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New York Times, Saturday, December 23, 2000

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 24 Missing: {FZ} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1223 ( 18,673 )
Across
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Front man in 60's pop : SAMTHESHAM
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Pharaohs' sacred symbols : ASPS
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Nickname since 1959 : ALOHASTATE
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It might be patted on the back : TALC
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Parts of movie romances : LOVESCENES
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Serviceable? : ONEA
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Thick-haired dog from Holland : KEESHOND
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Albanian coin : QINTAR
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Tuna at a sushi restaurant : TORO
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Lock, stock and barrel holder : GUNCASE
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Stuck : INARUT
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Ancient warships : TRIREMES
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Lifeboat lowerer : DAVIT
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Twaddle : PRATE
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"So it's you!" : AHA
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Individually : APOP
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Dennis the Menace's mother : ALICE
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Wax : GROW
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What a pickup might pick up? : TON
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Early Romantic William : BLAKE
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Magician's cry : VOILA
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Irving Berlin standard : ALLALONE
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Undesirable condition : MALADY
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Excoriate : REAMOUT
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Light : LAND
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Part of medieval attire : BODICE
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Wag : JOKESTER
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"Idylls of the King" character : ENID
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Frightful group : THEGESTAPO
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Extends : LIES
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Marching band section : TENORSAXES
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Tick off : LIST
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Go-betweens : EMISSARIES
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___ Institute for Biological Studies : SALK
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Dried bitter juice : ALOE
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Impatient order : MOVE
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Las Vegas locale : THESTRIP
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Discuss in detail : HASHOUT
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Squire : ESCORT
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Pool party : STENO
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Bunch : grapes :: ___ : bananas : HAND
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Came to a fast stop? : ATE
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City east of Dallas : MESQUITE
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Right off : ATONCE
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Historic ship : SANTAMARIA
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Telephone line : PLEASEHOLD
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Spooks : SCARESAWAY
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About : INRE
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Adorn : GRACE
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"The History of the Standard Oil Company" journalist : IDATARBELL
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King nicknamed "l'Aiglon" : NAPOLEONII
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Frequent callers : AVONLADIES
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Early transport : TRIKE
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Many a housewarming gift : PLANT
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Classic children's song : ALOUETTE
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School commendation : GOLDSTAR
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Union : BLOC
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Popular female name coined by Jonathan Swift : VANESSA
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In : AMIDST
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Wrights : MAKERS
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Colophons : LOGOS
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Stand-up comic Richard ___ : JENI
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Picker-upper : TAXI
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It's almost pointless : EPEE
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"The Goodbye Girl" director Herbert : ROSS
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Bottom line : HEM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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