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New York Times, Friday, December 29, 2000

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQUVXYZ} This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1229 ( 18,679 )
Across
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Was in the running for : HADASHOTAT
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Summer dress feature : POLKADOT
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They often start "Here" : EPITAPHS
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Jim Palmer, once : ORIOLE
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Where The Gazette is published : MONTREAL
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Kind of club : KENNEL
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Hoops stat. : PPG
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Forfeit again : RELOSE
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Benjamin Disraeli, e.g. : EARL
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African pullover : DASHIKI
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Schoolmarmish : PRIM
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Mr. ___ of "Peter Pan" : SMEE
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"There it is!" : AHA
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August birthstone : PERIDOT
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Siesta time : TARDE
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In direct competition : ONEONONE
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CD-___ : ROM
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Inventor who inspired this puzzle : MORSE
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Get spliced : WED
42
Parts left out : ELISIONS
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Fosters, for one : LAGER
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First name in mystery writing : DASHIELL
49
Sri Lanka export : TEA
51
Ninny : DOLT
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"___ Stars," #1 hit for Freddy Martin, 1934 : ISAW
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Symbol of punctuality : THEDOT
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Ale relative : MEAD
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Waterside accommodations provider : BOATEL
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Duffel : BAG
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Rare birth : ALBINO
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Weigh heavily : MILITATE
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Sewer, maybe : DARNER
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Screenwriter's start : SCENARIO
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Auto gauge shower : DASHLIGHT
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Speech enliveners : ANECDOTES
Down
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Rope material : HEMP
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Per : APOP
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Like Errol Flynn : DASHING
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Old Polo Grounds favorite : OTT
5
Hung back : TARRIED
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Take ___ (look) : APEEK
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Muse of comedy : THALIA
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Draw game? : POKER
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Valuable deposit : ORE
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QB protectors : LINEMEN
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Hawaiian storm : KONA
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16-Across, for short : ALER
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"I'm all ears" : DOTELL
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Pavement caution : SLO
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Goes over : SPANS
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Dancer's partner? : DASHER
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Wall St. event : IPO
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Vodka brand, informally : STOLI
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First lady with bangs : MAMIE
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Chestnut, e.g. : HORSE
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Spur part : ROWEL
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Like krypton : INERT
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Lavished love (on) : DOTED
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Comic Philips : EMO
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Elusive one : EEL
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Timber tree with colored inner bark : REDASH
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When some footballs are hiked : ONTWO
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Like many doors : SLIDING
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French pronoun : ILS
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Good name for a girl writing a postscript? : ADELINE
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Beckett title name : GODOT
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Athens's state, in ancient times : ATTICA
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Call off : ABORT
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Euripides play : HELEN
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Commuter's run? : MADDASH
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Pride of Israel : ELAL
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Dugout shelter : ABRI
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When half of rush hours occur: Abbr. : AMS
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"Viva Maria!" actress, 1965 : BARDOT
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Play to ___ : ATIE
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Some G.M. cars : GEOS
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Book after Ezra: Abbr. : NEH
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Part of X-X-X : TAC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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