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New York Times, Wednesday, March 8, 2000

The "greatest blessing" and the "greatest plague": Euripides

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Greg Staples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 33 Missing: {KQXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Staples.
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© 2000, The New York Times3/8/00 ( No. 18,383 )

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Across
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Bogus : FALSE
6
Greeting with a smile : ALOHA
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S.A.T. takers : SRS
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Chosen ones : ELECT
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"Cry, the Beloved Country" author : PATON
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10th-anniversary gift : TIN
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[Hint] Apple on the head : ISAACNEWTON
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Self center : EGO
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Comparison figure : NORM
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Lowest deck on a ship : ORLOP
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Swear : AVOW
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VCR button : PAUSE
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Water measurement : LITERS
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It might keep a shepherd awake : BAAING
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Pollen producer : STAMEN
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Old Ford : LTD
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Symbol of freshness : DAISY
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Kind of key : MAJOR
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Come out : EMANATE
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Pitch : PROMOTE
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The "greatest blessing" and the "greatest plague": Euripides : WOMAN
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Little belittlement : SNEER
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Vaudeville dancer's prop : BOA
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Not born yesterday : ASTUTE
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String decoration : TASSEL
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Hiker, in a way : CENTER
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Refuse : SWILL
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Tramp's partner : LADY
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Walpurgis Night figure : SATAN
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___ Jones of old radio comedy : AMOS
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"You ___ here" : ARE
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[Hint] Apple off the head : WILLIAMTELL
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Annual awards giver : MTV
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High points of a trip to South America? : ANDES
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Quartet member : CELLO
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A ship, to crew members : SHE
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It raises dough : YEAST
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G.I. wear : IDTAG
Down
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Sinn ___ : FEIN
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What's more : ALSO
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Cordelia's father : LEAR
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Seafood dish : SCAMPI
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Busy person's abbr. : ETC
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Copyists : APERS
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Wild : LAWLESS
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Football legend Graham : OTTO
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Hype : HOOPLA
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"Barbara ___" (1966 hit) : ANN
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[Hint] Apple in the head : STEVENJOBS
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Demanding standard : RIGOR
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Buffaloes : SNOWS
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Fanny Farmer treat : NOUGAT
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Mr. T's group : ATEAM
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Slowly and evenly : ANDANTE
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Base : IMMORAL
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Squandered : BLEW
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Sphere starter : ATMO
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[Hint] Apple? Went ahead! : ADAMANDEVE
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Classification : TYPE
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Superlative suffix : IEST
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Missouri River tribe : OTOE
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Card-carrying : REAL
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Foul : NASTY
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Image site : RETINA
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Cuddles : NESTLES
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Bearish : URSINE
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Scheduled : SLATED
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Shuts (up) : CLAMS
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Solid ground : EARTH
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Midsection : WAIST
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"M*A*S*H" star : ALDA
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Dissolve : MELT
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Chili pot : OLLA
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Plug away : SLOG
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Kind of station : WAY
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AT&T rival : MCI

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