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New York Times, Monday, December 4, 2000

Something on which an election hangs?

Author:
Eileen Lexau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eileen Lexau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JVXZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Ms. Lexau.
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© 2000, The New York Times12/4/00 ( No. 18,654 )
Across
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Bakery item : LOAF
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Send to the canvas : KAYO
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19th-century actor ___ Booth : EDWIN
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Against : ANTI
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Unique person : ONER
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Prefix with judicial : QUASI
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Deny, deny, deny : STONEWALL
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Yet to be rented : UNLET
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Voiced : SONANT
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"Whatever ___ wants ..." : LOLA
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Filmmaker Spike : LEE
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Booth Tarkington boy : PENROD
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Down : NOTUP
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Show fear : COWER
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Grand Prix site : LEMANS
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Bedouin's mount : CAMEL
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___ of Sandwich : EARL
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Measles symptom : SPOT
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"Sex and the City" shower : HBO
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Outdo : SURPASS
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Ending on a school e-mail address : EDU
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Very much : ALOT
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"___ ever so humble ..." : BEIT
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Rowed : OARED
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Bundle of energy : DYNAMO
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First showing : DEBUT
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Brown ermine : STOAT
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Told (on) : RATTED
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Spoil : ROT
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Watch part : STEM
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Moon of Mars : DEIMOS
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Dwelling : ABODE
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1973 Ryan O'Neal movie : PAPERMOON
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___ Island, N.Y. : CONEY
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"That's clear, man" : IDIG
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Sicilian mount : ETNA
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Hull bottoms : KEELS
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China's ___ Xiaoping : DENG
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Ooze : SEEP
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Highlands girl : LASS
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Winning : ONTOP
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Make up (for) : ATONE
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Pay for, as a project : FINANCE
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Constantly defer (to) : KOWTOW
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Santa ___ winds : ANA
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Cheerleader's bit : YELL
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Synthetic fabric : ORLON
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Treat the same : EQUATE
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Grayish brown : DUN
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Room decoration : WALLPAPER
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"Understood!" : ISEE
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Nick at ___ : NITE
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Signs up : ENROLS
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Lazes : LOLLS
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Caterpillar rival : DEERE
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Speakers' hesitations : UMS
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Swift : RAPID
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Joint point : NODE
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Mare's mate : STUD
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Something on which an election hangs? : CHAD
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With skill : ABLY
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Opalescent gem : MOONSTONE
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Assessor : RATER
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Wartime sea menace : UBOAT
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Supreme Court Justice David : SOUTER
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Tit for ___ : TAT
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Now and then : ATTIMES
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Saunters (along) : MOSEYS
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No-goodnik : BADEGG
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Lukewarm : TEPID
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Overdo it on stage : EMOTE
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"Lorna ___" : DOONE
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Billiards equipment : RACK
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Fashioned : MADE
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Jacket closer : SNAP
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Dover's state: Abbr. : DEL
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Ribbon holder : PIN

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