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New York Times, Tuesday, October 3, 2000

It's "sandwiched" in 17-, 23-, 35-, 45- and 56-Across

Author:
Todd McClary
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. McClary.
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© 2000, The New York Times10/3/00 ( No. 18,592 )
Across
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Dancer's asset : RHYTHM
7
D.J.'s stack : CDS
10
Farm newborn : FOAL
14
Microscopic critter : AMOEBA
15
Inebriated : LIT
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Sporting weapon : EPEE
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Roughly : MOREORLESS
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Tableland : MESA
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Is inquisitive : ASKS
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With 11-Down, daytime TV fare : SOAP
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They're making pesetas passé : EUROS
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Plan à la Twyla Tharp : CHOREOGRAPH
25
Jefferson's 1860's opposite : ABRAHAM
29
Pi followers : RHOS
30
Response to "grazie" : PREGO
31
___ were (so to speak) : ASIT
32
Run in : NAB
35
Camden Yards sight : BALTIMOREORIOLE
39
Hog's home : STY
40
Start another hitch : REUP
41
Lavatory sign : INUSE
42
"This won't hurt ___!" : ABIT
43
Bun worn on the head : TOPKNOT
45
Appoints in advance : FOREORDAINS
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There's a lot of interest in it : USURY
50
Stein fillers : ALES
51
Puente or Jackson : TITO
55
Franklin D.'s mother : SARA
56
Proprietor of a sort : STOREOWNER
58
32-card game : SKAT
59
He's a doll : KEN
60
Channeler's state : TRANCE
61
Eli's school : YALE
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Gator add-on : ADE
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Insists : SAYSSO
Down
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"___ Lama Ding Dong" : RAMA
2
Managed care grps. : HMOS
3
Sergeant in a 1941 film : YORK
4
Pro shop bagful : TEES
5
"The Sopranos" airer : HBO
6
Mason of "The Goodbye Girl" : MARSHA
7
"C" on a calculator : CLEAR
8
Scatter, as a crowd : DISPERSE
9
Ave. crossers : STS
10
Legbones : FEMURS
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See 21-Across : OPERA
12
Man of morals : AESOP
13
Check for Checkers : LEASH
18
Hang over one's head : LOOM
22
Voyages for the vain? : EGOTRIPS
23
Sunday singer : CHOIRBOY
24
Buckeye's home : OHIO
25
"N.Y.P.D. Blue" alerts : APBS
26
Handful for a baby-sitter : BRAT
27
Depend (on) : RELY
28
Mulder or Scully: Abbr. : AGT
31
Dadaist Jean : ARP
32
Sentence subject, often : NOUN
33
As well : ALSO
34
___ greens : BEET
36
Israel's Golda : MEIR
37
No longer in : OUTDATED
38
Bic filler : INK
42
Freshen : AERATE
43
Opera house level : TIER
44
Beginnings : ONSETS
45
Meticulous to a fault : FUSSY
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Honshu port : OSAKA
47
Like the boondocks : RURAL
48
Unaided : ALONE
51
1986 P.G.A. Championship winner Bob : TWAY
52
Places to overnight : INNS
53
Private eyes, slangily : TECS
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It's "sandwiched" in 17-, 23-, 35-, 45- and 56-Across : OREO
56
Relative of reggae : SKA
57
"...man ___ mouse?" : ORA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later.

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