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New York Times, Friday, March 10, 2000

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chuck Deodene

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0310 ( 18,385 )
Across
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More than trickle : SPEW
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Castoff sheets : SCRAPPAPER
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Bucks : KALE
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Many a thriller finale : CHASESCENE
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Certain caches, for short : IRAS
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Noted impressionist : RICHLITTLE
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Dismounted : ALIT
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"Barry Lyndon" star : ONEAL
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Children's author Blyton : ENID
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Inedible : RANCID
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___ Gardens, Queens : KEW
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Prefix with culture : AVI
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Keep an ___ : EYEON
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Madonna portrayal : PIETA
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Intersected : MET
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Offer? : ASSASSIN
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Holey sites : GREENS
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Leadfoot deterrent : SPEEDBUMP
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More bats : DAFTER
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Suffer depletion : RUNSHORT
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"Cap'n ___" (1904 maritime tale) : ERI
45
French Oscar : CESAR
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One of a traveling musical trio : TENOR
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Whiff : FAN
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Relative of C4 : TNT
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Dweller along the Horn of Africa : SOMALI
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Rhymester's scheme : ABAB
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Misstep : GAFFE
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Fashion monthly : ELLE
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Tropicana rival : MINUTEMAID
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Graycoats : REBS
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Writing desk : ESCRITOIRE
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"Smelling ___" (Mike Leigh play) : ARAT
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Fairy tale meanie : STEPSISTER
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French 101 verb : ETRE
Down
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Colorado's Snowmass, e.g. : SKIAREA
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Compound wagers : PARLAYS
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Tony Manhattan eatery : ELAINES
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It has its faults : WESTCOAST
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Young codfish : SCROD
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Do a gym exercise : CHIN
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Derby : RACE
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Trembling : ASHAKE
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Air rifle : PELLETGUN
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Inflation meas. : PSI
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"Roméo et Juliette" segment : ACTE
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Honeybun, perhaps : PETNAME
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Animate : ENLIVEN
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Prepares for a second printing : REEDITS
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Scrutinize : INSPECT
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Likes more and more : WARMSTO
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Mud ___ : PIE
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Vedic deity : INDRA
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Tanzanian tourist draw : SERENGETI
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Short-lived mayflies : EPHEMERAE
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Clingy seedpod : BUR
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Slurs : DEFAMES
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Gamal Abdel Nasser, notably : ARABIST
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Back, in a way : FINANCE
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Vigilant : ONALERT
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4 x 4 accessory : ROLLBAR
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Port annexed by Italy in 1919 : TRIESTE
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John of "Full House" : STAMOS
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Exodus commemoration : SEDER
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Pat on the back? : BURP
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Tout à ___ (entirely): Fr. : FAIT
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Passion : FIRE
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1999 Frank McCourt memoir : TIS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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