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New York Times, Wednesday, December 8, 1999

They have holes in their middles

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 107 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times12/8/99 ( No. 18,292 )
Across
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Drops out of the game : FOLDS
6
Bryn ___ College : MAWR
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Complement of socks : PAIR
14
Martin's "That's ___" : AMORE
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Baseball family name : ALOU
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Ferber of fiction : EDNA
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Keys to a jail? : CANOPENERS
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Beats by a hair : NIPS
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Track support : TRESTLE
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Reorganize, and then some : SHAKEUP
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Ford Explorer, e.g. : SUV
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Tavern munchies : BEERNUTS
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None too smart : DIM
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Soggy ground : MIRE
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Actor Wallach : ELI
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Commotions : ADOS
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Somersault : ROLL
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Football-shaped : OVOID
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Tabasco quality : ZEST
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Worth an "F" : AWFUL
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Like French toast : EGGY
43
Indian honorific : SAHIB
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Poet Teasdale : SARA
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Tart plum : SLOE
47
Poet McKuen : ROD
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FedExed : SENT
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Pull a boner : ERR
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Rectangular score marking : HALFREST
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Subway alternative : CAB
58
"Slips my mind" : IFORGET
59
Sonora shawls : SERAPES
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They have holes in their middles : TORI
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Faith among jailbirds? : JOINTTRUST
66
Canadian Indian : CREE
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___ breve (music marking) : ALLA
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Concert pianist Claudio : ARRAU
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Coop group : HENS
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Kennel plaint : YELP
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Any "I Love Lucy" episode, now : RERUN
Down
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Almanac tidbit : FACT
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Baseballer Vizquel : OMAR
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Unattended : LONE
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Smeltery waste : DROSS
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Biological wall : SEPTUM
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Leonine locks : MANE
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Rathskeller quaff : ALE
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On the decline : WORSE
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Fraternity hopeful : RUSHEE
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Source of some jail violence? : PENKNIVES
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Polite goodbye : ADIEU
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Enter : INPUT
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Horse-hoof smoothers : RASPS
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"___ Madigan" (1967 film) : ELVIRA
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Comic strip "___ and Janis" : ARLO
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Site of longtime strife : BELFAST
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Häagen-___ : DAZS
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Inkling : IDEA
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Dance in a 90's rock club : MOSH
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Column crossers : ROWS
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Side dish in a jail? : STIRFRIES
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Tackle box item : LURE
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Make eyes at : OGLE
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Stereotypical lab assistant : IGOR
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Coloring expert : DYER
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Surgical incision maker : LANCET
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Tennis's Bjorn : BORG
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Wedding band alternative : DEEJAY
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Prophylaxis target : TARTAR
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Thumb : HITCH
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Prior to, dialectally : AFORE
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"Two Women" Oscar winner : LOREN
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Pilfered : STOLE
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Wilkes-___, Pa. : BARRE
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Piece of cake : SNAP
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Sound of a fine-tuned engine : PURR
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Leave speechless : STUN
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Scarcely : ILL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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