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New York Times, Wednesday, February 2, 2000

Author:
Richard Chisholm
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Chisholm

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Chisholm. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0202 ( 18,348 )
Across
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Medina resident : ARAB
5
Rand McNally blowup : INSET
10
Flappers' hairdos : BOBS
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Newshawk's asset? : NOSE
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De ___ (actual) : FACTO
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He sang of Alice : ARLO
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Beginning of a quip : TOERRISHUMANBUT
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Right or fright preceder : STAGE
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Bricklayer's carrier : HOD
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Gentle slopes : RISES
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View from the Riviera : MER
25
Depends (on) : LEANS
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Quip, part 2 : ITTAKESA
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Regis, to Kathie Lee : COHOST
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Dance setting, perhaps : BARN
36
Imposing entrance : PORTAL
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Auditor, briefly : CPA
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Outback runner : EMU
40
Fla. neighbor : ALA
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Uneven? : ODD
42
Knock (over) : TIP
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Jungle swinger : APE
44
Mustang's home : GARAGE
46
Dry as dust : SERE
47
Sportscaster John : MADDEN
49
Quip, part 3 : COMPUTER
51
Emcee's task : INTRO
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Craving : YEN
54
Bit of broken pottery : SHARD
57
1996 Olympic torch lighter : ALI
59
Adlai's 1956 running mate : ESTES
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End of the quip : TOREALLYSCREWUP
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"I'll Be Around" composer Wilder : ALEC
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Didn't take part, with "out" : OPTED
68
Flag : TIRE
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Undiluted, at the bar : NEAT
70
Almost perpendicular : SHEER
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Precable problem : SNOW
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Wee workers : ANTS
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Dig like a pig : ROOT
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Out of port : ASEA
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"Gaslight" Oscar winner, 1944 : BERGMAN
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"___ were you..." : IFI
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"Bronx"/"thonx" rhymer : NASH
7
Librarygoer : SCHOLAR
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Exercise in musical dexterity : ETUDE
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Tough turkey? : TOM
10
Cast out : BANISH
11
Eyes, in poetry : ORBS
12
Bummed out : BLUE
13
Breathalyzer test flunkers : SOTS
18
Smell something fierce : REEK
19
Noted traitor : ARNOLD
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Move, as marigolds : REPLANT
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Plebe's place : ACADEMY
27
Construction girder : IBEAM
28
Gulf city : TAMPA
29
Brought into alignment : TRUED
30
Take wing : SOAR
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Good-sized combo : OCTET
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Cathedral topper : SPIRE
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Diminish gradually : TAPER
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Like some lunch orders : TOGO
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To-do list : AGENDA
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Priest's assistant : ACOLYTE
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Romantic sights : SUNSETS
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Nonstop : DIRECT
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Source of pressure, maybe : PEER
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Peace Nobelist Bunche : RALPH
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Kenton of jazz : STAN
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Pocket problem : HOLE
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Words of understanding : ISEE
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Castor, to Pollux : TWIN
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Mark replacer : EURO
62
Gush out : SPEW
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___ Alamos, N.M. : LOS
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Naval off. : CDR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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