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New York Times, Thursday, February 10, 2000

With 18-Across, Spendthrift's motto (which cracks ME up!)

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JKQWX} This is puzzle # 100 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2000, The New York Times2/10/00 ( No. 18,356 )
Across
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Get rid of : ABOLISH
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Loser : ALSORAN
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City on Lake Ontario : TORONTO
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"Well, I ___!" : DECLARE
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With 18-Across, Spendthrift's motto (which cracks ME up!) : EASYCOM
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See 17-Across : EEASYGO
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W.W. II combat area: Abbr. : ETO
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Lender's recourse : LIEN
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Military mission : RECON
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Stage assistant's job : CUING
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Phnom ___ : PENH
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Goldman ___ (brokerage) : SACHS
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Noggin : GOURD
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Latin lover's word : AMO
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They keep people off beaches : CLOUDS
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Khartoum-to-Nairobi dir. : SSE
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Gray : DRAB
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With 40-Across, American novelist (who cracks ME up!) : HERMANM
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See 38-Across : ELVILLE
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Staffs : MANS
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Neediest cases site?: Abbr. : ICU
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Swinging : LIVELY
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Gamy : OFF
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It might be involved in a police roundup : STING
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Beer delivery : CASES
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Settles with certainty : ICES
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Lore : TALES
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"___ what you say, but..." : IHEAR
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Sludge : OOZE
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Break : GAP
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With 62-Across, Runner-up (who cracks ME up!) : SILVERM
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See 60-Across : EDALIST
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End-of-book matter : ADDENDA
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Major coca producer : BOLIVIA
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Spouse's meek response : YESDEAR
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Unity : ONENESS
Down
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Tug, say : BOAT
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Estimator's phrase : ORSO
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"The Thin Man" co-star : LOY
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Business letters? : INC
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Popular vodka, familiarly : STOLI
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Zeroing (in on) : HOMING
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Yemeni city : ADEN
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Linda ___, Supergirl's alias : LEE
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One way to run : SCARED
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Novelist Tillie : OLSEN
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"Unchain My Heart" singer : RAYCHARLES
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Ship to Colchis : ARGO
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Brightly-colored : NEON
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Prima donna problems : EGOS
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Buddies : CHUMS
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Packinghouse stamp : USDA
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Procter & Gamble brand : PRELL
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Jerk : SCHMO
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Shake like ___ : ALEAF
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Crows' hangouts : CORNFIELDS
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It may be temporary or practical : USE
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Director Louis : MALLE
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Follows : OBEYS
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Shows of irritation : SNITS
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Stars on stage : DIVAS
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AT&T competitor : MCI
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Gambling, e.g. : VICE
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"Do ___ others..." : UNTO
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Pacific : SERENE
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Park feature : GAZEBO
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Surrendered, with "in" : CAVED
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Enticed : LEDON
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Words to an "old chap" : ISAY
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Harbor : HIDE
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Actor Sharif : OMAR
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"___ Me a Break" (title for this puzzle?) : GIVE
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Sales term : ASIS
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Grps. that liaise with principals : PTAS
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Dietary abbr. : RDA
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Order at the Green Dragon : ALE
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China's ___ Piao : LIN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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