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New York Times, Tuesday, April 11, 2000

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
534/11/20004/28/20075
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1.52003
Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQ} This is puzzle # 49 for Ms. Salomon. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0411 ( 18,417 )
Across
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Big mess : SNAFU
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Kind of awareness : SELF
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Stick of gum, informally : CHEW
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Kissinger's boss, once : NIXON
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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Sport with mallets : POLO
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Dead to the world : INERT
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"Peter Pan" pooch : NANA
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Folk singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Fortuneteller's art : PALMREADING
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In a funk : SAD
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German car : AUDI
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Big beer buy : CASE
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City southeast of Rome : NAPLES
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International trade spot : OPENPORT
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Goofs : ERRS
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Author Ferber : EDNA
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Rubbernecker : GAPER
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"Wheel of Fortune" buy : ANI
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Theme of this puzzle : GLASSES
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Bard's "before" : ERE
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Its mouth is nowhere near its head : RIVER
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Feline line : MEOW
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High-fiber food : BRAN
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Shoreline : SEACOAST
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Martha's Vineyard, e.g. : ISLAND
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Roger Rabbit, for one : TOON
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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"Norma ___" (Field film) : RAE
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Summer arctic phenomenon : MIDNIGHTSUN
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Vegetarian's no-no : MEAT
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Sky-blue : AZURE
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It comes easily to hand : YOYO
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Hang loose : RELAX
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Rung : STEP
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Easter flower : LILY
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Not for minors : ADULT
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Barber's motion : SNIP
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La ___ (weather worry) : NINA
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Figure skater's jump : AXEL
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Black-tie affairs : FORMALS
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"That's a lie!" : UNTRUE
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Red Sea peninsula : SINAI
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"Holy cow!" : EGAD
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Burt's ex : LONI
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Médoc wine source : FRANCE
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Tax expert, for short : CPA
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Oater : HORSEOPERA
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First name in jazz : ELLA
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Golf club : WOOD
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Ford folly : EDSEL
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The Jets and the Sharks : GANGS
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Bathroom installation : SPA
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Draws nigh : NEARS
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Palmer with an "army" : ARNIE
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Sam Spade, e.g. : PRIVATEEYE
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Beginning : ONSET
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El ___, Tex. : PASO
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Showed again : RERAN
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Poll revelation : TREND
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Stops up : DAMS
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Best man's best friend, often : GROOM
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"Dallas" family name : EWING
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Prefix with friendly : ECO
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Charged the quarterback : BLITZED
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Like some instincts : ANIMAL
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Much of Niger : SAHARA
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Teensy-weensy : BITTY
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Tanners catch them : RAYS
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Gobs : ALOT
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Where to find a hero : DELI
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It's at your fingertip : NAIL
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"Star Trek" helmsman : SULU
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Russian river : URAL
59
Doctor's office call : NEXT
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Speeder stopper : COP

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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