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New York Times, Tuesday, March 14, 2000

Man who's annually in the doghouse?

Author:
Cynthia Joy Higgins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cynthia Joy Higgins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Higgins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times3/14/00 ( No. 18,389 )

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Across
1
Hula skirt material : GRASS
6
Arafat's grp. : PLO
9
It may be secondhand : SMOKE
14
Moses' mountain : SINAI
15
Varnish ingredient : LAC
16
Downy duck : EIDER
17
Befuddle : ADDLE
18
Not cutting : ATTENDING
20
Woman who's not very sharp? : MRSTHEPOINT
22
Mad magazine's genre : SATIRE
25
Paint can direction : STIR
26
Addis Ababa's land: Abbr. : ETH
27
Mad. ___ : AVE
29
Clip out : SCISSOR
34
Chowed down : ATE
35
Stately shader : ELM
37
Every 9-Down has one : TILDE
38
Girl who's got her facts wrong? : MISSINFORMATION
43
"Star Trek" extra : ALIEN
44
Cobbler : PIE
45
Windup : END
46
More spiteful : NASTIER
49
Chem. pollutant : PCB
51
Canonized Mlle. : STE
52
New Mexico art center : TAOS
54
The "N" in "N x P" : CAPTOR
56
Man who's annually in the doghouse? : MRBIRTHDAYS
60
Aspirin target, maybe : NEURALGIA
61
Propelled a boat : OARED
65
The Little Mermaid : ARIEL
66
Coffee vessel : URN
67
Extremist : ULTRA
68
Lavatory sign : GENTS
69
Lipton product : TEA
70
Attack ad, maybe : SMEAR
Down
1
Govt. property org. : GSA
2
Purge : RID
3
& : AND
4
Pheasant ragout : SALMI
5
___ Nevada : SIERRA
6
Surveyor's map : PLAT
7
Plasterwork backers : LATHS
8
Fair-sized musical groups : OCTETS
9
Managua miss : SENORITA
10
Longish dress : MIDI
11
Thor's father : ODIN
12
Clark of the Daily Planet : KENT
13
Work unit : ERG
19
Cast-of-thousands film : EPIC
21
Early evening : SEVEN
22
Chantey singer : SEAMAN
23
Number one Hun : ATTILA
24
Grad student's work : THESIS
28
Polar worker : ELF
30
Watch the kids : SIT
31
Most artful : SLIEST
32
Tooth: Prefix : ODONTO
33
Give, as an apology : RENDER
36
Unruly locks : MOP
39
Harden : SET
40
Hanky embroidery : INITIALS
41
Saw along the grain : RIP
42
City non-Muslims may not enter : MECCA
47
Man addressed as "My Lord" : EARL
48
Cheap liquor : ROTGUT
50
Louisiana waterways : BAYOUS
53
English place name suffix : SHIRE
55
Poem of King David : PSALM
56
Insignificant : MERE
57
Totally botch : RUIN
58
Baseball's Saberhagen : BRET
59
Comedian Carvey : DANA
60
Henpeck : NAG
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Rd. or hwy. : RTE
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Unit of geologic time : ERA
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Patriotic org. : DAR

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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