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New York Times, Monday, November 6, 2000

When there's darkness, in a Koestler title

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Bob Frank
Editor:
Will Shortz
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3633533719611
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1521.58
Nancy Salomon
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511/16/19982/17/20044
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1.55
Bob Frank

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {VXZ} This is puzzle # 62 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Frank.
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© 2000, The New York Times11/6/00 ( No. 18,626 )
Across
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Mideast's Meir : GOLDA
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Quench : SLAKE
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Reverse of ENE : WSW
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French ___ soup : ONION
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Old postcard cost : PENNY
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News agcy. : UPI
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Special person : SMARTCOOKIE
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Forty winks : NAP
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"Help yourself" : HERE
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At an angle : ATILT
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Store goods: Abbr. : MDSE
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Humorist Sahl : MORT
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Highly regards : ESTEEMS
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Eye chart eyers, at times : SQUINTERS
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Opposite of vert. : HOR
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Part of a litter : PUP
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Cubs slugger Sammy : SOSA
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Viewed like a tourist : GAWKED
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Cloak-and-dagger org. : CIA
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Special person : HOTSHOT
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Jerusalem's land: Abbr. : ISR
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When there's darkness, in a Koestler title : ATNOON
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Makes lace : TATS
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Code-cracking org. : NSA
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"Le Coq ___" : DOR
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Alcove from which to watch the street : BAYWINDOW
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Cane cutter : MACHETE
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Tiny biter : MITE
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Roswell sightings : UFOS
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Killer whales : ORCAS
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V-J Day ended it : WWII
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Comic Conway : TIM
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Special person : CRACKERJACK
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Bard's before : ERE
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Composer Erik : SATIE
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Transplant taker : DONEE
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___ Bingle (Crosby moniker) : DER
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Not your or my : THEIR
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Helps with a heist : ABETS
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"Gee whillikers!" : GOSH
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"This round's ___!" : ONME
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Make-up artist? : LIAR
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Start of the musical scale : DOREMI
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Small colonist : ANT
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Unscientific survey : SPOTTEST
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Fifth-century pope who was sainted : LEOI
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Bobbysocks reach them : ANKLES
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Sweaters, e.g. : KNITS
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CBS symbol : EYE
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Special person : WUNDERKIND
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Involuntary jerk : SPASM
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Uses a towel : WIPES
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Saturday morning TV showing : CARTOON
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Cat's plaint : MEOW
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Not at sea : ONSHORE
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"Eureka!" : THATSIT
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Pet lovers' org. : SPCA
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Give up : QUIT
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Special person : UPANDCOMER
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Haile Selassie disciple : RASTA
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Finally learned : GOTWISE
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Exxon, once : ESSO
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Gunfight command : DRAW
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Knockout punch : HAYMAKER
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Sounds of envy : OOHS
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Tongue-lash : BERATE
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A bored worker might look for one : NEWJOB
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With the sound off : MUTED
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Like a house ___ : AFIRE
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Synagogue scroll : TORAH
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202, to Tiberius : CCII
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Wind down : WANE
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"Body Count" rapper : ICET
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Alibi ___ (excuse makers) : IKES
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Mpls. clock setting : CST
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Nutritional std. : RDA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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