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New York Times, Wednesday, February 14, 2001

Declaration of Independence starter

Author:
Robert Dillman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert Dillman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Dillman.
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© 2001, The New York Times2/14/01 ( No. 18,726 )
Across
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Stored, as honey : HIVED
6
Name prefix meaning "son of" : MAC
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Make provision (for) : ALLOW
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Where drachmas were once spent : AGORA
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"Son ___ gun!" : OFA
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Sponger : LEECH
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Start of an idle question : DOUNIFORMSINTHE
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Many namesakes: Abbr. : JRS
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State tree of New Jersey : REDOAK
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"Psst! Pass ___!" : ITON
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___ Affair : XYZ
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Baseball's strikeout king : RYAN
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Scharnhorst admiral : SPEE
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Yokels : CLODS
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Decline : EBB
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Big name in philanthropy : CARNEGIE
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Bologna's place : ITALIA
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Question, part 2 : ARMOREDDIVISION
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Pressure, in a way : LEANON
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Surmounted : OVERCAME
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Person who knows the drill?: Abbr. : DDS
44
Slingshot item : STONE
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Much binary code : ONES
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Joint tenant's place? : CELL
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Way to stand : PAT
50
Spanish ayes : SISI
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Brings out : EDUCES
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Cross shape : TAU
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End of the question : INCLUDETANKTOPS
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Deborah of "Days of Our Lives" : ADAIR
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Sign of aging : SAG
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Prepare for reuse, perhaps : ERASE
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Parable's message : MORAL
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Old pronoun : THY
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No longer in : DATED
Down
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Muslim pilgrimage : HADJ
2
Operatic prince : IGOR
3
R.S.V.P. part : VOUS
4
East ender? : ERN
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Holstein's home : DAIRY
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Anticipation or sadness, e.g. : MOOD
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Onetime Michael Jackson do : AFRO
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Trans Am rival : CAMARO
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"Aladdin" prince : ALI
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Red Square figure : LENIN
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Riga resident : LETT
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___ Rios, Jamaica : OCHO
13
Declaration of Independence starter : WHEN
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Shriner topper : FEZ
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Go into free-fall : SKYDIVE
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Hard-to-combine gas : XENON
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Burn : SCALD
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Skinned : PARED
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"Aunt ___ Cope Book" : ERMAS
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Massenet's "Le ___" : CID
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Deceived : LEDON
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Name in 2000 headlines : ELIAN
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Ecological community : BIOME
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Deadly poisons : BANES
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Irregularly notched : EROSE
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Made tame : GENTLED
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Cravat's cousin : ASCOT
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"___ seen enough!" : IVE
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Guinness adjective : OLDEST
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Paramecium propellers : CILIA
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Its tip may be felt : PEN
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Set, as a price : ASKED
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Chang and Eng's homeland : SIAM
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___-European : INDO
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Mark for life : SCAR
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Jazz home : UTAH
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Shrewd : CAGY
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Precisely : TOAT
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Nave neighbor : APSE
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Played for a sap : USED
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Net location : URL
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La-la starter : TRA

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

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