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New York Times, Saturday, March 25, 2000

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0325 ( 18,400 )
Across
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Item disappearing from offices : ASHTRAY
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Mountain first climbed in 1829 : ARARAT
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Special knowledge, so to speak : THEROPES
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Having lost it : SENILE
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With 58-Across, a query from George Carlin : HOWISITPOSSIBLE
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Grain appendage : ARISTA
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Some : ABIT
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Alphabet trio : RST
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___ regions : NETHER
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Criticism : DIG
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Handle : COPE
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"Silent Spring" subject : DDT
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Kind of paper : RICE
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Feature of a whale or an opossum's tail : NOHAIR
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Chicago diamond cutter? : SOSA
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Fugitive financier since the early 70's : VESCO
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1992-93 World Series winner : TORONTO
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Once in a while : UNOFTEN
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End of ___ : ANERA
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Curtail : PARE
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Fastens, nautically : BELAYS
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"Deputy ___" (TV toon) : DAWG
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Absorb, as costs : EAT
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A little lamb : LOIN
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Later years, poetically : ELD
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1962 John Wayne film : HATARI
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U.S.S. Enterprise off. : ENS
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Riley's "___ Went Mad" : EREI
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Punish with an arbitrary penalty : AMERCE
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See 17-Across : TOHAVEACIVILWAR
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Pushkin hero : ONEGIN
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The edge of the green? : TREELINE
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Pounder : PESTLE
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Fuming : ENRAGED
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With you : ATHAND
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Buttressed, with "up" : SHORED
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Princess Diana's kiss-and-tell lover : HEWITT
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Actress Van Devere : TRISH
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Docket : ROSTER
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Masked person : APIARIST
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Now : YET
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Specify : ASSIGN
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Medical advice, often : REST
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"Wheel of Fortune" buy : ANI
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Hearty dinner dish : RIBROAST
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Berry whose oil is used in catsup : ALLSPICE
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Straddle unstably : TEETERON
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Game declaration : SPADES
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Butterfly band? : OBI
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Taster, at times : CHEF
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Prison, slangily : COOP
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Prefix with genesis : OVO
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Personification of the wind : AURA
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Work area : TABLETOP
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Direct communication : ONEONONE
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Likes : RELISHES
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African city where Yves St. Laurent was born : ORAN
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And even : NAY
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City at the mouth of the Quinnipiac : NEWHAVEN
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Hound : ADDICT
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Cool : SERENE
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More risqué : GAMIER
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Insect with pincers : EARWIG
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Abstruse : ARCANE
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Like many concert halls : TIERED
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Where the flock may relax : LEA
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"How can you ___...?" (start of a conundrum) : TELLA
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Unholiness : EVIL
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Literary rep. : AGT
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Cause of an explosion : IRE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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