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New York Times, Sunday, March 19, 2000

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Greg Staples

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0319 ( 18,394 )
Across
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___ Beds National Monument, Calif. : LAVA
5
Difficult billiards shot : MASSE
10
What "p" may stand for : PENCE
15
Org. with eligibility rules : NCAA
19
Sale sign : ASIS
20
John of song : ELTON
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Drink : OCEAN
22
Pequod captain : AHAB
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SIDESTEP ___ WATERFALL : BACKGROUND
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WATERFALL ___ BOOK CLUB : SHORTSTORY
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Shark shooter : SPEARGUN
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Big name in stationery : EATON
30
Stock figures : RATIOS
31
Oats, e.g. : FEED
32
Putdown : BARB
33
Places for taps : TAVERNS
34
Nourish : FOSTER
37
Achilles, e.g. : MORTAL
39
One with a fastball? : ACER
40
Pale : ASHEN
41
BOOK CLUB ___ ROOM SERVICE : HOUSEGUEST
43
Eliminate : BAR
46
"...like ___ not!" : ITOR
47
Decant : POUR
48
Set : CAKE
49
Subterfuge : RUSE
50
Steer : TIP
51
ROOM SERVICE ___ TRICK KNEE : CHARGECARD
55
Reserve : CACHE
56
Hedgerow tree : HAWTHORN
58
Gardner and others : ERLES
59
Got an eyeful : GAWKED
60
O. Henry specialty : IRONY
61
Earth Summit site : RIO
62
Place to get a burger : GRILL
63
Nibble : CANAPE
65
Dispatch boat : AVISO
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It crosses the nave : TRANSEPT
70
Some German exports : AUDIS
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TRICK KNEE ___ DRY CLEAN : DEEPFREEZE
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Go out : DIE
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Scads : ATON
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Tough : GOON
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Push : URGE
78
Gossipy Barrett : RONA
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"On the double!" : NOW
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DRY CLEAN ___ ORDER FORM : UPSTANDING
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Polish name rarity? : VOWEL
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Part of an accusation : ETTU
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Puts down : SCORNS
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Plumbs the depths : SOUNDS
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Extremists : ZEALOTS
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Sticks around a game parlor : CUES
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Breathing space : LULL
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As originally found : INSITU
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Cries of agreement : AMENS
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Handouts : LARGESSE
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ORDER FORM ___ LINE DANCE : LETTERHEAD
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LINE DANCE ___ TIME MACHINE : STEPFATHER
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Tribe in Manitoba : CREE
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Place for the highborn? : AERIE
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Go back to square one : ERASE
108
Singer Tennille : TONI
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Commuter plane trips : HOPS
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Center of French resistance in W.W. II : LYONS
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Gathered (in) : RAKED
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Woman's name suffix : ETTE
Down
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Certain dogs, for short : LABS
2
"Pronto!" : ASAP
3
Number two : VICE
4
Show concern for : ASKAFTER
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Two-to-one? : MERGER
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One way to read : ALOUD
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Bowl over : STUN
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Junior, e.g. : SON
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Makes beloved : ENDEARS
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Letter holder : POSTBAG
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Parrot : ECHO
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Like some colors : NEON
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Park Avenue, for one : CAR
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Intermission : ENTRACTE
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Gab : NATTER
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Carolers : CHOIR
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1973 Masters winner Tommy : AARON
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Infernal regions : ABYSS
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European liberal : GREEN
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Reliever's goal : SAVE
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"The ___ of English Poesie" : ARTE
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Market town : BOURG
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What to do : TASK
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"The evidence of things not seen": Hebrews 11:1 : FAITH
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Port city of ancient Rome : OSTIA
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TIME MACHINE ___ SEAT BELT : SHOPWINDOW
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Lament : MOURN
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Payola, e.g. : LUCRE
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Long in the tooth : HOARY
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St. Louis's historic ___ Bridge : EADS
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SEAT BELT ___ SIDESTEP : BUCKLEDOWN
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1975 Wimbledon champ : ASHE
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Kind of instrument : REED
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Get on the horn : PHONE
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"Lady Love" singer : RAWLS
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They may get a licking : CHOPS
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Spooky : EERIE
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To the point : CRISP
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Reserved : ALOOF
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Queeg's command : CAINE
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Get in shape : TRAIN
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Nick : GRAZE
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System of shorthand : GREGG
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"The Godfather" actor : CAAN
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Not manual : AUTO
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Fusses : ADOS
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Lets off steam : VENTS
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Shorebirds : TERNS
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Missed, with "for" : PINED
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Shades of blue : TEALS
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Torpedoes : RUINS
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Like the "ch" in Bach : GUTTURAL
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Composer's pride : OPUS
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It's played against the house : ROULETTE
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Goes along : ACCEDES
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Word that's an example of itself : NOUN
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Bedroom fixture : DRESSER
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River to the Rybinsk Reservoir : VOLGA
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In groups : ELITES
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Package carrier : TOTE
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Cruised the Net : SURFED
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Nada : ZILCH
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January in Guadalajara : ENERO
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"It's ___ in the right direction" : ASTEP
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Boo-boo : LAPSE
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Prefix with photo : AERO
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Cardinal : MAIN
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Boater's worry : LEAK
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Pellets : SHOT
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In rapture : SENT
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Classic railroad name : ERIE
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"Whaddaya know!" : HEY
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"La la" preceder : TRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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