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New York Times, Tuesday, March 6, 2001

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0306 ( 18,746 )
Across
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Dump hot coffee on : SCALD
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Disdainful remark : PISH
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Hook with a handle : GAFF
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Turn to mush : PUREE
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Stadium shape, maybe : OVAL
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Set straight : ALIGN
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Not that : THIS
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Noggin, in Nantes : TETE
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Share the role? : SPLITAPART
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Got 100 on : ACED
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Crow's-nest site : MAST
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Up to, in ads : TIL
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Round Table title : SIR
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"The West Wing" star : SHEEN
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Radio static, e.g. : NOISE
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Designer Pucci : EMILIO
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Ecstatic : RAPTURED
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"From my perspective," archaically : MESEEMS
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The "B" in G.B.S. : BERNARD
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Barbara of country : MANDRELL
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Dangerfield who doesn't get any respect : RODNEY
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Eucharist spot : ALTAR
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63-Across and others : YOGIS
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Minded junior : SAT
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Seek the hand of : WOO
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"I did it!" : TADA
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Took one's turn : WENT
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Provided electricity for the john? : WIREDAHEAD
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"... ___ before the deadline" : ONOR
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"Boola Boola" collegians : ELIS
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Quotable Yankee : BERRA
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1972 Kentucky Derby winner ___ Ridge : RIVA
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What's more : ALSO
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Taking advantage of : USING
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June 6, 1944 : DDAY
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Sharp as a tack : KEEN
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V-formation fliers : GEESE
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Something beyond your control : SPASM
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Mea ___ : CULPA
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Seed covers : ARILS
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Kosher, so to speak : LEGIT
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Fender blemish : DENT
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TV dinner fare : POTPIE
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Asthmatic's device : INHALER
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Culinary directive : STIR
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Inviters : HOSTS
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Bought drinks for everyone? : GOTAROUND
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With, to Maurice : AVEC
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Kismet : FATE
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Skedaddled : FLED
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Where a telecommuter works : ATHOME
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Emcees' lines : INTROS
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"High ___" (Bogart classic) : SIERRA
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Put the collar on : NAB
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Persia, now : IRAN
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Like the Gobi : SERE
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Whirling current : EDDY
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Austen novel : EMMA
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One of three squares : MEAL
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Ain't correct? : ISNT
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Walked the mongrel? : LEDASTRAY
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"End of story!" : PERIOD
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Stallone, to pals : SLY
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Building with just a few floors : LOWRISE
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Continues : GOESON
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Playful pinch : TWEAK
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The ones here : THESE
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Lofty perch : AERIE
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Sews the hose : DARNS
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"Time is money," e.g. : ADAGE
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Scrabble formation : WORD
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Author Bagnold : ENID
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Bygone Chevy : NOVA
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"Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
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"Snug as ___ ..." : ABUG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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