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New York Times, Sunday, March 26, 2000

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 130, Blocks: 64 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 104 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0326 ( 18,401 )
Across
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1983 film comedy with Bill Maher : DCCAB
6
Lovelies : DOLLS
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Arguments : POLEMICS
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Now, in Nogales : AHORA
20
Old drugstore name : REXALL
21
Equivalent : ANALOGUE
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Bona fide : VALID
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Mother in "The Glass Menagerie" : AMANDA
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Sawbucks : TENSPOTS
25
Subject of "The Haj" : ISLAM
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Warehouse function, maybe : COLDSTORAGE
28
___ T : TOA
29
Old-time actress Frances : DEE
30
With the situation thus : ASITIS
32
Popular fruit drink : HIC
33
Wine additive : STUM
34
Starting points : GENESES
36
South Dakota : COYOTESTATE
40
Female donkeys : JENNETS
41
"Haystacks" painter : MONET
42
However, briefly : THO
43
They usually have yellow centers : ASTERS
44
Start of a count : BALLS
45
Mine carrier : TRAMCAR
49
Edits : ALTERS
50
In toto : FULLY
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Tall, skinny guy : BEANPOLE
52
Turns : SOURS
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___ Maples Trump : MARLA
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Washington's Sen. ___ Gorton : SLADE
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Bad start? : MAL
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Things to chew on : CUDS
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Neighborhood convenience : CORNERSTORE
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___-American : AFRO
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Computer add-on? : ESE
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Items hit with hammers : GONGS
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Actor Keach : STACY
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Plant pore : STOMA
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Maker of NBA Pro and NFL Blitz : NINTENDO
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Baby carrier : STORK
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Showy : FLORID
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Pause for cold warriors : DETENTE
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Bubbler : FOUNT
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Migrating geese : BRANTS
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Kind of chart : PIE
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Displaying 5-Down : CRUDE
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First in courage : BRAVEST
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They have panels : COMICSTRIPS
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Least dull : KEENEST
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Fruitless : ARID
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Kayoed : OUT
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Sports shoes, informally : SNEAKS
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Galoot : APE
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Zilch : NIL
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It's not preferred : COMMONSTOCK
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Valet employer : HOTEL
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Drop off : TAKEANAP
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Get ready to bite : TEETHE
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"Lord, ___?" : ISITI
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Weaken : ENERVATE
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Payton of football : WALTER
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Faint dead away : PLOTZ
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Is unwilling to risk : DARESNOT
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Playing cards : TREYS
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"Crime and Punishment" heroine : SONYA
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Florentine art treasure : DAVID
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Take after : CHASE
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This rises by degrees : COLLEGESTUDENT
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Air on stage : ARIA
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Boor's trait : BADMANNERS
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Bumps : DEMOTES
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Wood sorrel : OXALIS
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Domain : LANDS
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Some legal scholars, for short : LLDS
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Blind feature : SLAT
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Certain missile : PATRIOT
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Like Beckett's "Endgame" : ONEACT
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"The Big Heat" director : LANG
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Apart from this : ELSE
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Challenge for a barber : MOP
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"Who Do ___ Kill?" (1992 movie) : IGOTTA
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Skedaddle : CUTOUT
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Halvah ingredient : SESAME
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They think they're superior : RACISTS
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"Indeed" : OHYES
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Mediums : SEERS
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Early jazz composition : STOMP
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Puts down, in a way : ENTERS
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Men's fashion accessories : COLLARSTUDS
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Just : ONLY
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On-line brokerage : ETRADE
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"Come back, ___" (western line) : SHANE
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Shutter : JALOUSIE
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Director Louis : MALLE
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They're measured by degrees : BURNS
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Not dry : TEARY
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Rest stop amenity : COMFORTSTATION
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Chicken Little, for one : ALARMIST
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Post-firing task : RELOAD
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Lift off : ASCEND
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Best Picture nominee of 1996 : FARGO
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Urban area : BLOCK
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Matisse's world : MONDE
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Word on many a button : START
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"Les Trois Mousquetaires" and others : CONTES
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Bit of rubble : STONE
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Deals with guilt : ATONES
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Photo finish? : GENIC
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The Amistad and others : SLAVESHIPS
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Unenthusiastic : TEPID
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Extra horsepower, in slang : SOUP
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Open : FRANK
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Popular corn chip : FRITO
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Swell : BREAKER
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English tidbit : CRUMPET
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Calvin Coolidge's estate, with "The" : BEECHES
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Aslope : CANTED
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Writer Fallaci : ORIANA
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Dairy machine : MILKER
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Kind of vine : TOMATO
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Problematic : KNOTTY
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Commemorative marker : STELE
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Of no importance : PETTY
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Henry's tutee : ELIZA
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Cleveland cagers : CAVS
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Son of Judah : ONAN
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Abbr. on a food label : NTWT
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Brand : SEAR
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Northerner's home : OSLO
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Before, of yore : ERE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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