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New York Times, Wednesday, March 1, 2000

"The moan of doves in immemorial ___": Tennyson

Author:
M. Francis Vuolo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Vuolo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Vuolo.
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© 2000, The New York Times3/1/00 ( No. 18,376 )

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Across
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It's just one of those things : THAT
5
"Aw, shucks" expressions : GRINS
10
More : ELSE
14
Jealous wife in Greek myth : HERA
15
Slackened : EASED
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A portion : SOME
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"The moan of doves in immemorial ___": Tennyson : ELMS
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Campbell of "Martin" : TISHA
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Winter Palace ruler : TSAR
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Ready to swoon : WEAKINTHEKNEES
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"Go on..." : AND
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Clan emblem : TOTEM
25
Straight start? : ORTHO
27
Orbital periods : YEARS
29
Actor McKellen : IAN
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Birth control device : IUD
32
C.P.R. administrator : EMT
34
It ends in Mecca : HADJ
35
Brit. legislators : MPS
36
Good-looking : EASYONTHEEYES
40
Insulation ingredient, for short : PVC
41
Cooperstown nickname : TRIS
42
Wool source : EWE
43
Bolo, for one : TIE
44
Michael Jordan's alma mater, in brief : UNC
45
Have it ___ : INFOR
49
Place for rings : ALTAR
51
Gives the gate : OUSTS
55
Genetic letters : RNA
56
Seedy-looking : DOWNATTHEHEELS
59
___ fide : BONA
60
Baptism and bris : RITES
61
L.A. gang member : CRIP
62
Need a bath badly : REEK
63
Awaited a dubbing : KNELT
64
Surrealist Magritte : RENE
65
Charger, to a Cockney : ORSE
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Lowly ones : SERFS
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Took habitually : USED
Down
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Tao, literally : THEWAY
2
Curtis of hair care : HELENE
3
Loser of 1588 : ARMADA
4
What to do? : TASK
5
"I ___ kick..." : GETNO
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Grammy winner Bonnie : RAITT
7
Joe Jackson's "___ Really Going Out With Him?" : ISSHE
8
Book after Ezra : NEHEMIAH
9
Minn. neighbor : SDAK
10
Fruity-smelling compound : ESTER
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Experience a delay : LOSETIME
12
They attract rubberneckers : SMASHUPS
13
Musket attachment : EER
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"C'mon, I wanna try!" : ITSMYTURN
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Gentile : NONJEWISH
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Some E.R. cases : ODS
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___ judicata : RES
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"Song of the South" song syllables : ADEE
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Unable to decide : TORN
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Shaker ___, O. : HTS
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Satanic sort : EVILDOER
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Colorless solvents : ACETONES
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Addictive stuff : NICOTINE
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Japanese capital : YEN
40
School grp. : PTA
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Strasbourg siblings : FRERES
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Like lots of shopping now : ONLINE
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Sang like Satchmo : RASPED
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Not out : AWAKE
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Complete : UTTER
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Cliff projection : SHELF
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They may come in batteries : TESTS
57
Torah holders : ARKS
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L'eggs shade : ECRU
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Term of address in the 'hood : BRO

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

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