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New York Times, Friday, December 1, 2000

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 7, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1201 ( 18,651 )
Across
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Something for one to do : SOLOPERFORMANCE
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"The Guns of Navarone" novelist : ALISTAIRMACLEAN
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Purchase of 1625 : MANHATTANISLAND
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Popular one-named singer : ENYA
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Not on the margin : SETIN
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Kitchen extension? : ETTE
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Coach : BUS
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Request from mom : BEGOOD
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Lonely place, supposedly : THETOP
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Pitch : SLOPE
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Kind of feedback : AUDIO
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Mulls (over) : CHEWS
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Cadge : BUM
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Cherried dessert : BLACKFORESTCAKE
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Penrod's pal, in "Penrod" : SAM
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"Mad Max" extra : BIKER
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Kind of chair : EAMES
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Fretted : CARED
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College in George Fitch stories : SIWASH
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Tugboat's fee, e.g. : TOWAGE
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Keep out : BAN
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River crossed by Allied forces in February 1945 : RUHR
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Okay : LEGIT
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Hack : CHOP
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1959 Dion and the Belmonts hit : ATEENAGERINLOVE
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Private coach : PERSONALTRAINER
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Continued arguing : PRESSEDTHEPOINT
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Restaurant order, maybe, with "the" : SAME
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Oscar role for Luise Rainer, 1937 : OLAN
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Ruled : LINY
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Govt. regulators : OSHA
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Mom-and-pop org. : PTA
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Relishes : EATSUP
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They're custom-made : RITES
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School house : FRAT
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It means everything : OMNI
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Some people chase them : RAINBOWS
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Hosts : MCS
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Claim : ALLEGE
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Peachy : NEATO
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"The Faerie Queene" division : CANTO
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Broke off : ENDED
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It may keep readers hanging : BOOKBAG
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"Casablanca" screenwriter Julius : EPSTEIN
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Notebook features : TABS
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Hippy entertainment : HULA
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Cracker topper : EDAM
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Jerk : TIC
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Bit : SHRED
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Goggle (at) : LEER
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Metallurgy fuel : COKE
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Southeastern Conf. team : BAMA
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They're played at a 25-Down : UKES
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Screen : MESH
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No-parking zone : FIRELANE
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Harsh cry : CAW
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Pet : CARESS
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Molière metier : SATIRE
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"The Sound of Music" name : TRAPP
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Kind of space : OUTER
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Spot check? : WHERE
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Special delivery : BIRTH
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Major Hoople's holler : EGAD
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Spondulix : GELT
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History Muse : CLIO
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___ soit qui mal y pense : HONI
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It's hot in here : OVEN
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Forward : PERT
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Rebuffs : NOS
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Day break : NAP

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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