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New York Times, Tuesday, February 8, 2000

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {BQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0208 ( 18,354 )
Across
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Snacks in shells : TACOS
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Panty raid site : DORM
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Quartet on a baseball field : UMPS
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First Hebrew letter : ALEPH
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"Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
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Mosaic piece : TILE
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Bulldogger's event : RODEO
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"Oh, my aching head!," e.g. : MOAN
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Big chemical company : OLIN
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Movie with a hard-to-rhyme name : THECOLORPURPLE
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In a funk : SAD
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Ages and ages : EON
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Midafternoon, on a sundial : III
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Some E.R. cases : ODS
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Black-eye soothers : ICEPACKS
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Bump off : SLAY
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Demagnetize, as a tape : ERASE
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Shoebox letters : EEE
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King with a hard-to-rhyme name : WILLIAMOFORANGE
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Suffix with hero : ISM
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"Crazy" singer Patsy : CLINE
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"___ Wonderful Life" : ITSA
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Reaches the wrong party : MISDIALS
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Kind of dance or bride : WAR
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Old biddy : HEN
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1/24 case : CAN
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Take steps : ACT
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Pirate with a hard-to-rhyme name : LONGJOHNSILVER
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Boor : LOUT
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It may get a licking after dinner : OREO
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Wavelike design : MOIRE
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Nave neighbor : APSE
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Links carrier : CART
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"Stormy Weather" composer : ARLEN
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Herbicide target : WEED
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Proposer's prop : KNEE
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Most trifling : LEAST
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Bite-size pies : TARTS
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Hello from Ho : ALOHA
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Handed over : CEDED
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Crude cartel : OPEC
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Chased away : SHOOED
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Runyon or Wayans : DAMON
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Bad whiff : ODOR
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Bring in : REAP
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28-Down handout : MENU
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Ideal spot : UTOPIA
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Pipe-smoking former Congresswoman Fenwick : MILLICENT
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Ballet bend : PLIE
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D.C. V.I.P. : SEN
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___ Altos, Calif. : LOS
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Not so green : RIPER
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Olive of "Thimble Theatre" : OYL
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Shackles : IRONS
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See 9-Down : CAFE
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Anka's "___ Beso" : ESO
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Toga party needs : KEGS
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"Did you ever ___ lassie...?" : SEEA
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Triathlon leg : SWIM
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Actress Virna ___ : LISI
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Home to the down-and-out : ALMSHOUSE
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Pianist Gilels : EMIL
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Cupcake topper : ICING
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Part of a recipe title : ALA
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Televise : AIR
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In need of body work : DENTED
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Used to be : WAS
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Kind of magnetism : ANIMAL
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100 smackers : CNOTE
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St. Teresa's birthplace : AVILA
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First known asteroid : CERES
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Lott of Mississippi : TRENT
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Run easily : LOPE
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Bookworm's counterpart : JOCK
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Roll call call : HERE
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Tribal tales : LORE
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Corpus juris : LAW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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