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New York Times, Tuesday, March 28, 2000

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0328 ( 18,403 )

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Across
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Atty.-to-be's exam : LSAT
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Edith who sang "La Vie en Rose" : PIAF
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Key of Mozart's Symphony No. 39 : EFLAT
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Court records : ACTA
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Stewpot : OLLA
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Said à la the Raven : QUOTH
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Feature of some shirts : TABCOLLAR
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"I give!" : UNCLE
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"Seinfeld" miss : ELAINE
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Bite, as the heels : NIPAT
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Crisscross pattern : LATTICE
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Catch in the act : NAB
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Big goon : APE
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Decade divs. : YRS
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"Minnie the Moocher" singer : CABCALLOWAY
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See 13-Down : METRO
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"Gil Blas" writer : LESAGE
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Neuter : SPAY
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"Not ___ bet!" : ONA
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Alkaline solutions : LYES
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Help run, as a party : COHOST
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Part of WASP : ANGLO
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Qatar, for one : ARABCOUNTRY
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Cone bearer : FIR
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Fighter in gray : REB
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Biddy : HEN
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Fish in a can : SARDINE
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Part of a TV feed : AUDIO
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"The Devil's Dictionary" author : BIERCE
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In any respect : ATALL
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Baltimore chef's specialty : CRABCAKES
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Kindled anew : RELIT
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Roof projection : EAVE
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Get out of bed : RISE
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Intense media campaign : BLITZ
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Amscrayed : FLED
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Tolkien tree creatures : ENTS
Down
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In recent days : LATELY
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Like some variables : SCALAR
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Times up : ATBATS
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Unspoken : TACIT
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Malodorous animal : POLECAT
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Needing hospital care : ILL
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Astronaut Shepard : ALAN
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Hot breakfast dish : FARINA
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Steady : EQUABLE
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"Candid Camera" man : FUNT
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___ cit. (footnote abbr.) : LOC
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U.S./U.K. divider : ATL
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With 33-Across, Montreal's subway : THE
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In a state of abeyance : ONICE
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Heavy sheet : PALL
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River of Aragón : EBRO
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On vacation : AWAY
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Web designer's creation : PAGE
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Baby blues : EYES
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Sir Arthur ___ Doyle : CONAN
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Capital on a fjord : OSLO
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"Butt out!," initially : MYOB
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Surgery result : SCAR
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Dermal opening : PORE
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Ishmael's captain : AHAB
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Tiny colonists : ANTS
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Klink's aide in "Hogan's Heroes" : SCHULTZ
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Two-___ sloth : TOED
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Got one's mitts on : GRABBED
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Ira Gershwin's contribution : LYRIC
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Social welfare org. : UNICEF
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Quarter-barrel : FIRKIN
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Theme of "Oedipus Rex" : INCEST
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___ Pieces : REESES
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"The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
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Touched down : ALIT
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Like some vaccines : ORAL
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Wall St. whiz : ARB
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Bus. card abbr. : TEL
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___ Baba : ALI
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Caesar's hello : AVE

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

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