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New York Times, Monday, March 19, 2001

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
When said three times, a 1970 war film
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Gordon. Monday freshness: 17%
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© 2001, The New York Times3/19/1 ( No. 18,759 )
Across
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Beasts of burden : ASSES
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Tennis great Arthur : ASHE
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Kills, in mob slang : OFFS
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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Simba, for one : LION
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Jockey's whip : CROP
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One who prays to Vishnu : HINDU
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Dog food brand : ALPO
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When said three times, a 1970 war film : TORA
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Greek vowel : ETA
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Manager's catchphrase : TIMEISMONEY
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Spy novelist Len : DEIGHTON
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Likely : APT
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Increases : UPS
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They're integrated into microchips : CIRCUITS
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Fettuccine, e.g. : PASTA
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Sandwich seller : DELI
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It has a ball at the circus : SEAL
38
Ottawa's prov. : ONT
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"Alas!" : WOEISME
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TV manufacturer : RCA
43
Soft ball material : NERF
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___ Major : URSA
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Like some colognes : MUSKY
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Towering over : DWARFING
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"Antiques Roadshow" shower : PBS
51
"Charlotte's ___" : WEB
52
Potato chip accompanier : ONIONDIP
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Saying about romance : LOVEISBLIND
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Before, in poetry : ERE
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Declare openly : AVOW
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Yield : CEDE
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Ancient Peruvians : INCAS
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Introduction to physics? : META
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Oscar winner Guinness : ALEC
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Muse of lyric poetry : ERATO
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Hunted animals : PREY
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Neck hair : MANE
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Yeggs' targets : SAFES
Down
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Oohed and ___ : AAHED
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Strike down : SMITE
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Egyptian peninsula : SINAI
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Terminus : END
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Lefty : SOUTHPAW
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Memorable mission : ALAMO
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Librarian's motto, perhaps : SILENCEISGOLDEN
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Arizona Indian : HOPI
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"The Dukes of Hazzard" spinoff : ENOS
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One that's armed and dangerous? : OCTOPUS
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Limits of achievement : FRONTIERS
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Duffer's cry : FORE
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Fix, in a way : SPAY
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For what ___ worth : ITS
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PC alternative : MAC
25
Disembowel : GUT
29
Rick's love, in "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Backboard attachment : RIM
31
Zigzag movement : TACK
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Delight, slangily : SLAY
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Duck's home : POND
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Freshly : ANEW
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Poll that's just for fun : STRAWVOTE
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Actress Laura : DERN
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Opposite of non : OUI
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Personifies : EMBODIES
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Many an interstate : FREEWAY
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Admiral's org. : USN
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G-man's org. : FBI
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Wrestling win : PIN
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Family girl : NIECE
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Coffee before bedtime : DECAF
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Angry : IRATE
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Mexican moolah : PESOS
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Light source : LAMP
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Walkie-talkie word : OVER
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Swindle : SCAM
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Composer Bartók : BELA
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Pres. Charlton Heston's group : NRA

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