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New York Times, Monday, December 18, 2000

Author:
Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Kavanaugh

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Kavanaugh. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1218 ( 18,668 )
Across
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Hockey disk : PUCK
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Stately trees : ELMS
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Cousin of the raccoon : COATI
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Symbol on the Hollywood Walk of Fame : STAR
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Cat's hello : MEOW
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Milk dispenser : UDDER
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Indian dress : SARI
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Island east of Java : BALI
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Paris divider : SEINE
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1948 Olivia de Havilland drama : THESNAKEPIT
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Ages and ages : EON
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Computer in "2001" : HAL
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Start of a correction : ERASURE
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Actor's stand-in : STUNTMAN
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40 days and 40 nights boat : ARK
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Kind of cavity : NASAL
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Desperate, as an effort : LASTDITCH
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Up there in years : OLD
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Vengeful feeling : SPITE
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Electronics giant : RCA
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Dark spot in outer space : BLACKHOLE
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Borrow, slangily : MOOCH
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Dessert from an oven : PIE
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Island in the West Indies : STMARTIN
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Crooner Frank : SINATRA
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Whimsical : ODD
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Suffix with sulf- : IDE
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Possible title for this puzzle : CANYOUDIGIT
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Circumference : GIRTH
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Seizes : GETS
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___ a one : NARY
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Astronomical flareups : NOVAE
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Fill completely : SATE
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At the summit of : ATOP
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Uncompromising : STERN
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Stepped (on) : TROD
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Jay of "The Tonight Show" : LENO
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"Hey ... over here!" : PSST
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Great Salt Lake locale : UTAH
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Give a darn : CARE
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Hare ___ (religious sect) : KRISHNA
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Preserve for burial : EMBALM
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Pipe problem : LEAK
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Double agent : MOLE
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Put through a machine, as a credit card : SWIPE
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Puddinglike dessert : CUSTARD
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"___ to Billie Joe" : ODE
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French farewell : ADIEU
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Male caroler, maybe : TENOR
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Actress Pappas : IRENE
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Part of N.R.A.: Abbr. : NATL
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Furious : IRATE
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Hit the slopes : SKI
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Haughty one : SNOB
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Like a six-footer : TALL
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Initials in food certification : USDA
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Brand for Rover : ALPO
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Polish sites : NAILS
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Proofreading mark : STET
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What horses with sulkies do : TROT
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Old-fashioned 301 : CCCI
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See 58-Down : HAHN
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He-Man's twin sister, in TV cartoons : SHERA
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Tax pro, for short : CPA
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Where meals are made : KITCHEN
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Sober-motorists org. : MADD
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First, second, or third, e.g. : ORDINAL
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Hunted rodents : MOUSED
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Yield and No Parking : SIGNS
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Pinhead : IDIOT
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Chutzpah : NERVE
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Anxious feeling : ANGST
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Two semesters : YEAR
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With 38-Down, Nobel-winning German chemist : OTTO
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Fence opening : GATE
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Part of steel : IRON
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Printing goof : TYPO
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Driveway stuff : TAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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