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New York Times, Thursday, March 16, 2000

"The very minute bids thee ___ thine ear": Shak.

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 71, Blocks: 53 Missing: {QVWX} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Gordon.
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© 2000, The New York Times3/16/00 ( No. 18,391 )
Across
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Paleological place : BOG
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Montana, for one : JOE
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Symbol of espionage : CLOAK
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Terminal : FATAL
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Bureaucracy V.I.P. : POOHBAH
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"Dream Baby" singer, 1962 : ORBISON
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Pesticide targets : ANTS
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Get back together : REUNE
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Spot : SITE
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Framing piece : MAT
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Racket : CLATTER
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Viscosity symbol : ETA
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Shipbuilder of note : NOAH
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Lah-di-___ : DAH
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Zaragoza's river : EBRO
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"Smile!" : SAYCHEESE
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Cousin of a rhododendron : AZALEA
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Substitute for boxers : BRIEFS
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Experienced : PRO
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Part of E.T. : EASTERN
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Result of a sacrifice : OUT
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Help wanted ad abbr. : EEO
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Cameron Diaz's film debut : THEMASK
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Ply : USE
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Homeboy : PAL
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___City (popular computer game) : SIM
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"Car Talk" broadcaster : NPR
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Muse of astronomy : URANIA
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Spouts : ORATES
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"Bye Bye Birdie" song : PUTONAHAPPYFACE
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Advice for one facing adversity : GRINANDBEARIT
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Cen. parts : YRS
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Record store purchases : CDS
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Alternative to smoking : NON
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Stewed : BLOTTO
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Sounds of amazement : OOHS
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Jaw : GAB
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One-two part : JAB
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___ Campbell on "The Andy Griffith Show" : OTIS
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Less arduous : EASIER
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Old pulp magazine hero : CONAN
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Jazz great Malone : KARL
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Let loose : FREE
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Kind of ticket : LOTTO
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Brand of cooking spray : PAM
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Eccentric people : HEADCASES
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Proceeding well : ONTHEBEAM
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Home to Bryce Canyon : UTAH
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Skier's spot : CHALET
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Descend again : RESINK
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Comparison part : ASA
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Spell-off : BEE
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"Uh-huh" : YEAH
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Goes off, in a way : ERRS
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Floorboard concealer : AREARUG
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Animal worship : ZOOLATRY
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Middle of a square, maybe : FOUNTAIN
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Questionable : SUSPECT
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Animate : PEPUP
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Pa. nuclear accident site, 1979 : TMI
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Short-winded : TERSE
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Roulette bet : NOIR
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Things keepers keep : INNS
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Battery size : AAA
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"The very minute bids thee ___ thine ear": Shak. : OPE
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All-Century Team pitcher : RYAN
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Bushy do : AFRO
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Chem. formula for hydrogen isocyanide : HNC
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Put two and two together : ADD
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Big TV inits. : PBS

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

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