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New York Times, Saturday, February 10, 2001

Plays a kids' game involving centrifugal force

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 138 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times2/10/01 ( No. 18,722 )

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Across
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Hardly a favorite : LONGSHOT
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Aspect : REGARD
15
1953 Frankie Laine hit : IBELIEVE
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Plane, in a way : EVENER
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Like most Norwegians : BLUEEYED
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Fur : PELAGE
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Confirmation, for one : RITE
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Part of a step : RISER
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Hot air : GAS
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Purdue Univ. major : AGR
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Turned : SWUNG
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Partner of letters : ARTS
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Realize : REAP
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River People of the Southwest : PIMA
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"It's ___!" (phrase of confirmation) : ADATE
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Berates : YELLSAT
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Cat's ___ : PAJAMAS
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Curse : OATH
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Sharp rebuke : SLAP
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Not too swift : SLOWISH
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Striped patterns : TARTANS
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Like some chairs : CANED
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Precollege : ELHI
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Farm fare : SLOP
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Mañana's opposite : AYER
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Strange : ALIEN
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"Is that ___?" : ANO
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Trip-taker's aid, perhaps : LSD
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Moisten : BEDEW
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Send back : ECHO
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"Sense and Sensibility" heroine : ELINOR
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Contracted : SHRUNKEN
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Cisco Kid player of the 1940's : ROMERO
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One up, e.g. : TIESCORE
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Dwellers on the Baltic : SWEDES
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Does business on, as a holiday : OPENSFOR
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Study : LIBRARY
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Bond recipient, in law : OBLIGEE
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Uninvolved : NEUTRAL
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Jollity : GLEE
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You, abroad : SIE
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"Hold it!" : HEY
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Due a refund, in a way : OVERWITHHELD
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Monotony : TEDIUM
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Repair a perfboard, e.g. : REPEG
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At all : EVER
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Set : GEL
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Twist of phrase, perhaps : ANAGRAM
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Annual Henley-on-Thames event : REGATTA
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Prepares for cooking : DRESSES
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Plays a kids' game involving centrifugal force : SNAPSTHEWHIP
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Rows : SPATS
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Converts : ADAPTS
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Farmer, at times : PLOWER
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"When it's ___" (old riddle answer) : AJAR
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Came out with : SAID
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Novelist ___-René Lesage : ALAIN
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Mountaineers, in a way : SCALERS
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Knocks down : LAYSLOW
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Old calling fee : ONEDIME
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Words before time, money or respect : ALACKOF
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Unlikely protagonist : NONHERO
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Cleric famous for bloopers : SPOONER
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Misinforms : LIESTO
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Houston hockey team of the 70's : AEROS
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Gun stat : BORE
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Env. contents : ENCS
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"20,000 Leagues" mate ___ Land : NED
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Dakota Indian : REE
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J.F.K. was in it : USN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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