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New York Times, Tuesday, October 31, 2000

Author:
Bill Zais
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bill Zais

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Zais. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1031 ( 18,620 )
Across
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Passport feature : STAMP
6
Role for Ingrid : ILSA
10
Bridge toll unit : AXLE
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Overthrowing a base, e.g. : ERROR
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Select : CULL
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Prehistoric terror, informally : TREX
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Superhero's home : METROPOLIS
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Go on and on : RANT
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"Look, up in the ___!" : SKY
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Playboy centerfold : PINUP
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Authority : SAYSO
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32 pieces and a board : CHESSSET
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Speed: Abbr. : VEL
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Certain teas : PEKOES
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They go well with plaids : SOLIDS
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Diamond unit : CARAT
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Asian plains : STEPPES
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River to Hades : STYX
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Stayed at home : WASIN
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Best Picture of 1958 : GIGI
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Dress store section : PETITES
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Feeling puffed up : PROUD
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Players in a dome, once : ASTROS
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Taken care of : SEENTO
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"___ Te Ching" : TAO
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More skittish : LESSSURE
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Like much notebook paper : LINED
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"The Unity of India" writer : NEHRU
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Symbol on a cape : ESS
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Et ___ : ALIA
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Superhero's nickname : MANOFSTEEL
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Drunks : SOTS
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Smooth (out) : IRON
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Combs : EARLE
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Deuce taker : TREY
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"Pretty Woman" co-star : GERE
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Berate : SCOLD
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Grad sch. classes : SEMS
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Trudge : TREK
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Pretentious : ARTY
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Commercial suffix with "Sav-" : MOR
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Prognosticator : PROPHET
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Computer programs have them : ICONS
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Whoppers : LULUS
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Mooring spots : SLIPS
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Gore and Bundy : ALS
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Gillette brand : ATRA
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Superhero's skill : XRAYVISION
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Filmed, in Hollywood slang : LENSED
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Praises lavishly : EXTOLS
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Slapstick comedy items : PIES
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Clog (up) : STOP
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Encourager : COAXER
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"SportsZone" airer : ESPN
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IBM products : PCS
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Partake of : EAT
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Superhero's undoing : KRYPTONITE
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Fictional Simon : LEGREE
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Used a bench : SAT
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Wasser in the winter : EIS
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Smart-alecky : WISE
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Belt tightener? : GUT
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Altar reply : IDO
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Snitched : TOLD
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Scans : PERUSES
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Finally : ATLAST
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Expert on spars and stars : SAILOR
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Catch a wave : SURF
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Catch : SNARE
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Mister, in Mendoza : SENOR
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Radiated : SHONE
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"___ does it" : EASY
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Talk up : SELL
56
Huskies' load : SLED
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Russian plane : MIG
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Middle of XXX : TAC

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

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