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New York Times, Wednesday, December 27, 2000

Author:
Michael S. Maurer and Bonnie Prystowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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255/4/19921/10/20183
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1.550006
Michael S. Maurer
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38/4/199312/27/20001
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0002100
ScrabRebusCirclePangramPre‑WS
1.540001
Bonnie S. Prystowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Maurer. This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Prystowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1227 ( 18,677 )
Across
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Prop in "Siegfried" : SPEAR
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High school breakout : ACNE
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From where some worship? : AFAR
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Fish illegally : POACH
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Execute perfectly : NAIL
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Bud holder : VASE
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Beginning of a quip : ALTHOUGHTIMEISA
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Plane part : NOSE
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Crescent : LUNE
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Tried pot luck? : ANTED
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Bell and Barker : MAS
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Like the Mississippi : MIGHTY
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Rome's ___ Way : APPIAN
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Tingle area? : SPINE
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Visits from Vikings : RAIDS
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Draft avoider's need? : SCARF
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Mattress problem : SAG
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Middle of the quip : GREATHEALERITSA
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Roulette bet : ODD
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Viscount's superiors : EARLS
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Be of use to : AVAIL
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Woods nymph : DRYAD
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Unicellular life : AMEBAE
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Has words? : SPEAKS
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"Good morrow, cousin," for Romeo : CUE
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"Sesame Street" regular : ERNIE
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The McCoys, for one : CLAN
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Ray of Hollywood : ALDO
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End of the quip : LOUSYBEAUTICIAN
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"A ___ formality" : MERE
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Baal, e.g. : IDOL
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E-mail option : REPLY
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Singing family name : AMES
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Pigeonhole's place : DESK
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Reo rival : ESSEX
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Pair of oxen : SPAN
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Game you can't play left-handed : POLO
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Chow : EATS
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Heart problem? : ACHE
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Sweater letter : RHO
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Black ___ (cattle breed) : ANGUS
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"High Hopes" lyricist : CAHN
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Time for Nick? : NITE
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Dubya, as a collegian : ELI
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Exact satisfaction for : AVENGE
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Kwanzaa principle : FAITH
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Goodwill, e.g. : ASSET
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On tap : READY
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Source of a download : MAINFRAME
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Super's entrustment : MASTERKEY
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Cause of getting stuck : MIRE
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Ship to Colchis : ARGO
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Cowpoke's buddy : PARD
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Jumbled : PIED
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Nev. neighbor : IDA
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Spill hot coffee on : SCALD
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They hang together : PALS
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Hospital fluids : SERA
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Uneducated guess : STAB
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17 1/2 million square miles : ASIA
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Oz visitor Dorothy : GALE
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Makes bales for the barn : HAYS
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"___ Gotta Crow" : IVE
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Roasters' spots : DAISES
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Em, to Dorothy : AUNT
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1965 King arrest site : SELMA
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Preamble : PROEM
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Accustom: Var. : ENURE
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Make watertight : CAULK
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Give up : CEDE
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Where kip are spent : LAOS
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Court coups : ACES
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Some read them : LIPS
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Hill's opposite : DALE
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Cameo stone : ONYX
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Action on eBay : BID
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Hot temper : IRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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