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New York Times, Monday, December 11, 2000

Author:
Myles Callum
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Myles Callum

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Callum. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1211 ( 18,661 )
Across
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"Pogo" cartoonist Kelly : WALT
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Pepsi or RC : COLA
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"Beggars can't be choosers," e.g. : ADAGE
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Brainstorm : IDEA
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Den : LAIR
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Like notebook paper : LINED
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Tire (out) : POOP
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Director Preminger : OTTO
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Put ___ to (finish) : ANEND
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Author, 1899-1961 : ERNESTHEMINGWAY
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Shortage : DEARTH
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Type size : PICA
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Paul Simon's "Slip ___ Away" : SLIDIN
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Quatrain rhyme scheme : ABBA
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Big dachshund features : EARS
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Put out, as a light : DOUSE
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Author, 1340-1400 : GEOFFREYCHAUCER
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One year's record : ANNAL
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College sports org., for short : NCAA
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Gardener's spring purchase : SEED
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Sketch again : REDRAW
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Showy bloom : IRIS
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Bryn ___ College : MAWR
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Mind twister : RIDDLE
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Author, 1903-87 : ERSKINECALDWELL
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Kind of situation : NOWIN
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Dresden's river : ELBE
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"Holy smokes!" : EGAD
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Hang on (to) : CLING
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___ ex machina : DEUS
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Fabric with gold or silver threads : LAME
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Release : LETGO
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N.Y.-Paris carriers : SSTS
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Ruler until 1917 : TSAR
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Exhausted, with "out" : WIPED
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Be crazy about : ADORE
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Hotelier Helmsley : LEONA
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Become narrower : TAPER
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One with suitable work? : CLOTHIER
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Inauguration declaration : OATH
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What 20-, 39- and 56-Across might travel in : LITERARYCIRCLES
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Skunk cabbage has a strong one : AROMA
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He was Hawkeye Pierce on "M*A*S*H" : ALANALDA
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Small dent : DING
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From the top : ANEW
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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Small whirlpool : EDDY
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Gas station product : STP
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"___ in the bag" : ITS
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Late San Francisco columnist Herb : CAEN
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Markers : IOUS
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Fascist leader, in Italy : DUCE
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Shrink's reply : ISEE
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Dweeb : NERD
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Gel made from seaweed : AGAR
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Nota ___ : BENE
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Get-out-of-jail money : BOND
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Way off : AFAR
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Fight reminder : SCAR
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Kitschy lawn figure : FLAMINGO
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Bald : HAIRLESS
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Pale : WAN
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Caesar of comedy : SID
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Cigs : WEEDS
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Lived : DWELT
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Impressionist Edgar : DEGAS
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Fine Peruvian wool : LLAMA
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Church officer : ELDER
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Abbr. on a business letter : ENCL
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Part to play : ROLE
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Emmy-winner Loretta : SWIT
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Picture card : KING
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Neighbor on : ABUT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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