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New York Times, Tuesday, November 2, 1999

Collecting Pokémon cards, and others

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bernice Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 136 for Ms. Gordon.
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© 1999, The New York Times11/2/99 ( No. 18,256 )

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Across
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The Crimson Tide : BAMA
5
"Cool!" : NEATO
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Collecting Pokémon cards, and others : FADS
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One-spots : ACES
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Flower of the primrose family : OXLIP
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Zeno's birthplace : ELEA
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Caviar, for one : DELICACY
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Hawaii's Sen. Daniel : INOUYE
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Dash units : EMS
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Mideast chief: Var. : AMIR
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Steps over a fence : STILE
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Troublemaker : AGITATOR
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Smut : PORNO
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Parts of Polynésie : ILES
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The Buckeyes, for short : OSU
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Little troublemaker : IMP
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Sleeveless garment : VEST
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Kind of energy : SOLAR
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City income tax classification : RESIDENT
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Part of a dying fire : EMBER
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Blue eyes producer, maybe : GENE
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Vijay Singh org. : PGA
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Surfing locale : THENET
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Dish seasoned with sake : TERIYAKI
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Next-door : NEAR
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Russian range : URALS
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Secret sign : WINK
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Stickum : GLUE
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Almost worthless Italian coins : LIRAS
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Vientiane is its capital : LAOS
Down
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Madam : BAWD
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Reason to see a dentist : ACHE
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Airline serving : MEAL
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___ spumante : ASTI
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Anonymous : NONAME
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Business bigwigs : EXECS
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Confederate : ALLY
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Make fast : TIE
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Great expectations : OPTIMISM
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Hat with a curled brim : FEDORA
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Ballplayer Moises : ALOU
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Like some morning grass : DEWY
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All there : SANE
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Leopardlike cat : OCELOT
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Hissy fit : SNIT
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Ten-percenter : AGENT
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English Channel feeder : SOMME
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Dancers' gaffes : TRIPS
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Those holding office : INS
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Tilting : ALIST
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Printed French cotton : TOILE
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Award for Judi Dench : OSCAR
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German industrial valley : RUHR
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Twosome : PAIR
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Goddess of peace : IRENE
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Memorable, as a trip : EVENTFUL
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Daily delivery : USMAIL
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San Francisco's ___ Hill : NOB
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Give the cold shoulder : IGNORE
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Kind of breath : DEEP
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Means of escape : EGRESS
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Capital of ancient Macedonia : PELLA
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Punch : TANG
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Lowdown louse : HEEL
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Biblical twin : ESAU
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Ski lift : TBAR
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Protest long and loud : YOWL
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Where 62-Across is : ASIA
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Gambling game : KENO
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Ticks off : IRKS
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Christina's dad : ARI

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