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New York Times, Thursday, October 26, 2000

A mutant from beyond your imagination!

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times10/26/00 ( No. 18,615 )

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Across
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Like most movies : RATED
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Facts : INFO
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Radio broadcast: Abbr. : APB
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Key of Mozart's "Odense" Symphony : AMINOR
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Kind of cuisine : NOUVELLE
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Jerk around : JIGGLE
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A wonder of nature! : SHEEPDOG
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Go gray : AGE
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Half of a one-two : LEFT
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Old English silver coins : GROATS
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A freak of the animal kingdom! : HORSEFLY
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"How ___ ..." : ODD
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Unlaid lawn : SOD
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Laid up : ILL
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Sets down : RESTS
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Turkish title : AGHA
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Pants leg feature : CREASE
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National Gallery architect : PEI
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A living marvel! : BEARCAT
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A mutant from beyond your imagination! : COWBIRD
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"Public house" : BAR
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Folded food : OMELET
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Singer Brickell : EDIE
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Alan of "Catch-22" : ARKIN
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Served, as time : DID
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Turn right : GEE
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Old PC platform : DOS
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A beast like you've never seen before! : BULLFROG
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Sideburned film critic : SHALIT
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Alternative to a singlestick : EPEE
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U.S.N. letters : CPO
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A grotesquerie from a horror show! : MULEDEER
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Dormitory annoyance : SNORER
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Web with limited access : INTRANET
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Georgia's ___ Shevardnadze : EDUARD
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One end of a match: Abbr. : TKO
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Half-awake : LOGY
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How you might hold a vicious animal : ATBAY
Down
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Indian chief : RAJAH
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Buddy : AMIGO
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A strange and exotic creature! : TIGERSHARK
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High school subj. : ENG
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Dressed (up) : DOLLED
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Chicly : INSTYLE
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Tokyo stage show : NOH
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Fire, to Fernando : FUEGO
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Depleted a bank account, and then some : OVERDREW
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"The Four Seasons" star : ALDA
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Basic thread : PLOT
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Seeks change? : BEGS
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Sailing danger : REEF
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Lyric poem part : EPODE
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Was coquettish : FLIRTED
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Rise dramatically : SOAR
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Donned, as oxfords : LACEDUP
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A monster that will chill your blood! : SPIDERCRAB
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Garr of "Mr. Mom" : TERI
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Entree go-with : SIDE
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"S.O.S." band : ABBA
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Engine part : GEAR
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Engine part : CAM
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Juicer : SOT
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Shaped like a megaphone : CONOIDAL
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Carpaccio base : BEEF
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Lady on U.S. coins : LIBERTY
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Do-nothing : IDLER
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Woman in an Ed Wood title : GLENDA
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Transcript preparer : STENO
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___-majesté : LESE
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"Wozzeck," e.g. : OPERA
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Motown Records founder : GORDY
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Struck, old-style : SMIT
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Adonis : HUNK
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Viola's range : ALTO
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Brain monitor: Abbr. : EEG
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No longer an option : OUT

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

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