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New York Times, Monday, October 16, 2000

Author:
Mitch Komro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mitch Komro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Komro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1016 ( 18,605 )
Across
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Card spots : PIPS
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Thunder sound : CLAP
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Special Forces cap : BERET
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Polaroid : SNAP
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Jim-dandy : NICE
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Fragrance : AROMA
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George Bush's alma mater : YALE
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Monster of a boss? : OGRE
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Put in a nutshell : SUMUP
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Act like a slave-driver : CRACKTHEWHIP
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Tribesman's home : HUT
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Fisherman's profit? : NET
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Oriental : EASTERN
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Shorthand writer, for short : STENO
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Beholder : EYER
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Whisper sweet nothings : COO
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"___ Teen-age Werewolf" (1957 film) : IWASA
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Ventilate : AIROUT
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Leave, in 60's slang : SPLITTHESCENE
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Computer key : DELETE
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Merlin of TV's "Father Murphy" : OLSEN
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Prefix with classic or natal : NEO
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Skin soother : ALOE
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Build on : ADDTO
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Pacify : APPEASE
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Small worker in a big organization : COG
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Elementary particle : ION
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Reveal for the first time : BREAKTHENEWS
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"I'll give you $500 for this old car," e.g. : OFFER
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Prefix with legal : PARA
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Far from shore : ASEA
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The Scales, astrologically : LIBRA
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"Like ___ not" : ITOR
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Be a snitch : TELL
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Receiver of prayers : DEITY
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Zero : NONE
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Otherwise : ELSE
Down
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Intimidates mentally, with "out" : PSYCHS
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Stuck and not going anywhere : INARUT
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Sense of taste : PALATE
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Not guaranteed, after "on" : SPEC
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$100 bill : CNOTE
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Least heavy : LIGHTEST
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Farm measure : ACRE
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Teeny-tiny : PEEWEE
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Groundwork : BASIS
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Blow up : ERUPT
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CD-___ : ROM
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Ostrich's cousin : EMU
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Item on a dancer's heel : TAP
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Be positive : KNOWIT
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Give a hard time : HARASS
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Supply-and-demand subj. : ECON
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Casanova type : ROUE
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"___ to worry" : NOT
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World's longest river : NILE
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Country bumpkin : YAHOO
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"Relax, soldier!" : ATEASE
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When glaciers advanced : ICEAGE
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Tear to bits : REND
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Ooze : SEEP
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Alka-Seltzer sound : PLOP
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Subatomic bit : ELECTRON
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Gene component : DNA
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One way to get wet : LEAPIN
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Fuel for big rigs : DIESEL
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Steam bath garb : TOWELS
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Bargain-hunter's favorite words : ONSALE
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Film critic Roger : EBERT
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Large grouping : ARRAY
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Chicago hub : OHARE
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Green Hornet's aide : KATO
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Basketball Hall-of-Famer Archibald : NATE
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Worn out : OLD
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"Fee ___ foe fum" : FIE
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Hoover's org. : FBI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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