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New York Times, Tuesday, December 5, 2000

31-Across : Attack

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FGQ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Arbesfeld.
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© 2000, The New York Times12/5/00 ( No. 18,655 )
Across
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Blair's predecessor : MAJOR
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Torah storers : ARKS
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"Hey, you!" : PSST
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Odorous oxygen : OZONE
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Harness part : REIN
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Rent-___ : ACAR
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Pulled up stakes : MOVED
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Talented : ABLE
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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Hail to Caesar : AVE
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Beach resorts : CABANACLUBS
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Where Swiss may be found : DELI
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Old section of Algiers : KASBAH
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Gotten credits, in school : TAKENACLASS
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Attack : RUNAT
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Dolt : IMBECILE
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Place for "stompin'" : SAVOY
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Somewhat : ABIT
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Proton or electron : PARTICLE
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"The Pilot's Wife" author Shreve : ANITA
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Dining room piece : CHINACLOSET
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Solomon's asset : WISDOM
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It's hard on a yard : MOLE
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"Highest Mountains" or "World Series MVP's," e.g. : ALMANACLIST
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"Help!" : SOS
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Actor Neeson : LIAM
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Cartful : LOAD
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"No Trump" declarer? : IVANA
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Moonstruck state : DAZE
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W.B.A. calls : TKOS
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Runway figure : MODEL
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Keats creations : ODES
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Salsa quality : ZEST
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Wield, as influence : EXERT
Down
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N.Y.C. cultural center : MOMA
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Sea fed by the Don : AZOV
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Zeus, to Romans : JOVE
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Minimal amount of money, with 5-Down : ONE
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See 4-Down : REDCENT
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Like our numerals : ARABIC
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Country singer McEntire : REBA
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Site of many firings : KILN
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Gets past quietly : SNEAKSBY
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Beach toys : PAILS
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Prepare for surgery : SCRUB
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Carioca cousin : SAMBA
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Make a shambles of : TRASH
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C.S.A. state : ALA
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Detective's assignment : CASE
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Passed out : DEALT
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Duffer's locale : TRAP
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Halo, e.g. : AURA
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Wood protuberance : KNAR
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Pep up : LIVEN
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Latin 101 word : AMO
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Birch craft : CANOE
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Wading bird : IBIS
35
Lo-cal : LITE
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Province, to the French : ETAT
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Excessive sentimentality : SCHMALTZ
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Bard of boxing : ALI
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Clickable image : ICON
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Like some sports records : ALLTIME
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In the thick of : AMIDST
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Businesses: Abbr. : COS
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Hard-to-find character in a book : WALDO
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Trojan War epic : ILIAD
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Urban air problem : SMAZE
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Classy ladies : DAMES
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"___ is it" (old slogan) : COKE
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Neighbor of Vietnam : LAOS
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"Smooth Operator" singer : SADE
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Standout : ONER
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Theme of this puzzle, found in the answers to 21-, 26-, 44- and 52-Across : SALT
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___ populi : VOX

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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