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New York Times, Tuesday, November 21, 2000

Creator of the G.O.P. elephant

Author:
Robert Zimmerman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Zimmerman.
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© 2000, The New York Times11/21/00 ( No. 18,641 )
Across
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Jocks' antitheses : NERDS
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"Mama" speaker : DOLL
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Pharmacists' compounds : SALS
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Daisy variety : OXEYE
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Singer Brickell : EDIE
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Concert halls : ODEA
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"___" : SPEECHLESS
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Mississippi senator Trent : LOTT
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Hardly the "me too" type : HOLDOUT
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Wither away : ATROPHY
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In apple-pie order : NEAT
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Computer command : ENTER
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V.I.P.'s opposite : NOBODY
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In the thick of : AMONG
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Sufficiently, in poetry : ENOW
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Prior to, old-style : AFORE
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Rail support : TIE
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Chili holder : POT
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Was lost in thought : MUSED
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#2 : VEEP
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Rejoinder to "'Tis!" : TAINT
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Come to : AWAKEN
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Duchess of York's name : SARAH
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Opera solo : ARIA
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Drink made from a mix : KOOLAID
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Entail : INVOLVE
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Mystery writer Gardner : ERLE
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"___" : TONGUETIED
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Major Calif.-to-Fla. route : ITEN
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Part of a cliff : CRAG
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Trace of color : TINGE
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Creator of the G.O.P. elephant : NAST
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Stetsons and stovepipes : HATS
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Continent separator : OCEAN
Down
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Munch on chips, maybe : NOSH
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World's fair : EXPO
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Country dance : REEL
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Not naturally blonde, e.g. : DYED
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Boxer's attendant : SECOND
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Carrier with an Atlanta hub : DELTA
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Words of praise : ODE
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Actress Kudrow : LISA
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"___ we forget" : LEST
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"Toodles!" : SOLONG
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Take in or on : ADOPT
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River in Hades : LETHE
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Nymph chaser : SATYR
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Louisiana's Long : HUEY
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Keep Time? : RENEW
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Crisp fabric : TAFFETA
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Tide type : NEAP
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Fully aware of : ONTO
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Bark or punt : BOAT
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Hooter : OWL
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Kind of ring or swing : MOOD
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Boston Bruins legend : ORR
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Org. : ASSN
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Long hike : TREK
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Nantes notion : IDEE
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Armchair quarterback's channel : ESPN
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Plains tribe : OMAHA
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___ generis : SUI
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Some germ cells : OVA
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Element of a pageant contest : TALENT
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Hokkaido native : AINU
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Greet from afar : WAVETO
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Yarn buy : SKEIN
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Main trunk : AORTA
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Cameos, e.g. : ROLES
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Bobby who lost to Billie Jean : RIGGS
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Bite result, say : ITCH
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Copperfield's bride : DORA
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Suffix with psych- : OTIC
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"What's your sign?" is one : LINE
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Star in Lyra : VEGA
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Genesis locale : EDEN
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Rebellious Turner : NAT

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

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