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New York Times, Wednesday, February 21, 2001

Marine creatures with unneeded limbs?

Author:
Karen Hodge
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Karen Young Bonin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Bonin.
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© 2001, The New York Times2/21/01 ( No. 18,733 )
Across
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Pocahontas's husband : ROLFE
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Invitation to duel, perhaps : SLAP
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Close to closed : AJAR
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Intense hatred : ODIUM
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Tabula ___ : RASA
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Ankle-length skirt : MAXI
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Nearing the hour : TENTO
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James Bond beauties? : SPYSGIRLS
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Titan orbits it : SATURN
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St. ___ (spring break spot) : PETE
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Drop in on : SEE
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Bar choices : RYES
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Feather's mate : TAR
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Where to order un thé : CAFE
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Luau staple : POI
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Back from dreamland : AWAKE
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___ above : ACUT
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"Alfred" composer : ARNE
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Cameos, e.g. : ROLES
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Marine creatures with unneeded limbs? : THREELEGGEDRAYS
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Masked critters : COONS
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L.B.J. son-in-law : ROBB
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Barrie pirate : SMEE
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Buchholz of "The Magnificent Seven" : HORST
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H.S.T.'s successor : DDE
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Kickoff preceder : TOSS
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Absorbed, as a loss : ATE
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Part of UHF: Abbr. : FREQ
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Pole worker : ELF
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Kind of stand : TAXI
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Statement of the obvious : TRUISM
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Emulate Prometheus? : SEIZEFIRE
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Veep John ___ Garner : NANCE
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Word processor command : SAVE
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Custard concoction : FLAN
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"___ Marner" : SILAS
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Scraped (out) : EKED
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Itches : YENS
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Winter Palace residents : TSARS
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Goes bad : ROTS
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Concert halls : ODEA
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Suit jacket buildup : LINT
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2004 Olympics stars? : FUTURETENS
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Atlanta university : EMORY
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A.A.R.P. members : SRS
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Reindeer herder : LAPP
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So far : ASYET
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Elbows, but not knees : PASTA
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Horner's last words : AMI
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Shakes up : JARS
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Linchpin's place : AXLE
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Court order? : RISE
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Actor Depardieu : GERARD
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Sherpa's home : NEPAL
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More tender : SORER
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Come down with : CATCH
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Allergy season sound : ACHOO
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Uproar : FUROR
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___ we trust : INGOD
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Least desirable wharves? : WORSTQUAIS
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Something to remember? : ALAMO
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"Dinner at Antoine's" author : KEYES
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They're common in Mississippi : ESSES
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Treble clef lines : EGBDF
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What you will : ESTATE
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Thumb-raising critic : EBERT
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Chewy candy : TAFFY
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Send to Siberia : EXILE
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Surrealist Max : ERNST
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In ___ (actually) : ESSE
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Security lapse : LEAK
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Half a sawbuck : FIVE
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OPEC member : IRAN
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"To Live and Die ___" : INLA
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Permanent marker? : SCAR
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Quantico cuisine : MESS
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Zodiac's start, in England : ZED
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U.S.N.A. grad : ENS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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