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New York Times, Monday, December 6, 2004

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
Not completely dissolved, as a drink mix
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
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RebusCircleScrabbleFresh
121.6577%
Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Silk. Monday freshness: 60%
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T
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Y
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R
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O
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B
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E
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A
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M
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T
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B
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A
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S
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R
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R
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U
C
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U
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P
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B
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E
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V
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N
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J
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B
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G
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S
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S
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F
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H
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G
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M
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D
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D
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T
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© 2004, The New York Times12/6/4 ( No. 20,117 )
Across
1
Beginner : TYRO
5
Ceiling support : BEAM
9
Brass instruments : TUBAS
14
Crowd noise : ROAR
15
The Bruins of the Pac Ten : UCLA
16
Take by force : USURP
17
Just twiddling one's thumbs : IDLE
18
Diagram : GRID
19
Juliet's beloved : ROMEO
20
Navel : BELLYBUTTON
23
Louisville Slugger : BAT
24
French president's residence : ELYSEE
25
Critical : VITAL
27
"Oh my goodness!" : EGADS
30
Hippie happening : LOVEIN
33
One of the Bushes : JEB
36
Not completely dissolved, as a drink mix : GRITTY
38
Online auction house : EBAY
39
Collect : AMASS
41
"Dear" letter recipient : SIR
42
Guitar bars : FRETS
43
Pickle flavoring : DILL
44
Copier of a manuscript : SCRIBE
46
Wide shoe specification : EEE
47
Mama Cass ___ : ELLIOT
49
Dirties : SOILS
51
TV host Winfrey : OPRAH
53
Shines : GLEAMS
57
F.B.I. employee: Abbr. : AGT
59
The Midwest, agriculturally speaking : BREADBASKET
62
Bar mitzvah officiator : RABBI
64
Fitzgerald of scat : ELLA
65
It ebbs and flows : TIDE
66
Approximately : ABOUT
67
"Whatcha ___?" : DOIN
68
Dublin's land, in poetry : ERIN
69
School readings : TEXTS
70
Gulp from a bottle : SWIG
71
Mexican sandwich : TACO
Down
1
Arapaho or Apache : TRIBE
2
Alpine song : YODEL
3
Come from behind : RALLY
4
Ultimatum words : ORELSE
5
Hobgoblin : BUGBEAR
6
Off-white : ECRU
7
Landed (on) : ALIT
8
Fox comedy series : MADTV
9
Seek help from : TURNTO
10
Bob Hope tour grp. : USO
11
Big stinger : BUMBLEBEE
12
___ code (long-distance need) : AREA
13
Parking place : SPOT
21
Safecrackers : YEGGS
22
Slick : OILY
26
Profess : AVER
28
Frisbee, e.g. : DISC
29
Mixes : STIRS
31
"Must've been something ___" : IATE
32
Nasdaq rival : NYSE
33
Green gem : JADE
34
Silents star Jannings : EMIL
35
Vote depository : BALLOTBOX
37
Threesome : TRIO
40
Lingerie item : SLIP
42
Guy : FELLA
44
Christmas tree topper : STAR
45
Cosmic explosion : BIGBANG
48
Satellite paths : ORBITS
50
Last six lines of a sonnet : SESTET
52
Obeys : HEEDS
54
Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
55
Doc : MEDIC
56
Meeting transcriber : STENO
57
Smell ___ (be leery) : ARAT
58
Kotter of "Welcome Back, Kotter" : GABE
60
Strike ___ blow : ALOW
61
552, in old Rome : DLII
63
Except : BUT

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