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New York Times, Thursday, February 24, 2000

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 102 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0224 ( 18,370 )
Across
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Den denizen : BEARCUB
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Littermates : PUPPIES
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"Look Back in Anger" playwright : OSBORNE
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Asleep at the switch : UNALERT
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Toothpaste tube direction : SQUEEZE
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Classic exile site : SIBERIA
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Kayoed : OUT
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Kind of tax : WITHHOLDING
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Dovetail : MESH
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"___ Love You" : PSI
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Chilled drink : NOG
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It delivers the goods : UPS
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Place for court battles? : GYM
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Make permanent : ETCH
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Three-time Oscar-winning director : CAPRA
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Leading : AHEAD
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"I know what you're up to!" : OHO
40
Former name of Belize : BRITISHHONDURAS
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High rollers? : ELS
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Plant twice : RESOW
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In escrow : ASIDE
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Traipse : ROAM
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Prune : LOP
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___ Accord (1998 peace agreement) : WYE
50
Cartoon utterance : OOF
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Nashville-to-Chattanooga dir. : ESE
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Flatboat : SCOW
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Thrifty traveler's stop : YOUTHHOSTEL
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Toothpaste box letters : ADA
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Pest : ANNOYER
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Red Skelton catchphrase : IDOODIT
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Fake : NOTREAL
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Running a temperature : FEBRILE
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In a coarse manner : GROSSLY
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Supermarket section : FREEZER
Down
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Kind of buddy : BOSOM
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Suffix with Roman or arab : ESQUE
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Is adjacent to : ABUTS
4
Preschoolers? : ROE
5
Work party : CREW
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Releases a fly? : UNZIPS
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Borscht basics : BEETS
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Midwife's exhortation : PUSH
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Local personality? : UNIONMAN
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Poet Neruda : PABLO
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Security : PLEDGE
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Yesterday, in Italy : IERI
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___ go bragh : ERIN
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Certain partygoer : STAG
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1959 Academy Award song : HIGHHOPES
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Offended : HURT
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One and one : PAIR
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"Ouch!" : YEOW
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Topological shapes : TORI
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Its capital is N'Djamena : CHAD
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57-Down carrier : HOSE
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Semi conductor? : CBER
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Alice's chronicler : ARLO
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Galileo's birthplace : PISA
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Mock phrase of insight : AHSO
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"Saving Private Ryan" depiction : DDAY
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Be one's own doctor : SELFHEAL
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Aspirin has several : USES
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Tools (along) : MOTORS
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Hoer : WEEDER
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"Indeed!" : OHYES
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Blotto : STIFF
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Spanish seaport : CADIZ
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"Swan Lake" role : ODILE
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Puzzle's theme (shown in 20-, 40-, 58-Across and 21-Down) : WATER
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Bright side? : YANG
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___ about : ONOR
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"Render therefore ___ Caesar..." : UNTO
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Site south of Paris : ORLY
62
Ring setting? : LOBE
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Bauxite, e.g. : ORE

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

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