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New York Times, Tuesday, October 17, 2000

"A bit of talcum / Is always walcum" poet

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Gordon.
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© 2000, The New York Times10/17/00 ( No. 18,606 )
Across
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Concession stand purchase : SODA
5
Egyptian snakes : ASPS
9
Lox holder : BAGEL
14
Whaler of fiction : AHAB
15
Wing tip, e.g. : SHOE
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Item in a Greek salad : OLIVE
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River the Aswan Dam dams : NILE
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Chimney residue : SOOT
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Interlaced : WOVEN
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One who's handy around the house : DOITYOURSELFER
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Gallery display : ART
24
Deep black : JET
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Highlight : ACCENT
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Sly look : LEER
31
Run up the phone bill : GAB
34
[Oh, that's awful!] : GROAN
35
Painter Chagall : MARC
36
Florence's river : ARNO
37
2000 hit album by Britney Spears : OOPSIDIDITAGAIN
40
Fall color : RUST
41
Psychiatrist's response : ISEE
42
Thickheaded : DENSE
43
Orangutan, for one : APE
44
Abbr. on a business letter : ATTN
45
Learn completely : MASTER
46
One marching in a column : ANT
47
Bart, to Homer Simpson : SON
48
Comment to a klutz : NOWYOUVEDONEIT
56
Fleshy fruit : PAPAW
57
Quitting time, often : FIVE
58
Forest measure : ACRE
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La Scala offering : OPERA
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Change from a cashier : ONES
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Tibia : SHIN
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Pops : DADDY
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Mailed : SENT
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Party thrower : HOST
Down
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Hourglass fill : SAND
2
Buckeye's home : OHIO
3
Mustachioed Surrealist : DALI
4
Help in a heist : ABET
5
Classify : ASSORT
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Vociferate : SHOUT
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Poverty-stricken : POOR
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Match parts : SETS
9
One who hopes for strikes : BOWLER
10
In the air : ALOFT
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Donate : GIVE
12
Penultimate fairy tale word : EVER
13
Novelist Deighton : LEN
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New Age musician of note : YANNI
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Oust : EJECT
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Ancient Greek marketplace : AGORA
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Infant's illness : CROUP
27
Small woods : COPSE
28
N.L. ___ : EAST
29
Burdened : LADEN
30
Buffalo's lake : ERIE
31
Scholar's wish, maybe : GRANT
32
Licoricelike flavor : ANISE
33
Cause for a head-slap? : BONER
35
Atomizer's output : MIST
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Forever : AGES
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"Hi & Lois" child : DITTO
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"A Bell for ___" : ADANO
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Nonetheless : ANYWAY
45
Not boastful : MODEST
46
Bestow : AWARD
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Crapping-out throw : SEVEN
48
Auto parts brand : NAPA
49
Newspaper page for essayists : OPED
50
ET's transports : UFOS
51
Grape plant : VINE
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"A bit of talcum / Is always walcum" poet : NASH
53
Comeback : ECHO
54
Part of the eye : IRIS
55
Camping gear : TENT
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Pea holder : POD

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

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