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New York Times, Tuesday, December 26, 2000

55-Across : "The Compleat Angler" writer ___ Walton

Author:
Gene Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gene Newman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Newman.
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© 2000, The New York Times12/26/00 ( No. 18,676 )
Across
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Thin fastener : BRAD
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Pro ___ (perfunctorily) : FORMA
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Sonogram area : WOMB
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Handed-down history : LORE
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Structural member : IBEAM
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Genesis shepherd : ABEL
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Letters on a B-52 : USAF
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Some 60-Across : GOFLYAKITE
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"Gargantua and Pantagruel" author : RABELAIS
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Haughtiness : AIRS
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Lunar disappearance : MOONSET
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More 60-Across : DONTBOTHERME
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Biscotto flavoring : ANISE
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Compass doodle : ARC
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Recording studio tasks : DUBS
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Press for payment : DUN
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Photograph ruiner, perhaps : LENSCAP
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Javits Center architect : PEI
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Out of port : ASEA
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Work on a doily : TAT
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Slangy farewell : LATER
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Still more 60-Across : LEAVEMEALONE
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"The Ten Commandments" director : DEMILLE
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Seed cover : ARIL
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"The Compleat Angler" writer ___ Walton : IZAAK
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Like a certain musical scale : DIATONIC
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Theme (and genre) of this puzzle : CROSSWORDS
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Bad habit, so to speak : VICE
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Gross minus net, to a trucker : TARE
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Check endorser : PAYEE
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E.P.A. concern: Abbr. : ECOL
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Warts and all : ASIS
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Grps. : ASSNS
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Monthly expense : RENT
Down
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Astigmatic's view : BLUR
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Painter Bonheur : ROSA
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Swift steed : ARAB
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Bests : DEFEATS
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Barber of opera : FIGARO
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Woodwind player : OBOIST
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Ency. and dict. : REFS
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___ de mer : MAL
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Actress Brenneman : AMY
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Roused : WAKENED
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Passing remarks? : OBITS
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Downing Street distance : METRE
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Sound from a flock : BLEAT
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Home to a muon or pion : ATOM
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Media lawyer's concern : LIBEL
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Chicago exchange, for short : MERC
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Whale of a film? : ORCA
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Arp's art : DADA
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Albatross, figuratively : ONUS
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Supreme Court count : NINE
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Waste maker : HASTE
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___ snuff : UPTO
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"___ here long?" : BEEN
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Part of an equine pedigree : SIRE
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List abbr. : ETAL
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Where the laity sits : NAVE
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Braid of hair : PLAIT
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Wanted-poster items : ALIASES
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Here, there and everywhere : ALLOVER
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Fraternal fellows : ELKS
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Initial, as a voyage : MAIDEN
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Clears off : ERASES
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Formal pronouncements : DICTA
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Pound and Cornell : EZRAS
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Native New Zealander : MAORI
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Prohibitionists : DRYS
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Riviera city : NICE
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Clicked image : ICON
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Boston player, for short : CELT
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New Deal org. : WPA
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Western treaty grp. : OAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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