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New York Times, Saturday, December 2, 2000

Without any chance at all (and a phonetic hint to this puzzle's theme)

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times12/2/00 ( No. 18,652 )

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Across
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Big moneymaker : CASHCOW
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Chairs may hold them : GAVELS
14
Still, in a way : APPEASE
15
"Some nerve!" : THEIDEA
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Firmly formed : WELLSET
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Jam and cram again : RESTUFF
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___ Francis of hockey fame : EMILE
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Dweller in Clydebank : SCOT
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Paris Opera part : ACTE
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Unlock : DECODE
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In print : OUT
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Teaching venues : LABS
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___ Brainard, the Absent-Minded Professor : NED
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Smashing : TIPTOP
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Use a shuttle : TAT
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Kind of hole : OZONE
33
Plenty : ATON
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Trying cases, plea bargaining, etc.? : ALLINADASWORK
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Jackson of jazz : MILT
40
Prefix meaning "likeness" : ICONO
41
Pocket : NET
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Expected to happen : SLATED
45
Pinkerton, e.g. : TEC
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Morsels : ORTS
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"Well, lookee here!" : OHO
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Art school name : ASHCAN
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Artifice : WILE
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Hit or miss : VERB
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"___ else fails ..." : IFALL
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Brewer's product : ICEDTEA
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Words before a fight? : ENGARDE
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When repeated, not much in the way of news : SAMEOLD
63
One who puts on a cap : LIMITER
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Pizazz : ENERGY
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Some disbelievers : STARERS
Down
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Sounded like a rook : CAWED
2
Cave dwellers : APEMEN
3
Unite : SPLICE
4
Pickup artist's line? : HELLODOLL
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Checked out : CASED
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Suffix with 55-Across : OSE
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Volstead Act opponents : WETS
8
Tough area : GHETTO
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50's political monogram : AES
10
Like some organs : VITAL
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Don of England, e.g. : EDUCATOR
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Musée d'Orsay locale : LEFTBANK
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Most dependable : SAFEST
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They chase flies : TROUT
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One who works for the Police Gazette? : COPEDITOR
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Town connected by bridge to Windsor : ETON
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___ sense : INA
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Director's opposite : PAWN
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Bad marks in high school, maybe : ZITS
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Dentists' convention? : TOOTHFAIR
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Like some plans : AMERICAN
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1962 musical choreographed by Bob Fosse : LITTLEME
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It's nonreturnable : ACE
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Mixer : SODA
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Without any chance at all (and a phonetic hint to this puzzle's theme) : NOWISE
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Enticing : LOVELY
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Up, in a way : AHEAD
46
Ballet position : ECARTE
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Arp contemporary : CALDER
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Where questions are asked : SEDER
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Fraternity letter : SIGMA
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Giants and Pirates, e.g. : NLERS
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Sound units : BELS
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Dress (up) : TOG
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It may be picked : NIT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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