ROBE
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Perch : ROOST
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Fellows : MEN
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Homeless child : WAIF
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Reply to 20- or 37-Across : MYLIPSARESEALED
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Comment to the audience : ASIDE
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Actions at Sotheby's : BIDS
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This doesn't need to be fixed, but it can be : RATE
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Writer Ira : LEVIN
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Rim : EDGE
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Stratford-upon-___ : AVON
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Rendezvous : TRYST
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Wine dregs : LEES
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Mailed : SENT
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The Huxtable boy, on "The Cosby Show" : THEO
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Certain Rwandan : HUTU
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Actor John of "Sands of Iwo Jima" : AGAR
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Famous : WELLKNOWN
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Civilian clothes : MUFTI
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Aids in crime : ABETS
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"Gimme an A!...," e.g. : YELL
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Words of refusal : NODEAL
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Throw out in the street : EVICT
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Where a ship comes in : PIER
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Poker starter : ANTE
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"___ we forget..." : LEST
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Steamed : IRATE
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"Stop talking!" : SHUTUP
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Sponge gently : DABAT
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___-France : ILEDE
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Did stage work : ACTED
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Alternative to yes or no : MAYBE
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Long, long ___ : AGO
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Put an ___ (stop) : ENDTO
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Some stadium features : DOMES
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Hägar the Horrible's dog : SNERT
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Wyoming range : TETONS
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To the degree that : INSOFARAS
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Catch red-handed : NAB
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Eagle's nest : AERIE
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Show remorse : REPENT
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Calf-length skirts : MIDIS
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Pie slice : WEDGE
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Dolts : ASSES
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Brewery grain : MALT
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Belgian river, a W.W. I battle line : YSER
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Roman historian : LIVY
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Cain's brother : ABEL
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Go by horse : RIDE
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Wash : LAVE
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Kind of jacket : ETON
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Bad impression? : DENT

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

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