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New York Times, Monday, March 6, 2000

"Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips With Me" instrument

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {BQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 79 for Mr. Paul.
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© 2000, The New York Times3/6/00 ( No. 18,381 )
Across
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"It's us against ___" : THEM
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Backtalk : SASS
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Data disk : CDROM
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What an optimist always has : HOPE
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This, south of the border : ESTA
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Bakery enticement : AROMA
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The "U" in I.C.U. : UNIT
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Larger ___ life : THAN
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Circus star with a whip : TAMER
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1966 Johnny Rivers hit : SECRETAGENTMAN
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Doozy : ONER
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Suffix with pay or play : OLA
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Capt.'s superior : MAJ
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Rock band ___ Mode : DEPECHE
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Cinder : ASH
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Yale of Yale University : ELIHU
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"Just ___ thought!" : ASI
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Chorus member : ALTO
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Hospital ward alternative : SEMIPRIVATEROOM
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Pentagon inventory : ARMS
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"Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips With Me" instrument : UKE
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Make up (for) : ATONE
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Mudhole : STY
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Israeli parliament : KNESSET
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Gave supper : FED
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___-Cat (winter vehicle) : SNO
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Currier's companion : IVES
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1998 Best Picture nominee : LACONFIDENTIAL
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Attacks : HASAT
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Opposed to, in dialect : AGIN
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Annapolis inits. : USNA
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Tour of duty : STINT
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Oodles : TONS
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___ for oneself : FEND
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Short-tempered : TESTY
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As a result : ERGO
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Lawyers' charges : FEES
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As a result : THUS
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Sharpen, as on a whetstone : HONE
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"Ben-Hur," e.g. : EPIC
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Geo model : METRO
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Medium-sized sofa : SETTEE
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Equivalent to B flat : ASHARP
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Dateless : STAG
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Levelheaded : SANE
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Longhorns, e.g. : CATTLE
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Pulitzer Prize category : DRAMA
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Capital of Italia : ROMA
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Gathering clouds, for one : OMEN
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Ruin : MAR
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Turn out to be : ENDUP
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Like a rare baseball game : NOHIT
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Monument Valley features : MESAS
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On the ball : ALERT
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Force open, as a lock : JIMMY
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Place for icicles : EAVES
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Civil War side: Abbr. : CSA
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Standoffish : ALOOF
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Slingshot ammo : STONE
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___ in on (neared) : HOMED
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Towel stitching : HIS
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College major : ART
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Kind of sentence : RUNON
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Mamie's man : IKE
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Moth-___ : EATEN
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Hard to saw, as some pine : KNOTTY
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What a stucco house doesn't need : SIDING
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Be that as it may : EVENSO
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Meager : SCANT
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Cram : STUFF
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After curfew : LATE
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Sale caution : ASIS
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Doom : FATE
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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"Now it's clear" : ISEE
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Shakespeare's ___ Hathaway : ANNE
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Boys : LADS
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Monogram of 40-Down's predecessor : HST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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