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New York Times, Monday, December 3, 2001

"The Ten Commandments," for one

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon
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11612/29/199311/26/200845
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2015151219278
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1.52700
Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 80 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times12/3/01 ( No. 19,018 )
Across
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Involuntary twitch : SPASM
6
Pint-sized : PUNY
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Broadway star Verdon : GWEN
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Quits : STOPS
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Fraternal org. : BPOE
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"Say it ain't so!" : OHNO
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Completely bare : NAKEDASAJAYBIRD
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Place for a nap : COT
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Bullring bull : TORO
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Piece of turf : SOD
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Cream puff : MILKSOP
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Part of a fist : KNUCKLE
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Greek vowels : ETAS
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Directory listings : NAMES
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Grasped : HELD
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Bill at the bar : TAB
34
Realty measure : ACRE
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"Whew!" : BOY
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Completely relaxed : LOOSEASAGOOSE
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B. & O. and others : RRS
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Response to an insult : SLAP
43
Grand ___ Opry : OLE
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New Mexico art community : TAOS
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Word before "beware!" : BUYER
49
Tempest in a teapot : FUSS
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Clear, to a photographer : INFOCUS
52
Club with a floor show : CABARET
54
Capitol Hill figure : POL
55
All-purpose trucks : UTES
57
Grasp : GET
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Completely self-satisfied : PROUDASAPEACOCK
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Restrooms, informally : LAVS
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Cook in the microwave : NUKE
66
CB, for one : RADIO
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Barely makes, with "out" : EKES
68
"The Ten Commandments," for one : EPIC
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Place : STEAD
Down
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Taxpayer's ID : SSN
2
Mom-and-pop org. : PTA
3
Thumbs-up response : AOK
4
Itsy-bitsy bits : SPECKS
5
Basic PC program : MSDOS
6
"Masterpiece Theatre" airer : PBS
7
___ the crack of dawn : UPAT
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"I'm not kidding!" : NOJOKE
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Hankers (for) : YEARNS
10
Bunch : GOB
11
Popular cocktail : WHISKEYSOUR
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Sign up : ENROLL
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Agreed silently : NODDED
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Pronto : ATONCE
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"Yeah, ___!" : YOU
23
He earns his pay at Shea : MET
24
Slanted type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Job that's not a chore : LABOROFLOVE
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Prefix with medic : PARA
28
Sneeze syllable : CHOO
31
Neat's opposite : MESSY
34
Ninny : ASS
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Hit on the head : BOP
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"... ___ I'm told" : ORSO
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One of the Baldwins : ALEC
39
Park place? : GARAGE
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"If all ___ fails ..." : ELSE
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N.Y.C. hrs. : EST
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Be a boozer : TIPPLE
46
Arctic jacket : ANORAK
47
Cigarette lighter fill : BUTANE
48
Exhausts : USESUP
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Rich dude : FATCAT
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Chew for Bossy : CUD
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Puts up with : BEARS
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Alias for H. H. Munro : SAKI
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Letters starting a ship's name : USS
60
Chest muscle : PEC
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Poetic paean : ODE
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Cloak-and-dagger org. : CIA
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Pasted in the ring : KOD

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

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