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NOW HEAR THIS!

New York Times, Sunday, February 6, 2000

Author:
Richard Hughes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Hughes

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 77 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Hughes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0206 ( 18,352 )
Across
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Warm over : REHEAT
7
Alexander ___, real-life prototype of Robinson Crusoe : SELKIRK
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Lay away : STASH
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Verdi opera : OTELLO
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Trample : TREADON
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Mount that last erupted in 1786 : SHASTA
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Baby bottle : NURSER
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"The Snake Pit" director Litvak : ANATOLE
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First name in TV talk : MONTEL
25
Smog? : AIRAPPARENT
27
Betty Crocker? : FLOURGIRL
29
Knuckleballer ___ Wilhelm : HOYT
30
13-Down source : BELL
31
Bad thing to blow : TIRE
32
Contents of some sacs : OVA
35
Patient's woe : RELAPSE
39
Freelancer's encl. : SASE
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Alarm time, for some : SIXAM
44
Repair the spine of : REBIND
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Plague : VEX
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Not merely paying attention : RAPT
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Stock exchange figures : SELLERS
52
Grizzly remains? : BEARBONES
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It's moved in limbo : BAR
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1975 title role for Isabelle Adjani : ADELEH
57
Unlike a klutz : ADROIT
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Support the Salvation Army : DONATE
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Nevil Shute's "___ Like Alice" : ATOWN
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They have the best seats in the house : LOGES
65
Approach bedtime : LATEN
66
Horse? : NEIGHSAYER
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Lobster festival? : MAINEEVENT
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"Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
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Feminist Eleanor : SMEAL
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Constellation next to Scorpio : NORMA
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Prayer book : MISSAL
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Supreme Court justices, e.g. : ENNEAD
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Grateful Dead leader : GARCIA
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Printemps follower : ETE
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Troubadour's trouble? : DIRTYLYRE
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Some racers : HOTRODS
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Nick : DENT
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Marais ___ Cygnes (Kansas river) : DES
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Drill directive : ATEASE
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Like Serling stories : EERIE
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Archer of myth : AMOR
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Flooring it : TEARING
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E.R. pronouncement : DOA
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1877 Manet painting : NANA
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"Must be something ___" : IATE
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Have ___ (freak out) : ACOW
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Aerobics exercise? : MORNINGDO
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Spice rack? : THYMEKEEPER
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Reduced : ONSALE
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Off base, perhaps : ONLEAVE
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Rub : ABRADE
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Made purely academic : MOOTED
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Shea Stadium players of 1965 : BEATLES
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Decorate differently : RETRIM
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Moore's TV boss : ASNER
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"With Reagan: The Inside Story" memoirist : EDMEESE
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Compact : TREATY
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First name in gossip : RONA
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Needle holder : ETUI
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What a Hamburger may be called : HERR
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Designer Peretti : ELSA
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Beth preceder : ALEPH
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Lethargy : TORPOR
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Shake up : STARTLE
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Sea bird : ERNE
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Like some meat : LEAN
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"The Greatest American Hero" star : KATT
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Liz said it often : IDO
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Virginia colonist John : ROLFE
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Slow ring : KNELL
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Some are animated : SHORTS
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Port on the Strait of Gibraltar : TANGIER
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On the move : ASTIR
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Firewood measure : STERE
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Repository of fame? : HALL
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Texas sch. : SMU
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Australia's ___ Rock : AYERS
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Johnson's "Hellzapoppin'" co-star : OLSEN
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Crash site? : BEDROOM
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Tasmania's highest peak : OSSA
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Got in the game : VIED
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Wheel turner : AXLE
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Title for some bishops : ABBA
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Skewbald : PIED
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Setter's warning : SNARL
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Got rid of, in a way : AXED
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What a family film is appropriate for : ALLAGES
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Track-and-field official? : MEETHEAD
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Elect : VOTEIN
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Go down : ABATE
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Church plate : PATEN
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16th-century council site : TRENT
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Pythagorean P's : RHOS
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Aqueduct Racetrack, familiarly : BIGA
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Heel? : SOLEMATE
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Its capital is Pamplona : NAVARRE
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Walked the earth : WAS
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'69 Series winners : NYMETS
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___-Cat : SNO
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Having a label : NAMED
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High class : ELITE
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"Rosmersholm" playwright : IBSEN
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Counting-out rhyme starter : EENY
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Went long : RANLATE
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Cartesian conjunction : ERGO
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Island of W.W. II fighting : LEYTE
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Italian beach resort : LIDO
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Side by side? : AREA
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Puddin' : DEAR
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Firewood measure : CORD
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Personal prefix : IDIO
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Not docked : ASEA
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Equip anew : RERIG
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For this reason : HENCE
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Chemical salt in some inks : TANNATE
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Like Anna's students : SIAMESE
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"The Executioner's Song" author : MAILER
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Racer, of a sort : GOKART
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The Ten Commandments, in large part : NONOS
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Illegal firing : ARSON
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Brick type : ADOBE
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Strengthened, with "up" : TONED
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Artist Max : WEBER
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Site of a 1929 exhibition by 107-Down : MOMA
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Adventure writer Buntline : NED
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Head for the Riviera? : TETE
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Well : HALE
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"Memphis" director Simoneau : YVES
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Romain de Tirtoff, familiarly : ERTE
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Phrase starter : PARA
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Work on People : EDIT
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___ Martin Cognac : REMY
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Make tracks : LAM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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