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New York Times, Friday, February 16, 2001

Georges who wrote "Life: A User's Manual"

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {FJQWZ} This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Klahn.
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© 2001, The New York Times2/16/01 ( No. 18,728 )
Across
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It's connected to a bowl : PIPESTEM
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Course before une salade, maybe : POTAGE
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A priest, not a beast : ONELLAMA
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Kickoff : OPENER
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Trouble spot for Indiana Jones : SNAKEPIT
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Like beachgoers vis-à-vis indoor types : TANNER
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Confiscate, legally : ESCHEAT
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Blenders : MELDERS
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Busbies, boaters and billycocks : HATS
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Roadside establishment : DINER
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Door : ENTRY
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1953 Eartha Kitt hit : CESTSIBON
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Squalor : DIRT
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Pole star? : SANTACLAUS
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Chiller : ICE
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It's north of New York City : UPSTATE
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Berkshire abode : STY
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Old film magazine photos : CHEESECAKE
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Alpine Museum city : BERN
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Checkered : TESSELATE
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Georges who wrote "Life: A User's Manual" : PEREC
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Rudimentary : CRUDE
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"Star Trek" navigator : SULU
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Gilda Radner character : ROSANNE
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Like some speech sounds : LAMINAL
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Inuit outerwear : ANORAK
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Money in a classic song title : SIXPENCE
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Start of a #1 Beach Boys title : HELPME
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"Nature's pharmacy" : ALOEVERA
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Smart one : SASSER
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One who doesn't take the high road : PANDERER
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False front : POSE
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Holiday ___ : INNS
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Georgia bloomers : PEACHTREES
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City where Alka-Seltzer was first made : ELKHART
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Like a cold shower? : SLEETY
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Snacks served with cerveza : TAPAS
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Throw off : EMIT
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Tangle : MAT
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Sovereign : POTENTATE
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Change colors, in a way : OPALESCE
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Curly strand : TENDRIL
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Daughter of James II : ANNE
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Will of Hollywood : GEER
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Foozles : ERRS
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Foozle : MISTAKE
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Like opium poppy leaves : DENTATE
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___ of Nantes : EDICT
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Specialty : NICHE
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Gush : CASCADE
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One who's homeward bound : BASERUNNER
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Unconventional : OUTRE
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"No Strings Attached" pop group : NSYNC
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Explorer of sorts : SPELUNKER
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Start of certain addresses : USERNAME
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Inner walls of fortification ditches : ESCARPS
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Buy, so to speak : BELIEVE
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Infused with enthusiasm : PUMPED
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1066 loser : SAXON
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Root words : RAHS
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Super's apartment, often : ONEA
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Hundreds of centavos : SOLS
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___ Crane, Vera Miles's role in "Psycho" : LILA
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Big plot : ACRE
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"The Jumblies" poet : LEAR
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Softhead : SAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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