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New York Times, Tuesday, February 22, 2000

One of the worlds in "The War of the Worlds"

Author:
Dorothy E. Donaldson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 43 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Donaldson.
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© 2000, The New York Times2/22/00 ( No. 18,368 )
Across
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One of the worlds in "The War of the Worlds" : MARS
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Baby's first word, maybe : MAMA
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Designer Donna : KARAN
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Touch on : ABUT
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PC pic : ICON
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Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
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Kennedy matriarch : ROSE
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The N.F.L.'s Aikman : TROY
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Dentist's request : WIDER
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Start of a quip : IUSEDTO
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Stuffed bear : TEDDY
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Cache : STORE
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Final approval : SAYSO
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Quip, part 2 : BESNOWWHITE
34
Paul Simon's "Slip ___ Away" : SLIDIN
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Form of evidence, these days : DNA
39
Frankfurt's river : ODER
40
Crescent shapes: Var. : LUNETS
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Skill : TALENT
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Word for Yorick : ALAS
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Stars and Stripes land : USA
47
Compassionate : HUMANE
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End of the quip : BUTIDRIFTED
51
Verso's opposite : RECTO
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Ancient Greek colony : IONIA
57
Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
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Speaker of the quip : MAEWEST
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Cockeyed : ASKEW
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Gyro meat : LAMB
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Prefix with second : NANO
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Devil's doing : EVIL
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Town on the Thames : ETON
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Model at work : POSER
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Like Marilyn Monroe : SEXY
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Learning the times table, e.g. : ROTE
Down
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Home run champ until 1998 : MARIS
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Up's partner : ABOUT
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Rene of "Tin Cup" : RUSSO
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Beef on the hoof : STEER
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Catcher's need : MITT
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Unlike this answer : ACROSS
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Jersey greeting? : MOO
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"___ luck?" : ANY
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Bow and scrape : KOWTOW
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Grenoble girlfriend : AMIE
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Foxx of "Sanford and Son" : REDD
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Like fine wine : AGED
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Word before "a soul" : NARY
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Ledger entry : DEBIT
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"Then what?" : AND
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Hither's partner : YON
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Wrap in bandages : SWATHE
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Make certain : ENSURE
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1947 Oscar winner Celeste : HOLM
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Light bulb, figuratively : IDEA
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Chattanooga's home: Abbr. : TENN
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One-named designer : ERTE
34
Meat loaf serving : SLAB
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Lollapalooza : LULU
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___ the finish : INAT
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Half a 50's sitcom couple : DESI
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Decorated Murphy : AUDIE
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[not my error] : SIC
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Toward the rear : AFT
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Cash register part : DRAWER
50
Star of silent oaters : TOMMIX
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Title holder : OWNER
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"Rad!" : NEATO
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Comeback in a kids' argument : ISNOT
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Make amends : ATONE
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Coarse file : RASP
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Concerning : ASTO
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Alibi ___ (excuse makers) : IKES
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Withered : SERE
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With adroitness : ABLY
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"___ Miz" : LES
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Forum greeting : AVE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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