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New York Times, Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Author:
Nick Grivas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nick Grivas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Grivas. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1025 ( 18,614 )
Across
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End of story? : MORAL
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Thanks along the Thames : TAS
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Weed whackers : HOERS
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In bad company, to Ambrose Bierce : ALONE
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Justice Fortas : ABE
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Afternoon TV staple : OPRAH
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Results of some shortages : RIOTS
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Puma or lion : CAT
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"Tootsie" Oscar winner : LANGE
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Command words : COMESITSTAYHEEL
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Person with a stethoscope : DOC
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Laugh uproariously : HOWL
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"You got it!" : YEP
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Word in many commandments : NOT
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Marine catch : SEABASS
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Pizazz : ELAN
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Jacques or Pierre : NOM
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First name in Olympics perfection : NADIA
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Words of praise : ATTABOYGOODGIRL
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Funny Fields : TOTIE
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Nasty so-and-so : SOB
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Gets the point : SEES
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Bloodhound, at times : SNIFFER
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Luau fare : POI
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Dos Passos trilogy : USA
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Tavern supplies : RYES
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Mag. wheels : EDS
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Where 20- and 40-Across are heard : OBEDIENCESCHOOL
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Half an 80's sitcom duo : ALLIE
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Fall into evil ways : ERR
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Cliffside home : AERIE
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Prepare, as a bow : ROSIN
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Musician-for-hire's desire : GIG
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Cinema supplies : REELS
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Strait-laced : STAID
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Funny Philips : EMO
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Worthless material : DROSS
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Pulitzer winner Connelly : MARC
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Stew : OLIO
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Board's partner : ROOM
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Chipped in : ANTED
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Parable feature : LESSON
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Savoir-faire : TACT
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Make ashamed : ABASH
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Heated arguments : SETTOS
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Pilgrim's destination : HOLYLAND
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Brightly colored fish : OPAH
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Coastal raptor : ERNE
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Latest thing : RAGE
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Cartoonist Silverstein : SHEL
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Prefix meaning "likeness" : ICONO
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Blow away : AWE
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Poet with a "fanatic's heart" : YEATS
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Eulogizer of Diana in song : ELTON
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Grammy winner LaBelle : PATTI
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Dog classification : TOY
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Does work at a checkout line : BAGS
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It may be bid : ADIEU
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Stable parents : SIRES
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Chip topping : SALSA
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Babe in the woods : NAIF
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Classic two-seaters : MGS
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Make a connection with : BEFRIEND
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Alley ___ : OOP
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Heckelphone cousins : OBOES
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Storm center : EYE
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Back out (on) : RENEGE
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Proof, so to speak : IDCARD
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Curtain fabric : SCRIM
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Like organza or chiffon : SHEER
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Trireme gear : OARS
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Part of a psychological test : BLOT
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Film feline : ELSA
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Early sixth-century date : DIII
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Hence : ERGO
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Nabisco item : OREO
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Protects against rust : OILS
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Minus : LESS

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

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