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WORD LADDER

New York Times, Sunday, October 22, 2000

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Henry Hook

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1022 ( 18,611 )
Across
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Opponent of 120-Across : BUSH
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Mac : BUB
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Den ___ (Dutch city, to the Dutch) : HAAG
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Little dipper : SCOOP
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Roughly : ABOUT
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Qualified : ELIGIBLE
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Tony : theater :: ___ : fashion design : WINNIE
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Change a letter in 1-Across to spell... : COMMANDTOADOGSLEDTEAM
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Engage in histrionics : HAMITUP
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Place : LIEU
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Wife of Bath's offering : TALE
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Away from the bow : AFT
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Bill's co-adventurer, in the movies : TED
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Ninnies : MORONS
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Napoleon, for one : PASTRY
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Imposture : LIE
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Succumbs to gravity : SAGS
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Thicket : COPSE
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Eschew spontaneity : PLAN
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Dressage factors : GAITS
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Commandment pronoun : THY
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Change a letter in 23-Across to spell... : CLIOORERATO
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Those seeking junior partners? : AGEISTS
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Choral rendition : NOEL
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Affect : GETTO
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News office : BUREAU
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Cast a line : REELOUT
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The "W" of W. H. Auden : WYSTAN
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Rejoin rudely : SASS
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Prefix with magnetic : THERMO
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Poet Mandelstam : OSIP
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Anteceding : ERE
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Change a letter in 46-Across to spell... : STUBBORNBEAST
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"___ durn tootin'!" : YER
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"Swan Lake" piece? : TUTU
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Extreme shortage : FAMINE
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Cellar, in real estate ads : BSMT
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Genesis locale : ARARAT
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Secure, as a passenger : STRAPIN
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Nova follower : SCOTIA
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It's out of the mouths of babes : DROOL
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Trojan Horse, e.g. : RUSE
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Form of abstract sculpture : STABILE
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Change a letter in 63-Across to spell... : DOUBLEAGENT
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Fresno newspaper : BEE
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Silver oak leaf wearer: Abbr. : LTCOL
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Comic strip "___ & Janis" : ARLO
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Bulb : CLOVE
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Place for a swing : CAGE
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"Mighty ___ a Rose" : LAK
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Place where Gauguin painted : TAHITI
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Drew Carey, e.g. : OHIOAN
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"When ___ door...?" : ISA
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Bit of "Big Brother" equipment : CAM
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One of the singing Winans family : BEBE
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"Clan of the Cave Bear" author : AUEL
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His work inspired Broadway's "Nine" : FELLINI
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Change a letter in 85-Across to spell... : WHATOLIVERTWISTWANTED
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Selena's musical style : TEJANO
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Ante, in a sense : ENTRYFEE
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Birth-related : NATAL
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Connoisseur : MAVEN
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Narrow margin : NOSE
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Out of reach : FAR
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Change a letter in 110-Across to spell... : GORE
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He went for baroque : BACH
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Sub : UBOAT
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Port authorities : SOMMELIERS
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Summertime percentages : HUMIDITIES
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Canopy supports, perhaps : BEDPOSTS
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Last in seq. : ULT
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Body work? : BIOLOGY
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Camouflages : HIDES
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"___ ben Adhem" : ABOU
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H.S. math : ALG
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"Hogan's Heroes" villains : GESTAPO
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Roast : SWELTER
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Vinegar base : CIDER
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Minn. neighbor : ONT
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Readily conscriptable : ONEA
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"Milord" chanteuse : PIAF
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Sylvester, to Tweety : TAT
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Dieters' woes : GAINS
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Ambulance V.I.P. : EMT
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Book before Deut. : NUM
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Roundup aid : LASSO
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Noise from a fan : RAH
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W.W. I soldier : POILU
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Place where a 33-Down fought : YPRES
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La donna : ESSA
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Role for Liz : CLEO
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Starbucks order : LATTE
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Floral fragrance : ATTAR
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Who should believe a liar : NOONE
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Ties up the phone : GABS
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HdosO : AGUA
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Not running : COLORFAST
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Natives call it Misr : EGYPT
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"For shame!" : TUTTUT
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Nautilus captain : NEMO
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Pix that perplex : REBUS
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Tarzan creator's monogram : ERB
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Walk pigeon-style : TOEIN
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Most judicious : WISEST
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QB's cry : HUT
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Honshu honorific : SAN
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Engine problem : STALL
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Scruff : NAPE
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ASCAP counterpart : BMI
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One-third of a phrase meaning "etc." : YADDA
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Clinker : ERROR
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Vicomte in "The Phantom of the Opera" : RAOUL
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Bay's competition, in song : BOBTAILNAG
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Treats unfairly : STICKSITTO
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Venus de ___ : MILO
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Old Chinese money : TAEL
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Iron man? : ROBOT
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"Three Coins ..." fountain : TREVI
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Mysterious character : RUNE
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Lead a square dance : CALL
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Take care of : SEEAFTER
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Level of command : ECHELON
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Out of sorts? : ALIBI
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Settled scores : GOTEVEN
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"Here comes the judge!" utterer : BAILIFF
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Swelled head : EGO
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Like saltwater taffy : CHEWY
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"To give her poor dog ___" : ABONE
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Unconventional : OUTRE
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Unfamiliar : NEW
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Something to bend or lend : ANEAR
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1/20 ton: Abbr. : CWT
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Sound of a frog? : AHEM
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Goya subject : MAJA
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Dilettantes' passions : ARTS
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Telecommunications setup, for short : LAN
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Empty : IDLE
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Hebrew letter : TAV
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Proteus's domain, with "the" : SEA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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