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New York Times, Monday, December 24, 2001

"Rambling Wreck From Georgia ___"

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Marjorie Berg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1521.58
Nancy Salomon
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Marjorie Berg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 80 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Berg.
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© 2001, The New York Times12/24/01 ( No. 19,039 )
Across
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Cry a river : BAWL
5
Hair untangler : COMB
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High school jrs. take them : PSATS
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Buffalo's lake : ERIE
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"Hard ___!" (ship command) : ALEE
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To whom a Muslim prays : ALLAH
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"Rambling Wreck From Georgia ___" : TECH
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Sponsor's spiel : SALESPITCH
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Turkish capital : ANKARA
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Key of Schubert's Symphony No. 5 : BFLAT
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Apple co-founder Jobs : STEVEN
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Smart ___ whip : ASA
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Inventor Elias : HOWE
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Slobber : DROOL
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N.Y. Islanders' org. : THENHL
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Rob of "The West Wing" : LOWE
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Vintners' vessels : VATS
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Loud, as a crowd : AROAR
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Bi- halved : UNI
40
Scratch inducer : BADITCH
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To and ___ : FRO
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Dismiss : LETGO
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"Uh-huh" : YEAH
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Uncertain : IFFY
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Clear, as a drain : UNCLOG
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Roman Empire conquerors : GOTHS
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Big Apple gallery district : SOHO
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Lawyers' org. : ABA
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Hawkish : PROWAR
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Train tracks : RAILS
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On one's back : SUPINE
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Bit of a bug : TINYGLITCH
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Sicilian spouter : ETNA
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Desert brick : ADOBE
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Spanish Surrealist Joan : MIRO
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Gulf war missile : SCUD
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Handled clumsily : PAWED
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Item in an actor's hand : PROP
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"Egad!" : OHMY
Down
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Alphas' followers : BETAS
2
"You ___ kidding!" : ARENT
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"The Wizard of Oz" figure : WICKEDWITCH
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French port : LEHAVRE
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Ladies' man : CASANOVA
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Suffix with pay : OLA
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Peach ___ : MELBA
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Gripes : BEEFS
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One of the Three Bears : PAPA
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Move like a snake : SLITHER
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Height: Abbr. : ALT
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Tic-___-toe : TAC
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"Pipe down!" : SHH
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Bed board : SLAT
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Antique auto : REO
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Two-way toggler : ONOFFSWITCH
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Fishing spot : WHARF
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Crazy Legs Hirsch : ELROY
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Lord's mate : LADY
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"That's a laugh!" : HAH
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Doozies : LULUS
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Bridge bid, briefly : ONENO
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7 up, e.g. : TIE
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Like bachelor parties : STAG
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Ghostly greeting : BOO
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Hot car garage : CHOPSHOP
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"Good gracious!" : GLORYBE
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"Let it be true" : IHOPESO
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Author Sheehy : GAIL
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Capote, to friends : TRU
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Dirigible : BLIMP
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Per ___ (yearly) : ANNUM
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Query before "Here goes!" : READY
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Got gray : AGED
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Kind of dance : TAP
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Lupino of "High Sierra" : IDA
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This instant : NOW
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___-Magnon : CRO

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

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