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New York Times, Saturday, March 5, 2005

18-Across : Zero

Author:
Bob Peoples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JKQ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Peoples.
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© 2005, The New York Times3/5/05 ( No. 20,206 )
Across
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Classic nursery song opener : ABCDEFG
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Wall hanging : MACRAME
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Manly neckwear : BOLOTIE
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Leading man in "The Marrying Kind," 1952 : ALDORAY
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Rust producer : OXIDANT
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Zero : NOTAONE
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Mil. branch : USM
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"Steinbrenner!" author Dick : SCHAAP
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Canal : DUCT
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Circa : NEAR
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Lanford Wilson's "The ___ Baltimore" : HOTL
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German pronoun : SIE
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Old : DATED
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Offshoot : TWIG
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Long times: Abbr. : CENS
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Braces : STEELS
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Cry of exasperation : IVEHADIT
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"Chill!" : LIGHTENUP
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Cry of discovery : HEREITIS
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Call for : ENTAIL
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Kind of column : OPED
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Bit of choreography : STEP
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Freewheeling : GONZO
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___ Phair with the 2003 tune "Why Can't I?" : LIZ
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Hoi polloi disdainer : SNOB
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Level : RAZE
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Mathematician Napier, for one : SCOT
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NASA component : MODULE
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___ seul (dance solo) : PAS
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Hip : TUNEDIN
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They may be moving : TARGETS
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By and by : ERELONG
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Together : ENMASSE
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Some Civil War guerrillas : REDLEGS
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Coldwell Banker employee : REALTOR
Down
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Teems : ABOUNDS
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Season ticket holder's prize : BOXSEAT
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Zeitgeist : CLIMATE
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Cabinet div. : DOD
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Flight data, briefly : ETAS
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Purple ___ : FINCH
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Warm up : GETHOT
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"Holy smokes!" : MANALIVE
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Not true : ALOP
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The Chi. Cubs play games on this : CDT
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Course : ROAD
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Fired up : AROUSED
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Theme from "Peter Gunn" composer : MANCINI
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Pilot's certification requirement : EYETEST
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Clueless : ATWITSEND
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Lurched : REELED
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Year the Ostrogoths were defeated at the Battle of Taginae : DLII
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It has a code : GENE
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Ransom demander : CAPTOR
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Some N.C.O.'s : SGTS
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Like some juries : HUNG
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Countdown elements : HITSONGS
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Colt's place : HOLSTER
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Foodie : EPICURE
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Designated a new use for : REZONED
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Pattern in prosody : ANAPEST
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"Oh, yeah?!" : IZZATSO
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"Where's Charley?" composer : LOESSER
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Obviously unhappy person : POUTER
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Ralph who wrote "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" : BLANE
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Rossini protagonist : TELL
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Like some vases : MING
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First name in humor : ERMA
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___-eyed : DOE
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Barn dance participant : GAL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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