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New York Times, Friday, November 3, 2000

Lt. ___ Mitchell (Tom Cruise's "Top Gun" role)

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FKQWZ} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. DiPietro.
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© 2000, The New York Times11/3/00 ( No. 18,623 )

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Across
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Prathet Thai, previously : SIAM
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Painfully aware people? : MASOCHISTS
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Number for one : ARIA
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Works with curvilinear motifs : ARTNOUVEAU
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Authority figure : LORD
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Dojo conferrals : GREENBELTS
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One may be on the line : END
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State capital with just 13,000 people : PIERRE
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Match maker? : SETS
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Prepare for surgery : SCRUB
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Pickle : SOUSE
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Runner Sebastian : COE
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Performs halfheartedly, slangily : MAILSITIN
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Dry out : DETOX
31
"___ 4 and up" : AGES
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Lettuce arrangement : BED
33
Garage stain : OIL
34
Physically close : NESTLED
36
Saw : NOTICED
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It catches some waves: Abbr. : EEG
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Gym unit : REP
42
Name in an old oath : JOVE
43
Gold Coast port : ACCRA
46
Prevailed upon : PERSUADED
48
Granting that, briefly : THO
49
Camillo Borghese, familiarly : PAULV
51
Sci-fi novelist ___ S. Tepper : SHERI
52
One filling the bill? : BIRD
54
Kennel collection : BREEDS
56
10001 initials : NYC
57
Grow up, so to speak : ACTONESAGE
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The Who's "___ O'Riley" : BABA
60
Bernard Malamud novel : THENATURAL
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Not name : OMIT
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Means of knowing : SIXTHSENSE
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Lt. ___ Mitchell (Tom Cruise's "Top Gun" role) : PETE
Down
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Pitching pro : SALESMAN
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Symbol of bondage : IRONCAGE
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Hangs on the line : AIRDRIES
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Ticked : MAD
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Star trekkers? : MAGI
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Taken in : ARRESTED
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Sex hormone, e.g. : STEROID
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Close, as a lead in baseball : ONERUN
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Traffic directors? : CONES
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Turning point : HUB
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"Concord Sonata" composer : IVES
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Prime : SELECT
13
Body image? : TATTOO
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Cattle or chicken breed : SUSSEX
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N.E.A. grantee : PBS
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Winter coat : ULSTER
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Be a People person? : EDIT
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"___ of you ..." : IBEG
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Black Muslim leader Muhammad : ELIJAH
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Error message? : OOPS
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Kind of second : LEAP
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Respiration retarder : NERVEGAS
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A spy may use one : CODENAME
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Entirely : EVERYBIT
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Commit : DEDICATE
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Brush up on : RELEARN
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Flies may result from them : ATBATS
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Affected : CHICHI
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Memory site : CORTEX
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Dog : PURSUE
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Enterprise leader? : USS
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Looks out for, maybe : ABETS
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Stop order? : DONT
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Take-out order? : DELE
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"I don't think so" : NAH
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Conk : BOP

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

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