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New York Times, Thursday, December 21, 2000

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
Ballet step on tiptoe without bending the knee
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 120 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2000, The New York Times12/21/00 ( No. 18,671 )
Across
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French registry listings : NOMS
5
Rule opposed by Gandhi : RAJ
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"Gesundheit!" evoker : AHCHOO
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Before long : INAWHILE
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Dover neighbor : CALAIS
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Drop in : COMEOVER
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Govt. investments : TBILLS
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Big-shouldered game bird? : HUMPBACKQUAIL
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Inspiration for Yeats : ERATO
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Money in China : YUAN
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It's tied at the back : OBI
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Woebegone : SAD
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Inn serving : ALE
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Pocketful of dough : WAD
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Challenge authority : SASS
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Greenish-yellow pear : BOSC
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Artful Dodger? : REESE
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Select speedy news-gatherers? : PICKQUICKPAPERS
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Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
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Shoelaces : TIES
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Gray area: Abbr. : ANAT
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21-Across, for one : DEA
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Period in the earth's history : EON
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Artful Dodger, e.g. : DIP
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Subj. for skeptics : ESP
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"... maids all in ___" : AROW
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Smidgens : IOTAS
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Is not apt to write right? : HASAWEAKQUILL
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Picturesque : SCENIC
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Mistreatment : ILLUSAGE
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"___ be the day!" : THATLL
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Good source for Vitamin C : LIMETREE
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Yam user? : POPEYE
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Telecommunications acronym : LAN
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Cutty ___ : SARK
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Cubbyhole : NICHE
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"We're ___ way!" : ONOUR
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Bambino watcher : MAMMA
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Thoroughly searched : SWEPT
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Horse-racing Hall-of-Famer ___ Ridge : RIVA
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1960's P.M. ___ Douglas-Home : ALEC
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Uneven : JERKY
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De facto : ACTUAL
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Slow Cuban dance : HABANERA
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Mid-2nd-century date : CLII
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Frightening time : HALLOWEEN
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Standard stuff : OIL
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1940's spy org. : OSS
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Wanderers : HOBOS
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Relative of "honked" : QUACKED
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Port on the Shatt-al-Arab : BASRA
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Explanation preceder : IDEST
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Egypt's ___ Simbel : ABU
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"Stop procrastinating!" : DOITNOW
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Digger : SPADE
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Dump : SCRAPHEAP
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Relative of reggae : SKA
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Poli ___ : SCI
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Smog-regulating grp. : EPA
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How a stomach might react to strange food : QUEASILY
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Kind of particle : PSI
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Answer giver : ORACLE
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Ballet step on tiptoe without bending the knee : PIQUE
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"One Touch of Venus" composer : WEILL
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Bumps : OUSTS
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Pageant wear : TIARA
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Popular early serials writer : ALGER
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Well-groomed : SLEEK
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Money to play with : ANTE
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Others, to Octavian : ALIA
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J train? : KLMN
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Fuel additive brand : STP
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Comedienne Margaret : CHO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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