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New York Times, Monday, February 14, 2000

One who can have you going around in circles?

Author:
Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Kavanaugh

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Kavanaugh. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times2/14/00 ( No. 18,360 )
Across
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Grab : SEIZE
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Wood strip used as a bed support : SLAT
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Talented : ABLE
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Indiana basketballer : PACER
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Munich Mister : HERR
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Vast emptiness : VOID
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Sports facility : ARENA
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"___ bitten, twice shy" : ONCE
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Opposer : ANTI
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Finally understood : SAWTHELIGHT
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Cat with a bowl of milk, e.g. : LAPPER
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Medicinal plants : ALOES
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Singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Revolutionary War firearm : MUSKET
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Makes level : TRUES
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Sidewalk material : STONE
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Owns : HAS
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Ocean predator : HAMMERHEADSHARK
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Needle part : EYE
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Put down forcibly : QUELL
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Kingdom in the South Seas : TONGA
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Imaginary : UNREAL
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___ canal : ROOT
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Open-mouthed : AGAPE
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Set aflame : IGNITE
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One who can have you going around in circles? : DRILLMASTER
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Created : MADE
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Affirm positively : AVER
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Artist's prop : EASEL
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Notion : IDEA
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What you might be in when you're out : COMA
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Crème de la crème : ELITE
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Midterm, say : TEST
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Pool exercise : SWIM
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"Saturday Night Fever" music : DISCO
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Resort : SPA
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A barber might nick it : EAR
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Winter road hazard : ICE
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Kind of Buddhism : ZEN
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Delete : ERASE
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Film or play : SHOW
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Loaned : LENT
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Keystone place : ARCH
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Shade giver : TREE
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Be of use : AVAIL
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Drum played with the hands : BONGO
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Like a ballerina's body : LITHE
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Revises, as copy : EDITS
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Sleeve's contents : ARM
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Most recent : LATEST
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Wood shop machine : LATHE
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Set out for display : ARRAY
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Showy feather : PLUME
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Robert Frost writing : POEM
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Wedding helper : USHER
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Commemorative marker : STELE
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Australian "bear" : KOALA
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Finish : END
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Part two : SEQUEL
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Vietnam's capital : HANOI
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Specialized vocabulary : ARGOT
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Rollerblade, e.g. : SKATE
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What computer programs do : RUN
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Taxi feature : HORN
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Prevaricate : LIE
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Allow in : ADMIT
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A+ or CÐ : GRADE
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Helpers : AIDES
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Skirt fold : PLEAT
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Monopolist's trait : GREED
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British raincoats : MACS
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State openly : AVOW
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Tractor-trailer : SEMI
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Cable car : TRAM
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Boxer Muhammad : ALI
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Female sib : SIS
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And so forth : ETC
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Virgo's predecessor : LEO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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