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New York Times, Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1219 ( 18,669 )
Across
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Luciano Pavarotti, e.g. : TENOR
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Bomb : FLOP
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Lip-balm target : CHAP
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Addis ___ : ABABA
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Gift for a diva : ROSE
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Moneyed one : HAVE
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Candlestick maker? : RAYOFLIGHT
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Ever's partner : ANON
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Like some inspections : ONSITE
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Mukluk material : SEALSKIN
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Nintendo rival : SEGA
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Tankard filler : ALE
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Laudatory lines : ODE
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Seductresses : MANTRAPS
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Narcissist's love : SELF
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He floated "like a butterfly" : ALI
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Sports buff's memorization : STATS
36
Post-op time : REHAB
39
Mugger subduer : MACE
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Give an address : ORATE
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It's a long story : SAGA
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Spot often struck by a snake : ANKLE
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Snake, to Medusa : TRESS
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"Am ___ a roll!" : ION
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Portraitists' purchases : OILS
51
Power up, as an old battery : RECHARGE
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Pound sound : ARF
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Schlep : LUG
57
Sound of a tuned engine : PURR
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Within reach, as a solution : GETTABLE
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State of confusion : DITHER
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Annual theater award : OBIE
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Chef? : BILLOFFARE
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Winter coating : RIME
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Warhol pal ___ Sedgwick : EDIE
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Oral Roberts University site : TULSA
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Yemeni port : ADEN
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Student overseer : DEAN
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Hypnotist's word : SLEEP
Down
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South Seas food staple : TARO
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Israel's Abba : EBAN
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Some floor votes : NAYS
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Double-reed player : OBOIST
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Some river travelers : RAFTERS
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Busy night at a bar: Abbr. : FRI
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Old cabin materials : LOGS
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Milo of "The Verdict" : OSHEA
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Parts of bloomers : PETALS
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Cartoonist Addams, for short : CHAS
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Barber? : HANKOFHAIR
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Steer clear of : AVOID
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Rigatoni relative : PENNE
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Smooth, musically : LEGATO
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Groucho-type look : LEER
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In pieces : APART
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Doll's cry : MAMA
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Conservative Keyes : ALAN
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Watchmaker? : NICKOFTIME
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Brenda of the comics : STARR
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Pricey : STEEP
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Bug-eyed : AGOG
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Ruination : BANE
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"Boola Boola" collegian : ELI
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Portuguese monetary unit : ESCUDO
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Actress Raines : ELLA
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Old-time impositions of penance : SHRIFTS
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Came off the bench (for) : SUBBED
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Like a literary Dodger : ARTFUL
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Prefix with phobia : AGORA
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Make another offer : REBID
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Fly smoothly : GLIDE
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Archie or Jughead : TEEN
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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In fine fettle : HALE
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Irish Gaelic : ERSE
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Swing a scythe : REAP
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Gridiron great Dawson : LEN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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