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New York Times, Sunday, January 9, 2000

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles M. Deber

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0109 ( 18,324 )
Across
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"I Enjoy Being ___" (Rodgers and Hammerstein tune) : AGIRL
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Ballpark figure follower : ORSO
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Year of Christopher Columbus's death : MDVI
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Discountenance : ABASH
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See 8-Down : MATEO
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The U.S. has a Great one : SEAL
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Home of ancient Persepolis : IRAN
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Third-largest asteroid : VESTA
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Jerry & Sharon's favorite building material? : BROWNSTONE
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Larry & Carrie's favorite bird? : KINGFISHER
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Atlantic food fishes : PORGIES
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Above ground? : ALIVE
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Weep for : LAMENT
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"Yikes!" : OHNO
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Habit : ROTE
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Twining plant stem : BINE
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Disheveled : RAGTAG
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John & Nancy's favorite miscreant? : JAYWALKER
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Member of the clergé : ABBE
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Van ___ administration : BUREN
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Ravel's "La ___" : VALSE
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How some films are viewed : INTHREED
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Belfast grp. : IRA
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List maintainers : DEANS
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Too precious : CUTESY
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Young one : LAD
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Reason for detention, maybe : SASS
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Curt & Bill's favorite parts of dams? : FLOODGATES
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Mouth that doesn't talk : DELTA
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Skyline parts : SPIRES
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Big name in bonding : ELMER
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Miami and others : TRIBES
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Conversation pieces : PHONES
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Loud mouths : TRAPS
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One way to meet : HEADON
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Red Guard's movement : MAOISM
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Express : VOICE
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Long-eared pet : BASSET
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Washington product : APPLE
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Gene & Eliot's favorite vacation area? : WILDERNESS
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Mail carriers' paths: Abbr. : RTES
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Person who makes calls : REP
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Rocker in a lullaby : CRADLE
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Tavern sign abbr. : ESTAB
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Fronton shout : OLE
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Sci-fi villain : CREATURE
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"Whoopee!" : OHBOY
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Commingle : IMMIX
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States under Stalin: Abbr. : SSRS
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Hank & Gail's favorite weather? : SNOWSTORM
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Far from shy : BRASSY
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Make the grade? : PASS
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Hearty hello : HAIL
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Kind of language : BODY
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Ascetic of old : ESSENE
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Given to gab : GASSY
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Hustled, e.g. : DISCOED
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Karen & Jaclyn's favorite worker? : BLACKSMITH
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Grant & George Washington's favorite artisan? : WOODCARVER
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Place in a Pullman : BERTH
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Converse competitor : AVIA
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Wagon part : AXLE
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1969 Beau Bridges film, when doubled : GAILY
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Paul Klee or Max Frisch, e.g. : SWISS
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Thumb one's nose at : DEFY
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Doesn't keep : ROTS
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Dr. Sattler of "Jurassic Park" : ELLIE
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Pres. appointee : AMB
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Irving hero : GARP
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Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
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Did more than edit : REWROTE
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Shelley & Learned's favorite writing style? : LONGHAND
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Prefix in medicine : OSTEO
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Essex contemporaries : REOS
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With 19-Across, California city : SAN
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Mrs. ___ cow : OLEARYS
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N.H.L. Hall-of-Famer Stan : MIKITA
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Hardly serious writing : DRIVEL
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Place for a rooster : VANE
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Like Paderewski's Minuet : ING
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Of interest to Audubon : AVIAN
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Sully : BESMEAR
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Flushing Meadow stadium name : ASHE
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British carbine : STEN
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Trophy won by 10-Down, 1967 and 1968 : HART
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Rat : SING
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Plays footsie : FLIRTS
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"The West Wing" co-star : LOWE
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Louis-Dreyfus's "Seinfeld" role : BENES
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Aaron's 2,297 : RBIS
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It's all around you : AURA
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Günter & Dennis's favorite drink? : GRASSHOPPER
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Longtime Hungarian leader Kádár : JANOS
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Therewithal : ALSO
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White-collar crook : KITER
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Alexander Graham & Timothy's favorite garment? : BELLBOTTOMS
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Weatherworn : BEATEN
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Norse poems : EDDAS
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Glens : VALES
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Many-sided problems : HYDRAS
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Either Zimbalist : EFREM
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One may be roasting on an open fire : CAMPER
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Huntsman Center team : UTES
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Turn into a brat? : SPOIL
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Pooh-pooh : DERIDE
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Mer de ___ (Mont Blanc feature) : GLACE
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Bird that gets down : EIDER
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Net gain? : INSECT
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Girl in Eliot's "Romola" : TESSA
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Star and Sun, e.g. : PAPERS
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Cost to cross : TOLL
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Not well-thought-out : HASTY
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French brandies : MARCS
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News clip : VIDEO
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Twig broom : BESOM
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Yells "Heads up!" at : WARNS
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I-80 runs through it : NEBR
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Whiffenpoofs : ELIS
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Likely to turn on? : SEXY
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Charlotte ___ (sponge cake desserts) : RUSSES
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Larry & Nicolas's favorite pet item? : BIRDCAGE
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Views : ASPECTS
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Regretful one of song : OTIS
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Fight to keep the faith : HOLYWAR
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Kind of race : MAYORAL
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Hypothetical : WHATIF
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Move down the runway : SASHAY
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Anjou alternative : BOSC
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Signs of life : ANKHS
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Sits tight : BIDES
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Withdraws : EBBS
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Great deal : SLEW
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It may cover an Indian : SARI
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Room to move : GIVE
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One who isn't swift : DOLT
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Good opponent? : EVIL
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Slicer site : DELI
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Like some scientists : MAD
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Tic-tac-toe loser : OXO
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104-Down request : RYE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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