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New York Times, Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Like a wake-up time on an alarm clock

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXYZ} This is puzzle # 110 for Mr. Piscop.
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© 2000, The New York Times2/23/00 ( No. 18,369 )

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Across
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Windshield sticker : DECAL
6
Employee's move, for short : RELO
10
Cries heard around cute babies : AWS
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Dupe : DELUDE
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Quark's place : ATOM
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Headlight setting : DIM
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Spotted wildcat : OCELOT
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Loafers don't grow on this : SHOETREE
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Musical markings don't grow on this : FLATBUSH
21
Oscar winner Davis : GEENA
22
Ceiling spinner : FAN
23
Mileage rating org. : EPA
24
Supermarket checkout item : SCANNER
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Cupid, to the Greeks : EROS
28
Hiker's route : PATH
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"Try me" preceder : DARE
31
Clears of vermin : DERATS
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Slip through the cracks : SEEP
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It might make you see things : LSD
37
Baby fowl don't grow on this : CHICKWEED
40
Accomplished : DID
43
Pennsylvania port : ERIE
44
Like a wake-up time on an alarm clock : PRESET
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"___ first you don't..." : IFAT
50
Pulls the plug on : ENDS
52
"Comin' ___ the Rye" : THRO
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Obsolescent term of address : COMRADE
55
Confucian truth : TAO
58
Dawn goddess : EOS
59
Deadly snake : KRAIT
60
Morays don't grow on this : EELGRASS
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Henhouse products don't grow on this : EGGPLANT
65
QB Doug : FLUTIE
66
Maiden name preceder : NEE
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Plane measure : AREA
68
Like horses at blacksmiths : RESHOD
69
Ave. crossers : STS
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Bastes : SEWS
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Krupp Works city : ESSEN
Down
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"I do ___!" : DECLARE
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1930's first lady : ELEANOR
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Kind of film : CULT
4
Pueblo brick : ADOBE
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Abate : LETUP
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Too hasty : RASH
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Addis Ababa's land: Abbr. : ETH
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John, to Ringo : LOO
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Certain sorority girl : OMEGA
10
Kind of gland : ADRENAL
11
Ballpark purchases : WIENERS
12
Slung mud at : SMEARED
13
Tipped, as a hat : DOFFED
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Watch : TEND
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Chucklehead : SAP
24
Meat-and-vegetables fare : STEW
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Canary's call : CHEEP
27
Midwest Indian : SAC
29
Appealed : ASKED
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Everyday article : THE
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Fathered : SIRED
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According to : PER
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Motion picture : CINE
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N.Y.P.D. investigator : DET
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Devil : DICKENS
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"Hmmm, it's not coming to me" : IFORGET
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Compensation in a lawsuit : DAMAGES
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Protect in a cover : SHEATHE
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Shoreline problem : EROSION
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Deep-sixed : TOSSED
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Dancer's woe : TRIP
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Shoreline shower : ATLAS
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Actress Woodard : ALFRE
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Gawks at : OGLES
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Hellenic H's : ETAS
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"tom thumb" star Tamblyn : RUSS
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Live and breathe : ARE
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Just out : NEW

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

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