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New York Times, Wednesday, March 15, 2000

One who might be interested in big bucks

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 118 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times3/15/00 ( No. 18,390 )
Across
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Nickname for 14-Down : SPARKY
7
His, in France : SES
10
School of whales : GAM
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Like a portion of some people's income : TITHED
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Plug, of a sort : CHAW
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It may be reached by tunnel : ORE
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Cafeteria-goers : EATERS
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Hectorer of Zeus : HERA
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Giant of old : OTT
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Negative particle : ANION
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Charlie's little sister : SALLY
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Game piece : DIE
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Stethoscope user : DOC
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___'acte : ENTR
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Test pilot Chuck : YEAGER
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In a sad way : BLUELY
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School basics, in a way : RRR
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"Wishing Will Make ___" : ITSO
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Chicken ___ : KIEV
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Michael of R.E.M. : STIPE
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Anatomical holders : SACS
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"Entry of Christ Into Brussels" artist : ENSOR
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Tumbled : FELL
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Bor-r-r-r-ring : HOHUM
43
Laborer of old : ESNE
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Subjects of a U.S. Air Force cover-up? : UFOS
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Messenger ___ : RNA
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Actress Claudia : MCNEIL
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Some trick-or-treaters : GHOSTS
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Command spot : HELM
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Dance step : PAS
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"Norma ___" : RAE
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Boy with a blanket : LINUS
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Peanuts, in a manner of speaking : SMALL
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Furthermore : AND
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List ender : ETAL
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Not blatant : SUBTLE
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One who might be interested in big bucks : DOE
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___ bath (therapeutic treatment) : SITZ
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Ran on : PRATED
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What Marcie called 52-Down : SIR
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___-cone : SNO
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Impatient agreement, maybe : YESYES
Down
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Place : STEAD
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32-Down's was a toy : PIANO
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Place for a chest : ATTIC
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Stat start : RHEO
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Bit of truth? : KERNEL
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QB's gains : YDS
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Cartoonist Silverstein : SHEL
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At dawn : EARLY
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Marathon dancers, e.g. : SWAYERS
10
Comment from Charlie Brown : GOODGRIEF
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Musical Shaw : ARTIE
12
Olympics length : METER
14
This puzzle's honoree : CHARLESSCHULZ
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Ms. magazine co-founder : STEINEM
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Microwave : NUKE
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Dexterous : ARTFUL
27
Ship officers : BOSUNS
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Actress De Carlo and others : YVONNES
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Suffix akin to -esque : ISH
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Chinese truth : TAO
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Big Beethoven devotee : SCHROEDER
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Mideast grp. : PLO
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Chicago trains : ELS
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It might give you a line : REEL
42
Like a bare floor : MATLESS
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"Yeah, right!" : IMSURE
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Alums : GRADS
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Capital west of Haiphong : HANOI
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Protest : SITIN
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Peppermint ___ : PATTY
53
Tree-lined walk : ALLEE
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They're pulled uphill : SLEDS
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Like some peacekeepers : NATO
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New corp. hires : MBAS
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Plant, perhaps : SPY

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

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