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New York Times, Wednesday, February 16, 2000

Ancient resident of Jordan's present-day capital

Author:
Gene Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gene Newman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Newman.
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© 2000, The New York Times2/16/00 ( No. 18,362 )
Across
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Low-lying area : SWALE
6
Dept. of Labor grp. : OSHA
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A&P part: Abbr. : ATL
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"Three's Company" actress : SOMERS
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Dazzles : AWES
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River inlet : RIA
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Start of a quip : WOMENLIKESILENT
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English maritime county : DORSET
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Core : ESSENCE
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Matterhorn, e.g.: Abbr. : MTN
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Reason for imprisonment, once : DEBT
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Satyr's kin : FAUN
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Prettify oneself : PRIMP
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War room items : MAPS
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Recipe amts. : TSPS
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Not participate : SITOUT
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Beauty's admirer : BEAST
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Part 2 of the quip : MENTHEYASSUME
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Covalent bond formers : ATOMS
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Like firewater : STRONG
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One of Henry's Catherines : PARR
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Concrete : REAL
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Irritated moods : SNITS
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Meg's "Prelude to a Kiss" co-star : ALEC
50
I-80 et al. : RTES
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Stat that's good when it's low : ERA
53
Sony rival : TOSHIBA
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Beethoven's "Pathétique," e.g. : SONATA
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End of the quip : THEYRELISTENING
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Follower of Christ? : IAN
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Eighty Eight, for one : OLDS
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Nero's tutor : SENECA
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N.J. clock setting : EST
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Tammany skewerer : NAST
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Radiation quantities : DOSES
Down
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St. Louis-to-Little Rock dir. : SSW
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Carpenter's finishing touch : WOODTRIM
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Ancient resident of Jordan's present-day capital : AMMONITE
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Wanton look : LEER
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Coastal raptors : ERNS
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Symbol of might : OAK
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Fragrant climbing plant : SWEETPEA
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Pianist Myra : HESS
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[No return allowed] : ASIS
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Scenes of action : ARENAS
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1996 golf movie : TINCUP
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Gets dark : LATENS
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It has runners : SLED
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Bit of gossip : ITEM
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No-no at some intersections : LEFTTURN
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G.I. constabulary : MPS
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Played the nanny : BABYSAT
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Saudi Arabia is one : MONARCHY
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Any miniature golf shot : PUTT
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Talk trash to : SASS
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Son of Odin : THOR
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Transporters since '76 : SSTS
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Beryl varieties : EMERALDS
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Halves : MOIETIES
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Hypnotize : ENTRANCE
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Fed. management agcy. : GSA
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Flat peppermint candy : PATTIE
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Warm hellos : ALOHAS
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Take offense at : RESENT
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More, in a saying : LESS
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Dipsos : SOTS
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It may be pumped : IRON
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Gymnastics coach Karolyi : BELA
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Cry out for : NEED
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___ Domini : ANNO
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Musician's suffix : IST
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Jabber : GAS

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

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