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New York Times, Friday, December 15, 2000

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1215 ( 18,665 )
Across
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Body builder? : AMINOACID
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Lose it : GOMAD
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It flies close to the ground : LINEDRIVE
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Like some dodderers : ANILE
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Replacing : INSTEADOF
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Car starter? : RENTA
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They may be boring : BITS
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Thought : CEREBRATED
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Frank's second ex : AVA
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Installment plans? : SERIALS
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It's past due : TRE
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Picker's need : BANJO
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Words before goal or course : SETA
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Striking end : PEEN
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Pay : ANTEUP
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Like Tilsit cheese : SEMIHARD
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Pother : STIR
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Record company's receipt : DEMO
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Not wilting, perhaps : FRESHCUT
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Painter Botticelli : SANDRO
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Hurdler's assignment : LANE
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Jersey, e.g. : KNIT
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Polyp production : CORAL
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Invoice abbr. : AMT
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Tries to obtain anew : RESEEKS
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Chemical suffix : IDE
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Charleston institution : THECITADEL
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See 23-Down : ASIA
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Language linked to the Y2K problem : COBOL
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One shot a lot : MOVIESTAR
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Promenade : AMBLE
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Irving title character : OWENMEANY
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Like some marshes : REEDY
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Attire symbolizing boyhood : KNEEPANTS
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Fictional password user : ALIBABA
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Voyager, e.g. : MINIVAN
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Not brewed : INSTANT
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Clears : NETS
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Dedicated work : ODE
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In ___ to the finish : ARACE
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Apple products : CIDERS
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Many keys : IVORIES
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Beat : DEFEATED
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"Mr. Mom" co-star and others : GARRS
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Ready to serve : ONEA
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Herbal quaff : MINTTEA
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Tailor, often : ALTERER
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Site of many a turnaround : DEADEND
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Lays at one's door : BLAMES
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With 54-Across, where India is : SOUTH
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1980 Carly Simon hit : JESSE
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Platter player : PHONO
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One standing in a strike zone? : PICKET
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Apple products : IMACS
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Goes berserk : RUNSAMOK
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Rolling freight transporter : FLATCAR
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Really stress, as a point : RAMHOME
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1976 raid site : ENTEBBE
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Secure, in a way : TIEDOWN
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53-Down fighter : DRISTAN
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Visibly elated : RADIANT
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Former Energy Secretary Hazel et al. : OLEARYS
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Tube : TEEVEE
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Three-time N.B.A. Coach of the Year : RILEY
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"In & Out" star, 1997 : KLINE
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Winter woe : COLD
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Floating, perhaps : ASEA
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Charlemagne, e.g.: Abbr. : EMP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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