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New York Times, Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Inventor of the Mothers of Invention

Author:
Marjorie Richter
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Marjorie Richter

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Richter.
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© 2002, The New York Times3/5/02 ( No. 19,110 )
Across
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Nav. officers : ADMS
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Muscle contraction : SPASM
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Madcap : ZANY
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Con ___ (vigorously) : BRIO
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Nametag word : HELLO
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Soothing plant extract : ALOE
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China/Korea border river : YALU
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Disney's ___ Center : EPCOT
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Church seating : PEWS
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Brainy : SMARTASAWHIP
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Kind of orange : MANDARIN
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Tex-Mex restaurant dip : SALSA
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Surgery locales: Abbr. : ORS
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Gridiron great Groza : LOU
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"You've got mail" co. : AOL
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Words from Caesar : ETTU
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"Beyond Good and Evil" author : NIETZSCHE
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Egotistical : BIGHEADED
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Mindless repetition : ROTE
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Biblical verb ending : ETH
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Attorneys' org. : ABA
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Bring to bear : USE
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Coup ___ : DETAT
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Symbol of Americanism : APPLEPIE
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Brainy : SHARPASATACK
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Guitarist Hendrix : JIMI
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"Secrets & Lies" director Mike : LEIGH
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Roman 152 : CLII
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Vicinity : AREA
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"Exodus" actor Sal : MINEO
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"___ in Full" (Tom Wolfe novel) : AMAN
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Succotash tidbit : BEAN
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Uneasy feeling : ANGST
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Summoned help, maybe : RANG
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Vast gulf : ABYSM
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"Law & Order," e.g. : DRAMA
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Where to see "The Last Supper" : MILAN
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San Francisco bread : SOURDOUGH
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Clippers : SHEARS
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Coke competitor : PEPSI
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Highway to Fairbanks : ALCAN
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Gradual : SLOW
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Sweater eater : MOTH
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Inventor of the Mothers of Invention : ZAPPA
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Ginger ___ : ALE
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Right away : NOW
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"You bet!" : YES
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Roofer's supply : TAR
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Rodeo producer : ISUZU
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Milk: Prefix : LACTO
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Not ___ (mediocre) : SOHOT
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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One of two ballroom dancers : LEAD
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Horse picker's hangout, for short : OTB
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Flowed back : EBBED
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Clichéd : TRITE
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Too snug : TIGHT
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Zip, to Zapata : NADA
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Suffix with expert : ISE
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San Francisco transport : STREETCAR
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Shrubby land : HEATH
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Keyboard key : TAB
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Outcome : UPSHOT
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Patty Hearst's kidnap grp. : SLA
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From the Orient : ASIAN
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Imitating : APING
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Buzzes, say : PAGES
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Director Brian De ___ : PALMA
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Suffix with beaut- : ICIAN
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Stretching (out) : EKING
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___ mater : ALMA
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Jockey strap : REIN
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Abrupt thrust : JAB
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Wrath : IRE
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___ culpa : MEA

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

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