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New York Times, Thursday, January 6, 2000

Capt. Hull who commanded Old Ironsides

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
11612/29/199311/26/200845
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2015151219278
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.52700
Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 44 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Estes.
Jeff Chen notes:

TAB, CHECK, BILL, CHIT all hint at MY TREAT. Perhaps FOOT is related, as in FOOT the BILL?

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© 2000, The New York Times1/6/00 ( No. 18,321 )
Across
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Gists : NUBS
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Forbes 400 list topper : GATES
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#1 spot : ACME
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Words said with a nod : ISEE
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Summing up : INALL
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Kicker's target : SHIN
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Choir site : TABERNACLE
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Beat (off) : FEND
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Prison rebel, perhaps : RIOTER
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Haberdashers' items : TIETACKS
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Lover of Eurydice : ORPHEUS
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Baby bird? : STORK
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St. ___ fire : ELMOS
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Overloads : SWAMPS
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Bell ___ : LABS
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A purebred it's not : MUTT
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Capt. Hull who commanded Old Ironsides : ISAAC
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___ Lilly & Co. : ELI
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Title for this puzzle? : MYTREAT
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Certain cross : TAU
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One of the Flintstones : WILMA
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Safari : HUNT
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Hair curler : PERM
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Fliers' frustrations : DELAYS
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"Ditto" : METOO
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Genius : BRAIN
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Badly slandered : TRASHED
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March sound : FOOTSTEP
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Number one Hun : ATTILA
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Full of small talk : CHITCHATTY
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Laura of "Jurassic Park" : DERN
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"Like it ___" : ORNOT
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Proceed : GOON
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Scotch diluter : SODA
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Does a muffler's job : MUTES
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Politically incorrect suffix : ENNE
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Funny-car fuel : NITRO
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Name on jetliners, once : USAIR
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Dizzy Gillespie's genre : BEBOP
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Does a slow burn : SEETHES
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Cause of some knocking : GINRUMMY
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Santa ___ winds : ANA
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Knowing when to be silent, e.g. : TACT
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___ Island National Monument : ELLIS
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Makes roads slippery, say : SLEETS
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To the extent that : ASFARAS
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Defeat : CHECKMATE
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Fine fur : MINK
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Pulls the plug on : ENDS
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Quaint dance : REEL
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Namely : TOWIT
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Bygone voting bloc, with "the" : SOUTH
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Make music, in a way : STRUM
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1950's-60's NBC star : PAAR
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Lowlife : SCUM
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Off-color : LEWD
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Pitch off the road : BILLBOARD
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Believe it! : TENET
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Pioneers of a 365-day calendar : MAYAS
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Draws : ATTRACTS
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Tennis star Hingis : MARTINA
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Big catalog company expense : POSTAGE
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"Friends," e.g. : SITCOM
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It might be bleeped out : OATH
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Kind of jacket : NEHRU
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Make a pass at : HITON
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Pop's John : ELTON
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Singer Taylor ___ : DAYNE
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Teletubbies and others : FADS
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Nondairy spread : OLEO
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Ice cream purchase : PINT
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Little piggy : TOE

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

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