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New York Times, Wednesday, November 22, 2000

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JVX} This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1122 ( 18,642 )
Across
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Watch feature, perhaps : DATE
5
Anacin alternative : BAYER
10
Lhasa ___ (dog) : APSO
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Fictional hunchback : IGOR
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"___ hooks" : USENO
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Bryn ___ College : MAWR
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Virgin Isls., e.g. : TERR
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Metal-cutting tool : COLDCHISEL
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Some sorority women : ZETAS
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Result of careful planning it's not : FLUKE
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"Come to think of it ..." : SAY
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Fascinated by : INTO
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Good shot in quoits : RINGER
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Jason's theft : GOLDENFLEECE
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Leatherworker's tool : AWL
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Uncooperative one : MULE
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Great Lakes tribesmen : ERIES
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Burst of laughter : PEAL
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Darlin' : SUGAR
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Calvary inscription : INRI
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English exam finale, often : ESSAY
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Words after "hmmm" : ISEE
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Dog command : SIC
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Works perfectly : DOESTHETRICK
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Strong and dark, cigarwise : MADURO
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Gladly : FAIN
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Bawl : SOB
57
Midnight fridge visits : RAIDS
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W. C. Fields persona : SOUSE
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Piece in the lower left corner of the board : QUEENSROOK
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Lobster serving : TAIL
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Ratio phrase : ISTO
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Spine-tingling : EERIE
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Sundance Kid's girlfriend ___ Place : ETTA
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Untouchable Eliot : NESS
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Serta rival : SEALY
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Not walk straight : REEL
Down
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Airhead : DITZ
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Wordsmith/ illustrator Jon : AGEE
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Burrito wrappers : TORTILLAS
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Gofer's job : ERRAND
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Tampa Bay player, for short : BUC
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Dating from : ASOF
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Cry out loud : YELL
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Hang in there : ENDURE
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Coors Field player : ROCKIE
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"What ___, chopped liver?" : AMI
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Out of fashion : PASSE
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Say "*&%@#!" : SWEAR
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French air hub : ORLY
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From this moment on : HENCE
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Iris part : STEM
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Blame : ONUS
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Former Spice Girl Halliwell : GERI
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Stare open-mouthed : GAPE
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Has chits out : OWES
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Fever cause : FLU
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Absolutely fair : LEGIT
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Suggest artfully : INSINUATE
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Speed skater Heiden : ERIC
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Mentally twisted : SICK
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"Shane" star Alan : LADD
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___ Lawn (James Monroe's home) : ASH
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Natural barrier : REEF
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Backwoods possessive : YOURN
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LAX postings : ETAS
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Wipes away : ERASES
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Evening do : SOIREE
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Water cannon target : RIOTER
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Point-and-click gadget : MOUSE
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Shills for, e.g. : ABETS
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Area meas. : SQIN
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"Dumb" comics girl : DORA
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Potting need : SOIL
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Webmaster's creation : SITE
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Airline to Tel Aviv : ELAL
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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One of 88 on an eighty-eight : KEY

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

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