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New York Times, Friday, December 22, 2000

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith and Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
Kurt's "The Threepenny Opera" collaborator
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Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {HQXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Quigley. Friday freshness: 4%
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© 2000, The New York Times12/22/0 ( No. 18,672 )
Across
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Unquestionably gone : DEADASADOORNAIL
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Zig or zag : ALTERONESCOURSE
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Not release : KEEPINDETENTION
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Like basil leaves : OVATE
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"Danny Boy" star Stephen : REA
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Antenna holder : ANT
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Rake in the bucks : CLEANUP
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They may be found in cribs : ANSWERS
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Hit right to the shortstop, perhaps : LINEOUT
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Loud : AROAR
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October blooms : ASTERS
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Texas A & M student : AGGIE
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Persian for "crown" : TAJ
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Country rocker Steve : EARLE
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It's west of Sierra National Forest : FRESNO
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Jerusalem artichoke, e.g. : TUBER
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Kurt's "The Threepenny Opera" collaborator : BERTOLT
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Permafrost areas : TUNDRAS
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A.F.L.-C.I.O. chief John : SWEENEY
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Fly's path : ARC
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One in a suit : ACE
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Chiang's overthrower : MAO
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Fields of comedy : TOTIE
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Tendency not to panic : CALMDISPOSITION
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Far from uptight : ASLOOSEASAGOOSE
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Parts hardest to reach : DEEPESTRECESSES
Down
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Sitting Bull, e.g. : DAKOTA
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Cricket complement : ELEVEN
3
Special Forces units : ATEAMS
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Part of D.O.E.: Abbr. : DEPT
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Indy's Luyendyk : ARIE
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Name passer, perhaps : SON
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"Your point being ...?" : AND
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Name on a tiller : DEERE
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Bony : OSTEAL
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"1984" state : OCEANIA
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Jockey Turcotte : RON
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Fiend : NUT
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It may be accompanied by an orchestra : ARIA
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"The Race ___" (1965 song) : ISON
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Spring stretch : LENT
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Early man's beginning? : CRO
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Aspiring atty.'s hurdle : LSAT
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Like the Shadow : UNSEEN
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Detonating device : PETARD
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Reducing concerns : WAISTS
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Heretofore : ERENOW
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Preposition in "Jingle Bells" : OER
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Modern address : URL
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Lao-___ : TSE
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Nibbler : RAT
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Vance or Vandenberg: Abbr. : AFB
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Coll. test : GRE
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E.U. member : GER
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Burlap fiber : JUTE
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1992 Liberty Bowl winner : OLEMISS
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Be bullish : BUY
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Service, of a sort : TEASET
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Sine and cosine : RATIOS
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Melodic : ARIOSE
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Embarrassing outbreaks : SCENES
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Without face value : NOPAR
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Uniform locale: Abbr. : ACAD
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Mason's assignment : CASE
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Marie Claire competitor : ELLE
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Shoe-endorsing dog : TIGE
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Former Platte River inhabitants : OTOS
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Tonsorial challenge : MOP
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Female kangaroo : DOE
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Suffix with lact- : OSE
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It may contain eggs : SAC

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

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