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New York Times, Friday, March 3, 2000

9-Down : Infantrymen

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 37 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. DiPietro.
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© 2000, The New York Times3/3/00 ( No. 18,378 )
Across
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Some school excursions : BUSTRIPS
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"Leave!" : GOHOME
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Show interest in : ASKABOUT
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Lost : INAFOG
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Fill, so to speak : STEPINTO
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Parts of small intestines : JEJUNA
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"Smooth Operator" singer : SADE
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Like a fiancée : PROMISED
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According to : ASPER
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Certain services : TEASETS
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Not to mention : AND
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Cells for women only : OVA
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Application request: Abbr. : SSN
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Ushered out : LEDAWAY
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Herd members : BISON
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Causes of tearing, perhaps : POLLENS
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Wind instrument : OCARINA
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Reaction to a pretense : SNEER
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Studied in a hurry : BONEDUP
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Wife of Saturn : OPS
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Like many Guinness records : ODD
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Hook shape : ESS
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Stay : SOJOURN
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It's catching : LASSO
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Statistical grouping : QUARTILE
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OPEC land : IRAN
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Like zombies : UNDEAD
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Wishy-washy response : YESANDNO
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Cooling-off period : ICEAGE
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On the way out : EMERGENT
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Put to sleep : BEDDED
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Like the N.B.A.'s Rod Strickland : SIXTHREE
Down
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With 32-Down, recipient of England's first trademark : BASS
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Its members strive for good service : USTA
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Scoot : SKEDADDLE
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Blockbuster stock : TAPES
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Diamond stat. : RBI
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Na+, e.g. : ION
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Stationed : PUT
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Station : STOP
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Infantrymen : GIJOES
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Musical soloists : ONEMANBANDS
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Once-a-year travelers : HAJIS
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Valuable : OFUSE
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"Nymphéas" artist : MONET
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Astonished outburst : EGADS
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Football positions: Abbr. : RTS
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Candle-lighting occasion : POWEROUTAGE
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John, in Wales : EVAN
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They're often caught lying down : RAYS
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Italian ___ : ALPS
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Kind of light : NEON
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See 1-Down : ALE
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Indignation : IRE
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Fries, e.g. : SIDEORDER
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Duty : ONUS
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Afternoon activities : NAPS
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Ancient Greek coin : OBOL
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Finale : CODA
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Indulged (oneself) in self-satisfaction : PRIDED
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NBC debut of 10/11/75 : SNL
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Witty saying : SQUIB
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Cup part : OUNCE
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Worn out : JADED
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Mountain nymph of Greek myth : OREAD
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1998 P.G.A. champ : SINGH
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They may be given 40 lashes : EYES
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French actress Parillaud : ANNE
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Distinction : NOTE
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A&M or RCA competitor : EMI
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"PG" cause : SEX
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Skill : ART

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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