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New York Times, Monday, February 7, 2000

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJXZ} This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0207 ( 18,353 )

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Across
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Thermonuclear blast maker : HBOMB
6
Trot or canter : GAIT
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"Listen!" : HARK
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Golfer Palmer, informally : ARNIE
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Place to put a thimble : ETUI
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Corporate recruiter : HEADHUNTER
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"Mama" speaker : DOLL
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Wheat or barley covering : AWN
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Wild time : ORGY
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Sty : PIGPEN
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Sty animals : HOGS
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Identical : SAME
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Quiet spot to sit : ALCOVE
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September birthstone : SAPPHIRE
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Market price : VALUE
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Treadmill unit : MILE
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Keats pieces : ODES
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Lemon and orange drinks : ADES
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Like some renewable energy : SOLAR
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___ moss : PEAT
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Gin flavor : SLOE
40
Thigh muscle, for short : QUAD
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Garden tool : SPADE
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Long workday, perhaps : TENHOURS
44
___ Pieces : REESES
45
Lena or Ken of film : OLIN
46
Violinist Leopold : AUER
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Philadelphia N.F.L.'ers : EAGLES
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Book before Romans : ACTS
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Disputed skill, for short : ESP
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Didn't have traction : SLID
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Snob : HIGHHATTER
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Fishing need : POLE
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Buffalo's county : ERIE
60
Jonah's swallower : WHALE
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Not far : NEAR
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Cub Scout groups : DENS
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Besmirch : SULLY
Down
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Response to a comic : HAHA
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Make beer, e.g. : BREW
3
___ even keel : ONAN
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___-Atlantic : MID
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Serve well : BEHOOVE
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Deep bells : GONGS
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Pretentious : ARTY
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Freezer stuff : ICE
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Roofing material : TARPAPER
10
Crop-dusting plane : HEDGEHOPPER
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Surmounting : ATOP
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"First in, first out," e.g. : RULE
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Pottery oven : KILN
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Impulse : URGE
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Mischievous sort : IMP
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Census taker's target : HOUSEHOLDER
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Meal gotten from a garden : SALAD
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"Stop!," to Popeye : AVAST
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Soup scoop : LADLE
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60's-70's Mets star ___ Jones : CLEON
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Marner of fiction : SILAS
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Think tank products : IDEAS
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"The Cloister and the Hearth" author : READE
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Grieve : MOURN
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Stepped on, as a bug : SQUISHED
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Goes up and down : SEESAWS
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___ Miss : OLE
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Buzzi of "Laugh-In" : RUTH
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Partner of pains : ACHES
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"SportsCenter" channel : ESPN
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Ingredient in facial tissues : ALOE
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___ monster : GILA
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Opposed to, hillbilly-style : AGIN
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Unload, on Wall Street : SELL
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Zebras, to lions : PREY
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Ill temper : IRE
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Wed. follower : THU

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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