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New York Times, Monday, December 25, 2000

Princess who battles the Death Star

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Perl.
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© 2000, The New York Times12/25/00 ( No. 18,675 )

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Across
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Eve's man : ADAM
5
Devise, as a plot : HATCH
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Went down a firehouse pole, e.g. : SLID
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Coke, for one : COLA
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Met offering : OPERA
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Stereo knob : TONE
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___ of Good Feeling : ERA
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Hoo-has : ADOS
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___ out (declined) : OPTED
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Leo, astrologically : LION
24
Thwart : FOIL
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Storefront cover : AWNING
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Huge headlines : BANNERS
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Word in French restaurant names : CHEZ
33
"Olympia" painter : MANET
34
Airport posting: Abbr. : ETA
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Summer on the Riviera : ETE
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Jawbreakers, e.g. : CANDY
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Swarm : TEEM
43
Claims without proof : ALLEGES
45
Adjusts, as a suit : ALTERS
47
Half of an old radio duo : AMOS
48
Nabisco cookie : OREO
49
W.W. II conference site : YALTA
52
Contrived : MADE
53
Old hand : PRO
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Toledo's lake : ERIE
61
Place to wash up : BASIN
62
Mentally fit : SANE
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Burn the surface of : SEAR
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Take it easy : COAST
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Finales : ENDS
Down
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Pinnacle : ACME
2
Entryway : DOOR
3
Actor Alan : ALDA
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Li'l Abner's Daisy ___ : MAE
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"Hooray!" : HOTDOG
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It has strings attached : APRON
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Tetley offerings : TEAS
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Chinese dynasty : HAN
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Alternative to a paper clip : STAPLE
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Boor : LOUT
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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Monopoly card : DEED
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Reposed : LAIN
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Choose, as a career : GOINTO
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Minnelli of stage and screen : LIZA
24
It may be tickled : FANCY
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Lollapalooza : ONER
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Marathoner's woe : ACHE
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"___ Fool Believes" (1979 hit) : WHATA
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Banister post : NEWEL
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The Beatles, Stones, etc. : BANDS
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Zellweger of "Jerry Maguire" : RENEE
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Beef on the hoof : STEER
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Flowing tresses : MANES
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Second Amendment subject : ARMS
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Delivery person of old : ICEMAN
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Shakespearean villain : IAGO
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Sgt. Snorkel's dog : OTTO
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Former's opposite : LATTER
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Passionate : ARDENT
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Look that may offend : LEER
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Place for a date? : OASIS
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Part of Y.S.L. : YVES
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Suffix with concession : AIRE
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Princess who battles the Death Star : LEIA
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Hopi Indian locale : MESA
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Blueprint : PLAN
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Rip apart : REND
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Raw metals : ORES
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Disney division : ABC
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___ Zedong : MAO
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Take habitually : USE

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