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New York Times, Saturday, March 4, 2000

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 118 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0304 ( 18,379 )
Across
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Stages : ROSTRUMS
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Deliver a message : PREACH
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Traditional : APPLEPIE
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Symbol of authority : MANTLE
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Denzel Washington role : MALCOLMX
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Liquor levy, e.g. : SINTAX
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"The Martyrdom of ___" (Muslim classic) : ALI
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Cover letter letters : SAE
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"Great!" : NEATO
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Ice breaker : PICK
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Dirty : SOILED
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Price abbr. : CTS
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Without a break : ONEACT
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"Mississippi Masala" director ___ Nair : MIRA
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When repeated, a laugh : HEE
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"The High Road" novelist O'Brien : EDNA
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Olympic competitor : SPRINTER
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Absorbed : INATRANCE
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They're often seen near thrones : CANOPIES
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M.T.A. employee : ENGR
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___-Rhin, France : BAS
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Old T-bird features : FINS
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Value : ESTEEM
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Refuge : ARK
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Five-time British Open champ : WATSON
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Moved on the ocean? : HOVE
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It was formed in Manila in 1954 : SEATO
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1999 World Series runner-up: Abbr. : ATL
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Ferdinand, e.g. : REY
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Andalusian title : SENORA
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Gag : STRANGLE
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Set up a base, maybe : ENCAMP
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Finer, as print : TEENSIER
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Dangerous carrier : TSETSE
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Items sold in lots : USEDCARS
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New York/New Jersey's ___ Mountains : RAMAPO
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Having a range of colors : OPALINE
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Put together : SPLICED
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Female rap trio with the #1 hit "Waterfalls" : TLC
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Model T alternatives : REOS
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Like the pitcher, usually : UPLAST
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Copy, in a way : MIMEO
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Kind of roles : SEX
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Parliamentary bigwigs, for short : PMS
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Dry measures? : RAINDANCES
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Female suffix : ENNE
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Case for a lawyer : ATTACHE
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Racket : CLATTER
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Sugar with six carbon atoms : HEXOSE
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"Born Yesterday" playwright : KANIN
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Sway : IMPRESS
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Bygone coins : LIRAS
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Actress Gray : ERIN
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Pandora's box : CANOFWORMS
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Stretch : STINT
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Extra inning : TENTH
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Capital ENE of Fiji : APIA
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Corners carelessly : CAREENS
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Skeptically : ASKANCE
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"Ally McBeal" lawyer : GEORGIA
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New Year's Eve figure : REVELER
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Big-eared pet : BASSET
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Access : ENTREE
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Actress Ari : MEYERS
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"Unholy Loves" author : OATES
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Not sloppily : TOAT
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Catch : LAND
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Lout : APE
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Alphabet sequence : STU
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Powerful D.C. group : NSC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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