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New York Times, Saturday, October 7, 2000

Author:
Chuck Menning
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chuck Menning

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {JQVWZ} Spans: 6, (2 double stacks) This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Menning. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1007 ( 18,596 )
Across
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Pretenses : FACADES
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Bit of hunting gear : GAMEBAG
15
1983 Jean Shepherd film memoir : ACHRISTMASSTORY
17
Popular Civil War song : TRAMPTRAMPTRAMP
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Vanity plate in a two-car household : HERS
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Wonderland cake message : EATME
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Stumbles : ERRS
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Suffix with ether : EAL
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Touch up : RESTORE
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Vox ___ : DEI
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Meeting convoked by an ancient king : AGORA
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Committee member, maybe: Abbr. : SEN
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A letter provides one : LEASE
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Couldn't stand : DETESTED
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Bluffs : FEINTS
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Criminal subduer : TASER
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Tore : RACED
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One with an eye for fine clothing? : NEEDLE
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Industrial category : TEXTILES
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"Tiny Alice" dramatist : ALBEE
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Problem in historical records : GAP
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All-night bar? : ROOST
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Fruits de ___ (menu heading) : MER
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Paella accompaniment : SANGRIA
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Brit. military decoration : DSO
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Reassuring response : IMOK
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Propose as an explanation : POSIT
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Time, for wine : AGER
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World leader who wrote a novel, "The Cardinal's Mistress" : BENITOMUSSOLINI
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Reciprocal relationship : INTERDEPENDENCE
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Dieted : ATELESS
57
Shot measures? : DOSAGES
Down
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Ninny : FATHEAD
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Ranch land : ACREAGE
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Writer whose first book, 1846, sold only two copies : CHARLOTTEBRONTE
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"There is little reason in ___": Virgil : ARMS
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Dance move : DIP
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First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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"Casablanca" villain : STRASSER
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Smoked ham : GAMMON
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In accordance with : ASPER
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Colo. clock setting : MST
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Word repeated in a French Hamlet's soliloquy : ETRE
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What country inns provide : BOARDANDLODGING
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It may be worn in a chair : ARMREST
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Chorus dancers : GYPSIES
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Ready to frame : MATTED
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Gets down 'n' dirty : RASSLES
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Euripides drama : ELECTRA
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Aptly named English novelist : READE
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Letters on a farm? : EIEIO
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Certain intersection : TEE
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Kind of number : FAX
34
Did again : REPRISED
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U.N. member since 1990 : NAMIBIA
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Natural setting : ELEMENT
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Returns to base : TAGSUP
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Perfume : ESSENCE
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Levels : STORIES
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Treasure guarders : GNOMES
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Footless amphibians : APODS
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"___ big deal" : ITSNO
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German city with a harbor : KIEL
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Epithet of Athena : ALEA
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Italian TV channel : TRE
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Some E.M.T. cases : ODS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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